Xander Weaver-Scull is a social/environmental/climate justice awareness artist. The majority of his recent work portrays threatened, endangered and recovered species. He has explored alternative means of applying his stencils without using spray-paint.
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Shadows will not stop spring from coming! For now, have a few photos of stencil art with the changing climate.
Thanks to all the folks who continue to support and submit to the Stencil Archive!
<< Cow stencil/photo: Jimi Nepper (PA)
John Koleszar (AZ)
Eclair (SF, CA)
Scott Williams (SF, CA)
Jeremy Novy (sometimes SF, CA)
Jef Aerosol (FR)
NYC (just one)
Valencia Street (just one)
Haight St. (just one)
Democracia Real Ya!
Thu 5 February - Sat 28 February
FREE / Mezzanine Gallery
35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA
Democracia real ya!’, meaning ‘real democracy now!’, is an exciting exhibition of street art by Rosario Martínez Llaguno and Roberto Vega Jiménez, members of the Mexican art collective Lapiztola Stencil, based in Oaxaca. This collective was formed following teachers’ strikes in Oaxaca in 2006 which were violently suppressed by the state. Street art became a form of political protest, highlighting the range of issues which Mexicans face, and providing hope and inspiration. The exhibition will celebrate the fight for social justice that the artists are involved with in Oaxaca and Mexico as a whole.
A Vancouver Street artist with nothing better to do with his time.
Haight Street Rat: By Banksy. On display in the window facing Montgomery Street. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Jan. 21-July 11. 836m, 836 Montgomery St., S.F. Free. www.836m.org.
Banksy’s 'Haight Street Rat’ graffiti holes up in an S.F. gallery
By Rachel Howard (original)
Updated 1:59 pm, Monday, January 19, 2015
Through July 11, the image known as “Haight Street Rat,” spray-painted on the side of a bed-and-breakfast in 2010 when Banksy was in San Francisco for the release of his documentary, “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” will be viewable to anyone who passes down the 800 block of Montgomery Street, though the 12-foot-tall work will be protected behind the glass facade of 836M, a nonprofit gallery near the Transamerica Pyramid.
The stenciled rat, which wears a Che Guevara-style cap and clutches a Magic Marker, no longer appears accompanied by the work’s original text, “THIS IS WHERE I DRAW THE LINE.” But “to me, this is as close as you can get to the intention that Banksy had, given the fact that the piece was salvaged and restored,” said Sebastien Lepinard, founder of the investment firm Next World Group and co-founder of 836M with his wife, Julie.
The Lepinards became interested in displaying the work after reading a Chronicle report on the efforts of Brian Greif, former general manager of the defunct KRON-TV, who in 2010 persuaded the owner of the vandalized Red Victorian Bed and Breakfast to let him remove 10 redwood siding planks on which the rat was painted. Greif took the painting to art-restoration specialists, who mounted the slats on corrugated aluminum. He raised $10,000 to offset costs through a Kickstarter campaign, promising never to sell the work, even though other Banksy creations have sold at auction for more than $1 million. Greif then tried to donate “Haight Street Rat” to various museums, but without a letter of authentication from the artist, the institutions said they would not accept the work.
Stencil Archive doesn't recommend making your own Banksy stencil. These are decent instructions, and the hardest part is always thinking up the idea and cutting it out. That's also the fun part!
Dede is a Tel-Aviv-based conceptual artist who utilizes various mediums to communicate within the public arena. He has been displaying his art on the streets of Tel-Aviv and other cities worldwide since 2006.
A self-proclaimed ‘urban tourist’, Dede strolls through the dynamic urban environment, complementing it with creations that focus on the absurdity of the urban existence. Dede’s creations aim to promote reexamination of personal and societal conventions. His art revolves around issues of identity, belonging, loneliness, alienation, and the consequent desire to escape reality, either physically or spiritually.
Meanwhile, across the shores of USA
Icy and Sot (thanks BSA)
John Koleszar (just one)
Peat (just one)
And in the City by the Bay (thanks to Josh, Josiah, Esmeralda)
One #blacklivesmatter protest stencil
Part 1 of 2: Stencil submissions and scourings and artifacts from outside the USA (photo in this post is compliments of Itandehui de Mexico)
Germany (just one, but making fun of Neo-nazis)
Spain (just one, but about 40,000 years old!)
more portraits from Ha-Ha
>NEW< Tokolos (South Africa)
Mexico (thanks Itandehui)
In papercutting, I expand upon a historical lineage that arises from Germany, Japan and China. My pieces imbue this art form with a modern narrative and unexpected images. I first illustrate the piece, then painstakingly cut out each line with a knife - in effect, "carving" the paper to illuminate the work. Audiences are often surprised to realize that the entire piece is cut from one single, unified piece of paper.