Starting May 26th, Pow Wow is at it again this time in Taipei as they kick things off for the inaugural Pow Wow Taiwan. Curated by Pow Wow Hawaii director Jasper Wong along with Lawrence Chen and Taiwanese artist Reach, Pow Wow Taiwan will again find the world’s best artists bringing their best to an international stage as only Pow Wow can do it.
We caught up with Australian artist Rone to discuss his debut print release Miami Dreams.
1xRun Thru Interview
Miami Dreams by Rone
1xRun: Tell us a little bit about this piece, was it part of a recent theme, series or show that you had?
Rone: This piece is part of my continuing Jane Doe series. It is also based on the first large wall I ever painted completely freehand.
1xRun: When was it painted and with what materials?
Rone: The piece was created in one day in 2011 using bucket paint and water.
1xRun: Tell us how the idea and execution came about?
Rone: I had arrived in Wynwood with nothing organised and very few connections, this wall was given to me by Surge as he didn’t have time to paint it. I had never painted a wall freehand but was up for the challenge. I see it as the moment when I realised I could go much, much bigger with what I was doing.
1xRun: How long did the piece take?
Rone: It was all done in one day. It still stands at NW 25th St, Wynwood Miami. It was one of the few walls left for years as it was in the front yard on someone’s house. Unfortunately due to the gentrification of Wynwood the house has now been demolished to make way for a development.
1xRun: What is unique about this piece?
Rone: I would have never chosen a salmon coloured wall if I had the choice but it was perfect for a Miami setting. The colour really worked so it inspired me to bring it into my canvas works.
1xRun: Why should people buy this print?
Rone: Ha – well I hope they buy it because they love it.
1xRun: Describe this piece in one gut reaction word.
Rone: Aspire. 1xRun: What will you be putting together for the inaugural event in Taiwan?
Rone: Something special with the amazing Aaron De la Cruz.
1xRun: Aside from Pow Wow Taiwan 2014, what are your plans for the new year?
Rone: I’m back to Miami in June, then might do a bit of a road trip down the Mississippi.