All posts tagged: Dan Kitchener

Miami Art Week Begins and Wynwood Has “Agents Of Change”

Miami Art Week Begins and Wynwood Has “Agents Of Change”

Miami awakens from a Covid-19 stupor this year with a bonified Art Week, featuring associated fairs and events like Wynwood Walls that are activated by the Art Basel behemoth. Some of the high-profile organizers of yesteryear may be on the ropes this time but you are sure to see many of your favorite and familiar art dealers, drug dealers, street artists, graffiti writers, djs, taco sellers, and lucite stiletto slide-ons. Cold weather birds love to fly here for the art fairs and a quick suntan and a Pina Colada just after Thanksgiving every year – it’s equal parts breezily laid back and sketchy and only slightly hedonistic, the gritty-glam blocks of Wynwood know how to keep it real, unless it was silicone to start with.

Futura. Wynwood Walls. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

We’ve heard some solid talents are going to be in the neighborhood, of their own volition or by invitation, as is usually the case. Wynwood Walls is offering 11 artists painting the outdoor space and the Brooklyn art duo Faile mounting a large indoor exhibition of new works that are sure to shock and thrill new fans and those who have watched them from street to museum in and elsewhere in between in their 22 years as visual alchemists. We’re also interviewing them live onstage at Wynwood Walls Wednesday December 1st at 7 pm. We’d love to see you there and talk with you so please stop by and say hello!

Dan Kitchener. Wynwood Walls. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

With a theme of “Agents of Change” Wynwood Walls is bringing AIKO (Japan), Diogo “Addfuel” Machado (Portugal), Bordalo ii (Portugal), David Flores (United States), Scott Froschauer (United States), Joe Iurato (United States), KAI (United States), Kayla Mahaffey (United States), Mantra (France), Ernesto Maranje (Cuba), Greg Mike (United States), Farid Rueda (Mexico), and for the first time, Wynwood Walls will open one wall to a local artist in an “Open Call” competition. 

VHILS. Wynwood Walls. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Wynwood Walls/Goldman Properties Event Schedule to Date

  • Beginning Monday, November 22 – Sunday, November 28, 2021
    • Wynwood Walls Begins Art Week Live Installations 
      • Monday, November 22nd – Wednesday, November 24th: 11am – 10pm
      • Friday, November 26th – Sunday, November 28th: 10:00am – 10:00pm
  • Monday, November 29, 2021
    • Unveiling Event and Wynwood Walls Opening Party | Invitation only
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2021 
    • 7 – 8pm – Artist Talk l FAILE talks to Brooklyn Street Art (BSA)
      Open to the public, included in Wynwood Walls Admission 
  • Thursday, December 2, 2021 
    • 3 – 5pm – KAI unveils sculpture in collaboration with Odell Beckham Jr.  l Open to the public, included in Wynwood Walls Admission 
  • Friday, December 3, 2021
    • 4 – 7pm – Superplastic Activation & Kranky Art Competition l Open to the public, included in Wynwood Walls Admission 
  • Miami Art Week – Tuesday, November 30 to Sunday, December 5, 2021
    • 9am – 10pm – Walls will be open Tuesday, November 30th – Sunday, December 5th
    • Daily DJ set at the Wynwood Walls Tuesday – Thursday 2:30 – 7:30pm, Friday – Sunday  3:30 – 8:30pm 
DEIH. Wynwood Walls. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Read more
BSA Images Of The Week: 10.17.21

BSA Images Of The Week: 10.17.21

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is BSA-Animated-Banner_Images-Week-Jan-2021-V2.gif

It’s definitely quieter here in Wynwood when there are no art fairs. But there is still so much activity. The daytime neighborhood is pounding with construction and new buildings and restaurants/bars have a steady flow of guests every night, Monday through Sunday. Thump, thump, thump. The daily foot traffic is diminished, perhaps because the sun and heat have chased everyone inside during the day, but this week we saw hundreds of people whizzing by on scooters, and some large interest with a fleet of workers was preparing for a large music event in an empty lot – with tents, food trucks, stages, lights. Now that Art Basel 2021 is officially kicking off at the end of November, no doubt there will be big things happening in Wynwood again.

So of course we went to the beach to see the never-ending blue waves. The storm on the horizon was dark and funnel-like for an hour before it disappeared and the sun coaxed a half rainbow to glimmer and shimmer brightly. The seagulls gathering near your chaise lounge are clearly there with an air of expectation, however – miserly looking over your ziplock bags with sandwiches and potato chips as you carefully peel back the paper towel to steal a bite. They are cute, true, but ever focused on your moves.

Otherwise, the Wynwood district is just chock-a-block with art – permissioned and otherwise. The faces that watch as you walk are entreating, entertaining, flaunting, peering, taunting, speaking their own impenetrable speeches and poems. The neighborhood is still in movement, still liquid, still poised for revelation. The local names are liberally sprinkled with ones you recognized, many international. If the impulse to walk one more block in search of a jewel captures you, follow it because you are invariably rewarded.

Our interview with the street today includes Anthony Lister, Bird Seed Anthony, Dan Kitchener, Disem305, Greg Mike, Gregg Rivero, Hiero Veiga, Melski, MSG Crew, Narco, NM Salgar, RACE, Sipros, and Tabue.

Disem305. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hiero Veiga. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hiero Veiga. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sipros. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Gregg Rivero. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
NM Salgar. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Bird Seed Anthony. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
RACE. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Greg Mike. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dan Kitchener. Wynwood Walls, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Anthony Lister. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
MSG Crew. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
MSG Crew. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
WKT, VCR, and friends. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Tabue. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Melski Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Narco. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Danny Nike. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Read more
BSA Film Friday: 01.24.20

BSA Film Friday: 01.24.20

Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities.

Now screening :
1. “Gestures of Caring” Jan Vormann
2. Drones Printing Walls, Stop Us if You’ve Heard This One.
3. Dan Kitchener x Wynwood Walls 2019
4. El Mac: Making a mural of Hope in San Jose
5. Jeff Parker and the New Breed – “Max Brown”

BSA Special Feature: “Gestures of Caring” Jan Vormann

Gestures of Caring

Monuments. Architecture. Mosaics. Street Art.

These interests provided Street Artist Jan Vormann with a launchpad for a cute idea when he began repairing broken walls and filling in street crevices with children’s colorful plastic building blocks. Now along with those miniature interventions he’s added oil stains to his repertoire. He acknowledges the ecological disaster that these gorgeous iridescent patterns imitate, and says somehow these attractive mosaics may start maybe, in the best case, a discussion about it.

Here’s another conversation starter: The outdated and dirty fossil fuel industry continues to spill millions of gallons into our groundwater, streams, lakes, and oceans and has for decades. Also, most wars in this century have been about securing access to oil, or outright stealing it.

Jan Vormann – “Gestures of Caring” Bien Urbain 2019. A film by MZM Projects

Drones Printing Walls, Stop Us if You’ve Heard This One.

Katsu may have started this, or the original developers of a mechanized printer called SprayPrinter, both of whom we published years ago, but now there are other pretenders to the throne, like Urban Flying Opera. Let’s see them hit the high notes!

Dan Kitchener x Wynwood Walls 2019

El Mac: Making a mural of Hope in San Jose

Jeff Parker and the New Breed – “Max Brown”

Time to let go, do a few dance moves, relax and revel into the weekend with some serious masters.

Read more
BSA Images Of The Week: 01.05.20- Wynwood Walls/Miami

BSA Images Of The Week: 01.05.20- Wynwood Walls/Miami

Welcome to Wynwood! – A little piece of chaotic urban paradise and real estate development that has blossomed into a mini-holy city for fans of murals.

The convergence of three events during the 2010’s – cheap digital camera phones, social media, and mural festivals – have created this intense and colorful tourist neighborhood in Miami during the same time. The sheer number of happy extended families, groups of friends, and couples in love all were converging on the evolving neighborhood to see art in the streets. They also take pictures with it, pose in front of it, buy refrigerator magnets of it, and listen to tour guides speak about it.

During a recent day in the Wynwood Walls compound, which is surrounded on neighboring streets with a plethora of other murals, unsanctioned Street Art, and graffiti, we saw a number of newly painted murals that have replaced others there. We also saw that a few of the old favorites have been reinvigorated. Here is just a handful of images of the action.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week from Miami, and this time featuring Dasic Fernandez, Ernesto Maranje, Faile, Michael Vasquez, Buff Monster, Futura, Dan Kitchener, and Tats Cru.

Dasic Fernandez. Detail. Wynwood Walls 2019. Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dasic Fernandez. Detail. Wynwood Walls 2019. Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dasic Fernandez. Wynwood Walls 2019. Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ernesto Maranje. Detail. Wynwood Walls 2019. Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ernesto Maranje. Detail. Wynwood Walls 2019. Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ernesto Maranje. Detail. Wynwood Walls 2019. Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Faile. Wynwood Walls 2019. Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Michael Vasquez. Wynwood Walls 2019. Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Buff Monster. Wynwood Walls 2019. Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Futura updated his previous mural on the same spot. Wynwood Walls 2019. Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dan Kitchener. This is only a detail of his large wall. It was practically impossible to shoot this wall due to a large number of visitors in front of it. Wynwood Walls 2019. Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Tats Cru. Wynwood Walls 2019. Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Read more
NRNY Mural Program with “Street Art For Mankind” in  New Rochelle, NY

NRNY Mural Program with “Street Art For Mankind” in New Rochelle, NY

An hour north of New York City in the wealthiest county of the state, a new mural program extends the reach of organizers Audrey and Thibault Decker of Street Art for Mankind. They say that they have produced murals and exhibitions in Larchmont, Mamaroneck, and Midtown with the support of more than 50 international Street Artists in the last few years – all with the goal of raising awareness and funds to stop child trafficking worldwide.

AEC for NRNY Artsy Murals / Street Art For Mankind. New Rochelle, NY. November 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

The New Rochelle murals that went up this fall and were debuted in November through and organized art walk and other events appear to be more loosely correlated with local pride and history, such as the one by artist Loic Ercolessi featuring local-born musician Don Mclean (“American Pie) and Manhattan-born musician Alicia Keyes (“Empire State of Mind”).

AEC for NRNY Artsy Murals / Street Art For Mankind. New Rochelle, NY. November 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

An inspiring walk through the city’s downtown neighborhood on a grey and brisk fall day to discover these new murals was warmed by sharing the experience with photographer Martha Cooper, who took the train up from the city with BSA co-founder Jaime Rojo to catch the new works. The program here is called “NRNY Artsy Murals” and a highlight from this day was taking a cherry lift with Ukrainian Street Artist AEC to get a closer look at him while he worked on his new mural of allegorical surrealism.

Famed photographer Martha Cooper shoots AEC at work on his mural for NRNY Artsy Murals / Street Art For Mankind. New Rochelle, NY. November 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

The quality is obviously high and the program eclectic, including artists such as DanK (GBR), Elle (USA & AUS), JDL (NLD), Loic Ercolessi (USA & FRA), Lula Goce (SPA), Mr Cenz (GBR) and Victor Ash (DEN, FRAand POR). Ash left the city with a new floating astronaut high above the Earth, which may describe some of the uplifting feelings passersby may experience here in New Rochelle.

AEC for NRNY Artsy Murals / Street Art For Mankind. New Rochelle, NY. November 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
AEC for NRNY Artsy Murals / Street Art For Mankind. New Rochelle, NY. November 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
AEC for NRNY Artsy Murals / Street Art For Mankind. New Rochelle, NY. November 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
AEC for NRNY Artsy Murals / Street Art For Mankind. New Rochelle, NY. November 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dan Kitchener for NRNY Artsy Murals / Street Art For Mankind. New Rochelle, NY. November 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lula Goce for NRNY Artsy Murals / Street Art For Mankind. New Rochelle, NY. November 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lula Goce for NRNY Artsy Murals / Street Art For Mankind. New Rochelle, NY. November 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lula Goce for NRNY Artsy Murals / Street Art For Mankind. New Rochelle, NY. November 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lula Goce for NRNY Artsy Murals / Street Art For Mankind. New Rochelle, NY. November 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lula Goce for NRNY Artsy Murals / Street Art For Mankind. New Rochelle, NY. November 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo) The Swan and the falcon depicted on the mural are actual residents of New Rochelle. The came and liked what they saw and decided to stay and raise their families there. A fitting real story as New Rochelle is a town where immigrants are welcomed and are an important part of the community.
Victor Ash for NRNY Artsy Murals / Street Art For Mankind. New Rochelle, NY. November 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Victor Ash for NRNY Artsy Murals / Street Art For Mankind. New Rochelle, NY. November 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Victor Ash pays tribute to Mae Jemison. Ms. Jemison became the first African American woman to travel in space. She is an engineer, a physician, and was an astronaut while she worked at NASA. It was during her time at NASA that she was part of the team aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor when she served as a mission specialist in September 1992. for NRNY Artsy Murals / Street Art For Mankind. New Rochelle, NY. November 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
ELLE for NRNY Artsy Murals / Street Art For Mankind. New Rochelle, NY. November 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mr. Cenz for NRNY Artsy Murals / Street Art For Mankind. New Rochelle, NY. November 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JDL for NRNY Artsy Murals / Street Art For Mankind. New Rochelle, NY. November 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JDL for NRNY Artsy Murals / Street Art For Mankind. New Rochelle, NY. November 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JDL for NRNY Artsy Murals / Street Art For Mankind. New Rochelle, NY. November 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
LOIC pays tribute to New Rochelle born star singer Don McLean and New York State icon Alicia Keys for NRNY Artsy Murals / Street Art For Mankind. New Rochelle, NY. November 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Read more
BSA Images Of The Week: 10.13.19

BSA Images Of The Week: 10.13.19

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week – and what a week it has been. The Jews have a new year, the daily amNewYork newspaper was closed, Brooklyn is breaking up gambling dens, and some people are still celebrating Columbus Day tomorrow. The streets have so many different voices adding to the visual dialogue, rather unlike the illusion of variety the corporate media presents us regarding geopolitics, democratic institutions, banks, oil, austerity, the world economy as casino, the war industry, the rise of fascism and autocrats generally.

Now that we think of it, all of these topics are directly and indirectly addressed through our Street Art as well.

Hope you are out strolling today in your neighborhood looking for Street Aart, in a park looking at the leaves on the trees, or outside the city in an apple orchard or pumpkin patch. Do anything you can to strike a sense of balance – we all need it!

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this time featuring Alex Face, Buff Monster, Chapter 23, Dan Kitcher, Elyaz, The Pansy Project, Inside Out Project, JR, Michel Velt, N.Dergund, Mishka, Little Ricky, Nass, Rubin415, Shiro, Tar Box, and Winslow World.

Top banner Dan Kitchener (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Buff Monster (photo © Jaime Rojo)
The Pansy Project (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dan Kitchner for East Village Walls. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Rubin415 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Alex Face for East Village Walls. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Little Ricky (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Looks like Anna Wintour is having some female trouble. Little Ricky (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mishka Says…oh my! (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mishka Says…oh my my! (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Almost Over Keep Smiling (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Shiro (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Shiro (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Nass (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Michel Velt for East Village Walls. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Michel Velt for East Village Walls. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Winslow World (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Elyaz (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Tar Box for East Village Walls. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
N. Dergrund (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Basquiat (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Chapter 23 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JR Inside Out Project for the Brooklyn Museum. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JR Inside Out Project for the Brooklyn Museum. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JR Inside Out Project for the Brooklyn Museum. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Read more