Thursday, December 3, 2015

Global Intellect - Mural in Minutes-Rahmaan Statik



PHANTOM GALLERY CHICAGO NETWORK  is proud to present RAHMAAN STATIK at KROMA ART SPACE AND STUDIOS  in Coconut Grove, Dec 1, 2015- Jan 15, 2016

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Rahmaan Statik: Woodlawn mural project 15x15 ft section, spray paint on concrete.

Rahmaan Statik: Woodlawn mural project 15x18 ft section, spray paint on concrete.

 Rahmaan Statik is being featured in the main sector, featuring established independent, artists/curators. A collection of murals, graffiti productions, and public art from Rahmaan Statik Barnes. 

The art works on this web site were produced in many locations, South Bronx New York City, Chicago Illinois, San Diego, California, and Milwaukee. Public murals that fuse the graffiti aesthetic with a classical training received from the American Academy of Art. As co-founder of RK Design, a graphic arts and mural company, he has produced over 200 murals, multiple CD covers, book illustrations and logo designs. He currently works out of his studio in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, where in addition to pieces created in oil, acrylic, graphite, pen & ink, pastels, mosaic tile, spray paint and digital media, I am developing an instructional video on large-scale aerosol pieces.


Also, check PRIMARY PROECT SPACE in WYNWOOD DURING ART BASEL


Miami (November 18, 2015) –PRIMARY is pleased to announce Calm Before the Sun, the latest solo exhibition of Magnus Sodamin on view at Wynwood Walls in partnership with Goldman Properties. 

The exhibition opens with a private preview Friday, November 27, 2015 from 7 – 9 pm (rsvp@thisisprimary.com) and a public reception December 1, 2015 from 11 pm – 2 am. 

The exhibition will be on view through Art Basel Miami Beach until January 31, 2016. For this immersive installation, Sodamin has painted the floor and walls of the gallery in its entirety with his trademark kaleidoscopic washes of dayglo paint. Complementing this bright background, a series of contemplative paintings attest to his long-term engagement with abstraction and the natural environment of South Florida. Illuminating the work is an innovative lighting system, in which lights on timers continually shift to reveal unexpected vistas.



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The exhibition’s title Calm Before the Sun refers to the tranquility before a sunrise seen from the water, be it in Biscayne Bay or in Ten Thousand Islands, or farther afield. The artist is a long-term outdoorsman; these works find him translating the moment of stilled anticipation as the sun creeps above the black waters, dramatically recoloring the sky with each passing moment.

Calm Before the Sun directs Sodamin’s attention towards the passage of time, and how environment affects mood, engaging not only the landscape, but visual perceptions and painting itself. How is one supposed to translate nature to canvas, Sodamin asks, especially when it is changing all the time? And, on the other end, how is one supposed to see it, be they outdoors or in a gallery?

Wynwood Walls – (@wynwoodwallsofficial) The Wynwood Walls was conceived by the late Tony Goldman in 2009. Since its inception, the Wynwood Walls program has seen over 50 artists representing 16 countries and have covered over 80,000 square feet of walls. They have become must see international destination, with media coverage that has included the New York Times, BBC News, Vanity Fair and Forbes.

PRIMARY (@primaryprojects) is a multifaceted organization that explores and promotes multiple forms of aesthetic expression from both established and emerging artists. Operating both within a gallery context and in the expanded public realm, PRIMARY is an intelligent, alternative arts environment with a bold urban sensibility delivered through a diverse range of media