Graffiti: Exploring outside the walls Part 1

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I have posted about the Wynwood walls before but what is so great about this magical graffiti splashed section of Miami is that the walls are constantly changing, which means every time you visit you will discover something new (cool right?).  And every December hundreds of artists from around the world descend upon Wynwood for Art Basel creating new layers in this transformative neighborhood. Most people (tourists and Miami folks who remember what the area was like 20 years ago) are a bit timid when they go to Lynwood and stick to the main area (i.e. NW 2nd Ave where many of the restaurants and stores are located) or just visit the actual designated area called the ‘Wynwood Walls’, well there is a LOT more incredible art to discover if you venture outside of ‘the walls’.

@juantraviesu, @reiniergamboa, @davideolivera At work

@juantraviesu, @reiniergamboa, @davideolivera
At work

Canadian artist Birdo or Birdo DMC, paints animals with various textures — always colourful and always big.

Canadian artist Birdo or Birdo DMC, paints animals with various textures

 

From Canada, to Brazil, France and Australia I hope you enjoy this two part adventure of the new beautiful murals I discovered on my recent exploration of Wynwood.  There are some beautiful tags decorating the various streets and alley ways but being an art history major I am drawn to murals, there are so many hidden details expertly woven into these large canvases they become true masterpieces that if you don’t see them now will vanish with the next wave of artists that storms the city.

French street artist MTO

French street artist MTO

Rhino by Dest Jones

Swiss artist Dest Jones

#freelolita

#freelolita

Concrete Beach

Concrete Beach

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Miami artist Kemo

Miami artist Kemo

Check back for Part 2: Women of the Walls

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