MONDRIAN LOS ANGELES
MIKAEL B “MOMENTUM”
Mondrian Los Angeles & Exxhibit Tap International Street Artist Mikael B for
Featured Showcase at One of the City’s Most Iconic Hotels
November 3, 2017 | 7pm – 9pm
November 3 – December 15, 2017
MONDRIAN LOS ANGELES
October 23, 2017 | Los Angeles, CA – Danish street artist Mikael B has been tapped by the world-renown Mondrian Los Angeles as the hotel’s featured artist. This announcement comes hot off the success of the SHINE Mural Festival in St. Petersburg Florida, where he was selected to join over a dozen international muralists in transforming the city’s downtown district into one of the most vibrant art landscapes in the country. Now at Mondrian Los Angeles, a collection of work, called “Momentum,” will be prominently displayed in the lobby, trafficked by tens of thousands of global jet-setters every single month. Mikael’s work will go on view beginning November 3rd until December 15, 2017. The hotel will host an opening reception on November 3, 2017 from 7pm – 9pm.
The showcase at the Mondrian Los Angeles will feature select prints and originals continued from Mikael’s most recent solo exhibit, which marked a major shift in Mikael’s style and outlook, finally feeling at home in the City of Angels after fulfilling his life-long dream of emigrating here to become a SoCal street artist.
“I think in a lot of ways I belonged over here (Los Angeles), I think that’s why I feel this as my home,” says Mikael. “And I can see that my art, my personality and my way of thinking changed so much after moving over here. It’s like I was set free. But, I love Denmark and I have deep relationships and connections there so it’s a good contrast and good combination because it’s so diverse and completely different worlds. It gives me energy.”
In the short time he’s been here, Mikael has made an impressive mark on the LA and American art scenes, creating commissions such as the entryway of the inaugural Superfine! festival at Art Basel Miami, the American Express building on LA’s iconic Hollywood Blvd, as well as works for Nike and Google.
“Momentum is about progress and drive to do something new,” says Mikael. “Keep going for what you want and to constantly have greater goals – to keep momentum. That’s how my mindset has changed to where I am now. I wanted to show works that resemble that and also showcase where I’m going.”
Mikael’s style perfectly compliments the vibrant and modern atmosphere that Mondrian Los Angeles has long been known for. Simply put, this partnerships make perfect sense to all involved. “We are very proud to welcome Mikael B’s “Momentum” to Mondrian Los Angeles,” says Deborah Lisboa, Director of Sales and Marketing at Mondrian Los Angeles. “He has adopted Los Angeles as his second home and the contributions he continues to make to its art scene have been truly special to behold. We’re honored to now be a part of his LA story with this showing.”
Mikael’s showcase will be on view from November 3, 2017 until December 15, 2017. The hotel will host an opening reception on November 3, 2017 from 7pm – 9pm.
About Mikael B
Born in Denmark, Mikael B. emigrated to the United States to continue building his career in both the fine art world and urban contemporary genre. Influenced by his early years as a graffiti artist, Mikael B has developed a signature aesthetic and artistic identity that combines complex graphic elements of wildstyle graffiti with bold colors and graphic shapes. His expressive pieces have a volcanic energy, uncompromising attitude, and inherent candidness that create a colorful universe where everything is possible. Mikael B has shown internationally and locally, working with clients that include Google, Nike, American Express, LinkedIn, Heineken, Superfine! Art Fair and more. He has been featured in the LA Times, JUXTAPOZ, LA Weekly, Hi-Fructose, Graffiti Art Magazine, LA Canvas, and Artsy.