If you’re headed out to ComplexCon in Long Beach this weekend, be sure to check out artist James Jean‘s interactive installation as part of POW! WOW!‘s booth. “Veils” invites viewers to peel away 4,800 images (and take the art with them) to slowly transform the work over the course of the event. As the veils are lifted, more images are revealed beneath until there is nothing left. Have a look at a few more images used in the installation below.
Here’s a look at all the murals from POW! WOW! Long Beach 2016. I think this one above might be my favourite but tough to pick just one, lots of great stuff. All the images were shot by one of my favourite people on the planet, Brandon Shigeta. More images below!
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!
Usugrow painting in Shibuya as part of Pow! Wow! Japan
The international arts festival, Pow! Wow!, has just announced their next two events will be back to back weeklong exhibitions in Japan and Taiwan, starting October 17th. The Asia Tour roster includes renowned artists Faith47, Kinsey, Fafi, Jeff Soto, Case, Kevin Ancell, Ben Horton, Naturel, and many others. Local artists, including one of my personal favourites, Usugrow (seen above), have already started on a giant mural in Shibuya in the lead up to the event.
This week (June 22nd-27th) the arts festival known as Pow! Wow! invades Long Beach, California, and is well on its way to becoming the largest mural arts festival in the world. In the last year the festival traveled to Taipei, Taiwan, hosted their largest event yet in Honolulu, Hawaii, and expanded to Austin, Texas (in partnership with SXSW).
Pow! Wow! Long Beach 2015 roster: Aaron De La, Benjie Escobar, Bumblebee, Cruz, Cryptik, Fafi, Hueman, James Jean, Jeff McMillan, Jeff Soto, Low Bros, Madsteez, Nychos, Push, and Tristan Eaton.
On June 26th Long Beach Museum of Art and Thinkspace Gallery are also hosting “Vitality and Verve” and have invited 20 international artists including Aaron Horkey, Andrew Schoultz, Audrey Kawasaki, Brendan Monroe, Esao Andrews, Greg Simkins, Hot Tea, Meggs, Nosego and many others to transform both floors of their building with murals and installations.
You can watch the video from Pow! Wow! SXSW below.
Here’s a great video capturing the fifth year of the @powwowhawaii festival. I’m happy to report that there was an abundance of female artists this year – not always the case with big mural events! Maya Hayuk, Fafi, Olek, Natalia Rak, Tati, Lauren YS, and Hueman are among the artists featured in the video below.