Alleys to Galleries

In the '80s, Miguel Paredes came of age as a New York City tagger, and he has used his graffiti background as the launching pad for a successful career in the world of high art. Though clearly grounded in the concepts of street art, Paredes is a versatile stylist with the ability to paint both brick walls and canvas. The new Miguel Paredes Fine Art Studio in Wynwood is now showcasing a selection of collected works, as well as some recent pieces; a few sculptures and a 3-D experiment; that hint at the graff guy's future path. "I have this tagger that's coming out of the wall," Paredes says of his 3-D stuff. "And anytime you see anything similar to that, it's going to remind you of my piece." In other words, it's straight-up iconic.
Starts: Aug. 23. Daily, 2010
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