The framing option for this RUN includes a 1 inch black wood frame with UV-glass, foam core backing and ready to hang hardware.
"This piece was an idea that I wanted to bring to life in a few different spaces from an actual painting to a piece of street art. After creating the original piece, I chose to use it as inspiration for the mural that I was creating in the historic district in Atlanta, Old Fourth Ward, last year.
I think it speaks to a lot of the work I was doing at the time. I wanted it to have a very climactic feel and speak to relationships and affection with a sense of urgency giving how weighted the moment is. This piece borrows from classic movies of old, from the 3rd act where the hero has to rush off and do something daring and the heroine gives him that last hug/kiss that empowers him to do that last act." - Hebru Brantley
1xRUN and POW! WOW! Hawaii have teamed up to present the 4th Annual POW! WOW! Featured Arists Print Exhibition! Coming to POW! WOW! Hawaii's epicenter Lana Lane
1xRUN has produced OVER 30 NEW LIMITED EDITIONS
featuring the amazing artists for this year's POW! WOW! Hawaii! Open February 9th - 16th at Lana Lane and releasing daily on 1xRUN at 3pm EST / 10am HST (Check your time zone conversion here
) this year promises to be one for the ages!
Featured Artists For 2016 Include:
- Audrey Kawasaki
- Christina Angelina
- Ckaweeks -
- Defer Silver /
Gold - Edwin Ushiro
- Felipe Pantone
- Hauser -
- Hebru Brantley
- James Jirat Patradoon-
- Kai'ili Kaulukukui
- Kamea Hadar
- Kevin Lyons
- Kristin Farr
- Lauren YS -
- Ricky Lee Gordon (Freddy Sam)
- Sket I
+ II -
- Slick I
- Tatiana Suarez -
- Tristan Eaton
- Angry Woebots
Wooden Wave -
About POW! WOW!
POW! – It’s the impact that art has on a person.
WOW! – 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.
For additional information on POW! WOW! Hawaii visit their website at http://powwowhawaii.com/ and follow them on Instagram and Twitter @powwowworldwide.
Hebru Brantley, breaks down the walls of cultural boundaries through his art. Inspired by his 1980’s Chicago upbringing, Brantley’s work touches on tough subjects in a way that may be easily digestible to the viewer, by telling his stories through youthful characters and their adventures. Brantley’s work can be described as pop infused contemporary art inspired by Japanese anime and the bold aesthetics of street art pioneers Jean Michel Basquiat, Kaws and Keith Haring. While spray paint is often at the forefront of his mixed-media illustrations, Brantley utilizes a plethora of mediums from oil, acrylic and watercolor to non-traditional mediums like coffee and tea.
Brantley found his first foray into the art world through murals from the Afro Cobra movement of the 60’s & 70’s lining the walls of the South Side of Chicago. These murals spoke to empowerment of our nation’s youth in a way that was no longer relatable, and Brantley looks to offer the same hope and optimism to the nation’s youth in a more engaging manor.
A keen observer of life, Brantley calls upon his characters to help create different narratives throughout his work. Brantley’s recent focus is to share energetic narratives- moments of reality from his life and the lives of his peers, mixed with fantastical fiction- to create a fragmented environment of make believe. Brantley’s pieces evoke the quintessential combination of nostalgia and inspiration in those who are able to experience his works.
Recognized nationally for public works and solo shows in Chicago, Hebru Brantley has exhibited in London, Switzerland, San Francisco, Atlanta, Miami, Seattle, Los Angeles, and New York including Art Basel Switzerland, Art Basel Miami, Scope NYC and Frieze London. Brantley has been recognized in publications including the Chicago Tribune, Complex Magazine and NY Post. His work has been collected by many notable collectors. Brantley has collaborated with brands like Nike, Hublot and Adidas. Brantley earned a B.A. in film from Clark Atlanta University, and has a background in design and media illustration.