It’s Monday so it can only mean one thing, no no not just the Monday work blues (although I certainly have them) but weekly round up time on this here blog!
This week I’m bringing you the three favourites from my Instagram page, ridiculous algorithms be damned!
First up we have this stunning abstract piece from Italian artist Joys. This is actually the first time I’ve come across Joy’s work, just another of those amazing artists that slip through the net. The piece itself is one of those that on repeatedly looks you suddenly realise that it’s not just shapes for the sake of shapes but actually words. Joy’s is another one of the growing band of artists who are pushing the limits of graffiti writing to another level. Some truly excellent work.
Next up is blog regular Tim Marsh with yet another new piece in the heart of Barcelona’s Poblenou district. I think I mentioned before that Tim has managed to get work painting 9 (but it might actually be more) of these giant shutters. In the next few months a whole block will be absolutely covered in his geometric stylings. This piece is part one of three shutters in a row for which he is doing a more modern take on hear no evil, see no evil speak no evil. The hear no evil monkey is rocking a pair of cans, covering his ears like the vast majority of us do on our daily walks or commutes.
The final piece is by visiting artist Pretty Hard. The American (I think) artist was in town for a few weeks and along with a few friends created a bunch of pieces in various parts of town. This piece below is a simple black and white piece but with more than enough character that no other colours are required. The two badass women surrounded by barbwire, skulls and roses, a theme in Pretty Hard’s work are a real eye catcher. I’ve really enjoyed seeing this artists work around town, here’s hoping she comes back again soon!