Europe: Spotlights

1. SPOTLIGHT: Vhils aka Alexandre Farto (Lisboa, Portugal)

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Short interview with The World’s Best Ever

Another interview

Vhils’ official website

2. SPOTLIGHT: Escif (Valencia, Spain)

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Short interview (unclear who actually conducted it: Unurth Street Art? Inspire Collective?)

3. SPOTLIGHT: Miss Van (Toulousse, France / Barcelona, Spain)

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Interview with Swindle Magazine

Miss Van’s official website (though it’s kind of sparse right now)

4. SPOTLIGHT: Nomad (Hamburg and Berlin, Germany)

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But his stuff ranges a lot. See photos at his myspace page.

5. SPOTLIGHT: London Police (London, UK)

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6. SPOTLIGHT: Blu (Italy)

Done in Buenos Aires, “MUTO”:

…which inspired a BBC advertisement “rip-off”:

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Evolution of men video:

Blu’s official website

Cool set of Blu photos

Video of Blu painting in Berlin (warning: moves pretty slowly, so I didn’t find it so interesting)

Some other big names in street art (these are the names I wrote on the board at the end of class):

UK: D*Face, Eine, Invader

France: JR, Zevs…. I also like C215

Barcelona: SO MANY PEOPLE, though Pez is cool

NYC: Dan Witz, Faile, Judith Supine, Michael Defeo (aka the flower guy), WK, UFO. If you liked Swoon, also check out Elbowtow and Gaia.

Australia: Lister

Brazil: Nunca, Herber Baglione…

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