Gabriel Gimenez aka GGhas become a recognizable face in the Miami art scene. His art has made its way into many collector homes via his representation at Nac Gallery in Fort Lauderdale and his murals grace many walls such as O Cinema in Wynwood. GG’s main character, Fedo, stares at patrons in many bars with his signature disproportioned black eyes and wacky mouth.
The Fedo stickers have made their way around the world and the face can be seen in cities like New York, London and San Juan. Fedo has taken on many forms recently and for his latest solo exhibit GG used the character to paint a series favorite icons and characters from Andy Warhol to Mickey Mouse.
A collaboration with Del Toro shoes has pushed GG to a new level of recognition past the borders of the art world so I sat down with the artist to find out what he has been up to.
Meet Alexis Frias aka 8-Bit Lexicon, maker of pixel art – illustration, street art, portraits, sculptures and 3-D art. 8-Bit Lexicon is the official resident artist ofBlock x BlogMusic and Arts Festival. ( See: Block x Blog Does FTL)
With a little help from 8-Bit Lexixon and friends, the festival will showcase pop culture, video game protagonists, 8-bit aesthetics, interactivity and all-around arcade nostalgia.
Trek6, the man behind the infamous “Boombox” in Wynwood, has been a contributing member of Miami’s blooming street art scene since the late 80s with over a dozen murals throughout the great City of Miami.
Taking his street art to the canvas, Trek6 celebrated the unveiling of his first solo exhibit, ”Through the Looking Glass” at Hand Crafted Miami on Saturday, March 16th with pure aerosol pieces that pay tribute to the likes of Andy Warhol and Jackie O sporting eyewear from the Eyemax Collection.
“There is an audience that is being ignored, but they are not necessarily ignorant. They are open to art when it is open to them.” Keith Haring (May 4, 1958 – February 16, 1990)
Keith Haring was wise beyond his years, lived a very short life and produced work that endlessly communicated concepts about birth, sex, death and war. His ultimate goals were simple: raise awareness, unity and love; but on a very large scale.
MXYTSPLYK is a man. A man of small words. A man of no words.
A couple of years ago, when I first moved to the Design District/Wynwood area, the now demolished Chiquita Banana Plant (above) was still on NE 2nd and 33rd street. The plant particularly caught my eye because back then we were developing the “tropi” brand and banana’s were one of the symbols we initially used to associate it.
As I got to know the locals, I discovered that the Chiquita Banana Plant I had my eyes on had been hit up by a local artist. I’ve gotten to know the artist and have been following his sketches, photography, and street art ever since.
And so, it is without further ado that I introduce to you MXYTSPLYK.