Veteran graffiti artist RISK on his evolving art form

Posted July 21st, 2014 at 02:48am by Risky

MIAMI MARINE STADIUM PROJECT

Posted July 6th, 2014 at 04:17am by Risky

A few weeks ago I got a call from fellow artist Logan Hicks about a project he was curating in Miami. The project was an event to bring awareness to the revitalization of the old Miami Marine Stadium by having a number of world class artists come and paint murals throughout the venue.  The stadium has been closed over 20 years. It was originally built to watch power boat races. I had heard and seen photos of the place but never had the pleasure of painting there. He sent me some photos of the spot and I couldn’t wait to get there.  If  you are not familiar with the stadium you should definitely look it up. It designed by Hilariio Candela, A Cuban born architect who at age 27 conceived a stadium that is now viewed as a masterwork of civic architecture and modern construction.  When the 326-foot-long, fold-plate roof was poured in 1963, it was the longest span of cantilevered concrete in the world.

Gloria Estevan donated a lot of money toward the project, they had a very nice reception and press conference. Later the Soho House Miami catered a reception and gave a tour of the facility. It was a great event with some really great artists. I was proud to be part of it. Here’s a few shots Logan took of my mural…