German street artist, Tasso, creates art in surprising places. Born in Meerane (Sachsen), Tasso has been featured at Klingspor Museum/Offenbach, Goethe-Institut Athen and the Galerie Kupferdiebe, Hamburg. Tasso’s street is thought provoking and interesting, often using familiar symbols and images in unique ways to give them new meaning.
The abandoned ship, The Duke of Lancaster on the Northern Welsh coast, has been turned into a street art showcase by a group of graffiti artists that call themselves the DuDug collective. The group reveal the story behind the derelict ship, what it was created for and why it was eventually abandoned and left to rot.
I bet you are wondering why they decided to paint the ship? It’s simple, according to DuDug:
“(The) ship looked like ****, so we painted it”
Every year the little Swiss town of Vercorin invites artists to decorate their streets in any way they see fit. All in the interests of beautifying the whole town and promoting art that incorporates the entire village.
Lang/ Baumann was presented with the challenge in 201o and as a result they turned the streets that are lined with traditional wooden Swiss chalets, into brightly coloured geometrical masterpieces.
Street artist, Aryz, has amazing skills. His art is large scale but has vivid, colours that make the art look almost 3 dimensional. Although Aryz has his art scattered around the world on the sides of building, he also has more accessible, and portable art on canvass.
If you have had a particularly good day, how about spreading the happiness by making a street rainbow. Imagine what seeing a rainbow on the side of a decrepit old building could do for people, I’ve always thought if you can avoid being arrested for vandalism, graffiti is a wonderful form of art. This street rainbow is by Akay, from the Instruments of Mass destruction collection, where complicated machines are built to create simple acts of vandalism.
Paige Smith is a freelance artist who began working on a street project that involved 3 dimensional geodes in pipes, wall cavities and empty boxes on the streets of LA. The geodes serve as unexpected treasure for the public to find and enjoy.
You can get the locations of the rest of the geodes on A Common Name
Tim Delger takes what looks like used street signs and creates furniture with them, which he calls “stolen government property built by Tim”. All sorts of different materials have been used to craft furniture and decor, so what makes this any different from licence plate vases or “Keep Out” signs on teenage bedroom walls? Well, the way the pieces are finished show that a lot of thought was put into not making these look like some thrown together chair or table. However they also show that that Tim has a sense of humour, “No Dumping Chair”? Seriously?