Miami Art Week: Wynwood Street Art Madness Has Begun
Lushy and Mars repping Kendall on 24th
If art is electricity, then Wynwood is a nuclear power plant, and millions of extra-thorough watts of creative energy are already pumping through the streets. Sunday afternoon we saw the rising tide of pigment rolling through the mainland in a tidal wave of paint. Here are a few of the creators from around the world who are making it happen.
On 24th street and North Miami Ave, local artists Lushy and Mars are rocking an Aztec themed wall.
Lushy says, "This is our first mural in Wynwood. This wall was all toyed out with crossed out tags so we went and asked the owner if we could make it pretty. We came up with this theme of ancient culture, so we have the tagged up Aztec temple and a powerful woman."
Mars says, "It's awesome working out here because of all the people we meet, like Ewok, who I've been a fan of since I was mad young. I got into painting when I was like 15, and I'm like 25 now. It's cool that we got a wall here."
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Ruben Luciano, aka Sheto, from Puerto Rico is busy with his crew working on a Hector "Macho" Camacho tribute piece on the wall outside of an auto body shop.
Carlos Beck from Pensacola is creating a Dali-inspired mural on the side of the Lombardi Properties real estate headquarters. He says, "I'm doing this by request. Dali is weird, but I like his work."
Anouck Jourdaa, aka Noon, is piecing up the frontside of Space Lighting Studio, which is hosting an exhibition of the French artist's work this week.
A few doors down, Max Codio, of South Florida, combines paintbrush, spray can, and pop-up paint for a women-love-money themed work.
And Dred, from the state of New York, is lacing a power pole top to bottom with his signature character.
The truck driver on the right side of the picture below just made it from Wisconsin to Wynwood in record time, dropping off a truckload full of fiberglass felines made by premier waterslide manufacturer FastKorp.com for a show at Wynwood Walls. "People been taking pictures of me on the highway the whole way down," he said.
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