Art (Re)public New Project in Jacksonville, FL

In November, a new street art festival was launched in Jacksonville, Florida. With the mission to establish city’s urban core as a nationally-recognized Art District that will unify the community, elevate the creative spirit and raise the consciousness of the city through universal language of art, the following artists were invited: Case Maclaim, Reka, Phlegm, Kenor, Astro, Jason Woodside, INO, Guido van Helten, Borondo, René Romero Schuler, and Nico Holderbaum. Jacksonville is a hidden gem within the world of art, a city whose DNA is rich with art and culture but who has also dealt with division, suppression and lack of a strong identity. Art (Re)public aimed to bring some changes. Take a look below for images of the creative in(ter)vention!

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“Fail” by INO for the RAW project, Miami

During Art Basel days in Miami, numerous street artists come from all over the world to leave their marks. Wynwood Art District comes alive and opens doors to art fairs, pop art galleries, special openings and events, but not all of them are commercial… Re-imagining the Arts in Wynwood (RAW) was run in 2014 with the goal to bring color, inspiration and develop schools art programs (covered). With over 80 artworks and an excellent result, the project expands as a nationwide campaign and invites more artists to Eneida M. Hartner elementary school this year. Greek artist INO was among the first invited artists. He used his art to make a statement about the environmental disaster that mankind is causing to this planet. Titled as “FAIL”, the mural depicts a person trying to smell a dead flower while wearing a gas mask. Using his gray-scale color palette with touches of light blue, he finished the piece with a blue horizontal line “deleting” this image.

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