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Dynamic art duo Cyrcle. (featured) was one of the last ones to finish their mural for POW! WOW! Hawaii festival due to their busy schedule. They had just barely enough time to pull this massive masterpiece off, but with their well-coordinated team work, they made it happen over two nights & days of painting. In their signature style, they created a hand painted image that looks like it’s an oversized vectored image. Painstakingly spraying every single dot, they created an impressive mural in front of Fresh Cafe in the Kaka’ako area […]
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Dave Kinsey (featured) was one of the names we were looking forward to seeing in this year’s edition of the massive POW! WOW! Hawaii festival. Even though he arrived a few days later than planned and the tropical weather wasn’t on his side, he managed to finish this huge mural after two long days of painting. Being especially intrigued by the shrine like shape of the wall, his piece is inspired by the constant battle between civilization and nature of Hawaii. The majestic tree in the middle of […]
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After long days of working under hot Hawaiian sun, another participating artist the of POW! WOW! Hawaii festival, Inti, recently finished his mural. Known for his focus on the rich South American history, tradition, and symbols in his public art, the artist decided to use this “smaller wall” (by his standards), for something a bit different. Instead of painting only his characters that he is most known for, the Chilean-born and Paris-based artist created a still life image using a lot of different elements. Along with […]
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Australian graffiti couple, Dabs Myla, teamed up with their New Zealand friend, Misery, for a big mural collaboration at POW! WOW! Hawaii this year. With all the artists usually painting cheerful characters and cartoonish designs, this joint effort resulted in an explosion of cuteness in Kaka’ako, an industrial neighbourhood of Honolulu. With Dabs Myla’s spray painted clean, super flat and almost vectored looking elements, and Misery’s more brush painted vintage, rough, and slightly “used up” looking creations, the combination of their styles is an awesome […]
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World traveler, Seth Globepainter, recently finished up this large mural for POW! WOW! Hawaii. The Paris-based artist arrived to the island straight after the opening of his show in Paris (covered), and with taking part in the Exploring The New Contemporary Movement group show (covered), the mural was the second and main part of his participation in this year’s event. Inspired by the tropical paradise and island life, he created one of his familiar images of a little girl standing on a rock with her head being lost […]
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Augustine Kofie (featured) was one of the first artists to finish his mural for POW! WOW! Hawaii this year. With his artistic background having a strong connection with graffiti and painting walls, the American artist showed a lot of skills and work discipline finishing up one of the largest walls at the festival in a such short time. The result was one of his signature abstract works that includes a lot of geometrical elements, straight and perfect circular lines, as well as plays with shading, color transparency, […]
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More stories from the week that ended Feb 16 (click on bolded words for more information): Students petition to have Tony Matelli’s Sleepwalker sculpture removed from Wellesley College campus. RIP: Terry Adkins, who died of heart failure at age 60. RIP: Leonard Knight, who died at the age of 82, possibly from diabetes. RIP: Nancy Holt, who died at the age of 75. RIP: Maggie Estep, who died of a heart attack at age 50. RIP: Hudson, who died at the age of 63. Tributes from […]
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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. […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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