28.07.17 by Jeff

14-Story Mural by Artist Kamea Hadar

Artist Kamea Hadar has just completed what is now the largest portrait in the state of Hawaii; a 14-story mural of Hina, the Hawaiian Goddess of the moon. Under the guidance of another artist John Hina aka Prime, Hadar’s work continues to explore a modern-day form of mo’olelo or ancient Hawaiian storytelling.

See more images (all shot by photographer Andrew Tran) of the massive mural below.

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10.07.17 by Staff

“A Survey” by Artist Edwin Ushiro

Drawings and paintings from artist Edwin Ushiro’s current solo exhibition (previously featured here). See more images below or on display at Giant Robot 2 (GR2) gallery until July 26. Read More

27.04.17 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Mark Kushimi

Here’s a selection of photos by Honolulu, Hawaii-based photographer, Mark Kushimi, who happens to be the editor-in-chief/co-founder of one of my favourite publications, Contrast Magazine. The image above is from a beautiful series where he turns his Hasselblad on a tripod during the exposure. Have a look at more of his work below.

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14.06.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Edwin Ushiro

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A selection of paintings from artist Edwin Ushiro’s latest solo exhibition. “Capturing What Still Glimmers” explores memory making and particularly pivotal moments in time that can’t be undone or taken back. See more images below or on display at Giant Robot 2 in Los Angeles from June 18th to July 6th.

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08.06.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Kamea Hadar

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Congratulations to my good friend Kamea Hadar, one of the directors of Pow! Wow!, who fittingly became a father halfway through painting this mural in Hawaii. I say fittingly because the piece is a portrait of Barack Obama entitled “Hapa”, which means “part” or “partial” in Hawaiian, and refers to people of mixed race.  Barack Obama was born in Honolulu to a white mother from Kansas and a black father from Kenya. Kamea, who currently lives in Honolulu, was born in Israel to a half Japanese half Korean mother, and an Israeli father.

Photos by Jonas Maon and Andrew Tran. Have a look at the video below.

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24.03.16 by Staff

#TheCreatorClass Goes to POW! WOW!

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Photo by Ja Tecson

Director Leeor Wild, and cinematographer Mason Rose follow photographer Ja Tecson as he documents the progress of Sean “Hula” Yoro’s mural for this year’s POW! WOW! festival. You can watch #TheCreatorClass’ video over on Booooooom TV now!

22.01.16 by Jeff

Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2016: Artist Roster

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Kevin Lyons, Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2016 Visiting Artist

 

The annual Pow! Wow! Hawaii art festival is just around the corner, running from February 6th-13th, in Honolulu. The 2016 artist roster has been released and it might make you wanna start looking for cheap flights.

If you do end up pulling the trigger and flying out there (maybe the best life decision) you can get tickets to their big closing event concert here. For everyone else, the entire festival will be captured by several photographers on Instagram @powwowworldwide.

There are more than 50 international and local artists involved this year, have a look at the entire list below!

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20.07.15 by Staff

Calvin Seibert’s Elaborate Sand Castles

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These insanely precise sand castles are bound to inspire (or utterly discourage) the efforts of casual beach-dwellers everywhere. See more images of professional sculptor and artist Calvin Seibert’s masterpieces below!

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