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POW! WOW! ’14 / Openings: 1xRun x Pangeaseed show

One of the main events of this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii was the release of a POW! WOW! 2104 Featured Artists Series of limited edition prints by the 1xRun, as well as the opening of their popup show along with the Pangeaseed organization. This event took place the 14th of April at Loft In Space / Fresh Cafe in Kaka’ako area of Honolulu. With most of the participating artists creating murals in the main event, many of the editions were naturally signed in Hawaii, only few days before the […]

POW! WOW! ’14 / Streets: James Jean

James Jean was one of the secret surprises of this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii festival in Honolulu. The American artist was invited to the event as a guest first, but once he arrived to the island, he decided to try out his skills in creating a large scale mural for the first time in his career. It was very interesting seeing the way he transferred his signature illustrative style onto a big wall, using only red paint and a brush, but the result was impressive. […]

POW! WOW! ’14 / Streets: Brendan Monroe x Glenn Barr

Aside from lots of amazing murals and a huge list of side events, workshops, shows, parties, etc, POW! WOW! Hawaii is an opportunity for some unusual collaborations between participating artists. One of these is this intriguing mural created by Glenn Barr and Brendan Monroe. Since neither of the two artists usually work in such large scale, or in the public space, this opportunity was both a big challenge and a great experience. For this image, the artists decided to try and juxtapose their styles – since Barr went with his […]

POW! WOW! ’14 / Streets: 123Klan

Graffiti couple 123Klan recently finished their mural for this years edition of the POW! WOW! Hawaii festival. This was not their only way of participating in the event, as Montreal-based artists, Klor & Scien, also took part in Seventh Letter x RVCA group show (covered), released limited edition prints with 1xRun (previewed), and designed some of the official merchandise of the event. Known for their super sharp, very tech looking style, and use of their graphic design elements in their graffiti work, the duo created this […]

POW! WOW! ’14 / Streets: Roid x Insa (Part I)

British artists Roid and Insa are part of “team England” at this year’s Pow! Wow! Hawaii,  working on an impressive and unusual collaboration. The two are creating another piece in Insa’s ongoing series of moving GIF-ITI’s, which features the interesting concept of creating street art that comes to life when put online in the form of animated gif. Taking full advantage of the strong connection between street art and internet, gif-iti’s are literally giving a new dimension to flat and static graffiti works. AM spent […]

POW! WOW! ’14 / Streets: Know Hope

American-born and Tel Aviv-based artist, Know Hope, is one of the artists taking part in this year’s Pow! Wow! Hawaii event in Honolulu. Although he originally planned on working on several smaller, hidden pieces in the alleys of the Kaka’ako area, the artist just finished this large mural on a side wall of a local carshop. With his minimalist style, very basic color palette, and recognizable imagery, he created this lovely piece of public art. Known for his emotive work and combining lyrics along with […]

POW! WOW! ’14 / Previews: RVCA x TWSL – “#RVCATWFSL”

Another exclusive event is opening tonight (February 11th) in Honolulu as a part of POWWOW ’14. RVCA, The Seventh Letter and POW! WOW! teamed up to exhibit works by some of today’s best graffiti/urban/street artists. With an extensive lineup featuring 60+ artist, including such names as Dabs Myla, Judith Supine, Remio, Estevan Oriol, Stash, Anthony Lister, Ilk, Greg Lamarche, Steel MSK, 123Klan, Rime, Risk, Aaron De La Cruz, El Mac, Pose, and Sever, , this show is another major part of this year’s event. From conceptual, and even […]

Showing: Daniel Weissbach “Stellen” @ Ruttkowski;68

Berlin based artist, Daniel Weissbach, recently opened his solo at Ruttkowski;68 in Cologne, Germany. Titled Stellen (to set, to put), this show included new pieces from his ongoing series of works focused on taking apart of real, everyday places, and reinventing them in an artistic context. By mostly creating isolated sections of tiled walls, his prime idea is to show and put accent on the spaces between the tiles, where life leaves marks that are hard to remove. It’s these gaps that observed from a distance […]

POW! WOW! ’14 / Openings: “Exploring The New Contemporary Movement” @ Honolulu Museum Of Art School

Last night, the Honolulu Museum Of Art School hosted the official launch of this year’s edition of POW! WOW! Hawaii with an opening of a big  group show curated by the Thinkspace Gallery. Presenting all new 2×2′ works by 40+ international urban, street and contemporary artists, this show attracted a lot of attention of the local art lovers as well as the participating artists of this year’s festival. With many of the featured artists taking part in POW! WOW! this year, a lot of them were present at the opening, making […]

Streets: Waone (Interesni Kazki) in India

Waone, a member of Interesni Kazki (interviewed) together with AEC, recently spent some time in the South India. Known for his love for travels and appreciating ancient cultures and traditions, the Ukrainian artist left an unusual mark in this remote part of the world. The mural he created is not as nearly as big or complex as the other walls we’re used to seeing  from this duo, but the message behind it is very powerful. Titled Time For Change, this mural is strongly affected by the worrying […]