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29. Daniel Fila

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In honor of our Artopia party on February 10, Cultist proudly presents "100 Creatives," where we feature Miami's cultural superheroes in random order. Have suggestions for future profiles? Email cultist@miaminewtimes.com with the whos and whys.

29. Daniel "Krave" Fila

Look around the streets of Miami and your bound to see Daniel Fila's artwork. Maybe he's most famous for the "Adam and Eve" wall at 37th and Biscayne. It's been featured on the news, in the paper, and in plenty of magazines. Hell, in 2007 we named it Miami's Best City Mural. But the graff artist, illustrator, and painter doesn't restrict himself to any single form of expression.

In 2010 Miami Dade County commissioned Fila to create an installation in a

public park. He created a "Babylon Falling" scene at A.D. Barnes Park.

He has a new commercial mural on a NW 79th St. restaurant (Yiya's),

and a political tribute on Calle Ocho (to the Ladies In White). He's

created album covers, magazine layouts, posters, and "live painted" at nightclubs. If you pick up one of 90,000 maps

of the Wynwood Art District, you'll see his work too. Then there's his

cartoon logo, a monkey you can find on stickers, stop signs, and many a

wall. He's been in group shows, solo shows, and his work is known and

respected from the streets to the galleries to the government. Daniel

Fila's Krave Art is even moving into animations, so look for him soon on a screen near you.

1. List five things that inspire you.

What strikes me at the core inspires me:
5. What's something you want Miami to know about you?

I'm here to help define and represent my own and our cities authentic

identity while ripping through the fabric of false limitations set in

our minds.

What's something you don't want Miami to know about you?

My secret identity, art form, and unknown alias.

The Creatives so far:

30. McLaine Oberhellmann
31. Fro Rojas
32. Annie Hollingsworth
33. Preston Allen
34. Cristina Molina
35. David Josef Tamargo
36. Jillian Mayer

37. Alfonso Vega
38. Natasha Lopez de Victoria
39. Aholsniffsglue

40. Heather Maloney
41. Jorge Rubiera
42. Elaine Lancaster
43. Nick Duckart
44. Danielle Estefan
45. John Dufresne

46. Monica Lopez de Victoria
47. Bill Bilowit
48. Alette Simmons-Jimenez
49. Tawnie Silva
50. Ginger Bardot
51. Jonathan David Kane
52. Naomi Fisher
53. Rocky Grimes

54. Teresa Barcelo
55. Paul Tei
56. Lee Materazzi

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