Art Whino Murals in DC

(Reka for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
Reka for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)

Recently I had the pleasure of finally seeing in person a number of murals in Washington, DC, organized by Art Whino. This expertly curated series of large-scale murals features the work of Reka, Nawer, SatOne, Momo, Rubin and Kyle Hughes Odgers. I particularly enjoyed the juxtaposition of L’Enfant Plaza’s Brutalist architecture with these large, colorful, and abstract murals.

(Reka for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
Reka for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)
(Reka for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
Reka for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)
(Reka x Nawer for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
Reka x Nawer for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)
(Reka x Nawer for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
Reka x Nawer for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)
(Nawer for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
Nawer for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)
(SatOne for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
SatOne for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)
(SatOne for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
SatOne for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)
(SatOne for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
SatOne for Art Whino (photo by Luna Park)
(SatOne for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
SatOne for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)
(SatOne for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
SatOne for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)
(Rubin415 for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
Rubin415 for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)
(Momo for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
Momo for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)
(Momo for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
Momo for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)
(Momo for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
Momo for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)
(Kyle Hughes Odgers for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
Kyle Hughes Odgers for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)

Smashing Art Basel

Smash137 (photo by Luna Park)
Smash137 (photo by Luna Park)

A stone’s throw away from the official halls of Art Basel lies an entirely different showcase for contemporary art: a rail loading dock along the Basel Rhine Harbor features a style hall of fame anchored by abstract works by Basel graffiti legend Smash137. I cannot put into words the excitement I felt at stumbling across this place and having the privilege to witness this wall in person.

Basel Rhine harbor (photo by Luna Park)
Basel Rhine harbor (photo by Luna Park)
Harbor spot (photo by Luna Park)
Harbor spot (photo by Luna Park)
Smash137 Jers Aley (photo by Luna Park)
Smash137 Jers Aley (photo by Luna Park)
Gold Smash137 (photo by Luna Park)
Gold Smash137 (photo by Luna Park)
Dosek Shez (photo by Luna Park)
Dosek Shez? (photo by Luna Park)
Besk Sweet Smash137 (photo by Luna Park)
Besk Sweet Smash137 (photo by Luna Park)
Hims Graff Sucks Shez (photo by Luna Park)
Hims Graff Sucks Shez (photo by Luna Park)
Smash137 Aley (photo by Luna Park)
Smash137 Aley (photo by Luna Park)
Gold Rois (photo by Luna Park)
Gold Rois (photo by Luna Park)
Harbor (photo by Luna Park)
Harbor (photo by Luna Park)

Spectrum at Gallery Brooklyn

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I’m very excited for this weekend’s Spectrum show at Red Hook’s Gallery Brooklyn, curated by the one and only Choice Royce. With Rubin, Hellbent, EKG, See One and Col, Royce has put together a line-up of artists who aren’t afraid to experiment – willfully, boldly and colorfully – at the cross section of abstract art and graffiti. Do not sit this one out!

Spectrum
Opening: Saturday, July 27, 6:00-9:00pm
July 29 – August 31, 2013
Gallery Brooklyn
351 Van Brunt Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231