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Chicago street art

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...

Chicago muralist - Dwight White

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....

colorblind artist

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...

Chicago artist Rawooh

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...

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...

From Behind Bars to Behind a Canvas: Arthur J Williams Jr.

The last place most people would expect to ever start a new career would be in prison. However, Arthur J Williams Jr. states otherwise... "When I got to the joint I had to do something with my time."Let's rewind all the way back to 1992 where this all first began. Arthur became an artist long before he ever realized it. Using his connections, he spent $300 on royal linen paper. It wasn't going to be used to draw on or...

One Emerging Artist You Should Know About: Mark Cesarik

While you won’t find Chicago based artist, Mark Cesarik posting regular selfies on his Instagram, you will find him in his studio daily.  “I’ve Never Been More Motivated In My Life” Like other great artists, his passion started early. His innate desire of putting pen on paper, even if it was just to doodle in class led him deeper into the art world as his life progressed. “I got into doodling more and more. Then comic books and other things started to take shape from there.” He...

AntBen’s Stunning Chicago Tribute Mural

Back in November 2017, Chicago artist Antonio Beniquez was responsible for the calligraphy letters for the West Side Neighborhood that spelled out "Humboldt". More recently the artist set his sights on higher grounds with a rooftop dedication piece to the City of Chicago.     "The point of it was to be able to see it looking out of your window. While you're flying in or out of the city and try to spot it. It engages with people to create a hunt."   When...

The Path to Becoming a Full Time Artist…

While there are millions of artists in the world, only a select amount are able to live a comfortable life off of their work; and when I say comfortable, I am not talking about just simply getting by, but to get ahead in life. So what does it take to live off your artwork? What sort of mentality do you need? How many hours per day or week are needed? With the hopes to help other artists climb the ranks...