Posts Tagged “Paint”

The Electric Factory’s Paint Job

The Electric Factory - Mural

I went to the Electric Factory for a show not too long ago (Anthrax, and it was amazing!) and noticed that the place got a fancy new paint job! I’m not 100% sure who did it, and while we rarely cover murals or commissions, but this one was way too sweet to pass up!

The Electric Factory - Mural

The Electric Factory - Mural

The Electric Factory - Mural

NoseGo PhilaMOCA Mural

NoseGo PhilaMOCA Mural

The incredibly talented and amazing artist NoseGo, along with Mad Decent, did this amazing mural on the side of the PhilaMOCA building at 10th and Spring Garden. We were thrilled to get a chance to shoot this piece, and the amount of detail is astounding! The piece uses multiple textures, some printed, and a really interesting painting technique. Not only that, but the subject matter, as always, is pretty interesting. Our main hope is to one day get to ask him what the symbolism is of these animals, if any, and what he enjoys about painting them.

Nude Girl Installation

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Along South Street, there are a few choice installs! I’ve been meaning to go down and just get all of them, but time hasn’t really allowed me to do so. I’m glad I got this one, though! Hey, anytime I get to take a shot of a naked girl on the street I’m thrilled! Featuring Mike Die, Royce B, and Russell King.

NoseGo – Evolving Philly Street Art

One thing I love seeing in Street Art, especially in Philly, are people willing to go the extra mile, to push things to a level that otherwise is untouched. In recent weeks, this has been no more apparent than in the work of NoseGo, a Philadelphia-based artist who has gone above and beyond the realms of traditional street art in Philly lately.

I’ve posted a bit of his work a lot lately, each piece seeming pushing things to another level. The level of detailing in the paintings alone are enough to give pause:

Happy Smiling Cat by NoseGo

Happy Smiling Cat by NoseGo

The almost mind-blowing thing is simply asking how this was done! Part of me thinks its just as simple as it was already done and pasted all at once, yet at the same time I think it was painted on the spot! Not only that… but how wasn’t he seen? Then again, these little mysteries make things like this even better!

To call him the Philly Banksy is a bit much. The simple truth is that he’s his own animal with a good sense of humor. Stumbling upon one of his pieces, you’re bound to find a craftsmanship of a fine artist (according to his website, he is / went to University of the Arts), but humor as well.

Not too far from this piece is an awesome piece of Star Wars-based art:

Storm Trooper by NoseGo

Storm Trooper by NoseGo

Awesome, isn’t it?! The scale of it, and not only that, but the location of it makes it even cooler! This is on an honor box in Philly located on Walnut Street. Hand-painted RIGHT on the box!

Here is a photo for scale:

NoseGo's Storm Trooper on Walnut Street

NoseGo's Storm Trooper on Walnut Street

Stuff like this reminds me of how cool the arts can be in Philly, and the fact that we have, easily, one of the best street art scenes on the entire East Coast!

Shock Hank: The Legend?

Shock Hank: The Legend?

Shock Hank is an old-school tagger… and we know nothing about him.

After some internet research, all we know is that this guy gets around. We found this piece around Juniper and Sansom, and some questions were left with us: Did he do the mural, or just tag the top of it? Was it just doing something for the sake of the score? I’ve seen this around for nearly 10 years, and its never been cleaned or changed, unlike that Shepard Fairey piece in Fishtown.

So, does anyone else have any info here? Or is it just as simple just another tag?

EDIT: Thanks to our commenter on the help! Shock and Hank are two separate taggers.