I’ve honestly been feeling a little uninspired lately, so this trip to Oahu came at just the right time. Jasper Wong and the rest of the Pow Wow Hawaii team are helping to literally transform Honolulu’s cityscape by inviting artists from all over the world to beautify the walls of businesses, specifically in the Kakaako and downtown areas. It’s really amazing what a little paint and a lot of creativity can do.
Painted by Wonderlust and Rone of Everfresh Studios, Melbourne, for Pow Wow 2013, but it remains a great highlight in the neighborhood.
Seth Globepainter – this was a really awesome, colorful wall once completed. Here for the finished product.
Ckaweeks and Beak
Buff Monster and Nychos
Remio and Dmote
Two paintings above – I can’t identify. Someone help!
Painting of girl in the foreground by the beautiful Remi Mead. Here for the finished product.
Jesse Velasquez (left). I don’t know who the guy on the right is, sorry! I didn’t want to bother him.
Caught Danny King at work on this gorgeous piece. Super nice guy.
Axis (left), Defer (center), Alina Kawaii x Zhi Hao Situ (right)
Kamea Hadar and Rone (left, another painting from 2013), Reach (right, from 2014)
Section of the facade painted by Gaia, Prime and Solomon Enos
Cope2, Indie 184, Buff Monster and 123Klan
Meggs and Bask
This is just Pow Wow Operations Director Jeff Gress’ dog, but she was so adorable and sweet I had to share.
Nychos on the wall of Lana Lane Studios, also painted in 2013, but wow. (It’s a skinned cat.)
The building’s facade was painted by Katch in 2013, so dope to see it in person. Know Hope painting below, near the stairs/doorway.
No idea whose work this is, I just stumbled across it in an alley in Kakaako. Help?
Justin Park (flannel shirt) painting at the Honolulu Night Market
Vhils – wow, this was amazing. It’s a crappy photo, but this piece was actually engraved onto the building.
Dabs, Myla and Misery
Gaia, Prime and Solomon Enos
More Hawaii still to come.