Video: Here Comes the Neighborhood Episode 6: IRAK
Today the latest episode of Here Comes the Neighborhood dropped. The most highly anticipated episode, in our eyes at least, this video follows IRAK crew members Earsnot and Nemel as they paint the Wynwood walls, and a couple uncommissioned works on some of the surrounding buildings.
These two take tagging to a level of high art. Never at a loss for words, Earsnot puts it, “murals and shit are dumb and pieces are stupid but tags are great!”
The building painted by IRAK for Wynwood Walls is inspired by Barry McGee’s tag-filled murals in San Diego, New York, and Sydney, which have been known to stir up controversy and push the boundaries of the grey area between graffiti and Art. Barry McGee was a participant in the first installment of the Wynwood Walls in 2009, but was left with a bad taste in his mouth when the abandoned structure he painted was converted into a cafe, incorporating his work for their branding. Earsnot and Nemel build on Barry McGee’s tag wall concept by filling the wall with a variety of monochromatic shades of overlapping tags creating the illusion of depth.
Check out 12ozProphet’s recent interview with Earsnot here.