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New Zealand based artist Meredith Marsone’s muted oil portraits reveal glimpses of her subjects in emotional and peaceful moments, “sparks” of realism amidst abstraction. They are typically painted with realistic details juxtaposed against areas of impasto, paint applied thickly enough that the brush or painting-knife strokes are visible. It’s a technique that she admits was borne out of frustration and is an artistically risky one, a process that she details at her Youtube channel and blog, where she recently wrote, “I think the best work I’ve made has been about things that are meaningful to me personally and have been about something I’ve had experience in.”

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POW! WOW! HAWAII! 2016 Day Two.

This week, February 6th through the 14th, artists from around the world are currently participating in POW! WOW! HAWAII! 2016.  The week-long street art festival features gallery shows, lecture series, schools for art and music, mural projects, concerts and live art installations.  The event also focuses on using art to bring communities together and the feeling of friendship, family and art is very much alive here in Kaka’ako, Honolulu.

Day two of painting saw the NTL Cru wall begin to take shape as Tatiana Suarez began her part,  Andrew Hem and Ekundayo made a great deal of progress on their beautiful piece,  Kaiili Kaulukukui worked on his one of a kind Oceanic mural, Audrey Kawasaki’s mural took shape on her curved wall and Defer slowly transformed his wall into something a living creature.

You can check out my week long coverage of the event by checking out Supersonic’s posts on POW! WOW! or Supersonic’s Instagram.

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POW! WOW! HAWAII! 2016 Day 2, Part 2!

This week, February 6th through the 14th, artists from around the world are currently participating in POW! WOW! HAWAII! 2016.  The week-long street art festival features gallery shows, lecture series, schools for art and music, mural projects, concerts and live art installations.  The event also focuses on using art to bring communities together and the feeling of friendship, family and art is very much alive here in Kaka’ako, Honolulu.

Scenes above: Bicicleta Sem Freio worked all day with no shade on their wall but however bad this might seem, it is cooled by the incredible work that they are producing.  Audrey Kawasaki tip toes to paint the top of one of her mural’s flora.  Hauser begins his colorful and soon to be epic piece.  And Edwin Ushiro telling a joke to his assistant in front of his refreshing, beautiful piece.

You can check out my week long coverage of the event by checking out Supersonic’s posts on POW! WOW! or Supersonic’s Instagram.

(See Part 1 of Day 2)