MURAL HISTORY NO.18 2013

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299. murals 2013
Title: Urban Renaissance
Artist: Rahmaan Statik
Medium: Spray paint on concrete
Size: 15x50ft
Location: 16th and wood Pilsen, South Side Chicago
Content Explanation: This mural project made the 
cover of the 2013 Chicago Artist Month Magazine.  
This set a new precedent for Rahmaan Statik as being the 
only artist featured twice for Chicago Artists Month.  
The subject matter of this piece represents the beauty 
and ethnic culture from music, to visual art, and hair.

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300. murals 2013
Rahmaan Statik, Cujo, Gape , Art Basel ,
Miami 167 NW 23rd street 
RK Design up art studio.
date:2013

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301. murals 2013
Rahmaan Statik , 
Medusa , 
Art Basel. Miami 
date:2013

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302. murals 2013
Title: Youth Land mark Kenwood
Artist: Rahmaan Statik Andy Bellomo
Medium: Spray Paint, acrylic, and mosaic glass
Size: 10x80ft
Location:53rd Cornell  Chicago IL
Content Explanation: This art was produced in conjunction 
with After School Matters and students from Kenwood High school.  
The content of the piece represents the school brand and 
the student experience.

date:2013
 

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303. murals 2013
Rahmaan Statik, 
Metropolitan Family Services, 
acrylic on wood panel. 
4x32ft
date: 2013

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304. murals 2013
Title: The Catalyst
Artist: Rahmaan Statik
Medium: Spray paint on wood panels
Size: 8x8 ft
Location: Studio
Content Explanation: This was a graffiti study of color, 
letter form, and characters.

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305. murals 2013
Title: The Incredulity of Saint Thomas (Caravaggio)
Artist: Rahmaan Statik
Medium: Spray Paint on canvas
Size: 13x10
Location: Chicago Cultural Center
Content Explanation:Gallery Show 'Paint Paste Sticker': Chicago Street Art
This piece was designed based off the original work of Caravaggio.

Original Artwork Credit and Description:
"The Incredulity of Saint Thomas is a painting of the subject of 
the same name by the Italian Baroque master Caravaggio, c. 1601–1602.
It is housed in the Sanssouci Palace, now a museum, in Potsdam, Berlin, 
Germany. It shows the episode that gave rise to 
the term "Doubting Thomas" which, formally known as 
the Incredulity of Thomas, had been frequently represented in 
Christian art since at least the 5th century, 
and used to make a variety of theological points. 
According to St John's Gospel, Thomas the Apostle missed one of 
Jesus's appearances to the Apostles after His resurrection, 
and said "Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put 
my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, 
I will not believe it." 
John 20:25 A week later Jesus appeared and told Thomas to 
touch Him and stop doubting. Then Jesus said, "Because you have seen me, 
you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and 
yet have believed." John 20:21
In the painting, Thomas's face shows surprise as Jesus 
holds his hand and guides it into the wound. The absence of 
a halo emphasizes the corporeality of the risen Christ.
The work is in chiaroscuro. This picture is probably related to 
Saint Matthew and the Angel (1602) and the Sacrifice of Isaac (1603), 
all having a model in common. It belonged to Vincenzo Giustiniani 
before entering the Prussian royal collection, surviving the Second World 
War intact.  A second version of "The Incredulity of Saint Thomas" has 
been re-discovered in Trieste, Italy in a private collection. 
It is published in the Maurizio Marini corpus catalogico "Caravaggio - 
Pictor praestantissimus" Newton & Compton - 2005 in the position Q50. 
The painting is declared "d'interesse artistico e storico" 
by the "Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali Sopraintendenza 
Regionale del Fiuli - Venezia Giulia". Its authenticity has been attested 
by several experts including Maurizio Marini, Maria Ranacher 
and Sir Denis Mahon and confirmed by a court in Trieste."
date:2013

 

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306. murals 2013
5 pointz
Queens NY ,
Up art studio RK design.
Rahmaan Statik, Gape, Zero, Poem, Same
16x50ft
Title: David and Goliath (Caravaggio)
Artist: Rahmaan Statik, Gape, Zero, Poem, Same
Medium: Spray Paint on concrete wall
Size: 16x50
Location: 5 pointz, Queens NY
Content Explanation: This piece was inspired by the original work of Carravagio

Original art credit and description:
David and Goliath (or David with the Head of Goliath or David Victorious over
Goliath) is a painting by the Italian Baroque master Caravaggio (1571–1610).
It was painted in about 1599, and is held in the Museo del Prado, Madrid. 
Two later versions of the same theme are currently to be seen in Kunsthistorisches
Museum, Vienna (David with the Head of Goliath (Vienna)), and in Rome's Galleria 
Borghese (David with the Head of Goliath). The David and Goliath in the Prado was
painted in the early part of the artist's career, while he was a member of the household of Cardinal Francesco Maria 
Del Monte. It shows the Biblical David as a young boy (in accordance with the Bible story)
fastening the head of the champion of the Philistines, the giant Goliath, 
by the hair. The light catches on David's leg, arm and flank, on the massive shoulders from which
Goliath's head has been severed, and on the head itself, but everything else is dark.
Even David's face is almost invisible in the shadows. A wound on Goliath's forehead shows where he has been 
felled by the stone from David's sling. The overwhelming impression is of some 
action intensely personal and private - no triumph, no armies, no victory.[citation needed]
Caravaggio originally showed Goliath's face fixed in wild-eyed open-mouthed terror, tongue rolling, eyeballs 
swivelled to the edges of the sockets[citation needed]. In the
finished painting the melodrama is banished: the drama is transferred from Goliath to the quietly efficient David,
his face almost hidden, intent on his work with his hands in his enemy's 
hair, kneeling almost casually on the man's torso.  This painting and two others done at about the same time - the first 
version of Sacrifice of Isaac and the first John the Baptist - were taken to Spain shortly after they were made, where they 
were frequently copied and made a deep impression on art in that country
date:2013
 

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307. murals 2013
Title: Represent Chicago
Artist: Rahmaan Statik
Medium: Spray Paint on canvas paper
Size: 12x12 ft
Location: Chicago
Content Description: This piece was done as a backdrop 
for Rahmaan Statik solo gallery 
exhibition 'Chi-matic' at Nych Gallery.
date:2013

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308. murals 2013
Title: Sharing Handcrafted Happiness
Artist: Rahmaan Statik
Medium: Spray paint and mosaic on wood panel
Size: 6 ftx36 ft
Location: 87th and Cottage Grove
Content Explanation: This mural project was made in 
conjuction with students from Kenwood and Simeon Highschool.  
The images represent common activities of the local youth of 
the Chatam community.  Their activities include visual art, 
skateboarding, sports, music, and personal esthetics such 
as fashion and cosmetology.  The art work was done as a second 
installment of the opening of the Garretts 
Popcorn southside Chicago flagship store.
date:2013

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309. murals 2013
Title: Rich Colors
Artist: Dred Ske, Maser, Max Sansing, Rahmaan Statik, Gape, Cujo
Medium: Spray Paint on concrete wall
Size:15x60ft
Location: Chicago
Content Description:This graffiti mural was a part of the event
'Lake Effect' in Gary IN. 
This was a graffiti study of color, letter form, and characters.
date:2013

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310. murals 2013
Title: happy st. patty day
Artist: Rahmaan Statik
Medium: Spray Paint, and concrete
Size: 5x8ft
Location: hyde park south side chicago
Content Explanation: This was a graffiti study of color, 
letter form, and characters.
date:2013

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311. murals 2013
Title: africa funk
Artist: Rahmaan Statik
Medium: Spray paint on wood panels
Size: 8x8 ft
Location: Studio
Content Explanation: This was a graffiti study of color, 
letter form, and characters.
date:2013

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312. murals 2013
Title: Maat Ntr
Artist:Steff, Rahmaan Statik, Fact
Medium: spray paint on brick wall
Size: 10x50ft
Location: Chicago IL, Humboldt Park
Content explanation: This was a graffiti study of color,
 letter form, and characters.
date:2013

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313. murals 2013
Artist:Rahmaan Statik
Frederic Douglas . 
Museum of Public Art 
Baton Rouge Louisiana 
size:20x40ft
Notes/Not standing. Private commissioned mural, Urban mural/ street art
date:2013

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314. murals 2013
Artist:Rahmaan Statik
Frederic Douglas . 
Museum of Public Art 
Baton Rouge Louisiana 
size:20x40ft
Notes/Not standing. Private commissioned mural, Urban mural/ street art
experiment/ study, graffiti style letter study
date:2013

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315. murals 2013
Title:Graffiti Throne
Artist: Rahmaan Statik
Medium: Spray paint on concrete
Size: 15x12 ft
Location: Meeting of Styles Chicago 2013
Content Explanation: This piece is inspired by 
Game of Thrones, a hip hop version.  
The art work is a study of graffiti style characters

RK design crew Meeting of Styles 2013 Chicago 2013, 
Dred Ske 88, Gape , Max Sansing, Cujo Dah, 
Maser RK Chicago , Rahmaan Statik — with Dred Ske, 
Henry Gonzalez.
 

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316. murals 2013
Recking Krew
Rahmaan Statik , Cujo , Gape.
Meeting of Styles Houston 2013 up art studio
Judith beheading holofernes - Caravaggio 100% spray paint

Title: Judith beheading Holofernes (Caravaggio)
Artist: Recking Krew- Rahmaan Statik, Cujo, Gape
Medium: Spray Paint on concrete wall
Size: 15x28
Location: Meeting of Styles 2013 Houston, TX
Content Explanation: This piece was inspired by the original work of Carravagio

Original art credit and description:  

The deutero-canonical Book of Judith tells how Judith 
striped for her people by seducing and pleasuring Holofernes, 
the Assyrian general. Judith gets Holofernes drunk, 
then seizes his sword and slays him: "Approaching to his bed, 
she took hold of the hair of his head." (Judith, 13:7-8).


Caravaggio's approach was, typically, to choose the moment 
of greatest dramatic impact, the moment of the decapitation 
itself. The figures are set out in a shallow stage, 
theatrically lit from the side, isolated against the inky, 
black background. Judith and her maid Abra stand to the right, 
partially over Holofernes, who is vulnerable on his back. 
X-rays have revealed that Caravaggio adjusted the placement 
of Holofernes' head as he proceeded, separating it slightly 
from the torso and moving it slightly to the right. 
The faces of the three characters demonstrate his mastery of emotion, 
Judith in particular showing in her face a mix of determination and repulsion. 
Artemisia Gentileschi and others were deeply influenced by this work, 
and even surpassed Caravaggio's physical realism, but it has been argued 
that none matched his capture of Judith's psychological ambivalence.


The model for Judith is probably the Roman courtesan Fillide Melandroni, 
who posed for several other works by Caravaggio around this year; 
the scene itself, and especially the details of blood and decapitation, 
were presumably drawn from his observations of the public 
execution of Beatrice Cenci a few years before.
date:2013
 

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317. murals 2013
Title: RK jams
Artist: Rahmaan Statik and cujo
Medium: Spray Paint on concrete
Size: 8x40ft
Location: 47th and Langley
Content Description: This was a graffiti study of color, 
letter form, and characters.
date:2013

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318. murals 2013
Title: Leader of Sound
Artist: Rahmaan Statik
Medium: Spray paint on brick wall
Size: 8x12 ft
Location: Springfield IL
Content Explanation: A study of aerosol art and
graffiti character styles
date:2013

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319. murals 2013
Title: production no. 238.
Artist: Rahmaan Statik, Cujo, Gape, Gnee, Werm
Medium: Spray Paint on Brick Wall
Size:10x16ft
Location: Houston TX
Content Explanation: This was a graffiti study of color, 
letter form, and characters.
date:2013

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320. murals 2013
Title: 2 kings
Artist: Rahmaan Statik, werm, gape
Medium: Spray Paint, on concrete
Size: 9x36 ft
Location: Houston TX
Content Description: This was a graffiti study of color, 
letter form, and characters.
date:2013

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321. murals 2013
Title: Banger
Artist: Rahmaan Statik, cujo, gape
Medium: Spray Paint on Brick Wall
Size:10x16ft
Location: Houston TX
Content Explanation: This was a graffiti study of color,
letter form, and characters.
date:2013

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