May well 31, 2022
May well 31, 2022
GGA Gallery at the Wynwood Partitions proudly presents Uk artist Dan Kitchener’s first solo present in the United States: Tokyo Rain. The exhibition debuted to the general public on Friday, Might 20, 2022, Kitchener (also recognised as DANK) will existing a collection of never ever-just before-observed works that consist of resource photography, sketchbooks, drawings and spellbinding substantial scale paintings. This assortment of get the job done highlights Kitchener’s skilled draftsmanship and deft freehand spray paint procedures that exhibit the intriguing genesis from photograph to sketch to portray.
While Tokyo Rain is Kitchener’s initial solo clearly show in the U.S. and at GGA Gallery, viewers could figure out his function from his substantial mural painted inside of the Wynwood Walls in 2019. It continues to be a single of the most photographed and engaging murals inside of the museum walls.
A portray by Dan Kitchener normally starts off with a photograph he’s taken from a minute in his true daily life. The title of the show, Tokyo Rain, invokes a popular scene Kitchener finds himself in: in the middle of the night, as rain pours down, he stands continue to as the metropolis scurries around him, functioning for cover from the storm. What finally interprets to canvas is an ethereal snapshot of that minute in time. He captures that kinetic electrical power with saturated colors, blurred traces and epic scale seemingly impossibly as a result of the nozzle of a spray can.
In the course of his whole life, Kitchener has absorbed Japanese lifestyle from black and white samurai movies, Godzilla and monster motion pictures, manga and even typography. These influences sort Kitchener’s otherworldly, cinematic model. This deep respect and fascination proceeds as Kitchener travels to new sites about the globe. His travels now span dozens of cities and are remembered via hundreds of murals remaining at the rear of.
Dan Kitchener and GGA curator Peter Tunney have labored intently alongside one another around the past year to place jointly this astounding survey of DANKs get the job done. Despite the fact that it’s really hard to feel, Kitchener makes use of just about totally spray paint to make his signature works. The exhibition depicts scenes from Shinjuku, Shibuya, Akihabara, New York City, London and over and above. Tokyo Rain will be open up to the public May perhaps 20, 2022 through July 2022.
Dan Kitchener is a British artist primarily based in London, who is identified for his approach of freehand spray paint on the walls of renowned cities all more than the globe. From New York Metropolis, Moscow, Tokyo, Hong Kong to Kazakhstan, Canada, and Europe, his tremendous colorful murals depict street scenes and rainy night cityscapes, bringing light, colour and power to these environments. With a concentrate on lighting, his artworks have an impressionistic excellent, offering the viewer with scenes that resonate with all people who has at any time walked in a city at night. Getting a key component of the road artwork/mural scene considering the fact that the get started of the movement for nearly 16 decades, Dan Kitchener’s popularity continues to skyrocket, working with noteworthy famous people these as Kylie Jenner, Miley Cyrus, Sir Paul McCartney and Lenny Kravitz. He has labored his way around the world becoming one particular of the foremost figures in the road artwork world, generating a lasting effects on metropolitan areas just one mural at a time.
GGA Gallery is located within the Wynwood Partitions at 266 NW 26th St, Miami, FL 33127.