Faces of the world

A little street art surprise today with the fabulous, multifaceted sculptural installations by Tegmo. Like fellow French artist Shatters, splintered mirrors are Tegmo’s medium of choice, encouraging the inclusion of surrounding locales within each piece. These fractured, angular shards of mirror are attached and structured in unusual three dimensional forms, creating reflective mountains that stand alone, are decorated with plants, or spread their shiny surfaces … Continue reading Faces of the world

The Thornwood Mosaics

Nestled amongst the nooks and crannies of the stone walls of Thornwood, Glasgow you might find a mini bowl in kaleidoscopic colour. Branching off from an artwork titled Empty 1, South African-born artist Wilma van der Meyden‘s series of twelve mosaic bowls represent a manifold reaction to vacant and unsalvageable buildings and a divided ‘broken’ world, with the bowl motif deeply inspired by the global … Continue reading The Thornwood Mosaics

The underground Tile War

It’s time to add another ceramic street artist to our collection with the collager from Cologne – Adult Remix. Black and white artworks depicting pop culture icons, alternative folk, and politically charged social messages feature on all sorts from cans of spray paint to packaging. Gracing heavily graffitied walls, public bins, and lamp posts, Adult Remix’s pictures are pasted into place, but there’s also a … Continue reading The underground Tile War

A bit about Angus

Today it’s all about another vigilante ceramic street artist. Bristol-based self-taught Angus has been sharing his work with the world since 2015. His street mosaics are largely video-game inspired with iconic characters such as Luigi, Zelda, and Sonic featuring. Other cultural references to Family Guy, The Simpsons, and The Smurfs pop up as both painting and mosaics with a few more political pieces mixed in. … Continue reading A bit about Angus

Pieces of Masterpieces

Potholes meet some of art’s most iconic images in the most recent series of vigilante mosaicking from Tile Addict favourite Jim Bachor. Master Pieces, both in name and in nature, features fragments from Van Gogh, Warhol, Grant Wood, and Edward Hopper decorating a few lucky patches of tarmac around Chicago Van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles was the first recreation, and has been sitting proudly on … Continue reading Pieces of Masterpieces

Schaerbeek Pavement Mosaics

Schaerbeek Streets

What started as one artist’s vision for the pavement in front of her home has turned into a community project that brings colour and positivity to the streets of Schaerbeek. Ingrid Schreyers started the trend 15 years ago when she decorated the ground with mosaics and her impressed neighbours followed suit. Since then, the local authorities have embraced the colourful change, creating a system for … Continue reading Schaerbeek Streets

Juncosa

Sharing the Streets of Barcelona

Looking to interact with Barcelona and its inhabitants, a project was conceived to form a thread with tiles. Artist Joan Juncosa creates colourful interpretations of the city’s tiles, both on canvas and on panots, and sets them out for all to see. #tilesaroundtheworld invites people to take, reposition, and engage creatively with these artworks for a novel, collaborative urban art initiative. Initially four tiles were … Continue reading Sharing the Streets of Barcelona

MifaMosa

We have another Invader-esque street artist to share today. From Orléans, vigilante mosaic creator MifaMosa developed both his style and subject manner to brighten and enliven the daily life of his grandmother who was unwell. Seeking to remain anonymous, his name also honours the inspiration behind his art, combining Mifa (family) and Mosa (mosaic). Although started in Orléans, MifaMosa has also hit Paris, Avignon, Lyon, … Continue reading MifaMosa

The Soviet Mosaics of Ukraine

Tiling and mosaic traditions from around the world are truly fascinating to see. But despite being an extremely durable artform, sometimes they don’t last. In Ukraine there is currently a war between artists, home owners, and locals about the numerous Soviet-Era mosaics. On public buildings throughout Ukraine there are large, impressive murals, a huge number of which were created in the 1960s. Although some depict … Continue reading The Soviet Mosaics of Ukraine

Ememem

We have a new street artist to share! Despite sharing their incredible artistic gift with the world since 2016, we have only recently come to know the name Ememem. Starting on the streets of Lyon five years ago, this mysterious creator does what many wish they could do – fills in cracks on pavements and roads. Unlike famed predecessor Jim Bachor, Ememem focuses more on … Continue reading Ememem

Six more not-quite-tile creations for Tile Addicts

Last year we collected some of our favourite ‘not-quite-tile’ creations from artists and creators around the world, but we still have plenty more to share. Here are six more projects and artists who we believe belong to the tiling family. 1. Fenella Elms The curious shapes and waves of the work by Fenella Elms are created by a sequence of individually created petals. Each element, … Continue reading Six more not-quite-tile creations for Tile Addicts

Shatters’ Street Art

A reasonably difficult artist to find any information about, Shatters is new on our radar. Despite having been creating awesome bits of street art for at least six years, his work is mostly installed in his local area of Montmartre, Paris. Taking his name from the medium with which he creates – broken fragments of glass and mirrors – Shatters pieces together found specks and … Continue reading Shatters’ Street Art

Six not-quite-tile creations for Tile Addicts

Sometimes there are projects and creations that are not quite tile but that implement the same sort of methodology – be it with medium used for mosaics or with tile type materials and motifs used in a unique way. We think they belong in the Tile Addict blogosphere so we’ve compiled a list of some of the best to demonstrate why. 1. The Cigar Band … Continue reading Six not-quite-tile creations for Tile Addicts

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Six street artists producing ceramic graffiti

Ceramic graffiti is a wonderful thing and we love covering it here at Diary of a Tile Addict. But there are still people who don’t know that it exists, or where to find artists and installations. To help remedy this we have compiled a list to share the fantastic work of those spreading the magic of ceramics. 1. Invader This French artists is perhaps the … Continue reading Six street artists producing ceramic graffiti

Copying Catalan Ceramics

We have extensively covered the work of counterfeit ceramacist Diogo Machado – aka Add Fuel – but have recently discovered another artist with a similar take on tiles. Catalan visual artist Javier de Riba creates tiled flooring with stencils and spray paints. His artworks bear an uncanny resemblance to the traditional Catalan hydraulic tiles he grew up with. The repetitive motifs form incredible visuals, with … Continue reading Copying Catalan Ceramics

Reclaimed Radical Representation

Nothing says Tile Addict like the tag like “The Revolution will be Ceramicised”, and one of Britain’s most notable Tile Addicts is none other than Carrie Reichardt. The outspoken, political, art-fuelled activist is a tremendous asset to the tiling community as we have previously demonstrated with our article on the meaningful mosaics of The Treatment Rooms – which was in fact Tile Addict’s first article … Continue reading Reclaimed Radical Representation

Toon Town Tiler

Another vigilante tiler has come to Tile Addict’s attention, and this time they are much closer to home! Southampton has seen a burst of mosaic activity in the last few years thanks to the mind and creativity of Will Rosie. In an attempt to make his mark and brighten up his beloved city he has taken to one of the greatest art forms known to … Continue reading Toon Town Tiler

Street Art 450 by 900mm Gris, Formwork 450 by 900mm Gris, M Art Rojo 300 by 300mm and Street Art 600 by 600mm Grafito by Saloni

Streetwise Saloni

At this year’s Cevisama, one of the ranges that typified Saloni’s approach to tile design and manufacture was Street-Art. Produced in three formats – 450 by 900mm, 600 by 600mm, and 300 by 600mm – this suite of porcelain floor and wall tiles takes its inspiration from street art graphics that are rich and full of nuances. Continue reading Streetwise Saloni