We’ve posted about Roa’s street art before, and now he has hit Gambia. Working with Wide Open Walls (W.O.W.), a project organized by Lawrence Williams, Roa traveled to the village of Kubuneh in Gambia, Africa. W.O.W.’s objective is to promote Gambia as a tourist destination while also presenting an astounding art installation that “WOW’s” the world.
I love how Roa has incorporated local animals into these pieces while still keeping his style.
Viva La Gong knit tree by grrl+dog
Apparently there is a new form of street art emerging that even your granny would approve of. You won’t see yarn bombers spraying up a burner on a train carriage but they might knit a brightly covered cosy and wrap it around lamp post. Check out more Yarn Bombing at these Flickr sites Yarn Bombing DIY, Urban Knitting and Guerilla Knitting
Surprise for my neighbour by kwiatkowa
Kallio kukkii by Knittapotkyloita
Source: Illusion 360
If you haven’t already heard, satirical street artist icon Banksy, has torn himself away from paint fumes and midnight art raids and made a film. Titled ‘Exit Through the Gift Shop’ the film debuted at Sundance earlier this year, was released in the UK last month and has now made its way to US shores.
The film works its way around a story of a camera obsessed Frenchman who decided to try and track down, uncover, befriend and film Banksy, but in the end has the artist turn the camera back on him. Banksy commented, ‘It’s the story of how one man set out to film the un-filmable… and failed.’
Previously some had speculated that this may be the greatest uncovering of one of the biggest enigmas in popular culture since ‘The Stig’. Thankfully, Banksy did pull away the mask to reveal to us all that he is really Rolf Harris and spoil the romanticism. Check out the trailer for the film below.