According to Jessica Goldman Srebnick, CEO of Goldman Properties and chief curator since 2012, “Every year we choose a unifying theme and ask our artists to somehow address this in their work with the goal of pushing the narrative. This year, with everything going on in the world I felt it appropriate to advocate a message of courage, in the hopes that we can all embody courage in our everyday lives. Street artists by vocation are some of the most fearless people I’ve met — and here in Wynwood, we’ve grown from a marginal area that many feared to explore – into one of the most desirable art-filled locations in the world. My father (Tony Goldman) always said, ‘Don’t give in to fear,’ and this year we’re honoring that sentiment.”
Fear Less will showcase the work of a varied mix of outstanding artists – some household names in the street art world, others up and coming. In addition to Hiratsuka, artists include AVAF (Brazil), Beau Stanton (CA, USA), Case (Germany) Dasic Fernandez (Chile) David Choe (CA, USA), Faith47 (South Africa), Felipe Pantone (Spain), Findac (UK) , Okuda (Spain), Pixel Pancho (Italy,) Risk (CA, USA), Tatiana Suarez (FL, USA) .
In addition to the new murals for Wynwood Walls, Goldman Global Arts, a newly-formed company by Jessica Goldman Srebnick and artist Peter Tunney, responsible for the groundbreaking mural project at Hard Rock Stadium, will debut an exhibition in Wynwood Walls’ Garden House. The exhibition will feature original works of art by many of the Wynwood Walls’ artists, including Crash, Daze, Logan Hicks, The London Police, Case, Hueman, Inti, Pose and Faith 47. Comprised of both paintings and sculptures, most of the pieces have never been seen and are the most recent works of these most dynamic and creative artists working today.