New mural by artists Nicole Salgar, Claudia La Bianca, Kazilla Illa and Aquarela in collaboration with the Centre Fuge Public Art Project in Miami.
Urban spaces in boom and bust towns like Miami and New York are so often defined by unfinished and stagnating building projects. The result is a myriad of facades and surfaces that can sit dormant for months and years or instead be re-imagined by the residents of the neighborhoods in which they find themselves.
Centre Fuge Public Art Project likes to think of these areas as "transitional". By creating art in Miami's low income, high risk neighborhoods (primarily Little Havana and Overtown), the group hopes to forge relationships with non for profit organizations and get the area's children and young adults involved and painting.
Miami's own Nicole Salgar, artist and chief organizer for the collective’s efforts down south, talks about the work: "I wanted to bring us together because they have strong energy and I felt our styles would work well together. Plus there aren't many female artists that do what we do and getting recognition so we wanted to make our mark known. Our inspiration for the mural was old school vintage pulp comics.”
In 2013 Salgar created her first mural for Centre-Fuge in New York, and shortly after she was scouting walls for them in Miami. With her help and and in collaboration with Fridge art fair, the organization started to produce murals in Miami. Nowadays, Salgar represents the organization in South Florida and continues to expand their presence locally.
Claudia La Bianca
Visit the completed mural on the alley behind LMNT Studios, Wynwood.