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RYAN THE WHEELBARROW
Originally from Phoenix, AZ, Ryan Ferrell, or better known as just the Wheelbarrow, is a talented screen printing performance artist, daily bicycle commuter and a raving intellectual of urban interventionism. Wheelbarrow moved to Wynwood in October 2003 to join the initial creative movement of this emerging arts district, giving him a first hand experience in Wynwood’s dynamic progression. Ryan has also worked for companies Kidrobot and The Wynwood Walls, keeping his finger on the pulse of street art and graffiti by blogging, curating and collaborating with these two internationally renowned companies. Ryan started leading Wynwood Mural Tours in February 2014 and initiated the ongoing free weekly BYOBIKE meet-up in pursuit of spreading an authentic voice of a local artist. Scope out the performance screen printing art of Ryan the Wheelbarrow at www.livefashionvandalism.com.
Pedro better known as AMOS is a Miami native who launched his graffiti career in 1994. His art originated in the streets of his hometown. AMOS subsequently took his hobby to freight trains, transporting his name and unique style from one end of the continent to the other. AMOS’s affinity for creating fresh graffiti has taken him across the world leaving his name in places such as Paris, Detroit, Costa Rica, Brazil, and New York City, to name a few. AMOS’s approach to the use of color, distinct letter style and willingness to go all out has earned him the respect and admiration of peers in both the immediate and distant graffiti world.
AMOS has evolved into a professional muralist and artist, walking the line between traditional graffiti and abstract expressionism. He paints “scenic backgrounds” for TV shows and films, and is also a curator and collaborator on many art projects. AMOS is the authentic voice of a street artist, so the idea of co-founding a graffiti tour guide company was a no brainer.
Since 2012, Sandro’s been coming to Wynwood almost daily (yes, as in everyday) to photograph Miami’s beloved arts district. He recalls first getting bitten by the “Wynwood bug” during art walk a few months before Art Basel, when the pre-Basel buzz was already kicking in. Fresh murals were being worked on, street after street, It was exciting to see how the final piece was made.”
Sandro’s photography captures that essence, those specific creative moments which he considers very special. And he’s right, witnessing an artist create artwork is different than just admiring the final product. Being present is almost intimate. It’s an invitation to participate by watching the artist bring their vision to life. It creates a bond between viewer, the work and artist that otherwise might be lost.
Manuela Montaño was born in Bogota, Colombia. Yet has lived in many places: Mexico, California and Hawaii. She is currently residing in Miami, Florida where she is learning how to work with different artists, mediums, & styles as she has art assisted: Seth the Globepainter, Claudio Roncoli, Jason Galbut, Pedro AMOS, and Ryan the Wheelbarrow. Manuela’s passion is mural techniques & production. A master of none constantly, looking for creative projects to be involved in the Miami area.