URBAN ART AND STREET INSTALLATIONS
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Renda Writer is the creator of the “World Peace Mural Tour.” He is a “Handwritten Artist” from Miami, Florida. He is driven by the ethos of “write it into existence.” This is his effort to enact change, using his art and his words. He also believes firmly in the power of the Gandi quote, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” With those ideas in mind, he launched the World Peace Mural Tour. More info on Renda Writer can be found at: www.RendaWriter.com.
URBAN Handwritten Artist
“Write on everything. Write about everything. Write everywhere.”
As an artist, Renda Writer stands firmly behind the central idea expressed in his artist statement, where he says, “My goal as an artist is to make my handwriting into visual art and to shed light on the general idea that handwriting can be seen as art, reminding viewers that the art is in what the words say, how they look, and how they’re written.” As a visual artist, Renda first started creating in 2010, after several years as a poet. He started by creating the “Handwritten” brand, which eventually blossomed into a virtual empire of “Handwritten” products. With his art, Renda likes to emphasize and gravitate toward concepts and themes of brevity, nature, inspiration, the struggle, the hustle, affirmations, and the concept of “She” as a pronoun that will never get old.
ABOUT RENDA WRITER
Renda Writer is a man who believes in following his passions. Born in New York, and based on the road as a traveling artist – #VanLife, he draws influence from all of his life experiences and continues to soak up all that life has to offer every new day. Whether it’s with art, poetry, or business, Renda is always working on a new project and always acutely tuned in for manifesting the outcomes and results that he desires. With an intimate understanding of The Law of Attraction, Renda enjoys every new day of navigating through the universe as a creator and as a grateful being. He enjoys collaborating with other motivated individuals, both through art and poetry collaborations and through business partnerships.
This is my formal proposal for a project that I will tentatively call “The Found Object Art Show.”
The idea behind “The Found Object Art Show” is fairly simple. The intention is to put together a solo art show comprised 100% of “Handwritten Art” that I have made on “found objects,” from the streets and from dumpsters… mattresses, pieces of furniture, wood, junk, appliances, metal scraps, etc. Another aspect of the concept behind this show is the timeliness of it, the immediacy. The vision here is to hinge the show around a certain time frame, a window of time between which I find the objects, turn them into art, and put them on display. Also, the show could be executed in any city. So, for example, if I were to do the show in Los Angeles. It would be described, marketed, and promoted like this:
“Handwritten Artist” Renda Writer will spend 14 days in Los Angeles, gathering objects from the streets and turning them into pieces of Handwritten Art, featuring many of his signature sayings. At the end of the 14 days, Renda Writer will exhibit all of his works from the previous 2 weeks, at XYZ Venue. Featured alongside the art will be mini flat screens, showing videos of the process of how the piece was made, documenting its discovery and it’s transformation.
So it would be something like that.
If you have a venue, located anywhere, and you would like to host this project, please contact me.
JAMES COCHRAN aka Jimmy C
Urban Artist, Graffiti Artist
“Art is like scribble paintings, composed of layers of coloured drips or energetic lines to form vibrant and poetic cityscapes and portraits.”
James Cochran, aka Jimmy C was born in England and grew up in Australia. He played a key role in the development of the underground graffiti movement during the early 1990’s, and after working on numerous mural commissions and community arts projects, went on to complete a Masters degree in Visual Arts at the University of South Australia with an interest in urban realist and figurative oil painting. His two interests in graffiti and oil painting converged, leading to the development of Cochran’s signature aerosol pointillist style; portraits or urban landscapes painted entirely from dots and dashes of spray paint. This technique developed into what he called the ‘drip paintings’ and the ‘scribble paintings’, composed of layers of coloured drips or energetic lines to form vibrant and poetic cityscapes and portraits. Cochran now lives in London and his canvases and walls can be viewed in cities across the world.
Political and Pandemic Street Art at
Freeman’s Alley with by SacSix
“My only goal was to make art that connected with people, stop them in their tracks and make them smile.”
In 2006, Sacsix moved to NYC…
to make TV commercials, as a creative art director in advertising. Immediately, he fell in love with the city streets and the art covering its walls. Instead of frequenting galleries and museums, he walked the streets for hours in search of art. After 9 years of photographing street art, he decided it was his time.
He had done a lot of research and had some ideas. His only goal was to make art that connected with people, stop them in their tracks and make them smile. In December 2015, SacSix put up his first illegal, street wheatpaste and it changed his life forever.
“My art has since been used by MTV, Adidas, Four Loko, the Grammy’s, Spike Lee and I was named by Art Net as 1 of 10 global street artists to keep an eye on. Some legal. Some not so.”
The #ArtClinicNYC opened its front window on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. We need art to survive. And the Art Clinic’s mission is to provide necessary materials to kids to create art. The Art Clinic provides FREE coloring packs and crayons to each family member. At the beginning of the global quarantine — as businesses, schools and restaurants were required to shut down — I began to think about what makes something “essential.” the Art Clinic’s mission is to provide necessary materials to kids to create art. The Art Clinic provides FREE coloring packs and crayons to each family member. “ART HEALS.”
Artist, Urban Artist
“Art has always been my first love. The idea of invoking an emotional response through the use of color, shapes, texture, and composition has always fascinated me.”
This self-taught American artist was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and has been passionate about the arts since his childhood. Thus, Alloyius McIlwaine has been painting and drawing on a daily basis since he was three years old, following his own desires and working without any preconceived ideas. As he puts it so well, “the idea of appealing to an emotional response, through the use of colour, shapes, textures and composition, has always fascinated [him]”.
As a child, he quickly developed a taste for these elements through working with comics, devoting himself diligently and faithfully to reproducing the drawings down to the very last detail. A few years later, fuelled by his own personal discoveries, the young artist set out to experiment with different media and styles in order to finally develop his own pictorial writing.
His artistic language lies between figuration and abstraction, incorporating elements from both urban and pop art and it is resolutely free and contemporary. Whether he is working on canvas or on walls, Alloyius spontaneously and naturally takes pleasure in coating surfaces with large coloured planes to give rise to pictorial, and extremely dynamic, creations. He is also a muralist and has painted these murals across the globe – from Japan to France, Costa Rica to Morocco – and has also covered a large number of public and private facades all around his native country with his unique signature. This artist is as enthusiastic as he is passionate, and likes to disseminate his works in order to cover cities with bright and joyful splashes of colour.
When I began my career as a professional artist, I logged in countless hours experimenting with various mediums and forms of art. I worked with watercolor, acrylic, oil, charcoal, and even tried my hand at sculpture. While I absolutely loved learning a variety of styles and processes, I was still trying to recapture some sense of that pure serendipity that I found in art as a child. I decided early on in my career as a street artist/muralist that I would freestyle the majority of my pieces. Fueled by creativity, I wanted to develop my work on site, without any preconceived notions of the outcome. With these abstract, freestyled murals, I rediscovered that sense of serendipity. There was a freedom in allowing my art to be the conduit for the ideas and emotions that flowed through me. Over time, I realized that I was developing a kind of visual language with these freestyled pieces. I felt that this visual language was worth further exploration, and I fine-tuned it into the style that I use today.
Art has always been my first love. The idea of invoking an emotional response through the use of color, shapes, texture, and composition has always fascinated me. My first real introduction to art was through comic books. I was amazed by the technique, the story-telling, and the colors that were on display. I proceeded to learn these skills by attempting to duplicate the images. Although I was simply replicating images, there was something serendipitous about the process. Every new line that I created was an investigation, and every brush stroke that I painted became a new discovery. The dissection and reassembly of each new style that I came across taught me well, and eventually led me to create and define a style and technique of my own.
“Through love and compassion we can save the world from the detrimental effects that COVID 19 has had upon our society. Let’s regain our humanity and care for those most vulnerable, while teaching the youth values that they can take with them for future generations to come.”
IVAN J. ROQUE
the inner city of the infamous Carol City with a passion for the concepts of birth, death, renewal and social struggles. His influences range from the old masters to the new such Caravaggio, Marc Rothko, Typoe and Gianni Versace. Roque has been able to accomplish many achievements for his young age, such as working with rapper Denzel Curry, collaborating with major brands like Samsung, Becks, Seagram’s Gin, Ultra Music Festival and showcasing alongside established artists such as The London Police, Joe Iurato, John “CRASH” Matos and many more. He has traveled quite extensively for various exhibitions and murals including shows in New York City, Dubai, Seoul and mural festivals such as the Bushwick Collective Block Party and Pow Wow Worcester. Roque also has had four gallery solo shows and one museum solo show at the Coral Springs Museum of Art. He has a Bachelor’s of Art in Visual Arts from the
Florida International University with a minor in art history.
Finbarr DAC aka Fin DAC
Artist, Urban Art
“Inspiration is a gift from the Universe, talent is an ability to bring it to fruition and humility is the experience you should acheive when you share it.”
Fin DAC, Finbarr DAC, is a self-taught. He is an Irish painter from Cork known for his depictions of Eurasian women. His passion for art started at an early age, just before he left Ireland to settle in London where he spent most of his life. Over the years, Fin DAC has managed to develop a unique style he calls « urban aesthetics ».
DAC, meaning Dragon Armoury Creative, was a name found by a friend From China which first became the name of Fin DAC’s web portfolio. He kept his pseudonym when he started street art and used a dragon logo as a form of signature.
He is a non-conformist urban artist who has defined and perfected an atypical spray paint style he has dubbed Urban Aesthetics ignores the accepted visual languages of street art almost completely. … His art is characterised by an unusual delicate and soft spray paint style, often depicting Asian females.
Through his work Fin DAC explores themes related to female emancipation and empowerment, while revealing their sensuality and sensitivity at the same time. The artist’s artwork aims to tackle racial and sexual stereotypes that surround women while readjusting the male gaze and former colonialist attitudes surrounding the Eastern experience.