MOCA and the ViBe Creative District in partnership with the City of Virginia Beach Office of Cultural Affairs welcomed internationally renowned artist, Maser, for an artist residency in July 2017. Maser created a large mural, titled People and Plants on the back of MOCA’s building (that faces I-264 heading west), a sculptural installation across the street from the Virginia Beach Convention Center (forthcoming), and a Perfomring Arts stage in ViBe Park on Cypress Avenue between the Virginia Beach Library and Wareings Gym plaza.
Originally from Ireland, the artist began using the moniker ‘Maser’ in 1995 painting graffiti on the streets of Dublin. Maser’s background in painting and graphic design strongly influences his work. His bold use of color, simplicity of form and geometric patterns has gained international notoriety. Walls, buildings and installations across Austria, France, Slovenia, Spain, the UK and soon in Virginia Beach, exalt Maser’s relationship with color and abstract style.
Most recently, Maser opened his solo show Foreign Language at Graphic Studio Gallery in Dublin. This comes on the back of his show Orbiting on the Periphery at Lazarides Gallery in London (the gallery that famously represented Banksy), and a large installation at the Palais de Tokyo gallery in Paris.
MOCA and ViBe Creative District would like to thank the following supporters of Maser’s residency:
Special thanks to the following for their assistance.
All the images are Courtesy of the Artist.