|2Square = Jeremiah Taylor and Justin Vallee, 23rd St and Miami Ave|
On a corner in Wynwood, a man and leopard hang out and get high next to women and roses in meditative poses.
It's one of several Miami-based artworks by 2Square
, a nomadic free-expression camp that hit town last year for Basel and decided to stick around. In their wake, dozens of city walls carry fresh murals, and the sidewalks offer paint-splattered testament to the work that went into them.See also:
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We'd slid past this Wynwood corner just last week and the frenetic pace of it caught our eye. So when we saw the artists out there painting yesterday, we stopped to say wassup and see what their deal is.
Justin Vallee said, "We think outside the box, we paint outside the box, we live outside the box, so we took the name 2Square cause it's like the opposite of what we are. We're not square, we're adventurous in everything we do. We met in Tennessee and then drove out to Detroit, and Cleveland on a street art tour that took us to Europe and then Miami."
"Wynwood really put us on its shoulders. We noticed that if you really work hard here, you've got a chance to make it. If you're really dedicated and get after it, you can get it."
"This is the first mural I've ever done entirely with my left hand. I'm right handed, but I've got a whole sketchbook series of lefthanded work, and now I'm painting with both hands all the time. This one is called, The Rise Of Lefty."