Saturday night, December 18th, was the opening of Inked Souls 3, a customized sneaker and fine art show located at Art Whino Gallery. In collaboration with Tagür, the event showcased the art of individual customization. Each invited artist was given a pair of blank AKA Tagür sneakers and asked to design them with their own unique style and perspective. The range of artist expression runs the gamut from urban graffiti art to traditional oil on canvas, and from figurative interpretations to the abstract.
These sneakers aren’t just for show, some of these beauties will be chosen for mass production (through voting) and sold at Finishline retailers and Footaction stores nationwide.
The DJ was spinning Kanye West’s “Power” when we first entered the packed gallery which immediately set the tone for a hip atmosphere. Even though the space was overflowing with people, there was still ample room to view the showcase.
Check out the photos from the event:
Charlie Immer – What’s on the Inside That Counts
Paul Shih – Hollow Threat Souls
Joey Depakakibo – Arachnalopod
David Chung – Delicious Death, Sneaker – On a Donut Run
Brian Robertson – Floaters
Mary Spring – Guilt
Deadly Daisy (Melanie Pruitt) – All the Beautiful Things
Ursula K. Young
Walt Hall – The Last Recession
Bob Dob – Mickey
Visit Art Whino Gallery’s Inked Souls 3 event page to learn more about the artists.