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.
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 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.
‘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.
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 Motionhere.
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 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.
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.
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.