Globetrotting artist 1010 recently made his way out to Michigan for the latest edition of Murals in the Market in Detroit’s Eastern Market. The German artist painted a stunning new piece entitled “Abyss” featuring his signature vibrant layered aesthetic that entrances the viewer into feeling as if they’re being sucked into another realm.
We had a chance to head out to the Murals in the Market Festival last weekend, where we caught up with a number of incredible artists as well as the good people running the show. One of which, Jarus, was out there getting busy both creating his own work and helping out others.
In his latest mural, the Canadian born muralist painted another realistic aerosol portrait of a Detroit personality by the name of Willie “Bones” Hawkins. More posts from the festival on its way this week.
To help cover costs of the event, each artist is releasing a print ever day of the festival. Today is my print and it is available right now. Keep an eye on what Rone is doing out in the D, check up to on my Instagram.
Public art has long been an integral part of the Eastern Market district and experience. The Murals In The Market festival will expand on 40+ years of large scale public murals by inviting world class international artists to join with local artists to add exciting new works throughout the market.
With a diverse group of artists from around the world Murals In The Market will enhance the market experience and help continue the transformation of the market district into a must-see destination.
Over the past 4 years 1xRUN and the company’s fine art gallery Inner State, have curated and produced over 30 murals in Eastern Market alone, with more than 100 murals throughout the City of Detroit, including the 2011 city-wide Detroit Beautification Project. With the creation of these murals, each area has seen a significant visual impact on the surrounding neighborhood as well as increased traffic, additional economic development and increased safety.