I tried to collect ten of the most inspiring urban art actions in 2011 and bring them together in one nice list, so that you have the chance to make sure you know all the great and extraordinary, subversive interventions and artworks…
- Explosion Wall Art by Vhils
One of the most spectacular creational processes was the controlled demolition by Portuguese-born urban artist Alexandre Farto aka Vhils – just beautiful!
- Molotov Cocktail Art
To remind of fallen Soviet soldiers during World War II a Russian artist collective used Molotov Cocktails to create portraits of veterans, which is rough, hot and just great!
- Light Painting WiFi
Not as sensational as the two before but quite interesting, especially for me is the work by three Norwegians who made WiFi visible!
- Graffiti Without Caps – Smash137 & Risk
Not really new, but still impressing and in this case well documented is graffiti action without caps – looks like a lot of fun!
- Jet Fighter Graffiti by Phlegm
Painting walls and trains or even cars is quite common, but adding a piece onto the surface of an old jet fighter is another level!
- Above’s Street Art Philosophy
Talking about philosophy is always nice, but writing some more or less profound slogans on walls using fat-caps is even better…
- Madrid Street Advertising Takeover
Replacing advert with proper artworks is a nice way to get one’s point across – especially when there are around 100 participating urban artists and a big city!
- Emess City Music, Stockholm
I like people playing around with the urban environment! This City Music project seems to be a perfect example for that…
- DTagno – Train Graffiti Installation
Building automated train graffiti machines sounds like a dream – not in Germany!
- Banksy of Bulgaria
Last but not least, dealing with one’s history is always difficult, but with some creativity and good reasons it’s not that difficult…
If you know any other outstanding urban art action which took place in 2011, make sure to write a comment! I wish you all a happy new year – may you still be alive tomorrow…