Ekundayo unveils 75ft mural for Honolulu Museum of Art

Beneath the Sea

photo via Ekundayo’s instagram account @sorrowbecomesjoy

Thinkspace family member Ekundayo unveiled a 75ft mural at the Honolulu Museum of Art last weekend in conjunction with World Oceans Day film and art festival hosted by Pangeaseed. The mural “Beneath the Sea” features ocean life in Ekundayo’s unique and original style. To find out more about Ekundayo and to view available works please visit the Thinkspace website.ekundayo mural

ekundayo mural

photo via @worldoceansdayhawaii  instagram

Ekundayo Feature In Graffiti Art Magazine

ekundayo feature graffiti art magazine

Graffiti Art Magazine‘s latest issue #25 features Thinkspace artist Ekundayo.  A French graffiti magazine, it’s great to see Ekundayo’s international exposure. Many of the pieces featured in the article were on view during Ekundayo’s Collection Reflection show in February. Get a closer look at the pieces on our website and if you know français pick up the issue on newsstands nows.

 

 

Ekundayo in Hawaii

Ekundayo is currently over in his home state of Hawaii hanging with friends and family and working on a new body of work after rocking things at the recent PMCA opening of ‘Street Cred: Graffiti Art from Concrete to Canvas‘. Lucky enough for the locals he found some time to rock this awesome wall on Kapahulu Avenue in Waikiki that was sponsored by 33third and filmed by [UMI] Workshop for all to enjoy.

Ekundayo also just relaunched his website – check it out: www.ekundayo.com

Look for Dayo in ‘Impetus’ – our curated exhibit opening this September at the University of Arizona. More details and sneak peeks to be released soon.

‘Street Cred’ opens this Sat, May 14th at the PMCA

The front of the PMCA featuring a recently completed mural by RETNA

‘Street Cred: Graffiti Art from Concrete to Canvas’
On view May 15th, 2011 – September 4th, 2011

Opening Reception: Sat, May 14th 7-10PM ($5 admission / free to museum members)

Internationally renowned as one of the most fertile grounds for graffiti art, the City of Angels has its own idiosyncratic graffiti styles created from the innovative New York “wildstyle” that heralded the birth of graffiti as it is seen today, filtered through local influences such as gang writing styles that greatly predate the modern movement. ‘Street Cred’ will include photographs from the crucial years of the graffiti scene, providing key insights into the visual “language” of graffiti, its development in Los Angeles, and the ways in which the street work informs the canvas work in the exhibition.

Artists featured in the exhibition include Michael Alvarez, Angst, Chaz Bojórquez, Codak, Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins, Dash, Ekundayo, Ewok, Eye, Gajin Fujita, Haste, Alex Kizu, Kofie, Man One, Mear, Juan Carlos Muñoz, Nicnak, Push, Risk, Jeff Soto, Evan Skrederstu, Retna, Revok, Saber, Jesse Simon, Siner, Skept, and Zes

Featured above is the recently completed 46-foot tall mural by acclaimed artist RETNA on the front façade of the museum.

Pasadena Museum of California Art
490 East Union Street in Pasadena
www.pmcaonline.org

Ekundayo at POW WOW

Ekundayo recently returned home to Hawaii to rock some live painting and murals for the big POW WOW event. Several amazing blogs were on hand to document all the action including Arrested Motion, Hi-Fructose (responsible for the pic above), and Booooooom.

Check out some amazing coverage from Arrested Motion here.

Look for Ekundayo to be featured in a show we are curating this September in Tucson at the University of Arizona… more details on that soon.

Ekundayo in Hawaii this week at POW WOW / interviewed by Arrested Motion

Ekundayo is returning home to his homeland of Hawaii this week to take part in the annual POW WOW festival. This special event, which launched in Hong Kong last year, will feature live art and much more and is the brainchild of artist Jasper Wong. The event will also feature contributions from 123Klan, Jeff Hamada, Meggs, Will Barras, and Wu Yue along with local artists Jesico Serrano, Kamea Hadar, and Prime.

Check out full event details here: http://welovecampfires.com/powwow/

Check out Arrested Motion’s full interview with Ekundayo here:
http://arrestedmotion.com/2011/02/pow-wow-’11-interview-ekundayo/

Check out Arrested Motion’s coverage of his mural alongside Angry Woebots here:
http://arrestedmotion.com/2011/02/pow-wow-11-streets-angry-woebots-ekundayo/

View available works in our inventory from Ekundayo here and pictures of his recent solo show here.

*Above picture courtesy of Arrested Motion

Ekundayo in Miami for ‘Primary Flight’ + ‘Creative Spaces’ studio visit

Ekundayo with Pixel Pancho in Miami for 'Primary Flight'

Ekundayo was recently down in Miami, FL during Art Basel to take part in this year’s ‘Primary Flight’ exhibition. He took part in a wall alongside Pixel Pancho (Italy) and the results came out just killer.

Check out some great shots of the wall coming to life here:
http://ddjour.posterous.com/seen-ekundayo-and-pixel-pushers-mural-in-miam

Portrait of Ekundayo by Kevin Knight for 'Creative Spaces'

Kevin Knight also recently visited Ekundayo‘s old studio (he’s since moved to a larger space) as part of his going Creative Spaces series. Creative Spaces is a portrait series started by photographer Kevin Knight as a look into the seldom seen studio spaces of the top artists, writers and creative individuals.

Check out the full studio visit here:
http://creativespacesblog.com/2010/10/19/ekundayo/

Check out available works from Ekundayo here:
http://www.thinkspacegallery.com/bio.php?artist=Ekundayo

Look for more from Ekundayo in the year ahead…