THE MUSEUM OF GRAFFITI BREAKS THE STIGMA SURROUNDING GRAFFITI AS AN ART FORM, TURNING IT INTO A STATEMENT OF CONTEMPORARY ELEGANCE AND ARTISTIC VISION.
Saber’s “Gold Rush.” PHOTO COURTESY OF MUSEUM OF GRAFFITI
With a unique emphasis on educating and celebrating the evolution of graffiti as an art form, Wynwood’s Museum of Graffiti serves as a first-of-its-kind mecca to celebrate the craft. Prioritizing the involvement of the public, the indoor-outdoor venue is the perfect setting for the plethora of interactive exhibitions, shows and classes offered by the exotic galleries. This September, the innovative museum showcases its latest exhibition: Escape From Los Angeles.
“Black Silver” by Saber PHOTO COURTESY OF MUSEUM OF GRAFFITI
The solo exhibition features new works from Los Angeles-based graffiti artist and activist Saber, who famously created the world’s largest graffiti piece on the bank of the L.A. River. After a year of self-isolation, the body of work reflects a new environment, representing his home studio. Taking time away from the streets allowed the artist to delve deeper into abstraction while drawing inspiration from letters and graffiti. Saber’s paintings have not only influenced a generation of artists and designers but have also left a mark on modern-day art while igniting meaningful dialogue surrounding social reform.
“Elegance” by Saber. PHOTO COURTESY OF MUSEUM OF GRAFFITI
“Graffiti and its proliferation can become easily invisible to the average commuter,” says co-founder of the museum Alan Ket. “As an activist and artist, Saber has been pushing boundaries with his work, creating meaningful dialogue for the public. The paintings show Saber’s versatility and his ability to channel the energy and style he once painted in the streets.” While enjoying the immersive series of innovative exhibitions, snag a ticket online and expect an hour full of whimsical creativity while being guided through the museum. Open every day with photography encouraged, get ready to be enveloped by a sequence of groundbreakingly rare art forms. 299 NW 25th St., Miami,@museumofgraffiti