“American Power” by Tristan Eaton in Wynwood, Miami

Tristan Eaton

Street artist, illustrator and designer from Los Angeles, Tristan Eaton is famous around the world for his style strongly pop, influenced by the world of comics. In 2004 he formed his creative agency Thunderdog Studios in New York, becoming a leader in the advertising and commercial-art sector and working for the biggest brands. Eaton’s large scale murals can be found in many cities across the globe from Berlin to Shanghai, pursuing the aim of bringing art to those people who are not fortunate enough to have access. The core of his work is the fusion that allows him to create a mashup of images mixing stylised characters from the cartoons, lettering and logos. His artworks refer to a modern visual collage in which each pattern opens to another level of the composition but not undermining the enterity of the overall layout.

For Art Basel 2017, at Wynwood Walls, Eaton realised a colossal scale mural, giving his contribution to the theme “humanKIND” chosen by Goldman CEO Jessica Goldman Srebnick to promote creativity and inspire kindness. Using women profiles as focus of the work he inserts shreds of comics and motifs playing with colours and symbols of American flag that stands out the greyscale of the faces. As he says this mural wants to be “a salute to the powerful women of this country who are turning the tide against injustice and abuse of men in power from Hollywood to D. C. to Wall St.”.

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