The RAW Project – ART BASEL 2016

Headlining today's post ... mural by A Squid Called Sebastian for the RAW Project

Headlining today’s post … mural by A Squid Called Sebastian for the RAW Project at the Eneida M Hartner Elementary School

A few years ago, budget cuts forced the elimination of art education in Wynwood schools. That reality was hard to comprehend considering street art and contemporary art galleries were mushrooming and flourishing throughout the rest of this Miami neighborhood. Tougher still was its negative impact upon area students.

Enter The RAW Project, Re-imagining the Arts in Wynwood. With approval of school officials, the RAW Project raised donations and curated artists from around the world to add color to the walls of Jose de Diego Middle School, nurture creativity in the students, and help resurrect and enliven their arts program.

It was a major success, and this year during Art Basel the RAW Project focused attention on the Eneida M Hartner Elementary School in Wynwood. Charm City Streets spent two days capturing the artists at work.

Italian Jorit Agoch was busy creating a new mural Arnold and the human spirit – a stunning new addition to his series Faces Of The World. The message from the light carrier reads we are one tribe.

Jorge Agoch for The RAW Project - a work in progress

Jorge Agoch for The RAW Project – a work in progress

Jorge Agoch for The RAW Project - a work in progress

Jorge Agoch for The RAW Project – a work in progress

Jorge Agoch for The RAW Project - a work in progress

Jorge Agoch for The RAW Project – a work in progress

Jorit Agoch ctreated a mural entitled The human spirit - light carrier"

We Are One Tribe – Jorit Agoch for The RAW Project

German artist Case Maclaim, renowned world-wide for his street art depicting hands, told Charm City Streets he has become interested in exploring the more traditional subjects he once covered during his studio days. This mural of two elementary school students reading a book allows him to use up-to-date street art techniques and media to recreate traditional portraiture results.

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Case Maclaim for The RAW Project – A Pair of Socks, a work in progress

Case Maclaim for The RAW Project - A Pair of Socks, a work in progress

Case Maclaim for The RAW Project – A Pair of Socks, a work in progress

Case Maclaim for The RAW Project - A Pair of Socks, a work in progress

Case Maclaim and his wife for The RAW Project – A Pair of Socks, a work in progress

Greek artist Ino chose as his subject the environmental impact humankind is having on our planet. He painted a more somber mural showing a person trying to smell a dying sunflower through a gas mask.

Ino for The RAW Project - a work in progress

Ino for The RAW Project – a work in progress

Ino completed his mural Fail for The RAW Project

Ino completed his mural Fail for The RAW Project

Spanish artist Marina Capdevila created a more whimsical piece entitled Las Swimmers. Charm City Streets did not get to see the completed mural in person. Marina decided to paint simple sunglasses on each swimmer instead of the reflection of the life guard she initially drafted.

Marina Capdevila for The RAW Project

Marina Capdevila for The RAW Project – a work in progress

Marina Capdevila at work for The RAW Project

Marina Capdevila at work for The RAW Project

Marina Capdevila for The RAW Project - work in progress

Marina Capdevila for The RAW Project – work in progress

The mural by Taylor White has a kinetic feel to it as if they are the feet of a dancer.

Taylor White checking the lines of her mural

Taylor White checking the lines of her mural

Deciding on next steps

Deciding on next steps

Taylor White at work for The RAW Project

Taylor White at work for The RAW Project

Next up are works in progress by Italian-Spanish artist Leticia Mandragora and Mexican artist Paola Delfin.

Leticia Mandragora at work for The RAW Project

Leticia Mandragora at work for The RAW Project

Leticia Mandragora - a work in progress

Leticia Mandragora – a work in progress

Paola Delfin - a work in progress for The RAW Project

Paola Delfin – a work in progress for The RAW Project

Paola Delfin - a work in progress for The RAW Project

Paola Delfin – a work in progress for The RAW Project

British artist Himbad brought to life a blue, scary-looking, fanged creature which the students will find adorable.

Himbad - a work in progress for The RAW Project

What big eyes you have – a work in progress by Himbad for The RAW Project

Himbad - reaching high for The RAW Project

Himbad – reaching high to spray on detail

Spraying on detail

Himbad in motion

Adding his signature

Adding his signature

Complete but for the clean-up

Complete but for the clean-up

James Oleson’s quirky gap-toothed boy is a work is progress.

James Oleson at work for The RAW Project

James Oleson – stretching high

James Oleson for The RAW Project

James Oleson for The RAW Project – a work in progress

London-based artist Inkie fashioned Indigo Ink.

Inkie for The RAW Project - a work in progress

Inkie for The RAW Project – a work in progress

Inkie for The RAW Project

Inkie for The RAW Project

Pipsqueak Was Here created a large-scale mural of four chimpanzees. After looking at it, folks old enough are apt to start humming Hey, hey, we’re the Monkees. In addition, Pipsqueak Was Here wrapped a large stencilled piece along a corridor wall.

Pipsqueak Was Here for The RAW Project

Pipsqueak Was Here for The RAW Project

Detailed view from the stencilled mural by Pipsqueak Was Here

Detail view from the stencilled mural by Pipsqueak Was Here

A second detailed view from the stencilled mural by Pipsqueak Was Here

Another detail view from the stencilled mural by Pipsqueak Was Here

The following artists completed their murals before Charm City Streets first visited Eneida M Hartner Elementary School.

Create like a god - Baltimore's own Richard Best for The RAW Project

Create like a god – Baltimore’s own Richard Best for The RAW Project

The endangered American crocodile by Louis Masai for The RAW Project

The endangered American crocodile by Louis Masai for The RAW Project

Martin Whatson for The RAW Project

Martin Whatson for The RAW Project

Muckrock for The RAW Project

Muckrock for The RAW Project

Ozmo for The RAW Project

Ozmo for The RAW Project

Obeygiant Shepard Fairey for The RAW Project

Obeygiant Shepard Fairey for The RAW Project

A Squid Called Sebastian for the RAW Project

A Squid Called Sebastian for the RAW Project

Zed1 for The RAW Project

Zed1 for The RAW Project

 


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