Graffiti // Friday, May 16, 2014
With the competition over and all large murals completed, a group of artists headed on a day field trip to Moorea Island to eat, swim with sharks and stingrays, and soak in the tropical luxuries. As most worked on their murals for just about a week, the rest and relaxation was essential. Reflecting on our week spent in Tahiti we can genuinely say that the group of artists chosen to participate were some of the most humble, egoless and talented individuals we've had the pleasure to watch work.
Graffiti // Thursday, May 15, 2014
On the second day of the competition for the Ono’u Tahiti Graffiti Festival, the ten final round competitors were each given a word in the Tahitian language to paint and interpret. For five hours the varied styled artists painted it out, each bringing exceptionally strong work to the table. After a lengthy and trying deliberation between the judges the winners were announced.
Graffiti // Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Continuing with our exclusive coverage from the Ono’u Tahiti Graffiti Festival, we bring you another round of photos from the spray madness happening all around the small city of Papeete. While many of the artists creating large-scale-murals wrapped up their walls, the two-day competition and events began. On the first day, 23 competitors from around the world were each given a selection of colors and a designated section to paint.
Graffiti // Friday, May 09, 2014
The Ono’u Tahiti graffiti festival is well underway, with news stations and locals flocking to the city of Papeete to get the scoop on what is one of the biggest art related events this island has seen. Between eating fresh fish and taking multiple swims in crystal clear waters, we have been zig-zagging between walls to keep up on the progress.
Graffiti // Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Arriving just as the sun was rising, we were greeted at the airport with live Tahitian music, fresh flowered leis and warm smiles. Despite the long overnight flight, everyone appeared enthusiastic about being on an island in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean and to be painting graffiti on it as well! After the standard meet and greet, summary of the week activities and paint distribution, everyone was able to soak in the island’s amenities (snorkeling, kayaking, sun bathing, you know, tropical island stuff!)
Graffiti // Monday, April 14, 2014
The Ono’u Festival in Tahiti is swiftly approaching and Juxtapoz will be delivering exclusive footage from the middle of the South Pacific Ocean! ONO’O is the first worldwide graffiti event to ever take place in Tahiti and will be bringing forty graffiti writers with local Tahitian writers to paint 1500 square meters of open wall, along with a $10,000 prize spray contest!
Graffiti // Monday, March 31, 2014
The Ono’u Festival in Tahiti is swiftly approaching. Leading up to the festival, Sofles painted this jaw-dropping piece accompanied with the words "Destination Tahiti" to get into the Tahitian spirit! ONO’O is the first worldwide graffiti event to ever take place in Tahiti and they are offering $10,000 to the winner. That’s the most cash we’ve ever heard being offered for a contest involving graffiti.
Graffiti // Tuesday, March 25, 2014
The Ono’u Festival in Tahiti is getting closer. Leading up to the festival in May, Kems painted this piece bursting in colors with the words "Tahitian Dreams" to get into the Tahitian spirit early! ONO’O is the first worldwide graffiti event to ever take place in Tahiti and they are offering $10,000 to the winner. That’s the most cash we’ve ever heard being offered for a contest involving graffiti.
Graffiti // Thursday, March 13, 2014
The Ono’u Festival in Tahiti is getting closer. Leading up to the festival in May, Dabs & Myla painted a Tahitian themed wall in Long Beach to get into the Tahitian spirit early! ONO’O is the first worldwide graffiti event to ever take place in Tahiti and they are offering $10,000 to the winner.
Graffiti // Wednesday, February 19, 2014
After Paris and Copenhagen, a third wall dedicated to Tahiti in collaboration with the ONO'U festival has been created in Amsterdam. The European graffiti writer, Besok painted this themed wall to celebrate the Polynesian culture and Tahitian way of life. Besok is part of the great line up of renowned artists that have been invited to the ONO'U festival in Tahiti in May.