The framing for this RUN includes a 1 inch black wood frame with UV-glass, foam core backing and ready to hang hardware.
We are excited to announce the POW! WOW! Asia x 1xRUN featured artist print suite! Featuring select artists from POW! WOW! Japan and POW! WOW! Taiwan! this print suite features new editions from the evergrowing POW! WOW! x 1xRUN family.
Returning to Asia after last year’s inaugural POW! WOW! Taiwan, the world’s premiere mural festival has expanded to Japan with new murals going up in Tennoz Isle, Tokyo, followed by 3 week separate weeks throughout Taiwan! Check out POW! WOW! Asia x 1xRUN releases from:
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– It’s the impact that art has on a person.
– It’s reaction that art has on a viewer.
Together they form POW! WOW!
, which is a term that describes a gathering that celebrates culture, music and art.
Centered around a week-long event in Hawaii, POW! WOW! has grown into a global network of artists and organizes gallery shows, lecture series, schools for art and music, mural projects, a large creative space named Lana Lane Studios, concerts, and live art installations across the globe. The central event takes place during Valentine’s Day week in February in the Kaka’ako district of Honolulu, and brings over a hundred international and local artist together to create murals and other forms of art. The festival is expanding to cities and countries such as Taiwan, Long Beach, Israel, Singapore, Jamaica, Washington D.C., Guam, New Zealand, Germany and more.
Japanese artist Dragon76, is an immensely successful painter, specialising in large scale live painting at galleries, music events and alternative spaces world wide. He simultaneously studied oil painting at Osaka College of Art and graffiti outside the education system. Born in Shiga, and based in Yokohama, his work frequently appears in all manor of publications, on record sleeves, clothes ranges and in advertising campaigns.
Dragon's intricate and complex style is rooted in a combination of Graffiti, Manga and Ukiyo-e. Landscapes and figures defined by black shadow, mimicking traditional block printing, are superimposed upon textured layers of vibrant colour. Working fast, in classic graffiti “throw up” style Dragon76 paints with acrylic and marker pen as well as using stencilling techniques. Watching his process, which he often exposes by painting front of an audience, allows a full appreciation of the level skill and vision he has.
Particularly inspired by themes of co-existence, Dragon76 aims to spread a contemporary message of peace, harmony and revolution, exemplified by his participation in projects painting murals onto the walls of refugee and peace camps as well as highlighting prejudice by depicting current affairs and protests.
“I will be so glad if they can feel positive energy which I felt from graffiti and minority culture though my painting”
Be it music, dance, bathing in sunshine or marching against injustice, his talent lies in capturing an energy that conveys action, Dragon76 creates stunning works that feel as well as look wonderful.