The Fred Schnider Gallery of Art (888 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA) opened its next exhibit, Peace Is Every Step on Saturday, April 30th. This exhibition contains a number of wood panels and canvasses done in MasPaz’s signature graffiti style that echo his distinctive street murals. Black, gold, and white dominate the color pallete in this exhibition. There will also be a number of works on paper.
MasPaz is a Colombian born multidisciplinary artist, based in Washington DC. He is known for his distinctive street murals that explore topics of earth preservation and indigenous peoples. His work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the US and Latin America and his larger murals can be found in streets and spaces internationally. Mas Paz means ‘more peace’ in Spanish, a message he strives to embrace through art and philanthropy.
He has been featured on ABC News, Telemundo and The Washington Post, among others. He has collaborated with brands such as Nike, National Geographic, Roots, Sierra Club and Brooks Running, as well as institutions such as the Smithsonian Institution, the National Portrait Gallery, the National Gallery of Art, the New Museum, the Corcoran, the Freer and Sackler Gallery. He has also worked with numerous schools and education centers throughout the world. During the pandemic, MasPaz initiated a series of free online art classes, encouraging art as an avenue for mental health, as well as designing a limited edition print and textile, raising money for local charities and community centers.
He can usually be found, brush in hand, painting, teaching, or spreading his message of “more peace” abroad.
MasPaz Artist Statement for “Peace Is Every Step”:
Listen to Pachamama through the wood grain
Indelible lines from her stories
White Clouds soar above
Gold is the Sun that cannot be bought
My name was Juan Ramos
Molas inspired my youth
My message is Mas Paz
Peace is Every Step
- Thursday – Saturday: 12pm-7pm
- Sunday: 12pm-5pm
Fred Schnider Gallery of Art – 888 N. Quincy Street, Suite 102, Arlington, VA.