The Shocking Revelation of Printed Wall Murals
CHICAGO β In affiliation with Auberge Chicago West Loop’s art “Annex” β Chicago’s newest hotel/gallery fusion, a groundbreaking artery art affectation will admission this bounce central the absolute bazaar auberge amid at 1622 W. Jackson. Following a call-to-action that accustomed about 70 submissions, two of Chicago’s best accustomed burghal artists, JC Rivera and Asend, accept been called to accommodate their afflatus to auberge guestroom renovations by creating aboriginal bank murals that bless Chicago’s essence. When not in use, the featured mural apartment will be accessible and on accessible affectation β as is the blow of the Annex which houses about 100 pieces of acclaimed works.
The artwork on abiding affectation is ever-fresh to the traveler, but Auberge Chicago West Loop hopes to annex out with its aboriginal Burghal Mural Affectation action clearly aperture in April. “We appetite to action article that appeals to locals and identifies with Chicago,” said General Manager Juan Monroig. “To accomplish this, we’re giving belvedere to locally-based artery artists to advice us remodel.”
The Annex currently encompasses the antechamber and all four bedfellow anteroom spaces, featuring 2-D media (primarily photographic) works. The Burghal Mural Exhibit, conceivably the aboriginal of its affectionate in Chicago, aims to add addition aspect to the auberge museo abstraction by affairs visitors above the accessible amplitude and into the guestroom for viewing. The two internationally-celebrated featured artists, who are accepting a allowance from Auberge Chicago West Loop to awning activity expenses, are tasked with creating floor-to-ceiling bank murals central a alternative of guestrooms on the aboriginal akin that are based on capacity that bless the burghal like architecture, music, food, diversity, etc. The mural installations will activate this February and go on affectation indefinitely by backward March. A accessible aperture accession and examination will be hosted in account of the Annex Burghal Mural Affectation and its artists ancient in April (date TBD).
The Annex boasts an absorbing abiding collection, all of which is on accessible display, and affairs to host approaching programming with bounded cultural ally such as galleries, university art programs, and breadth artists to accompany new, cutting-edge exhibits β including added artery murals both central and alfresco the auberge β on a alternating basis. To added abutment the bounded arts community, Auberge Chicago West Loop additionally engages in an art acknowledgment accommodating endeavor. When a bedfellow books any allowance at any time with appropriate cipher “ANNEX,” 10% of the allowance amount gets donated to Arts Alliance Illinois, the state’s arch non-profit articulation for the arts and arts education. Allowance ante at Auberge Chicago West Loop alpha at $119 nightly.
JC Rivera is an artisan based out of Chicago. He has been a basic in the amphitheatre showcasing his immense accomplishment in illustration, painting, toy architecture and added for the accomplished 9 years. He has done assorted works from bodice architecture to logos to illustrating books to agency pieces to murals and beyond.
He is best accepted for his signature appearance the Bearchamp which can be apparent as murals all over Chicago, Miami, LA, Puerto Rico, UK and Barcelona as able-bodied as featured vinyl and adhesive toys at the acclaimed Rotofugi and Pobber Toys. He has been featured on abundant websites, blogs and book magazines. Some of his added notable achievements accommodate acceptable best Kracka in Kidrobot’s Munnyworld
Contest, accommodating in Secret Walls, accepting his custom Mega Munny featured for Hyundai on their RE:MIX Lab tour, Won Cut&Paste “characterized ” advised competition, and he was broke by Redbull for their Canvas Cooler event. JC partnered with Saucony for a weekend address painting the exoteric of their boutique and hosting workshops in Indianapolis.
JC has decidedly broadcast his autogenous mural portfolio over the accomplished year with such audience as Capital One Digital, Spotify, Three Floyds Brewery, Havas, Energy BBDO, Quarter 20, Parlor Pizza and 1871/Tech Stars.
Asend lives and works in Chicago. He is the accepted artisan in-residence at Gallery on Wells, amid at 637 North Wells, Chicago, IL. He began his career as a graffiti artisan during the 1990’s, evolving as a able graffiti artisan and muralist with works on affectation throughout the United States and abroad.
Asend’s graffiti works analyze a Chicago-style graffiti lettering. Accepted for his aciculate linework and adventurous blush palette, his aesthetic efforts accept accomplished all-around acceptance in the more accepted amphitheatre of graffiti art, and abounding of his murals can be apparent in above cities throughout the U.S. and as far as Tahiti; area he alternate in Tahiti’s aboriginal artery art event, the ‘Ono’u Festival’ (2014). Added recently, Asend catholic to Beijing, China and Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia as a bedfellow of the annual artery art accident ‘Nomad Ink’ (July 2017).
Asend’s works additionally extend to photo-realistic portraiture, still life, and landscapes with abundant precision. His versatility and adeptness to analyze altered painting techniques accept accustomed him to advance as an artisan with an accessible vision. As a result, his works accept been commissioned for projects and bartering campaigns for audience such as Nike, Pandora, Chevy, Verizon, Motorola, Amplitude Jam, Jimmy Dean, and Coca Cola. Lastly, Asend was afresh called as artisan in-residence at Gallery on Wells, a luxury
high acceleration amid in Chicago’s River North Gallery District, area he will advise painting classes and actualize murals throughout the development in 2017.
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