von Kiriakos Iosifidis
The 21st century has seen a sea change in perceptions of public art. No longer limited to alleys and the shadows of overpasses, a new generation is painting towering, colorful pieces in the broad light of day. Mural Masters is a stunning showcase of work by more than ninety street painters, including legends like C215, Hendrik Beikirch, Herakut, Logan Hicks, INTI, Faith XLVII, Felipe Pantone, NYCHOS and Saner as well as a whos-who of up-and-coming mural artists. Styles range from traditional figurative work to abstract and geometric, mirroring a larger shift taking place in this corner of the art world. A short section of collaborative murals offers a look into what happens when singular artistic minds meet, creating visuals greater than the sum of their parts. Dynamic, international and contemporary, Mural Masters is a must-own for anyone interested in the unfolding evolution of street art.