Wynwood Wallpapers features fine art wallpapers from the streets of Miami. Inspired by the local energy of the emerging art and design scene, Wynwood Wallpapers brings the spirit of Miami’s established and emerging artists to the walls of all spaces, energizing with an array of playful patterns, structured designs, and deeply-rooted narratives.
The first collection is debuted with local favorites and internationally-recognized artists Jessy Nite, Nicole Salcedo, Johnny Robles, Manny Prieres, HOXXOH, Nice’n Easy, and Angel Garcia.
Supporting Local Establishing and Emerging Artists
Jessy Nite is a contemporary artist based in Miami, FL that embodies the quintessential aesthetic of the city and neighborhood of Wynwood. Jessy's designs are featured in the Wynwood Wallpapers collection. Her work is best characterized by site-specific, interactive works that place conceptual art into public places. Her signature use of color and custom-made typography cross a variety of disciplines, carrying a playful but deeply rooted narrative.
Nite has exhibited internationally, most notably in London, Zurich, Vienna, and Bangkok. Her public works (including murals, sculpture and installation) can be seen across the US as well as internationally.
Johnny Robles, born in 1984 is a native of Miami, Florida where he currently lives and works. His work is approached with a reserved, collective and methodical rationale that’s apparent in his developing studies.
Working in a variety of media including drawing, sculpture, painting and installation, Robles’ themes are derived by his fascination with complex paradigms shaped or changed in nature and nostalgic visions of childhood. For Robles’ choosing specific paths and parameters in his creative process allows different ways to approach art that may sometimes unfold creating visual conundrums for the viewer and even himself. As a result, new discoveries and possibilities are formed. His attempt to explore materials and techniques in his work, embody emotive and perceptual associations such as play, interaction, elation and control.
Nicole Salcedo is a native of Miami, Florida with her roots in Cuba. An illustrator and designer interested in divine potential of humans communing with nature, she seeks to channel the connection between the microcosms of our bodies and the environmental macrocosms that surround them. The result is lush, fecund imagery based on ancient histories of summoning Divine energy through Nature. Using the language of the native Florida plant life, Nicole aims to generate awareness of this precious resource that surrounds the city. Nicole studied fine arts and design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she currently lives and works in Miami, Florida.
Manny Prieres addresses the influence of mass communication mostly in the print and digital medium. The work is informed by graphic language and how different social groups have used it to convey or contain ideas. He is interested in how graphic design and the written word are used in art, and ideas that were at one time taboo, fringe or targeted for elimination become cultural sublimation.
Prieres has shown work at venues in Auckland, Mexico City, New York, Istanbul, Baltimore, Los Angeles and Miami. He was an artist-in-residence at Cannonball Miami and featured prominently in the New Works group exhibition at the Miami Art Museum in 2010. He has been featured in publications including Art Papers, Art Nexus, El Nuevo Herald, Installation Magazine and Whitehot Magazine. In 2013, Prieres’ had his first museum solo exhibition, It Was A Pleasure to Burn, was staged at The Bass Museum of Art, Miami. After the exhibition the museum acquired work for their permanent collection. Though raised in Miami, Prieres now lives and works in Los Angeles.
Angel Lauren Garcia is an interdisciplinary Cuban-American artist living and working in Miami, FL. Her current work is focused on derailing imposter syndrome, gender bias, and stereotypes through personal critique. Exposure, expectation, and fetishization are major themes in her process that are used to subvert institutional and patriarchal systems.
Nice’n Easy is a collaborative endeavor by artists Allison Matherly and Jeffrey Noble. Focused on creating immersive mixed media installations, Nice’n Easy develops a visually cohesive subtropical vernacular with their material choices and use of repeated motifs. Often referencing themes of self-help, recovery and interpersonal dependency, their fabricated environments utilize romantic tropes to enhance the collective emotive truisms between participants and create a platform for intimate exchange.