Miami-based artist Renda Writer visited Atlanta the week of June 1 to paint a George Floyd-themed mural in East Atlanta Village. Floyd, as most of the world knows, was murdered May 25 in Minneapolis. Four police officers are charged in his death. Writer did a Breonna Taylor mural in Gainesville, Florida, later in the week.
ARTISTS: Writer, a traveling muralist, with an assist from Atlanta street artist EricNine Lopez.
STYLE: Writer describes himself as a “handwritten artist.” He uses typography, poetry and graffiti in his art, a method that dates to 2010, when he began writing poems, words and phrases on found objects such as furniture wood, air-conditioning vents and hubcaps. He’s also known for murals that call for “World Peace” and proclaim that “Black Lives Matter.”
LOCATION: The George Floyd “handwritten mural” is on the Union EAV restaurant building on Flat Shoals Avenue in East Atlanta Village. Passersby have been stopping to take photos in front of the mural — sometimes with fists raised — ever since it went up. To see more of Writer’s work, go HERE.
In times like these, when we are separated by necessity, ArtsATL is needed more than ever. Please consider a donation so we can continue to highlight Atlanta’s creative community.