Hola Utopia 2022: A Recap
A recap of the 2022 iteration of the international Hola Utopia mural festival in Hannover, Germany, and what it can teach us about muralists’ roles in their communities.
Street Art’s Infiltration of Art Basel – 2022 Recap
A roundup by UP’s J. Scott Orr of how street art has taken over Art Basel, showing collectors around the world that art isn’t just for galleries and wealthy collectors.
Writers on Wax – The Sound of Graffiti
Writers on Wax – The Sound of Graffiti is a series of vinyl records showcasing the development around the phenomenon of graffiti, with graffiti writers producing music under their alter ego.
Art Basel 2022: What You Need to Know
A guide to the ins and outs of Art Basel 2022, as reported by J. Scott Orr. If you’re wondering about the cheapest, glitziest, and weirdest stuff going on in Miami Beach this year, we’ve got you covered.
Jona Nati’s Bilateral Mandellic Resonances
Jona Nati’s art incorporates “bilateral mandellic resonances,” reflecting harmony in the natural world and a deep journey through spirituality.
Remembering Mahsa Jina Amini Around the World Through Murals for Freedom
Street art curator and muralist Cloe Hakakian has a global vision for how street art can contribute to the cause of fighting the corruption and violence in Iran in collaboration with street artists from Ashley Hodder in Pittsburgh to Ghazaleh Rastgar in Toronto to Despierto Collective in Berlin.
Home, Hockey, and Heart with Elsie Designs
Meet Shirley Vuong, the entrepreneur and artist behind Elsie Designs, a Canadian art company spreading positivity, good food, cute animals, and…hockey? Greg Hamm speaks to Vuong about the NHL, her artistic journey, and what’s next for her business.
Storm Ritter, Queen of the Cool People
Ambidextrous artist Storm Ritter is a surrealist painter who harnesses the power of her synesthetic mind to create esoteric landscapes filled with spiritual symbols of divine magic, tarot cards, and numerology. As an entrepreneur, her business ventures have included a brick-and-mortar store, ecommerce website, custom fashion pieces, jewelry and digital NFTs.
Q&A With Willem Wolfe
Willem Wolfe is an LA native, raised in an entertainment family with an early interest in art. With eclectic titles like “Vegan Bacon Confits” and “Ambien Palooza,” Willem’s music draws from hip-hop, electronic, and rave elements. However, he spoke to UP about his journey working with iconic street artist Shepard Fairey and his interest in visual art as well as music-making.
How Street Art Helped Tamara Annis Heal
Canadian artist Tamara Annis didn’t know much about street art until she encountered Life After Death, and realized how the community could help her grieve the loss of a close friend and further her activism for those with PTSD.