We’re so excited to see Widewalls feature the first of RAD Napa’s murals, “Knocking on Heaven’s Door” by Natalia Rak and Bezt. They also featured Telmo Miels new mural that we wrote about here. Telmo Miel are headed to Hawaii this week for Pow! Wow! Hawaii, so make sure to follow our Hawaii adventure on Instagram.
Our full recap of “Knocking on Heaven’s Door” can be seen over here, but above is an awesome video of Bezt and Natalia Rak creating a stunning new mural for the RAD Napa project.
The first mural in our curated series of work for RAD Napa is now complete, “Knocking on Heaven’s Door.” This gorgeous mural is from Bezt of Etam Cru and Natalia Rak. Their first collaborative mural together on the same wall, the two artists styles and voice worked well together creating a breathtaking new piece. The artists captured a unique glow that will ignite the imagination of those riding on the Napa wine trains. Despite a week of troublesome weather, we are beyond excited to see this piece have come to life and look forward to the RAD Napa multi-year project spanning dozens of walls.
Many thanks to all at RAD Napa, Montana Colors, and Spray Planet for their support of this special project.
Photos courtesy of the talented Birdman Photography.
ADDITIONAL PRESS COVERAGE:
Artist duo Telmo Miel‘s latest mural “We’re All The Same, But Different” just went up in Berlin as a part of The House.
Telmo Miel will be heading to Hawaii next month for Pow! Wow! Hawaii’s 2017 mural week February 11th – 19th. They will be putting up new works in paradise alongside fellow Thinkspace Family artists Cinta Vidal and Joram Roukes.
To view the full Pow! Wow! Hawaii line up click here.
We’re excited to share with you the official mural line up of Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2017. The week of art and festivities kicks off on February 11th and runs till the 18th, artist and musicians will come together in the Kak’ako neighborhood to create all new murals and installations.
Pow! Wow! Hawaii’s block party runs concurrently alongside the Honolulu Night Market, an exhibition curated by Thinkspace at the Honolulu Museum of Art, a print show with Detroit-based 1xRun, artist talks, “Saving Banksy” documentary premiere, “Art to the Pitch” soccer tournaments, break dancing battles with UDEF, as well as a DIM MAK Anniversary Concert with Steve Aoki presented by Electric Palms and POW! WOW!.
POW! WOW! Hawaii 2017 Visiting Artist Roster
Tavar Zawacki (Above)
POW! WOW! Hawaii 2017 Local Artists
The Napa Valley Vine Trail, Napa Valley Wine Train and members of Napa’s local arts community have partnered to create the first art district in the Napa Valley, designated as the Rail Arts District (RAD) Napa.
RAD Napa will transform the existing Cross-Town Commuter Path into a cultural corridor providing an experiential and educational trail celebrating our beautiful Napa Valley. This will be accomplished by applying murals to the backs of buildings, installing sculptures, fence art, landscaping, gateway features, and more!
Thinkspace is honored to be the curator for the mural portion of this amazing project. This will be an ongoing, multi-year project spanning dozens of walls and featuring some of the biggest names in muralism.
Kicking things off this Thursday will be Bezt of Etam Cru in collaboration with Natalia Rak – both artists arrive in from Poland tomorrow afternoon and we can’t wait to watch them work their magic up in Napa Valley.
Recent mural by Betz
The wall in Napa being buffed for Betz
Coming up in March will be Felipe Pantone from Argentina, followed by Cinta Vidal in April. More projects currently in the works. Plans are to have 6-8 walls created annually. We will have Birdman on scene documenting all the goodness, so we will be sure to share some progress later this week.
Thinkspace family artists Telmo Miel just completed another moving mural ‘Not As Creepy as I Seem’ in Dordrecht, Holland. Here is the inspiration behind the piece in the artists’ own words.
“The picture we used as reference was from an old photo database, that had pictures of people in Dordrecht in the 1930-1940s. This particular girl we saw perfectly fitted this wall, and because of the fact the girl was from there we could not resist using it as a base for our concept.
By looking at those photo’s we realized the overall feel of photography drastically changed over the decades. Nowadays people use their phones or in luxurious circumstances they hire a photographer for family portraits. But the feel is usually happy, smiling, or with a duckface here and there. The database we went through was filled with serious people in a clothing style that referred more to modern day horror films than wholesome family life.
In every case, there is a kind of easily misinterpret-able factor ‘appearance’. She isn’t creepy though. Just like I’m not always angry, although I maybe appear to be.”
Make sure to check out their current exhibition at the Fullerton Museum Center ‘Lost and Not Found’
in its final days. The exhibition features a mural and a few original works by the artists closes November 27th.