The Colombian capital has been a mecca for street artists since graffiti was decriminalised in 2011. Businesses commission artists, celebrities leave their tag, and you can even join a tour of iconic works.
Albert Carel Willink (1900 – 1983) was a Dutch painter who called his style of Magic realism “imaginary realism”. Willink’s earliest paintings were in an expressionist manner, although he also painted abstract works at the time that he exhibited with the November group in 1923. By 1924 he had adopted a figurative style influenced by
American-born artist Nancy Fouts is best known for her distinctive sculptural works, which reconfigure commonplace objects and materials with a characteristically playful and provocative humour. Combining Surrealism, Dada and Pop Art, her work brings together seemingly disconnected objects and ideas to revel in the inherent strangeness of the everyday. Nancy Fouts has a great sense
Leonora Carrington (1917 – 2011) was an English-born Mexican artist, surrealist painter, and novelist. She lived most of her adult life in Mexico City, and was one of the last surviving participants in the Surrealist movement of the 1930s. Carrington was also a founding member of the Women’s Liberation Movement in Mexico during the 1970s.
Dzia is a street artist from Belgium who has been painting giant murals of animals for almost three years. He has become well known for his distinctive, highly detailed style that uses geometric lines both bold and thin to create truly amazing murals of animals. His artwork can often be found brightening even the most
It’s difficult to do more than open a website today before you’re faced with a semi-hilarious internet meme, but Javier Mayoral’s small surrealist paintings are easily the best of them all. The artist, who has received no formal training, paints in his spare time when he’s not working as a chef – a fact that
iCON is a street artist from Thamesmead in the south east of London (an area infomous for being the back drop to the cult movie classic A Clockwork Orange). Mostly working with contrasting styles of cartoon and reality iCON delivers messages of social commentary through his socially conscious street art. Pioneer of a street art
Muralist Mona Caron is doing an incredible job with her murals of plants she paints on buildings from Portland and São Paulo to Spain and Taiwan. She lives in San Francisco and has both local and international partnerships with many social and environmental justice organizations.
Rone has gone from spearheading Melbourne’s fledgling street art movement in the early 2000s, as a member of the Everfresh crew, to being a celebrated fixture on the international street art scene. His work has been acquisitioned by the National Gallery of Australia, commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria to work with Jean Paul
Glenn Brown (1966) is a British artist. He is known for the use of appropriation in his paintings. Starting with reproductions from other artists’ works, Glenn Brown transforms the appropriated image by changing its colour, position, orientation, height and width relationship, mood and/or size. Despite these changes, he has occasionally been accused of plagiarism.
Antonio Lopez (1943 – 1987) was a fashion illustrator whose work appeared in such publications as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Interview and The New York Times. Several books collecting his illustrations have been published. In his obituary, the New York Times called him a “major fashion illustrator.” He generally signed his works as “Antonio.”