CONQUERING THE NEW LAND OF NFTS
1 Destination 5 Spots
STREET ART MADRID
The Crystal Ship
STREET ART & POSTERS
OKUDA / SAYPE / ASTRO / GUILIO VESPERINI / ROUGE HARTLEY / BOB TONIC
Your summer in the shade of spray bombs
EDITO #58 | September 2021
We announced a summer of Street Art, and we have kept our promise!
Let’s travel around Europe to celebrate! Our first stop will be in Madrid to immerse ourselves in its vibrant art scene, a real place of encounter and a crossroads of graffiti and street artists from all walks of life. Madrid is constantly transforming beneath their spray bombs, from open-air museums to more or less official underground spots.
Thirsty for more? Then let’s head to Ostend, Belgium, and moor at The Crystal Ship. Reopening this summer after being closed last year due to the pandemic, the festival has reshaped this coastal town into a hot Street Art destination.
After that, we will drive three hours over to Amsterdam to check out the STRAAT: graffiti heaven on the outside, a Street Art museum on the inside.
Still hungry for more? Then let’s dive into the world of NFTs – a new Eldorado for some, yet a mire for others. Is Street Art undergoing its digital mutation? Undoubtedly! But to go back to the basics, we will take a look at how Street Art is a poster child.
The forms, the media, the places of Urban Art are incredibly varied. Although Astro, Okuda and Giulio Vesprini share the use of geometry and colour, the work of each remains unique. Okuda’s pop surrealist creations combine figuration and graphic design, while Giulio Vesprini leans towards architecture, and Astro obsesses over proportion to give the illusion of three dimensions. Saype keeps scattering his giant biodegradable pieces in black and white, conveying environmental and humanist messages on grass and sand. As for Rouge Hartley, she puts colour at the heart of her intimate figurative works. And in a totally different style, Bob Tonic revisits the codes of Street Art through the lens of pop art.
Watch out for the 2021 edition of the Urban Contemporary Art Guide to be released mid-October! Those in a hurry can already pre-order it from our online shop shop.graffitiartmagazine.com
Multifaceted, multicultural… Street Art keeps conquering new territories!