Concrete Alchemy is a tour of 15 visual artists visiting five major urban centers on the East Coast. It is the first tour that creatively combines gallery shows, public panel discussions and numerous murals to present the artists’ unique approach to public arts.
The Concrete Alchemy artists will paint a large wall in DUMBO section of
The tour will officially open on
The artwork on canvases will be collaboratively produced shortly before the tour by all participating artists. They are not only muralists but also fine artists whose work has been exhibited in galleries and is part of many collections. The audience will have the opportunity to purchase these canvases together with the tour's t-shirts and other souvenirs.
The second stop of the tour will be in
The art of Concrete Alchemy will be presented through slideshow of photographs of Ricardo Barros and public panel discussion. The event will start at .
After , the artists will be presenting their work in Cue Bar on
The tour will officially end with a gallery exhibit opening at Art Whino on
These artists, who are major driving force in the contemporary urban arts, were carefully selected. Their work dictates the direction of future developments in mural art, graffiti and street art. It is not only for their technical perfection of painting with aerosol but also for their unique artistic approach to murals and public art.
They possess the unique secrets of alchemists who transform one element into another. Under their touch, sterile concrete explodes, and a fresh, new organic nature sprouts through the cracks. As it develops into a dynamic and colorful forest, it presents us - the inhabitants - with new, pure life.
The interviews with all artists and examples of their work can be found on the tour’s website www.albuscav.us/concretealchemy