At a time when the world has seen the best and worst of humanity, we at Goldman Properties want to highlight the beauty that is kindness and love for one another that keeps us human. Enter our concept for this year’s event humankind, and the importance of BEING BOTH. Artwork curated by Goldman Global Arts.
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Sunday, November 26 – Monday, December 4
WYNWOOD WALLS BEGINS ART BASEL PREPARATIONS
Participating artists in Wynwood Walls’ Art Basel Program will start working on their installations.The Walls will be open at these times and spectators will be able to watch these artists in action. Wynwood Walls will then be closed on December 5th for Art Basel set up and will re-open on December 6th as scheduled.
Thursday, December 7
WYNWOOD WALLS, FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
During Art Basel Miami Art Week. Walls will be open from 10AM until Midnight from Thursday, December 7 through Sunday, December 10. Regular hours will resume December 11th.
Panel discussion with the artists of Wynwood Walls, in the Goldman Global Arts Gallery on December 7 – 6PM.
Moderated by: Tristan Eaton
Participants: Logan Hicks, Leon Keer, Martha Cooper, Risk, and Ron English.
Wednesday, December 4 – December 10
GOLDMAN GLOBAL ARTS EXHIBITION
Featuring original works by the artists of the Wynwood Walls. Open for special hours during Art Basel from 10AM until midnight. Regular hours will resume December 11th.
The French artist Julien “Seth” Malland, or Globepainter as he calls himself, is on a mission to cover the world with his colorful street art. The originality in Globepainter’s street art is that his work incorporates local symbols and subjects from the surroundings. The message is often very playful and political at the same time! Seth also tries to involve the local community in different ways. One way of involving people in his art is by photographing them posing next to the murals.
Joe Iurato is a multidisciplinary artist whose works are built on a foundation of stencils and aerosol. Falling somewhere in between simplistic and photorealistic, his multi-layer stencils offer a distinctly clean and illustrative aesthetic. Utilizing the outdoor environment to create site-specific installations, Iurato creates windows into a narrative formed by personal experiences. Each individual work of art highlights the potential for interaction and storytelling within public space and transforms common land/cityscapes into carefully crafted scenes.
Leon Keer is a world leading artist in the anamorphic street art. The 3d street paintings are temporary but the images are shared via social media all over the world. He says: ‘Every street art piece is unique and belongs to the street and its residents, the temporary fact about this artform strengthens its existence’.
Tristan Eaton’s large scale mural work features a meticulous, visual collage of pop imagery mixed with his unique personal style, all executed with freehand spray paint on a colossal scale. Eaton’s Fine Art and large-scale mural work can be found in dozens of cities across the globe from Paris to Shanghai and in the New York Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) permanent collection.
Sandra Fabara started her career following the loss of a boyfriend which she exorcised by tagging her boyfriend’s name. Later, she started tagging the name Lady Pink, derived from her love of historical romances, England, the Victorian period, & the aristocracy. LADY PINK began running with TC5 & TPA. Her paintings use themes of New York City Subway trains & POP-surrealist cityscapes.
eLSeed or Faouzi Khlifi is a Street artist born in France to a Tunisian family. Incorporating elements of both the graffiti and Arabic calligraphic traditions, eLSeed is known for his unique style of calligraphy, he calls Calligraffiti, which uses intricate composition to call not only on the words and their meaning, but also on their movement, to lure the viewer into a different state of mind.
2SHY explores his way through visual languages made of illustrations, graphic designs and handmade typographies. He has developed a powerful iconography and pioneer lettering at the crossroads of graffiti, popular culture and memories of his childhood. His intense practice on trains from the nineties to exposure at contemporary art galleries, 2SHY directs production of monumental paintings, creating visual identities for artists, brands and events with his uninhibited style and vivid expression.
The themes in Audrey Kawasaki’s work are contradictions within themselves. Her work is both innocent and erotic. Each subject is attractive yet disturbing. Audrey’s precise technical style is at once influenced by both manga comics and Art Nouveau. The figures she paints are seductive and contain an air of melancholy. They exist in their own sensually esoteric realm, yet at the same time present a sense of accessibility that draws the observer to them. These mysterious young women captivate with the direct stare of their bedroom eyes.
Bordalo II belongs to a generation that is extremely consumerist, materialist and greedy. With the production of things at its highest, the production of “waste” and unused objects is also at its highest. “Waste” is quoted because of its abstract definition: “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. I create, recreate, assemble and develop ideas with end-of-life material and try to relate it to sustainability, ecological and social awareness.
Kelly Graval, pka RISK, has come a long way since he pioneered the painting of freeway overpasses, signs and billboards, dubbed “heavens.” Although he loves aerosol art, he sees it as merely just one genre in his life’s work. RISK art spans the spectrum of everything from renowned clothing brands & canvas pieces, to massive street murals.
FinDAC is known for taking a new turn on 19-century art movement The Aesthetics. He believes that art should not be political or social, but rather to bring beauty to the world. His murals depict beautiful women, with eye masks, who wear gorgeous clothes and elegant makeup. He named his style Urban Aesthetics, in which he combines modern urban stencil art and the traditional art of portrait.
PRO176, born in Paris in 1976, launched his artist career at the age of 5 when he taught himself how to draw by copying the art of famous American comic illustrator Jack Kirby. By 1991 PRO176 started creating letters and styles as his priority, joining the ranks of the Grim Team in 1996 and the Ultra Boys the following year. PRO176 embraces the new form of graffiti with comic book aesthetics, futuristic abstract mathematics, alphabetical constructivism and Picasso inspired cubism. From walls to canvas, PRO176 embraces his mentors’ style while creating his own dynamic interpretation.
Tavar Zawacki is a Californian born, American abstract artist based in Berlin. For twenty years, Tavar Zawacki created and signed all of his artworks with his street artist pseudonym, ‘ABOVE’. Starting in Paris in 2000, Tavar transitioned from painting traditional letter style graffiti of A-B-O-V-E, to his universally recognized ‘Above arrow’ icon that represented the optimistic mentality to ‘rise above fears, challenges, and anything holding you back from your goals.’ Tavar Zawacki’s wide spread proliferation of his ‘Above arrow’ icon trail-blazed the way for later generations of street artists using iconography, logos, and abstract artworks in the street. During a 20 year period the artworks of ABOVE could be seen in over 100 cities spanning 50 countries around the world. In January, 2017, Tavar Zawacki decided to step out of his self imposed shadow of anonymity, and start creating, and signing artworks with his real birth name – allowing more freedom of creative exploration, as well as liberation from the arrow icon he has associated himself with. Tavar Zawacki’s painting styles with his large scale mural works, as well as his indoor fine art are characterized by the use of hard edge painting, color field, geometric abstraction, Op-Art, and Trompe-l’oeil painting styles.