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STATIC talks to ISSA
January 22, 2016

STATIC talks to ISSA

STATIC is the creative output of London-based image makers and Street Artists Tom Jackson and Craig Evans who have been producing original works in house since 2006.

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Pinche – The art of inspiring
December 13, 2015

Pinche – The art of inspiring

We have been talking to Spanish experimental street artist, Pinche. An internationaly recognised artist who works using high realism and vibrant colours. Behind the walls we discover a man with passion and humour. Read on to discover his story, his secrets and what gets him out of bed every morning. Enjoy the interview. >> continue reading

Kas Art
November 06, 2015

Kas Art

Born and raised in Porto and currently based in Brussels, KAS is a wild spirit that grew up in an artistic family and has broken barriers to show his style in street art. We are proud to bring you this interview with a person that mixes realism and puzzle patterns giving a 3D effect to his works. Enjoy! >> continue reading

Leon Keer – The 3D explorer talks to ISSA
October 30, 2015

Leon Keer – The 3D explorer talks to ISSA

ISSA is excited to share, our latest interview featuring 3D street painter Leon Keer. Leon paints contemporary themes on the streets across the world. Find out how he started off, his future plans and much more about the person that creates such imaginative art! >> continue reading

Julieta XLF – murals that won’t leave you indiferent
October 23, 2015

Julieta XLF – murals that won’t leave you indiferent

Let’s be clear, if you enjoy having a colourful life, or just enjoy smiling then you can read this interview. The first time we saw Julieta’s work in Valencia, it just gave us a fresh and naive smile, enough light and color to motivate us to try to find the next mural; and there are many murals painted by Julieta in Valencia, but also in many other cities and countries. So we had to talk to her, to know more about her and her work, and she kindly stopped her busy life for a moment to talk to I Support Street Art. >> continue reading

Swoon – A visionary artist
October 14, 2015

Swoon – A visionary artist

We ‘ve had the wonderful opportunity to meet the unknown side of a very well known artist across the street art universe. Swoon, a higly spiritual woman, creates both stunning art and also gets people involved. She’s given some time to tell us about her latest project which seeks global support. >> continue reading

Michelin Rodriguez – The rural art craftman
September 23, 2015

Michelin Rodriguez – The rural art craftman

Miguel Angel “Michelin” Rodriguez, born and raised in Caracas (Venezuela) is now living in a small town in Galicia (Spain). Far from the huge urban area of Caracas, his art has changed to show his new reality in a small village, integrating local codes on his stencils. As we spent some holidays in Galicia, it was the perfect occasion to talk to Michelin, the “message craftman” as he defines himself. >> continue reading

Sebas Velasco talks to ISSA
September 18, 2015

Sebas Velasco talks to ISSA

The work of Sebastián “Sebas” Velasco includes a wide variety of themes and techniques, which range from contemporary figurative painting to illustration, using spray, oil and many other materials,  but it is in the streets where he finds inspiration, let’s have a chat with Sebas.

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Spanish graffiti artist CERE talks to ISSA
September 02, 2015

Spanish graffiti artist CERE talks to ISSA

Getting his inspiration from old commercial signs or just a house number, CERE has become not only a Graffiti artist, but also a lettering master. Born and raised in Burgos (Spain) he now lives in Valencia (Spain) one of the most energic street art spots in Spain. After seeing his work we had to find out more, so let us introduce you Miguel Maestro Cerezo a.k.a CERE. >> continue reading

FPLO – The Colour Creator
August 12, 2015

FPLO – The Colour Creator

Brazilian born Fabio talks with us about his first influences, what made him start painting, how nature and indigenous tribes inspire him and what he would do if he could change this world we live in. It is a great pleasure to discuss with this wild artist who inspires us to keep on going! >> continue reading

Vermibus – The art of hijacking publicity
July 29, 2015

Vermibus – The art of hijacking publicity

Vermibus is a Berlin based spanish artivist! He collects advertising posters, transform them and reintroduces them in the public space. Artist and Activist, Vermibus hijacks publicity and transform the artificial beauty created by advertisers into ghosts..

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Alessio B – Spreading The Love
July 23, 2015

Alessio B – Spreading The Love

It is a great pleasure to be interviewing a street artist that caught our attention years ago. An Italian passionate stencil creator, goes by the name Alessio-B, who prefers sticking to simple and loving messages. He strikes the chord he knows best. The Love chord! >> continue reading

Animalitoland – The Creature creator
July 14, 2015

Animalitoland – The Creature creator

Argentinian street artist ”Animalitoland” is the creator of various creatures. Her drawings bring them into reality while beautifying city walls. She is a very active artist that makes fine illustrations, wall paintings, installations as well as custom art. From the following interview we get a deeper view into the person behind some great creativity! >> continue reading

Stinkfish – The Colombian Wonderer
July 07, 2015

Stinkfish – The Colombian Wonderer

We’ve got closer to a street legend from the underworld! Top Colombian graffiti artist Stinkfish, recently spoke out to ISSA, revealing the personality and the ideas within this mysterious artist. We see him as a symbol of independence and freedom, he travels the World and shows up in some of the most unexpected places. Simply Wild! Read on and this quick dive, into the mind of this genuine rebel artist, will make you see the world from his eyes!    >> continue reading

Telmo Miel artist duet – Double the talent
July 01, 2015

Telmo Miel artist duet – Double the talent

We ‘ve been excited to talk to 2 contemporary artists from the Netherlands who make one epic alliance. They have travelled all over and have never walked away from a project without leaving people scratching their heads in awe! Continue below and enjoy this wonderful double interview with TELMO and MIEL. >> continue reading

Peregrine Church (@Rainworks) – Rain friendly art
May 27, 2015

Peregrine Church (@Rainworks) – Rain friendly art

A few weeks ago we had the chance to meet Peregrine Church, from Rainworks, in Seattle. Street Artist, engineer, magician, it’s hard to define someone like Peregrine Church; but here, at I Support Street Art, we loved his idea : “create positive messages that appear only when it rains, to turn rainy days into something to look forward to”.

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Nick Walker – talks about himself & Vandalism
May 06, 2015

Nick Walker – talks about himself & Vandalism

This week we speak with a legendary ”Vandal” of the street art scene who ‘s been around it for a while now, making this interview even more special.  Nick’s work has become a blueprint for hundreds of emerging artists, including Banksy. His work is constantly evolving and remains innovative, modern and thought-provoking. Hope you enjoy reading this as much as we have! >> continue reading

Mark Gmehling, talking about walls and more
April 29, 2015

Mark Gmehling, talking about walls and more

Mark Gmehling is a Dortmund based artist who travels around the world and creates breath taking murals everywhere possible. His philosophy is based  on FTN (find out what it means further below). Find out what colour he would prefer the White House to be and lots more!  >> continue reading

Herr Nilsson – talking about naughty cartoons!
April 22, 2015

Herr Nilsson – talking about naughty cartoons!

This Stockholm based street artist, uses famous cartoons and adds plenty of controversial humourHis work has gained great popularity in the last couple of years among the largest social medias and popular art websites. Find out how it all started for him, what inspires him. We bring you the artivist who manipulates Disney to amuse the adults – its Herr Nilsson! >> continue reading

Mademoiselle Maurice – paper magician – talks to ISSA
April 15, 2015

Mademoiselle Maurice – paper magician – talks to ISSA

Mademoiselle Maurice is a french artist, inspired by an ancient Japanese legend that promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane. One of our wish was to talk to Mademoiselle Maurice, now granted 🙂 We wanted to find out more and we ve got a Mlle Maurice Interview to find out more about her >> continue reading

Vlady, the Sicilian artist that disrupts common order
April 08, 2015

Vlady, the Sicilian artist that disrupts common order

VladyArt  has been talking to ISSA this week, bringing us all closer to the person behind some fascinating urban improvisation. An artist with no plan but full of energyto disrupt any common order we experience daily. Inspired by the new media and social troubles, he aims to pinpoint the decay and lack of sustainability in our society. >> continue reading

La Banda del Rotu – the street art crew from Madrid talks to ISSA
April 03, 2015

La Banda del Rotu – the street art crew from Madrid talks to ISSA

La Banda del Rotu is a street art crew from Madrid. Five artists, using makers to paint small characters on the streets of Lavapies. They are a little bit crazy and use absurd humour to communicate with passers-by. We introduce you to  La Banda del Rotu >> continue reading

ZABOU – the most unpredictable stencil girl
March 25, 2015

ZABOU – the most unpredictable stencil girl

This young lady is busier than you might think. She also has some unexpected inspirations for her works and she does her best to make your day. A fine French stencil artist (now living in London), whos mastered her techniques, is kindly sharing her thoughts with all of us. We bring you ZABOU>> continue reading

L7m talks to us and gives advice on how to best help artists.
March 18, 2015

L7m talks to us and gives advice on how to best help artists.

L7m, was born in the countryside of São Paulo, in 1988, and since very early he started his relationship with art. When 13 years old he had his first contact with the spray, which opened his eyes for new tecniques and consequently new experiences and mixtures with china ink, latex, pastel and acrylic. His purpose: bother and inquire by traces and colors reverted in imagistic feelings. >> continue reading

James Cochran aka “Jimmy C” talks to ISSA.
March 12, 2015

James Cochran aka “Jimmy C” talks to ISSA.

James Cochran, aka Jimmy C, creates murals painted entirely from blobs of spray paint. James unique technique and superb murals can be seen in many places around the world. >> continue reading

Mario Oleari & (Jaix)
February 25, 2015

Mario Oleari & (Jaix)

Artists have always been searching for inspiration that drives them to create works of essence. One artist in Modena, Italy, named Mario Oleari has found it in his best friend and partner, Jaix. A black and white smart dog that follows him everywhere. Apart from Jaix Mario has created many walls around his city and not only. >> continue reading

SABEK
February 18, 2015

SABEK

SABEK is a Spanish street artist, based in Madrid. He paints alone or with friends, sometimes adding a sentence to his artwork. SABEK has become in the last years a key actor in the Spanish street art scene, painting figures inspired by nature. >> continue reading

KEF! Street art with spirituality and harmony.
February 11, 2015

KEF! Street art with spirituality and harmony.

KEF! is a German graffiti artist, based in London. He approaches street art as a spiritual practice, painting lines inspired by Nature. KEF! artwork is really unique, it’s all about the “flow”, about “positive energy”. >> continue reading

Pegasus Stencil Art
February 05, 2015

Pegasus Stencil Art

Pegasus, the stencil artist behind numerous north London buzzing art works is finally sitting back and opening up, telling us all about his rapid success in the street art scene. Find out what drives him and how it all started. >> continue reading

Blouh
January 28, 2015

Blouh

 A young French street artist cought our attention some time ago. His fantasy clean cut stencils initially found inspiration in movies, and nowadays his work captures more and more fans. He claims that all he does is draw, cut and paint. We wanted to find out more about him and we happily present you our interview with one of our favourite stencil artists and friend: Blouh. >> continue reading

Shai Dahan – The Swede from LA
January 09, 2015

Shai Dahan – The Swede from LA

Presenting in our latest interview, a talented and extremely busy street artist… Shai Dahan. A man who eagerly spears some of his time to shed light into his life, his inspirations as well as his future plans.
Read on and get to know more about a multi cultured person, driven by inspiration who is also a family guy…  >> continue reading

Flocke Art : Berlin artist uncovered!
December 23, 2014

Flocke Art : Berlin artist uncovered!

Its a festive week and we ve managed to get closer to one of our favourite Berliner underground street artists! FLOCKE, like many, started with spraying and implemented his ideas and visions in graffiti. Today, he is a dedicated ”cut-out”, or paste up artist. His aim is to touch by passers with his works and uses strong images full of emotions and symbolisms! Lets see what he replies to our Christmas season Interview!  >> continue reading

CLET reveals his plans for the future to ISSA
December 17, 2014

CLET reveals his plans for the future to ISSA

Clet Abraham (a.k.a CLET) is a french artist now living in Italy (Florence). His work is not just placing stickers on street signs, driving councils people mad; it’s not just about entertaining passersby, there is more than that, every sticker is hiding a message. Like an onion as he says. We had a nice chat with him, making an interview that reveals his incredible (and crazy?) plans. >> continue reading

Pixel Art
December 07, 2014

Pixel Art

We speak with a man who expresses his inner world through pixels. Far from Europe, yet very much influenced from it his aim is to bridge art and technology. Pixel is an artist from Santiago – Chile, who started his design career when it was still  hard to think that visual design will evolve towards technologies, as it prevails today. >> continue reading

BTOY talks to ISSA in Paris
November 27, 2014

BTOY talks to ISSA in Paris

We’ve been lucky enough to interview the spanish painter and street artist BTOY in Paris while she was working on a new mural in Paris 13. BTOY is a stencil artist from Barcelona. Her work is often about rejects, people of difficult adjustment to a stable society. Andrea’s work is characterized by intertextuality; Heavy load nostalgic portraits (such as past models of 20′s and 50′s Hollywood like Judy Garland playing Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz or Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra) swayed by forceful brushstrokes and colour.  We hope you enjoy this as much as we have!

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Tyler and street art in India
November 18, 2014

Tyler and street art in India

We got the pleasure to speak with an artist we have been following for a long time now. Tyler is a Mumbai-based urban / street artist. The artist took his alias from Tyler Durden, the anti-establishmentarian of Chuck Palahniuk’s book Fight Club and this name deeply represents the attitude of his art. >> continue reading

Madame Moustache had a glass of wine with ISSA
October 26, 2014

Madame Moustache had a glass of wine with ISSA

“Madame”, or  “Madame Moustache” uses old newspaper clippings and other old documents to revive them as collages in the streets of Paris and elsewhere. Her Collages cover topics such as transgression , love or gender. She kindly spent some time with ISSA, sharing a glass of wine.

– dear Madame, please introduce yourself to us.

I am “Madame” or “Madame Moustache”, but originally it is “Madame”. I’m a “collagist, a bill-poster” I work mostly collage, I add a few color drawings, but very little. I come from a family of painters, my grandfather was a painter and a scenographer, my father followed somewhat the same way without making it his profession, and I have a stage actor background but also as a theatre analyst, on both theory and practice.
I was an actress for 8 years after that, I left everything, I traveled, and when I came back, as I was a bad actress (laughs), I looked for other ways to express myself. >> continue reading

A quick chat with Nardstar*
October 25, 2014

A quick chat with Nardstar*

Nardstar* is a female artist based in Cape Town, South Africa who works on Walls x Canvas x Customs x Vector. Her love for cats can be seen throughout her work . Our local representative and partner, Dillion, brings us a quick interview with Nardstar*. Enjoy the chat:

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Fra Biancoshock
October 04, 2014

Fra Biancoshock

Fra Biancoshock is not your average Street Artist. He claims to create “experiences” and not showcases to promote his activities, that require some description. They are simply opportunities to communicate and provoke reactions from common people. We ve been talking to him on this interview and saw how he thinks people with little or any artistic education, still want to be surprised and moved by something that was left on the street for all to see. With pride we bring you this Interview with the one of the few truly unconventional urban interventionists!  >> continue reading

OakOak intervenes on ISSA
September 24, 2014

OakOak intervenes on ISSA

An unexpected interview with (possibly) the best street interventionist of urban details. French street artist OakOak is widely known for his smart and comic creations based on existing elements that cities provide. His evident kind nature and wild imagination are his distinctive assets. The rest is just out there. We are excited to present a short interview with him, in which he talks about his inspirations, his interests and much more. We hope you enjoy this as much as we have!  >> continue reading

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