The Church – New Street Art by Sten & Lex

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Italian street artists Sten and Lex painted this huge mural of an anonymous woman inside an ancient church in the city of Mentana. The church, known as the Convent of Mentana, was built by in 1590 by Michele Peretti, the grandson of Pope Sisto V. The mural itself is painted on a new wall, and is not a part of the original building which was partly destroyed by an earthquake in the early part of the previous century.

The duo took about a month to create this piece, using a two layer stencil process. It’s quite amazing to see a portrait of a woman emerging out of the intersecting lines created by the painting process.

You can see more images, and also watch a time-lapse video of the creation of the painting, after the jump.

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Street Art by Chinese Artist ROBBBB

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Artist ROBBBB’s beautiful works caught my eye partly due to their whimsical and playful nature, and partly due the locations he has selected to paint them in around Beijing. The artist, who considers French street artist Blek le Rat as one of his main influences, has left his art open to interpretation by the viewer.

Personally speaking, I never attempted to tie artworks down with any definitive meanings, maybe ten people look at my works and will have ten kinds of different ideas,"The benevolent see benevolence and the wise see wisdom", so, my purpose is achieved, because you thought process is equal to the communication with my artworks, so the works itself will be more meaningful.

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You can check out a few select artworks from his portfolio, after the jump.

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Street Art by Roa

Click on the image to view large. Terrific graffitti art by street artist Roa, at Salton Sea, California. [via unurth]

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