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Sofitel Chicago Unveils Its New Mural by Street Artist Rawooh

Just this past week, the Sofitel brand added a powerful new mural to their Gold Coast Chicago location. This marked their second collaboration with Chicago muralist, Rawooh. The first being an all glass mural that covered the hotel exterior during this past summer. Now, in preparation for winter in Chicago, the french luxury brand focuses on their hotel entrance. With hopes to create a new guest experience from the moment you walk in the door.  In collaboration with Artist Replete,...

Hebru Brantley's Never More Park in Pilsen Chicago

A Closer Look at Critically Acclaimed ‘Nevermore Park’ In Pilsen, Chicago

On October 24th renowned Chicago artist, Hebru Brantley opened the doors to Nevermore Park. His most impressive exhibition to date. As opposed to collaborating with a gallery or museum, every aspect of the show was curated by the artist... even the building. “About a two year process of putting it all on paper and creating the world. The process of creating the actual environment, it was about a year — starting in a two-dimensional space with my terrible renderings to...

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How Street Art In Chicago Has Become a Powerful Form of Marketing

Long before millennials had an impact on any major metropolis, companies found success in billboard ads. As time went on, advertising through social media became a great way to market your business. Both of these strategies still apply in today's market, but the results have now started to vary. This is because everyone sees these things on a regular basis. So much so that we tend to tune them out after a quick glance.  So What Now?  Since there is pretty...

A Behind the Scenes Look at One of the Largest Murals in Pilsen, Chicago

Last month, emerging artist Raul Ramirez, better known as Rawooh, created some powerful new street art in Chicago. The exact location in Pilsen, Chicago was selected personally by Artist Replete. It was during a conversation that took place months prior, that Rawooh created another piece in reference to the Avengers character Nebula. Located on the cross streets of W. 21st St. & S. Allport St. also in Pilsen, Chicago.While in the process of finishing the work we had a conversation...

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Chicago Artist Dwight White Gets “Hit With A Purpose”

To many, Dwight White was always destined for greatness, however, in the beginning it was not about art at all. Being the son of two extremely athletic parents in Texas, his life seemed predetermined. He was going to be a top tier athlete. Starting at the age of seven, his day to day revolved heavily around two things; football and school. On rare occasions, Dwight would have some down time in between. He often used this time to draw....

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Colorblind Street Artist GOMAD Creates A Feast for the Eyes

While 1 out of 12 men are colorblind, this ratio dramatically changes with how many colorblind artists exist. Now take that number & put it through a filter of how many are actually successful. Filter that number one more time with the amount of successful street artists who are colorblind. What you have left is a rarity by the name of Marcus GOMAD Debie. Eindhoven, Netherlands   Like many others who are colorblind, the 46 year old South Holland native was born...

The OG – Interview w/ Street Artist & Curator: ReviseCMW

In between a schedule that would make most feel overwhelmed, Artist Replete was able to sit down with a very unique artist. We are using the word "artist" in a general form for this interview. This is because Won Kim aka ReviseCMW doesn't stop creating. Won is a creator in various ways; from the menu at Kimski (as the Head Chef) to Djing weekly events, all while squeezing in time to paint when he can, the list goes on. Surprisingly, through it all...

A New Approach to the Chicago Art Scene – ‘REVERIE’ Recap

For this blog we're joined by guest writer Kyle Lilly. Make sure to check out his blog for more information about Chicago art culture and rising talent within the city. Kyle joined us to give a behind the scenes look and an unbiased opinion on our recent show 'REVERIE'. This was the first solo exhibition by Chicago artist Rawooh. I have always been a fan of modern and street art. A question that has been on my mind is "what goes into the making of an...

Chicago’s First All Glass Mural Is Up For The Summer

In anticipation for Bastille Day, Sofitel Hotel decided to celebrate the French Holiday in a big way. They set out to find an artist to encapsulate their 50+ year old brand. It's important that the artwork would be a good representation of French and Chicago culture fused together as one. This required an artist with a certain aesthetic. One who appreciates French culture, but has some edginess in their work. The hunt for the right artist ended when they discovered...

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Chicago Artist RAWOOH Debuts First Solo Show Ever: July 20th

If you're asked to label the current style of Chicago graffiti artist Rawooh, you'd have a very difficult time. Reason being is because there really isn't a style out there quite like his. The dreamlike atmospheres found in his work have the ability to make even those who rarely pay attention to art, suddenly have trouble looking away.  Sneak Peek of a Work in Progress   A journey that began over 15 years ago has now brought him to a pinnacle point in...

Take A Tour of the Latest Exhibition by Jenny Vyas “PURGE”

On Friday May 24th, Jenny Vyas debuted a stunning new collection of work curated by Jacquelyn Trezzo. The exhibition titled "PURGE" took place in the newly remodeled event space on the second floor at Fulton Market Kitchen. As Jenny puts it... "The exhibit concentrates on shedding negative patterns in our lives."  Although the exhibition won't be up for much longer, Artist Replete recently took a private tour. Now for your viewing pleasure... here it is ... PURGE  " REQUIEM " Into the darkness they go. The wise...

Street Art Sensation Bulk Styles does “Whatever It Takes”

Mark Bulks better known as "Bulk Styles" has been involved with graffiti for a long time now. However, he didn't begin looking at things from a serious business perspective until 2016. The south Florida street artist now has a packed schedule and is currently creating multiple new murals monthly.  It never hurts to have a celebrity fan base either. Even with his new found success, Bulk never loses sight of how difficult things once were for him. He makes sure to...

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FROM FRANCE W/ LOVE – MEET STREET ARTIST: PADAME ONE

When you think of street art, the words "glitch" and "photography" aren't the first things that come to mind. For French Artist, Padame One they are the focal point of his work. Located in the city of Rouen France (north of Paris) Padame's artwork is consider by locals to be "the most attractive street art in the area." His love for photography began in 2012, when a close friend of his purchased a camera. "I experimented with different software...

How The Art Business is Changing – 2019

Before the age of social media, if you wanted to buy original work from an emerging or renowned artist, you had to go to a gallery. While the same principal is followed by many today, over the past decade the online world has dramatically changed things. Today we're steadily seeing artists become more independent. We're also seeing more artwork gradually sold online each year. In 2018 mobile phone art sales rose by 20% with the majority of buyers citing...

Using Negative Emotions As Leverage: Remarkable Artist, Jenny Vyas

Chicago based artist Jenny Vyas by no means followed a traditional path to get her to where she is today. When one door closed, a new one had to be created. Her voyage in art began during 2014 when a relationship went south and an overwhelming feeling to make a life change took over. "During that period of healing, all I could dream about was painting. Having never painted before, you can imagine how daunting this pull was for...