“Fresh from the opening of his Lisbon solo show, Felipe Pantone spent four days in Napa Valley working on his latest mural for the RAD Napa project (curated by Thinkspace). Following on the heels of the Bezt x Natalia Rak piece from few weeks ago, the wall from the Argentinian-born artist is the second addition to the upcoming art district in the area.
Known for his digital-based imagery filled with strict geo objects, bright colors and monochromatic elements, Pantone created another public piece that appears as a glitch in an otherwise serene surrounding. Working in much different conditions than the artists before him, he battled the hot sun for four days in order to complete the piece titled Chormadynamica. Conforming to the brick wall structure, he created an effective piece that changes with the observer’s point of view and will surely be exceptional to experience from a moving train.” – Arrested Motion
Organized by Napa Valley Vine Trail, Napa Valley Wine Train and members of Napa’s local arts community, this project aims to transform the existing Cross-Town Commuter Path into a cultural corridor providing an experiential and educational trail celebrating Napa Valley. We here at Thinkspace are honored to be a part of it.
UP NEXT THIS APRIL for RAD Napa:
We’re excited to share the completed mural ‘Chromadynamica’ from Felipe Pantone for the RAD Napa mural project in Napa, California curated by Thinkspace Gallery. The project is sponsored by the Wine Train and the Napa Valley Vine Trail.
Photos courtesy of project documentarian Birdman photos.
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