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.
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.
Hello 2013! Our sincerist apologies to our loyal readers (and best wishes for the new year); its been far too long since our last update! We hope that this short absence hasn’t hindered our credibility. We assure you we are still in the very much in the know and have tons of coverage lined up including the best in upcoming events, music, and film.
Check back regularly for all things art and everything Miami and tell your friends to follow the Tropicult! Let’s get the party started started…
StrangeWays is due for second zine release this Friday, January 18th and is having a 90′s Dance Party with DJ’s EDAU, Strangeways, Josie Garzoli, Dee Jay Sensitive Side, John Jolt, Benton, Mixx Piggy and Peligro D. Lux at (our second office) Wynwood watering hole, Lester’s.
The weather is cool, the sun is out, and season is here! With Art Basel just around the corner, the sprawling white pavilion tents of many-a satellite fair stand ready for occupation, so let’s talk about art, Miami.
The Miami Short Film Festival invites Miami locals and visitors alike to O Cinema for a lively look at our homegrown talent. I’m Not Gonna Move To LA is showcase of local film makers geared towards keeping our talent at home and active in our budding film scene.
Photo by Ivylise Simones (Art Basel 2010 @ Sweat Records)
Alouishous San Gomma, also known as Ahol Sniffs Glue, has left his mark throughout the streets, walls, and corridors of sunny Miami. Should you not recognize the name, you can probably still identify the iconic eyes featured on the logo and flyer of the Wynwood Art Fair, or perhaps you’ve seen them adorning the walls of The Marguiles Collection, The Electric Pickle, or Butter Gallery, where his work is currently on exhibition.