Chromadynamica for Napa
"Someone who aspires to do something important in art must understand the world and time they inhabit. Felipe Pantone understands this perfectly.” — Studio Manager, Omar Quiñones
THE ARTISTS: Felipe Pantone is an Argentinian-Spanish artist. He started doing graffiti at the age of 12 and graduated university with a Fine Art degree in Valencia, Spain where his studio is based. Felipe travels the world ceaselessly with his art. His work has been exhibited all over Europe, America, Australia, and Asia.
THE ART: Vivid, high-contrast and kinetic, this 123 ft. by 20 ft. mural features a geometric wave pattern that’s an op-art meditation on life in the digital age.
THE STORY: Felipe Pantone’s work is anchored in the present, using elements that can only be found in modern times and visual imagery of the present. His art is always from a point of view of dynamic and tensioned compositions. Pantone started experimenting with pixelated displays to prepare his “Artifact to Human Communication” exhibition. He believed that the RAD Napa mural would be a perfect trial, creating a dynamic experience for those who were already in movement inside the Napa Valley Wine Train. He battled the hot sun for four days in order to complete the piece. Conforming to the brick wall structure, he created a dynamic work of art that changes with the observer’s point of view.
THE PLACE: 1551 Soscol Avenue, at Matthews Mattress