Guam Art exhibit hosts Pow! Wow! Guam
Saturday, September 16th, the Guam Art eXhibit will celebrate its 10th showing with a Pop Up Gallery featuring Guam's best artists, a Tumon Street Art Festival and the launch of Pow! Wow! Guam, an islandwide mural project. None of this would be possible without the hard work of our art scene and generous support from our community.
Pow! Wow! International
is a Hawaii-based, independent art festival; it is recognized worldwide as a premier and finely-curated mural festival. POW! WOW! is also more than an internationally relevant art festival, what makes it unique is POW! WOW!’s dedication to highlighting its host city. POW! WOW! showcases the artists, restaurants, stores, and people that make its hosting city special, as it has done in its previous festivals in Long Beach, Hawaii, Tokyo, and Taipei.
The Guam Art Exhibit (GAX)
is a roaming exhibition that has produced some of Guam’s largest art openings since its inception in 2008. Gax is building a community that explores local art through unconventional ideas and unique visual outlooks that blur the line between traditional and contemporary. GAX provides a venue where our local artists can come together to share their work in a safe environment, and inspireeach other to continue to develop their craft.
Adnate is an artist that realises his portraits in spray paint. He has moved past his roots in Street Art, utilising the medium to carry his realist style into the fine art realm.
Heavily influenced by the chiaroscuro of renaissance painters like Caravaggio, Adnate embraces portraiture like the masters of the XXI Century.
Adnate has always held a connection towards indigenous people of their native land, especially with Indigenous Australians. He paints large scale murals in the main cities around Australia and the world, creating a statement of reclaiming the land that was always theirs. He endeavors to capture the stories and emotions of each subject he paints, encouraging the audience to feel through their own experience.
Guam native Lawrence “Naturel” Atoigue (1983) . His sharp futuristic work has quickly emerged in today's contemporary art scene. His sharp, triangular illustrations are a futuristic blend of pop and cubism, with a surrealist twist. Considered an influencer himself with a massive social media following, his talents have also attracted the eyes and ears of celebrity clients such as Swizz Beatz, Rihanna, Spike Lee, Paul Rosenberg and LeBron James, among many others. Working directly with Jay-Z on iconic apparel designs, he has also served as a Creative Collaborator for global campaigns ranging from brands like Crooks & Castles to Nike, as well as working with multi-national brands like Pepsi and the NBA.
Evoca1 was born in the Dominican Republic where he spent much of his childhood drawing on walls and playing baseball until he was eleven years old and his family decided to move to Hollywood, Florida. His art education developed independently as an autodidact through a compulsive study of the great masters of art history, their masterpieces and techniques. Painting is a central theme in Evoca1’s life: he began painting as a child focusing on the many ways to represent human beings. His works describe his vision of life through evocative metaphors where children, men, women and animals are symbols of his personal history and of social struggles.
He currently lives and works out of South Florida, where he continues to develop his craft and his research in the field of figurative painting. In recent years this mainly happened in public spaces where he painted large works. His interaction with the local environments has been essential in generating the concept of his work. He has participated in public art projects around the world, leaving a mark in Peru, Austria, Canada, Florida, Argentina, Germany, Mexico, Honolulu, Tunisia, Italy, Iceland and many other countries. His works have been exhibited in numerous exhibition spaces including the StolenSpace Gallery (London, UK), the Jonathan LeVine Gallery (New York, USA), the ABV Gallery (Georgia, ATL) and Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) (Miami, Florida).
Born in L.A. in 1978, Tristan Eaton started pursuing street art as a teenager, painting everything from billboards to dumpsters in the urban landscapes of the cities where he lived, be it London, Detroit, or New York. He designed his first toy for Fisher-Price at 18 years old and soon became a driving force in the world of designer toys. Eaton's work for Kidrobot, including the famous Dunny and Munny art toys, helped him achieve international renown and an ever-growing fan base. After forming his Creative Agency Thunderdog Studios in New York City in 2004, Eaton became a leader in the advertising and commercial-art spheres, and is regularly commissioned by a roster of clients that includes Nike, Versace, and even Barack Obama.
These days, Eaton is one of the most prominent street artists working today. Eaton’s large scale mural work features a meticulous, visual collage of pop imagery mixed with his unique personal style, all executed with freehand spray paint on a colossal scale. Eaton now focuses on his Fine Art and large-scale mural work full-time, which can be found in dozens of cities across the globe from Paris to Shanghai.
Eaton’s work can also be seen in the Museum of Modern Art's (MoMA) permanent collection.
Born during his parents' flight from Cambodia in the wake of the Khmer Rouge genocide, artist Andrew Hem's otherworldly paintings carry the weight of his gentle, animistic Khmer ancestors, combined with a dynamic urban sensibility acquired during his childhood in a tough Los Angeles neighborhood. Working in gouache, oil, and acrylic, Hem's haunting impressions of culture and landscape evoke the intangible realms of memories and dreams.