Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Cut the door

Art by Bansky


Nice stencil works from this Iran street art group IcePunkz

Monday, May 28, 2007

Latin America Clowns Convention

I didn't know that, but every year, clowns of the whole Latin America organize a convention to discuss their rights. In Mexico, where was the last one, clowning is considerer a business. A lot of families survive like this: going to the streets to make satirical jokes, most of the times about the government and the social problems. I found some pictures of the last convention. Look at that, they look so serious.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Atomic bomb

Can't remember where I found it.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Killer Angel

An angel holding a gun on the streets of Reyjavik.

Found at: Streetsy

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Homeless in Bangkok

A street sculpture in Bangkok made from newspapers. People can leave coins inside the hole of the top.

Found at: Eyeteeth

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Auschwitz Gates

I took this picture two years ago in the Auschwitz Museum. The gates were all covered with roses, forming a beautiful memorial.
Inside one of the barracks, some sayings of George Santayna that made me think about the future after the horror things that happened in the place:
"The one who does not remember the history is bound to live through it again."

Monday, May 14, 2007

Soviet Roadside Bus-Stops

"For the most part Soviet architecture and design is remembered for its heavy block buildings and functionally Spartan designs. Its overpowering desire for conformity left little room for individual creative freedom. A notable exceptions to this is in the transportation sector. One can admire this creativity in the Metro stations of cities like Moscow and Tashkent where the coldness and sterility of typical soviet urban architecture is abandoned and costs are not spared as creative freedom is unleashed. While many of us are aware of the elaborate splendor of the Moscow underground, it is easy to overlook the phenomenon of the common roadside bus stop as an example of soviet art and design letting loose and becoming a little weird and crazy. "

Saturday, May 12, 2007


To remind that so many people are killed everyday because of violence in Sao Paulo, the artist Alexandre Orion creates an OSSARIO inside of a tunnel.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Iraq Carpet

"A rug shaped after the map of Iraq features soldiers advancing from many direction into Bagdad. Through newspapers and television, the image of Iraq is continuously depicted with graphics similar to board games and action figures, giving it a game-like dimension
which somehow shifts the character of the war. The rug, with cute little felt soldiers walking on a soft and warm surface, denounces this confusion, and the way in which the tragic reality of war is somehow diluted by using these images."

Found at: Not Cot

"Removing me wont solve the problem" Stencil by Mike Newton

"I noticed how the police would move the homeless from street to street, doorway to doorway around the town. this gave me the inspiration for my latest piece "removing me wont solve the problem" a kind of twist on the removal of graffiti."... Mike Newton

Found at: Not Cot


My sister took this picture in Dublin, Ireland. There's a darkness in this boy that really unquiet me.

Blood Art

Some works by Baten Crew in Iranian Artists Forum enviroment.

Found at: Iran Graffiti and Urban Report

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Rubble Art

Stencil work at destroyed buildings, Lebanon.

Found at: Unbuilt

Terror Museum

After surviving two terror regimes, this is a fitting memorial to the victims of Nazi Party and Arrow Cross in Hungarian Territorial, the Terror Museum at Budapest.
I really like the architecture of this building. Besides, it's one of the greatest war museums I've ever visited. While presenting the horrors in a tangible way, intends to make people understand that the sacrifice for freedom was not in vain. Ultimately, the fight against the two cruelest systems of the 20th century ended with the victory of the forces of freedom and independence.

The Sarajevo Rose

In Sarajevo, places where occurried significant deaths are filled in with red resin, forming the Sarajevo Rose.

Found at Wooster Collective

Another one from Beirut

Nice draws by Mazen Kerbaj's at Kerblog

Bullet lights

Lights inside a building covered with bullet holes in Beirut. Something destroyed turn into a beautiful kind of installation at night.

Found at: Unbuilt

A true story of love, war and redemption.

I read this book “Fools rush in” a long time ago. It’s a Bill Carter documentary about his journal in Sarajevo as a war correspondent. And there was something he wrote that I have never stop thinking about. One day during the war, he found some teenagers hiding from Serbians soldiers in a basement. They were listening to very loud rock and roll music, to disguise the bullets sounds. They were doing the same thing of me, living in a very comfortable house, in a very quiet place. In fact, they were listening to the same bands as me. It surprised me how they were living like they were having a normal life, in a totally destroyed city.
After that, I visited Bill Carte's Website, and saw some pictures he took there. For me, there is a different kind of beauty in those pictures. For me, critical situations turn art expressions into something more delicate, because you always try to imagine the pain and the will to survive of people who created that. That’s why I have the idea to post in this blog: to try to show beauty where people can only see pain.