“Being a Black male, I’ve always had a certain love for sci-fi, with its roots in social justice issues and history. Sci-fi is also strongly rooted in the imagination. I feel this combination and balance of content makes it easier to address or create much-needed conversations and to help audiences to relate to our experiences—what it’s like to be us.”
– Marcus Kiser
Art on the Move: Intergalactic Soul II featuring Charlotte-based artists Marcus Kiser and Jason Woodberry is the latest in Locust Projects’ ongoing series of temporary public artworks conceived for bus backs, taxi tops, billboards and rooftops. As creative collaborators and self-described sci-fi nerds with a mutual love of comic books, Kiser and Woodberry’s ongoing series tells a story of tolerance in racial tensions and to demonstrate sensitivity and empathy.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Marcus Kiser’s work draws inspiration from a range of sources including classical art, comic books, graffiti, and current social and political issues. He is a graduate of the Art Institute, and has been a graphic designer and illustrator for 13 years.
Jason Woodberry is a digital illustration and mixed media artist who casts an invigoratingly surreal eye on the chaotic trove of popular culture and contemporary socio-political issues. An Art Institute graduate, web developer, and IT specialist, he combines multimedia street art and a minimalist-inspired aesthetic in his work.
ABOUT ART ON THE MOVE
Art on the Move features specially commissioned artists’ projects in public spaces around Miami. Through this effort, new work by artists such as Nicole Eisenman, Liam Gillick, Angel Otero, Martine Sims, Ron Terada, and Agustina Woodgate has appeared on billboards, bus shelters, taxi tops, and bus backs throughout the county.
Art on the Move: Intergalactic Soul is featured exclusively on Miami Beach bus routes and is made possible with support from the City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council.
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