May perhaps 31, 2022
May perhaps 31, 2022
GGA Gallery at the Wynwood Partitions proudly presents Uk artist Dan Kitchener’s first solo show in the United States: Tokyo Rain. The exhibition debuted to the community on Friday, Might 20, 2022, Kitchener (also recognized as DANK) will current a selection of never ever-ahead of-observed works that include source images, sketchbooks, drawings and spellbinding significant scale paintings. This range of operate highlights Kitchener’s specialist draftsmanship and deft freehand spray paint methods that show the interesting genesis from photograph to sketch to painting.
Despite the fact that Tokyo Rain is Kitchener’s to start with solo exhibit in the U.S. and at GGA Gallery, viewers may perhaps figure out his function from his massive mural painted within the Wynwood Walls in 2019. It remains one particular of the most photographed and participating murals inside the museum partitions.
A portray by Dan Kitchener typically starts with a photograph he’s taken from a instant in his authentic daily life. The title of the demonstrate, Tokyo Rain, invokes a typical scene Kitchener finds himself in: in the center of the night time, as rain pours down, he stands nevertheless as the town scurries around him, managing for include from the storm. What eventually translates to canvas is an ethereal snapshot of that instant in time. He captures that kinetic energy with saturated shades, blurred lines and epic scale seemingly impossibly as a result of the nozzle of a spray can.
During his whole daily life, Kitchener has absorbed Japanese lifestyle from black and white samurai movies, Godzilla and monster movies, manga and even typography. These influences type Kitchener’s otherworldly, cinematic design and style. This deep respect and fascination proceeds as Kitchener travels to new destinations all around the globe. His travels now span dozens of towns and are remembered by hundreds of murals left at the rear of.
Dan Kitchener and GGA curator Peter Tunney have labored closely with each other in excess of the final calendar year to set jointly this astounding study of DANKs operate. Whilst it’s tricky to think, Kitchener uses practically fully spray paint to generate his signature will work. The exhibition depicts scenes from Shinjuku, Shibuya, Akihabara, New York Metropolis, London and over and above. Tokyo Rain will be open up to the community May perhaps 20, 2022 by July 2022.
Dan Kitchener is a British artist dependent in London, who is regarded for his system of freehand spray paint on the partitions of renowned metropolitan areas all about the world. From New York Metropolis, Moscow, Tokyo, Hong Kong to Kazakhstan, Canada, and Europe, his huge vibrant murals depict avenue scenes and rainy night time cityscapes, bringing mild, coloration and electrical power to these environments. With a concentration on lights, his artworks have an impressionistic high-quality, offering the viewer with scenes that resonate with everybody who has at any time walked in a city at night time. Getting a key part of the avenue artwork/mural scene considering the fact that the commence of the movement for virtually 16 a long time, Dan Kitchener’s popularity continues to skyrocket, working with notable famous people this sort of as Kylie Jenner, Miley Cyrus, Sir Paul McCartney and Lenny Kravitz. He has worked his way about the entire world getting to be a single of the main figures in the road art world, developing a lasting impression on towns one mural at a time.
GGA Gallery is found within the Wynwood Partitions at 266 NW 26th St, Miami, FL 33127.