In this mural, artist Alex Stewart seeks to break up the grey monotony of the modern cityscape by covering it with the vibrancy of nature. By introducing colourful organic shapes on a sleek, minimalist building, Stewart hopes to spark conversations around preservation of nature in urban environments.
Graphic mural at the side of Type Books in the Junction. Artist and date unknown.
Working with fabric has been a common theme in my work for the better part of 4 years. In particular, striped folded fabric has been wrapped around my process the most – despite focusing on it for so long it always feels new to me. As I have developed my methods for painting like this, I am able to notice patterns and don’t require a reference photo like I used to. Although there are similarities in the ways that the imagined sheet of fabric folds, it will never be the same as the next time I imagine it to be dropped, folded, wrinkled and smooshed. It is fun to play a game with myself by imagining where the lines are hidden by a crease or overlap and following them from their start to their end. This piece, imagined for the side of Chip’s Vintage, takes up the whole space and doesn’t give any hint to where it starts or ends. We can imagine this sheet of fabric continues beyond the frame of the surface of the mural.
The abstract floral is based on my ongoing exploration within my personal work.
This mural was completed by artist Hunter Fournier (@wetnoodlesigns) for Black Market Boutique. The mural wraps around the front and back of the store and depicts colourful patterns and animals. Fournier’s murals can be seen all around Halifax.
On Untitled Esthetics Studio wall