LAKWENA makes her Miami debut at Art Basel! She is working on a huge wall mural as we speak in the Wynwood Arts District. Jeffrey Deitch curated the group exhibition of women street arists. We hope you can join us in Miami to see Lakwena's amazing wall and new works in the pop up gallery!
December 3 - 8, 2013 in the Wynwood Arts District.
Excerpt rom the press release:
Wynwood Walls presents a new outdoor mural project and a gallery exhibition celebrating the contributions of outstanding women artists who are part of the history and the new energy of street art. Women on the Walls will incorporate nine new wall murals and the gallery exhibition showcase the work of essential innovators like Lady Pink and Claw Money, and artists who are redefining street art today from a woman’s perspective like Maya Hayuk and Sheryo.
Five artists have been selected to create new wall murals in the Wynwood Walls compound. These are Aiko, from Japan, Fafi from Paris, Miss Van, from France, Maya Hayuk from New York, and the legendary Lady Pink. Aiko, who was part of the first year's mural project, is known for her sensual Japanese Pop imagery. Fafi and Miss Van are among the most influential street artists in Europe, creating pop figuration from a woman's perspective. Maya Hayuk's unique geometric style work is currently featured at the entrance of the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Lady Pink was the most influential woman artist in the early history of New York graffiti. She was one of the stars of the 1983 film Wild Style that helped spread the imagery of New York Wild Style graffiti around the world.
Faith 47 from South Africa, Kashink from Paris, Lakwena from London and Sheryo from Singapore, have been commissioned by Goldman Properties to create new wall murals in the Wynwood neighborhood adjacent to the Wynwood Walls compound. These influential artists represent the international reach of the street art movement. Faith 47 recently completed a socially engaging project in Cape Town and Johannesburg using quotes from the Freedom Charter. In contrast to other women street artists, Kashink only paints men, usually four eyed fat and hairy gangster like figures. Lakwena, trained as a sign painter, creates dazzling compositions fusing words and geometric shapes.