Let's face it, there are a LOT of talented street artists painting murals all over the world. Each one with their own unique methods and styles. A select few however stand out as being especially inspirational to me. See how many you know...
Born in New Zealand, Askewone is a self taught artist with over 20 years experience. His recent murals focus on portraits with bold, abstract lines and shapes. Askewone doesn't know who's portrait he is going to paint until he arrives at the mural location and finds someone suitable on the streets.
Elian was born and lives in Córdoba, Argentina. His artworks are made in direct response to the architecture of the building he is painting on. Elian's murals are very contemporary using bold colours (mostly primary) and abstract shapes and lines. He also likes to play with the opacity of colours that are layered on top of each other.
Hense (aka Alex Brewer) hails from Atlanta, Georgia and originally started out writing graffiti. He has been working as a street artist for nearly two decades. Alex likes to use a bright colour palette and incorpates many textures within his murals. He specialises in creating very impressive and very BIG installations.
Nychos is an Austrian artist who become well know for his human and animal dissections. Recently though he has transitioned to creating translucent human and animal murals as seen in the top photo. He is part of The Weird Crew which is made up of street artists from Germany and Austria and started Rabbit Eye Movement, an art gallery in Vienna. I highly recommend watching his documentary The Deepest Depths of the Burrow about the street artist lifestyle and subculture.
Twoone was born in Japan but moved to Melboure, Australia when he was 18. His artworks typically centre around animal and/or skull sketches with haphazard, bold lines. Over the last couple of years Twoone has also created an interesting series of paintings on acrylic glass with fluorescent lights behind.