French graffiti and tattoo artist FUZI invades the Museum of Graffiti to present “DEFACED,” an exhibition of new works on canvas and historic works from his days as a train painter in Paris. Fuzi’s new works bring to life his tattoo style but this time on canvas. Bold and humorous paintings depicting his raucous cartoon world that has gone mad. Humans vs animals, vandals vs police and everything in between come together in his expertly rendered pieces. This is lowbrow art at its finest.
Fuzi will also present a 360 degree fully painted immersive room with his signature figures and faces, titled: IGNORANTISM. The room celebrates his tattoo style of illustration with storytelling of his favorite subject: street life. Criminals, vandals, luxury cars, beaches, and animals come to life on the walls and tell the story of excess in Miami. Nightclubs and beach life come together in a monochromatic celebration with ink as the medium. The message – a defaced wall is a good wall, enjoy it.
For the opening day, the artist will be in attendance to tattoo guests for free on a first come first serve basis. The artist will also present outdoor murals in Wynwood that will debut for a fun week of scavenger hunts with participants competing for exclusive Museum of Graffiti x Fuzi collaborative prizes.
French artist Fuzi is held today as a living legend by the international illegal graffiti community. Yet, back in the mid-1990s, when he pioneered a form of graffiti that became known as Ignorant Style, he was grossly misunderstood, even ridiculed as being unable to paint. A creator of the notorious UV / TPK graffiti crews, he was already one of the most prolific vandals operating on the Paris train lines when, inspired by the raw vibrancy of early-1970s New York graffiti (with something of the creative spontaneity of childhood and the anarchic freedom of art brut), he developed what was actually a deliberate and thoughtful approach to the art form that sought to play with its origins and roots. A pure vandalistic reaction to the standardization of graffiti that elevated the beauty of ugliness and the seemingly artless, this Ignorant Style was to be repeatedly copied and become a new movement in its own right.
In 2008, he took his original art to people’s skins and has since become a renowned tattooist (Diplo, Scarlett Johansson, Justice, etc). He has been showcasing his work in events and exhibitions around the world, has published several books, founded the international lifestyle brand IPBF (Ignorant People By Fuzi), and also collaborates with individuals and brands as an art director, consultant and illustrator.
ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF GRAFFITI
Located in Miami’s Wynwood District, the Museum of Graffiti is a leading contemporary art museum dedicated to sharing the power of expression, sparking wonder, and inspiring creativity for and about the graffiti art movement. At the Museum of Graffiti, visitors can explore the history of graffiti in an experiential setting with interactive exhibitions and unique shows. The Museum seeks to honor and preserve the unique art form and to exhibit important works for permanent viewing.
Through changing exhibitions and programs, the Museum aims to introduce visitors to the artists, paintings, photos, sculptures, works on paper, and designs that have captivated youth and adults for over fifty years, as well as the environment in which the global art movement formed.
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