URBAN ART AT NUMERIC AGES
JO DI BONA / LEK / MAHN KLOIX / MILLO / OLIVIA DE BONA
The dawn of Street Art 4.0
EDITO #75 | February – March 2024
Street Art is gradually adopting and adapting to new technologies. Drones, NFTs, and augmented reality have transformed it, creating new modes and fields of expression. Today, generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) is opening new avenues to explore… But before AI does it all, we will continue to need the creativity and genius of street artists to create murals, paintings and, more generally, works we love.
This issue will take a look at the wide range of Street Art showcased at Penge, London’s best kept secret of must-see Street Art spots, or at Boulogne-sur-Mer, where world-renowned street artists are invited to express themselves.
The cover of this issue features the portrait of Nina Simone painted during the Colors Festival Paris by Jo Di Bona, an artist who turned pop-graffiti into an influential and timeless artistic movement. Millo’s work follows in his footsteps, looking to influence and shake things up via his whimsical, poetic worlds conveying a message of freedom; while Mahn Kloix tells stories of lives hurt by human cruelty. As for Lek and Olivia de Bona: the former’s aesthetic draws on architecture and musical scores, while the latter lures us into her sensual universe.
GraffitiART is also evolving! All our archives since 2008 as well as digital subscriptions are now accessible via our online shop shop.graffitiart.com: 75 magazines and 10 guides, featuring nearly 1,000 artists. Come see us at the Urban ArtFair at the Carreau du Temple in Paris from 25 to 28 April 2024 to grow and
strengthen our community.
Here’s to the agility of Street Art!