Menu
The New Contemporary Art Magazine

Miami Art Week 2014: Street Art Highlights from Wynwood

Interesni Kazki detail While the collectors were busy at the fairs during Miami Art Week, street artists descended upon the Wynwood neighborhood to add new murals to the urban landscape, with thousands of eager tourists with cameras at the ready following not far behind. While many murals from past years have been preserved, we spotted new additions by the likes of Interesni Kazki, Nychos (who painted five separate walls), Faith47, Alexis Diaz, Swoon, Cleon Peterson, and many others. Colorful new pieces spilled out of the designated Wynwood Walls area and into the neighborhood. Several artists, such as Pixel Pancho, So Youn Lee, Nychos, and Bikismo, painted at the Jose de Diego Middle School, where, as we learned, arts funding has recently been cut. Check out some of our street art highlights below.

While the collectors were busy at the fairs during Miami Art Week, street artists descended upon the Wynwood neighborhood to add new murals to the urban landscape, with thousands of eager tourists with cameras at the ready following not far behind. While many murals from past years have been preserved, we spotted new additions by the likes of Interesni Kazki, Nychos (who painted five separate walls), Faith47, Alexis Diaz, Swoon, Cleon Peterson, and many others. Colorful new pieces spilled out of the designated Wynwood Walls area and into the neighborhood. Several artists, such as Pixel Pancho, So Youn Lee, Nychos, and Bikismo, painted at the Jose de Diego Middle School, where, as we learned, arts funding has recently been cut. Check out some of our street art highlights below.


Interesni Kazki


Interesni Kazki detail


Bicicleta Sem Freio


Cleon Peterson


Back view of Cleon Peterson’s mural


Evoca


Faith47 and Alexis Diaz


Faith47 and Alexis Diaz detail


Faith47 and Alexis Diaz detail


Hush and Shark Toof


Jaz and 2501


Jaz and 2501 detail


Bikismo at Jose de Diego Middle School


Pixel Pancho at Jose de Diego Middle School


Nychos


Pose and Revok


Smithe and Ever


Smithe and Ever detail


Smithe and Ever detail


Swoon


Swoon detail


Swoon detail


The London Police

Meta
Share
Facebook
Reddit
Pinterest
Email
Related Articles
The hardworking team behind one of the world's longest lasting street art festivals, Nuart in Norway, covered here over the years, recently announced the launch of yet another public art project. Nuart Sandnes Art Trail is Norway’s first official Street Art Trail, and its main goal is to connect Sandnes’ urban center with the city’s surrounding rural areas.
Through his portraiture, Eduardo Kobra imparts powerful social messages simply by selecting the right subject. His recent mural in Rome, for example, was dedicated to Malala Yousafzai, the young social activist working to promote access to education for women in the Middle East. Kobra painted the new mural on the wall of the historical Museo dell’Altro e Dell’Altrove, which faces the Via Prenestina in Rome, a road that dates back to the Roman Empire. Read more after the jump.
We first met São Paulo, Brazil based artist Celso Mazo, aka Mazu Prozak, or simply "Prozak", while exploring the streets of Wynwood in Miami earlier this month. The Brazilian graffiti painter was still working on his mural in the Smashed Canvas art block, but it grabbed our attention because his didn't look like the rest. From a distance, his piece emulated the soft and organic effect of ink or watercolor, rather than those of his neighbors who were using acrylic spray paint and stencils. Using layers of cartoony bubbles, other times light washes, Prozak's murals play with color relationships that he relates to human emotions.
Chinese-born, South Africa-based artist DALeast was recently in Poland painting a new mural for the Street Art Doping mural festival in Warsaw. This is one of the few murals he has painted as of late, as he has been focusing on studio work this year. DAL's distinctive style evolved from his effort to paint large pieces without using much paint, a technique he came up with back in his homeland. As time went on, this technique became his unique, recognizable signature.

Subscribe to the Hi-Fructose Mailing List