about.

I AM SERIES is a movement to project the stories of those hidden in history to the world through the medium of mural art. This series is made possible through the sacrifices of four artists who inherited the costs, time, and burdens of displaying powerful pieces in order to inspire the minds, hearts, and spirits of the masses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below you will learn more about the inspiration behind this movement and more about each artist.

i am series.

I AM SERIES is a movement to project the stories of those hidden in history to the world through the medium of mural art. This series is made possible through the sacrifices of four artists who inherited the costs, time, and burdens of displaying powerful pieces in order to inspire the minds, hearts, and spirits of the masses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below you will learn more about the inspiration behind this movement and more about each artist.

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No great feat was accomplished without great sacrifice.

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It is imperative that when we look into the face of turmoil, we look forward into the heart of hope.

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May our hands be tools that carry out the work of peace, justice, and inspiration!

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Life is a journey of discovery, the revelation of truth, and the realization of passion that moves the people forward.

the artists.

Who are the people behind the paint? A group of four artists took on the challenge of a pandemic by committing themselves to doing something in service to the world. Each artists brings something unique to the team. Learn more about them below...

epharaim gebre.

Ephraim Gebre Is a practicing muralist with over 8 years of experience behind the brush creating interior and exterior murals 

 

Ephraim was Born and raised in Rochester,NY but is now based in Brooklyn where he continues to impact communities though his public projects and youth outreach both at home and abroad.

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jared diaz.

Jared Diaz is a practicing artist born in New York City. He earned his BFA in painting with highest honors at Pratt Institute. He studied realism, and the traditions of grand manner painting for over a decade. 

 

Since then, he’s worked at a hand painted billboard company where he met his current crew and specialized in outdoor mural work. Among several ways the I Am series is activated by the public engagement, he acknowledges the tremendous power of the murals as silent protest. 

darius dennis.

Darius Dennis is a practicing artist and military veteran that is born and native to Chicago. Darius studied applied mathematics and fine art at NEIU. 

 

Today, Darius paints hyper realistic commercial billboards with Colossal Media group. Darius’ work has always prioritized craftsmanship and attention to detail over popularity and trends.

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charles sterret nunn.

Charles was born in Louisville Kentucky to a biracial family. He studied fine art and graduated with a BFA. In 2003 he moved to Brooklyn and began his journey as a mural painter. One day he’d like to buy land, build a house, and raise a family. 

 

After the last year of police killings and the awareness of racism in this country, he felt that joining his fellow muralists was a way of joining the movement for equality. He hopes to inspire other groups around the world and fellow artists to make great paintings. 

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daniel harrington.

Daniel Harrington is a practicing sign painter and muralist with 14 years of experience in the business. 

 

Daniel was born and raised in New Jersey until moving to Brooklyn in 2004. When he started painting large scale realistic  murals. He continues to paint everyday he can. It’s his love, and dream job.

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