Street Art articles

Realism and fantasy

Realism and fantasy

By Lorraine Ellis, StreetsmART She’s street art’s sweetheart! Kaff-Eine is a much-loved artist with a huge following. She was originally known for her poignant, sometimes whimsical, simple black and white line drawings that celebrated the human condition. About six years ago these artworks began to appear, mostly in paste-up form, throughout the inner-city suburbs. “I’ve

Ink and aerosol

By Lorraine Ellis Steve Cross is a veteran of the graffiti/street art scene, having put up his first tag 30 years ago as a 14-year-old. A keen skate-boarder, tagging and sticker bombing became something he did as he traversed the streets of Perth. These days Steve straddles two scenes: that of tattooing and graffiti/street art. He

The Age of Innocence

By Lorraine Ellis Fine artist Julian Clavijo is the only local artist I’m aware of who’s attempted a reverse transition i.e. from the gallery wall to using the street as his canvas!  I liken him to an iceberg – with the tip being his street art participation. But there’s so much more depth to this

Keep Calm and carry on stencilling!

Calm’s paste-ups are infrequent but much anticipated. And when they do appear they pack quite a punch – with a strong message attached to them. Whilst many pieces are humourous, others indicate that the artist has a political and environmental conscience, with a strong sense of injustice. He gives voice to sentiments that many of

Júlia Both: a jewel in the urban landscape 

Júlia Both, although she has contributed to many collaborations, doesn’t consider herself a street artist, but as an artist/illustrator who occasionally works in public.  This vivacious and talented young woman of Brazilian decent, has lived in Australia for seven years. She studied visual communication and design in Brisbane but love and the compatibility of their

They’re on a roll!

This month, we showcase Shaun Hossack and his street art management agency, Juddy Roller. Shaun is the creative director of this Fitzroy-based company that he established about six years ago. Walls commissioned through Juddy Roller can be seen around Melbourne and regional Victoria. In fact, the agency’s reach is nation-wide, with pieces recently completed in

She’s a one-off!

Isolde’s contribution to the Melbourne street art scene is in the form of one-off paste-ups! And although they are infrequent due to slowness of technique, her portraits are much anticipated. When they do appear they are a delight to discover! They are realistic renderings in either charcoal or pastel – sometimes which the addition of

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