SHINE Mural Festival Returns
Colorful Street Art Celebration Welcomes New Artists
SHINE is an art project that illuminates the power of art in public spaces by revitalizing areas, inspiring dialogue and uniting our community—while cultivating new standards of artistic excellence and reflecting St. Petersburg’s creative and vibrant spirit. The Shine Mural festival, which has received widespread international attention, is an outdoor art exhibition founded with a seed grant from the Mayor’s Office Cultural Affairs and built in partnership with the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, local artists and community members.
This year bringing more than a dozen new murals and artful Bright Spots to the St Petersburg City of the Arts, the SHINE Mural Festival in returns for its fourth year. The Shine Mural Festival will be held this year on October 6-14, 2018. The event will showcase colorful and inspiring public murals created by a diverse group of mural artists from around the world. The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is once again, proud to announce participating mural artists for this year’s SHINE Mural Festival; six international, five national and 26 local artists, including 9 wall artists, Five Coast Bike Murals and 12 Corner Canvas murals.
At this year’s SHINE Mural Festival, Nomad Clan is a collaboration between street artists Cbloxx (Joy Gilleard) and AYLO (Hayley Garner). Hailing from Manchester, United Kingdom, Nomad Clan is an internationally known duo whose work often celebrates local history or highlights socio economic issues relevant to their location. Nomad Clan’s dark yet playful folkloric murals have been featured across Europe, most notably the tallest mural in the UK.
One of the founding members of the internationally renowned graffiti crew will also be joining this year’s SHINE Mural Festival. The Weird, LOOK (Lars Wunderlich) is an accomplished visual artist from Germany best known for his diverse, highly detailed graffiti-style characters. His mural and canvas work can be found throughout the world. LOOK is also a founding member of the design collective Peach Beach with Vidam the Weird.
DAAS is a Japan based Florida artist that will be showcased at the SHINE Mural Festival with a distinct geometric style, using lines and angles reminiscent of origami folds. His bright, bold designs masterfully blend cubism and abstract techniques to create powerful human and animal images. DAAS has been creating large-scale murals around the United States, Japan, Jordan, and Nepal since 2011.
Presented in Partnership with Carmada
Haider Ali is a Pakistani painter best known for his work in the distinctive truck art style, a popular form of regional decoration in South Asia featuring elaborate floral patterns and calligraphy on vehicles. He gained international attention in 2002 when he worked on the first authentic Pakistani truck in North America for the Smithsonian and has since exhibited at museums and institutions globally.
Miguel Ángel Belinchón Bujes, commonly known as Belin, is a Spanish artist best known for his unequivocal Postneocubism style. As a self-taught painter, Belin masterfully blends realism with cubism to create a uniquely modern technique reminiscent of Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali. His highly acclaimed paintings and sculptures can be found on walls and galleries around the world as well as featured with brands like Dockers, Sephora, and Kat Von D’s High Voltage Tattoo.
Atlanta based artist Angela Faustina captures macro details of juicy fruit at the height of ripeness on her Murals. Her vibrant perspective into the sticky sweetness of organic produce reflects the colors and beauty of life. Faustina’s work has been internationally collected and shown in galleries in the United States, Italy and Portugal since 2006.
Shown Hoffman’s work is a SHINE Mural Bright Spot presented in partnership with the Public Arts Project.
Matthew Hoffman is a Chicago based artist & designer whose public works have been exhibited internationally. Matthew has created large scale public installations for the City of Chicago, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, Albright Knox Gallery, as well as companies like Apple, Facebook, Zappos, & Cards Against Humanity and You Are Beautiful Project. (Tentative)
Gibbs Rousavall is an abstract artist exploring perceptions of space through the relationships of line, shape, and color. His precise use of geometry creates movement, and carefully selected colors elicit memories for viewers. His work can be found in public and private collections worldwide.
Founded in St. Petersburg in 2013, the vintage hand-lettering collaboration between Jeffrey Sincich and Josh Stover, known as J&S Signs is now based out of Portland, Oregon. Known for their murals with positive community messages and a distinctly vintage style, J&S Signs have worked for notable brands including Nike, Adidas, Patagonia, and AirBnB.
Originally from South Africa, fine artist Bekky Beukes, explores the internal and external interaction between dark and light, inspiring reflective dialogue through her work. Her evocative ethereal forms and intricately twisted compositions are easily recognizable and can be found throughout the Tampa Bay region on public walls and most commonly in Gallery exhibitions.
Argentinean born visual artist Cecilia Lueza is best known for her vibrant public art pieces in a range of mixed media. Her geometric, nature inspired murals can often be found in unexpected locations such as street intersections and rooftops. Her work has been shown in galleries throughout the United States, South America, Spain and France.
Vitale Brothers with Noirs One – St. Petersburg, FL
St. Petersburg natives the Vitale Brothers, led by Johnny and Paul Vitale, have been trailblazers in the local art scene for decades. Their versatile murals and hand painted signs can be found in countless locations throughout Tampa Bay, with notable clients such as the Tampa Bay Rays, and Great Bay Distributors. For this mural they are collaborating with “Noirs One.”
Ya La’Ford is a professor, painter, installation artist, and muralist operating out of St. Petersburg as well as Washington, DC and New York. Her signature use of geometric lines with contrasting light and dark colors can be seen on walls and in galleries throughout the United States.
Open Call Walls – St. Petersburg, FL
Partnership with the Public Art Project
Open Call Walls is a competition for local artists to ensure that we feature the finest muralists of our community. Three SHINE walls have been reserved, and the artists will be chosen in early September.
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