Artists 2017-09-01T14:22:35+00:00
Acidum_project

Acidum Project (Brazil)

Website: https://www.facebook.com/acidumproject/
Dates in town: June 2016
Wall location: 62 W Broadway (on the alley by Cowfish), (44.049731, -123.093518)
Mural description

About: Acidum Project (Brazil) was founded in 2006 as an art collective in Fortaleza, Brazil. Currently featuring the vibrant work of Robézio Marqs and Tereza Dequinta, Acidum promotes experimentalism through a matrix of urban art like murals, graffiti, design, stencils, photography, stickers, tattoos, audio visual projects and exhibitions. Marqs and Dequinta use mixed techniques to transform their dreams into artwork filled with vivid color, brilliant patterns and obscure characters. They subvert the notions of space, creating art in areas that may be considered unusable or sterile, creating micro-universes for the viewer to explore.

Links: Here’s a look at Acidum Project’s Instagram page.

Blek Le Rat

Blek Le Rat (France)

Website: http://bleklerat.free.fr/
Dates in town: July/August 2017
Wall location: South wall of IDX Broker, 100 E Broadway, Eugene (44.049611, -123.090935)
Mural description

About: Known as one of the Godfathers of Stencil Art, French artist Blek le Rat’s work served as one of the inspirations for artists like Banksy and Space Invader. Born Xavier Prou, Blek adopted his pseudonym “Blek le Rat” from an Italian comic called “Blek le Roc.” Blek began stenciling images of rats around the streets of Paris. Blek’s work is often centered on creating images that make the viewer stop and think. Although the art scene in Paris hasn’t always accepted the validity of his work, the global urban art scene has.

Links: Here’s a look at what he’s been up to lately.

Jaz

Franco Fasoli, Aka JAZ (Argentina)

Website: http://www.tmoua.org/jaz-biography/
Dates in town: July/August 2017
Wall locations:
South wall of McDonald Theater, 1010 Willamette St., Eugene (44.048658, -123.092892)
North wall of Arcimoto, 544 Blair Blvd, Eugene (44.053929, -123.107976)
Mural descriptions

About: The Argentinian artist, known as JAZ, originally trained in scenography (the design and painting of theatrical scenery) and became one of the leaders of graffiti writing in Buenos Aires during the mid-1990s. JAZ is best known for his large scale murals and often portrays elements of the social and cultural environment of Latin American in his work.

Links: Here’s a look at what he’s been up to lately.

Hush

Hush (United Kingdom)

Website: http://studio-hush.com/
Dates in town: July/August 2017
Wall location: East wall, Falling Sky Brewing House & Gastropub, 1334 Oak Alley, Eugene (44.045268, -123.092045)
Mural description

About: Currently residing in London, Hush’s style draws upon elements of Japanese influence, including anime and geishas. His approach combines traditional artistic techniques and street art style, creating a dynamic blend of graphic elements and abstract pop.

Links: Here’s a look at what he’s been up to lately.

Hyuro

Hyuro (Spain/Argentina)

Website: http://www.hyuro.es/
Dates in town: July/August 2017
Wall location: North wall of The Kiva, 125 W 11th Ave, Eugene (44.047843, -123.094749)
Mural description

About: Born in Argentina and now residing in Valencia, Spain, Hyuro is best known for surrealist and sometimes whimsical approach to her subjects. Her work embodies a sense of eerie playfulness by blending thematic issues of politics, nature and feminine identity.

Links: Here’s a look at what she’s been up to lately.

Steven Lopez

Steven Lopez (USA)

Website: http://www.ikeepmoving.com
Dates in town: October 2016
Wall location: Wildcraft Cider Press House, 232 Lincoln St. (44.057074, -123.097944)
Mural description

About: Lopez is a painter influence by hip-hop culture and graffiti art. Although he emerged from the graffiti subculture, the academic influence gained through earning his Bachelor of Arts of fine art from the University of Oregon resonates through his work. Lopez studied under the guidance of master sculptor Dora Natella and design theorist Leon Johnson. Lopez seeks to discover the possibilities of utilizing wildlife as a stage for human interpretation. Using a variety of dynamic colors, Lopez explores his own calm protective nature as well as his volatile relationships with his subjects, producing pieces that are powerfully vibrant and, at the same time, complimentary. The result is a series of works that articulate the essence of the creative process. Lopez currently works and lives in Los Angeles.

Links: Here’s a look at what he’s been up to lately.

Ila_Rose

Ila Rose (USA)

Website: http://risingroomgallery.com/ila-rose.html
Dates in town: July/August 2017
Wall location: North and east walls of sawdust silo in parking lot at 348 W 3rd Ave, Eugene (44.056341, -123.097795)
Mural description

About: Currently working out of Portland, Ore. artist Ila Rose is no stranger to the Eugene mural scene. Rose’s first public mural can be seen in the Whiteaker at Fifth Avenue Alley and Blair Boulevard. Heavily influenced by the natural world, Rose is part of a group of artists who call themselves Accumulative Realists: a movement that draws from surrealism, meta-realism, visionary art and accumulated symbolism throughout space and time as a means to retell old mythologies and current concepts.

Links: Here’s a look at what she’s been up to lately.

Beau_Stanton

Beau Stanton (USA)

Website: http://www.beaustanton.com
Dates in town: August 2016
Wall location: West wall of McDonald Theater, 1010 Willamette St. (44.048658, -123.092892)
Mural description

About: Stanton lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. and draws his inspiration for his big-wall art from historic ornamentation, religious iconography and classical painting. He does everything from large-scale installations to stained glass, mosaics and multimedia animations. His most recent project was a month-long animated installation titled “Voyage” as part of Midnight Moment in Times Square in downtown Manhattan.

Links: Here’s a look at the other murals Stanton has done.

Telmo_Miel

Telmo Miel (Netherlands)

Website: http://www.widewalls.ch/artist/telmo-miel/
Dates in town: July/August 2017
Wall location: West wall of Shaw-Med Inc. 198 W Broadway, Eugene (44.049603, -123.095623)
Mural description

About: Dutch artistic duo, Telmo Pieper and Miel Krutzmann — known as Telmo Miel — have worked together since meeting at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, Netherlands in 2007, and officially became Telmo Miel in 2012. Balancing somewhere between surreal and realistically rendered, their murals embody an immense attention to detail and vivid color.

Links: Here’s a look at what they’ve been up to lately.

Hua_Tunan

Hua Tunan (China)

Website: http://huatunan.tumblr.com
Dates in town: June 14-23, 2017
Wall location: Web Picture Frames and Vistra Framing, 411 West 4th, Eugene (44.055901, -123.098809)
Mural description

About: Born in 1991 in Foshan, Guangdong province, Tunan’s street-art style combines traditional Chinese art with Western graffiti through the use of action and splatter painting to create bold compositions of animals.

Links: Here’s a look at Hua Tunan’s Facebook page.

Dan_Witz

Dan Witz (USA)

Website: https://www.danwitz.com/
Dates in town: July/August 2017
Wall location: Various installations around town
Mural description

About: Born in Chicago, Illi. in 1957, Witz has been consistently creating art since the late 1970s and is considered to be one of the pioneers of the street art movement. Currently residing in Brooklyn, N.Y. Witz is well known for his street art but his artistic repertoire also includes painting, photography, graphic design, film, books and other publications.

Links: Here’s a look at what he’s been up to lately.