A Street Art Tribute to Polish Armed Forces by Otox

Polish Street Art has Done it Again!

Otox has created an amazing street art piece in Gdansk, Poland. This piece is dedicated to the underground armed forces that fought Nazi invasion in WW2. Highly detailed, this piece incorporates the side of a four storey apartment building – no easy feat!

For more works from Otox please check out his behance page and do’t forget to ‘like’ his facebook page here.

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Evolving Lines: Interview with Australia’s Shida

Mik Shida is an internationally renowned artist. Shida’s roots lie deep within the Melbourne street art scene and internationally. He has created numerous of his ethereal pieces all over the world. Often collaborating with some of the world’s top artists, his pieces feature walls that are sometimes colossal in scale with the depth and intricacy to match. He is a true artist of the Melbourne scene, here’s what he had to say to the GSA team. This interview is featured on GlobalStreetArt.com.

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I started street art in 2004, but started painting properly in 2006. During this period I was inspired by artwork throughout of my travels in Europe, another influence was the emerging stencil scene in Melbourne at the time.

My practice covers nearly every imaginable medium from canvas to sculptures, tiny stickers to multi storey murals. In terms of formal training I have had none what so ever. In terms of location my works mostly incorporate large public walls, but I often paint pretty much anywhere I can get away with.

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IMG 666IMG_7047knarflodzfacebookshida_australia_1shidaOver time my pieces developed from doing quick continuous lines on the street, this then evolved as my works grew gradually larger and more intricate. The lines mimicked the movements of my body, using a spray can, which I then ran with, essentially utilising my arm as a kind of a bodily protractor. My works continued to grow and now my style is just natural to me like speaking. I would best describe my style as expressive, psychedelic and fractal based.























upcoming show opening in Brisbane in February and one in Melbourne in April, and after these shows are complete – hopefully more travel.


The Art of Neo-Expressionism: Johannes Mundinger

Interview Street Artist Johannes Mundinger

Johannes Mundinger (xXcrew) is an artist based in Berlin, Germany his style is comprised of a neo-expressionist/primitiveness blend with adages of geometrical influences. His artworks are stunning and mesmerising to the eye with great depth and layers attributed to each. His street art pieces are often ingrained into the surroundings, often juxtaposed in derelict constructs.


A Humble Street Artist from Berlin

I have been drawing since I was a child, but started painting walls around the year 2000. It all started off with graffiti, I was drawing letters in a sketchbook at first then slowly started to grow out of classic graffiti into bigger mural type styles.

My latest works have been painted on paper this eliminates the need for big canvases. I often find that wooden backgrounds and old walls add a nice texture to my works. The great things about Berlin is that it has lots of old, rotting walls with plenty of abandoned places. On the other hand I work without paint focusing more on conceptual


I like a lot of different styles and variations, some of my favourite artists are my friends or friends of friends. I draw inspiration from children’s drawings and of course the Internet, which is a huge source for inspiration.n’t a certain person or thing that I get my inspiration from.


My artworks have developed from spraying letters (graffiti writing) to more of a fine art; now I paint abstract character murals using mostly a brush and roller. I would call my style in one word: narrative.

The scene in Berlin is friendly and open for collaboration. After moving to Berlin in early 2011, I felt welcomed. I have come across many artists in Berlin, and now I am getting to know the people behind the murals and artworks – I really enjoy this and it is definitely interesting! I draw inspiration from this.



Some of my paintings and other works have been shown in off spaces, galleries and museums – this goes with walls too, it is always nice to see people standing in front of your work. Most of my murals are painted in a day or an afternoon; my artworks rely on the surrounding environment to give them an artistic edge. Whereas a canvas will hang in my studio, then can be transported and it’s not always fixed to one spot.


I have painted all over Europe. Whenever I am abroad I always try to paint with locals, this way I can be immersed in the local street art scene.

Going back to collaboration, some of the walls are painted with Wurstbande, Sam Crew, Klub7, Nonstop Nonsens, and Patu. I am now working on a series of paintings for a “crime show” at Galerie Ahnen, Karlsruhe, Germany.

For more artwork by Johannes please like his Facebook page: here
If you like his art, indoor and outdoor or just would like to get in touch please visit his website: here


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Interview With Argentine Street Artist Sato

Sato is a new comer to the street art scene in Argentina. His works are comprised of abstract, modern contemporary characters mixed with cartoon elements and vibrant colours.

For more of Sato’s work check out the links below:

I have always been drawing as far as I can remember, I came across street art a couple of years ago, since March or April 2011. I had started to paint through a crew in La Plata (my hometown), this got me interested and I eventually went on to study art in university.

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I started painting after watching a few of my friends paint, totally amazed by the experience – they eventually let me draw a small character on a wall. I felt like a void had been filled, so I went off to the spray shop to buy 3 cans of paint and painted my first wall, an octopus with my name tagged next to it (sato).

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My name comes from when I was a 10 year old kid, one of my friends from school started calling me Sato and it eventually caught on to the rest of my friends, then my family. My real name is Santiago, but I present myself as Sato.

These days my work feature mostly murals, but I like to change things around, sometimes canvases or installations with miniature figures and characters. I do not have any formal training what so ever, I did however study industrial design, then two years of art, but I chose to leave these courses at university and pursue it on my own.

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I have noticed as my works develop over time, I prefer to choose specific locations for a piece that requires it. For example Brain – Hear – Granada, is posted on the side of a building, or the piece entitled “encounter with oneself” which is painted in an abandoned factory in Uruguay.
ce, through this character I hope to put smiles on people’s faces when they see him on the street. My preferred places generally range anywhere I seem to paint all at places where my friends are painting at the same time. My signature character is a blue face of a man with a very large smile on his face.



The inspiration for my works comes from an obsession with art. I always draw my ideas on my paper or write down what comes to mind, when it has live, I am able to take this draw and create an impact.

I think that my pieces evoke a contentedness with people, artists and friends. Sharing my passion with my friends allows me to grow every day and learn different techniques and to work on ideas. While painting with the Colombian artist Rodez in the back of a school, allowed me to see a wall as a canvas, something that can be created other than using spray paint.

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I would describe my style as a mix of different styles; I have always tried not to base my style of anybody else’s. In Argentina, the graffiti scene started around 1994, in my city (La Plata) consisted of only around 5-6 guys who were active in the scene. In La Plata around 2003, a new wave of writers started to appear – they mainly bombed trains and walls, two crews of this time were DMA and G2K. In 2005 crews such as GMC and ATP appeared. While more recently around 2010 the new wave of street art came sweeping through – and this is what interested me.

I am very comfortable doing gallery work, I see it as just another space, another environment where I can express myself. In the street your work is exposed to anyone who passes by. My workshop is the place I feel most comfortable painting and this is where most of my gallery pieces come to life.

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Outside of Argentina, I was lucky enough to paint in Brazil and Uruguay and within Argentina, I paint in towns in and around my hometown of La Plata. Wherever I went the reception was the same, people like to see you paint and like to ask you about how you are painting it and what materials you are using – this is good for passersby as they are do not have to go to a gallery to see it.


My favourite places to paint are abandoned places such as factories or old homes, where big grey walls are common. Wherever I seem to paint seems to offer something different, and each place offers a different quality of interaction with the environment.

In the future I hope to continue painting on the street and to develop my works spending more time and creating quality pieces. And with all that, i’ll be working on 2 to 3 pieces for exhibiting in a gallery. But above all, what I want most is to travel doing my art, visit different places in my country and visiting other countries, meeting new people and artists, experiencing different cultures and gaining inspiration to create more pieces and to reinforce my existence on this planet.