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psychylustro

A new work of Berlin-based artist Katharina Grosse. psychylustro transforms one of Philadelphia’s major transportation thoroughfares with a series of seven bright, bold installations along the city’s rail gateway between 30th Street and North Philadelphia stations. The work unfolds in a series of seven passages – from vast, dramatic warehouse walls to small buildings and stretches of green spaces — meant to be framed through the windows of the moving train, creating a real-time landscape painting that explores shifting scale, perspective and the passage of time. Magic train world.

psychylustro - The Drama Wall / 2014 / acrylic on wall, floor, and various objects

psychylustro – The Drama Wall / 2014 / acrylic on wall, floor, and various objects

psychylustro by Katharina Grosse

psychylustro by Katharina Grosse

The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is the largest public art program in the United States. All images © by Steve Weinik.

Early work…

untitled / 2008 / acrylic on wall and floor

untitled / 2008 / acrylic on wall and floor

Katharina Grosse

Murals in Tehran

Mehdi Ghadyanloo is an Iranian artist who has been painting murals and walls in Tehran for the last 5 years. His experience in those years encompasses a variety of projects from painting walls to complex facade decoration. Till now he has painted more than 100 walls in Tehran. See more: http://www.behance.net/ghadyy.

Murals in Tehran by Mehdi Ghadyanloo

Murals in Tehran - Mehdi Ghadyanloo

Mehdi Ghadyanloo

All images © Mehdi Ghadyanloo.

CityLeaks 2013

The CityLeaks Urban Art Festival 2013 has just started. From 2nd to 22nd September 2013 national and international artists will design public spaces and facades and turn the city of Cologne into a large stage for contemporary urban art. In the run-up of the festival four big murals by Maya Hayuk (USA), Gais ama (BR), Stohead (GER) and Aryz (ES) have already been painted. Apart from artistic interventions the festival offers many opportunities for participation. A wide communications programme for visitors and a multifaceted supporting programme is also offered. Among them several cologne galleries, off loctions and theatres crucially contribute to CityLeak 2013 with their most diverse programme and help to establish the festival’s intention. You will find more informations from the link above.

Washington DC

An Atlanta native, Alex Brewer (better known as HENSE) has been working as a visual artist for almost two decades. His free-form paintings and public mural installations are exploding. One of his latest murals, a church in Washington DC, is described as follows: »Hense has recently been painting beautiful abstract non representational paintings for some time, large scale colorful compositions involving texture and intense gestural elements. With a graffiti background and a new contemporary aesthetic Hense is able to effectively transition in scale without losing any of his works potency. Hense completely transforms the church with latex paint creating a monumental installation. Again we see an example of art vs. architecture, where today’s artists are transforming neighborhoods and skylines with murals and paint.« Discover more of it in his News section.

Friendship Baptist Church

Washington DC

Washington DC

Washington DC

Washington DC

Washington DC

Photo Credit Miguel »M.i.G« Martinez