Angelina Christina - Wander and Wayfare

Group walls are an interesting dynamic of public art that you don't really see in a studio setting.   There aren't really canvases of three or more artists getting together to do their own thing in conjunction with one another.  The group wall's roots are embedded in graffiti culture where crews get together and regularly paint next to each other.  A lot of times these group graffiti walls will be filled with characters either by the writers themselves or a specific person in the crew that does characters.  Outside of graffiti you don't see formal crews very often so group walls often seem to get arranged by curators or some other common benefactor.  In the case of The Wander and Wayfare wall, this is actually the second effort by Rocha Art putting a group wall together, the first being in San Francisco.  The particularly cool thing about this group wall is that its all women, a growing but vastly under-represented group in the street art world.   Not only are they all women but seven of the most talented women in street art.

The majority of everyone worked on the wall when was best for them which I think resulted largely in everyone working fairly independently as each woman on the wall had some fairly impressive projects throughout Art Basel.  This group wall wound up being a somewhat similar situation to the Himbad-curated wall featured in the gallery Loose where we arrived early into the trip, left, and then returned to the wall towards the end.   The energy on this wall was electric and much needed for us due to relative exhaustion, rain, etc.  We were fortunate to have the company of the wall's curators including Daniele Rocha, Rob Evans, and Ian Ross.  I don't think I have an epic story about this wall but I'm honestly glad about that because some projects should just be a cool thing to do.  It was just a chill thing to see happen with positive vibes and I think the pictures reflect that.

Click the photo below to see Angelina Christina do what she does on this rad group wall

Angelina Christina - Wander and Wayfare

Angelina Christina - Wander and Wayfare