Meet some of the Artists: Art on Bart

WanderArt, a new app that allows you to share street art, has taken on an admirable initiative. They’re hoping to fill all six ad spaced on the BART with different artworks by local San Francisco and Bay Area artists, creating mini-moving galleries on the rails.

In celebration of its launch, six pieces of work will be displayed at our Roll Up Gallery this Friday at 6pm — each work chosen around the word ‘escape’. Here we give you some info on a few of the artists who will be featured this weekend.

Radio Free Clear Light
Radio Free Clear Light is a living radio built of human components. Whether through music, poetry, graphic art, video editing or combinations of the above, RFCL seeks to integrate the audience, space and greater world as an extension of self; to include them as another active element within the radio.

The creative work of RFCL is process driven. Attention is devoted to the moment of creation rather than a particular outcome. A focus on form rather than content allows themes of inclusion and freedom to emerge.

Gabrielle Wilson-Sealy
In her own words: My work is provocative, dramatic and bursting with gesture and life! My art is part of my activist lifestyle and I portray images of people that are typically marginalized in our society (women, queers, people of color, homeless…etc.) in hopes to continue my grandfather’s legacy and create change in the world! My pieces are usually created from life, however, I can create anything from photographs. I hope you enjoy and support my work.

Brendan Getz
Brendan grew up all over the place. He told me his family moved about once every year, so it made sense that his adult life had been nomadic too. He began studying philosophy at Colorado State, since being an artist wasn’t exactly considered a viable career path even though he’d been drawing, painting, and sculpting ever since he could remember. After three years of reading philosophy books he’d already read, Brendan stopped wasting time and moved south to Nashville to help his dad build a house. He found Belmont University nearby, and they were impressed enough by his work to offer a scholarship in painting.

That BFA in Painting ended with a successful group show called Future/Now, and Brendan took off for Barcelona where he absorbed the centuries of art that sent stylistic shock waves through time. He painted and travelled, spending time in Paris and London until he fell in love with a girl in Italy named Courtney, and came back with her to the Bay Area. READ MORE!

Arash Shirinbab
Arash is an award winning artist and designer. He has managed to be a successful blend of practicing artist, calligrapher, art manager, and entrepreneur for the past ten years.

He has participated in over 15 exhibitions internationally, has devised several art workshops and classes in the US, and in the course of a few years, has become a visible and active artist and calligrapher in the Bay Area, California.

Arash has created and coined a new style of painting called Poem-Painting—a style in which the artist uses both linguistic and aesthetic powers of words to create a poetic visual art piece. He combines calligraphy, painting, and poetry in his pieces and crafts words, lines, textures, and colors to envision a mysterious, enchanting, and unique world that has Persian identity while being very contemporary and international.

Sean Wirth
Sean Wirth has always been painting, but the canvas part is new. It started with cars, helmets and motorcycles, until a piece of plywood found itself underneath his airbrush and the idea of creating art for its own sake occurred to him. And boy am I glad it did.

He’s been a carpenter since 17, but when a back injury made it impossible, the itch to create with his hands didn’t go away. Sean kept his active right-brain exercised, painting and designing tattoos, but it wasn’t until he moved back to Daly City and had his back saved by acupuncture that the real artistic experimentation began.

He told me it started with jewelry and sculpture. He pounded metal, hammering spoons into flower petals and filling found vases with his creations. He dabbled in digital art until someone introduced him to the airbrush. READ MORE!