About

ABOUT MIKUSY:

“Mikusy Montana” Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 1983. Named after his father Franklin Soto Castillo.

Mikusy’s work can be found on selected art galleries in the Dominican Republic ,also on the streets:  Santo Domingo City, Santiago, Navarrete, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata and other provinces of the Dominican Republic.

Mikusy Montana is the one of the leading Dominican Graffiti Artist of a generation, that emerged under the influences of international Pioneers of the International Graffiti Movement.

Mikusy High School studies were completed at Colegio San Pablo Apóstol. Subsequent to that he attended the Escuela de Diseños Altos de Chavon passionate about Paintwork and Sculpture. He then pursued a more conventional career aside from art and studied Marketing at Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo. As well as adding Portuguese and English to his portfolio.

Mikusy currently lives in Santo Domingo East. He’s an active Graffiti Writer, MC.

He has been invited to participate on several Social/ Commercial projects promoting graffiti as form of art, not vandalism.

Currently working in association with national and international partners developing a non profit organization through his clothing brand : MKS to donate, promote, support and encourage children in the Dominican society to obtain formal Art Education. Specially on Paintworks.

Mikusy is also currently at the recording studio, developing a music project. No details have been released yet.


CREW:

My Crew is integrated by All Graffiti Writers/ Artists that believe in Homology and Progress of our movement. I do not belong to any particular “Crew” since Crews were formed by youngsters influenced  by my work with the Graffiti Meetings (events where I call all the artists active to participate and paint a long wall where we are allowed to spend the day painting while we have a DJ playing,  MCs Freestyling, Breakdancers doing their moves and SkateBoarders/BMX riders doing tricks right on the street) they felt identified and started participating in “The Graffiti Movement” in our country. Then, these Crews started to form.   There were other crews from some Old School Bombers but with time the writers stopped writing and the crews spread out.  I don’t like Crews because division is against my principles which are to spread out to the world our Art & Union among all members , which would represent strengthening our Urban Sub-Culture.

WHY GRAFFITI WRITING ?

I started when I was just a kid. At the beginning only because I felt that need to be known, following the trends of living in “the hood” in which all kids would pick an Alias and write it in as many public spaces as possible, this is known as : Bombing. After evolving and applying artistic knowledge and more complex techniques, convoking other artist to participate in a better organized way to change the concept of “Vandalism” to “Urban Art”. Graffiti is a vehicle to transmit Positive Messages to society and achieve Acceptance and Recognition first from the media and then from all member of society.

ON MY WALLS:

I like to make statement about: Preservation of Natural Resources, No Violence,  Free Speech, Education, Social Work, thus promoting My Brand.

MY STYLE:

Is very wide,  I like Wild-style, Throw Ups, Landscapes and Characters so I like to say my style is “Free”

 


 

Mikusy Montana:

Participación en eventos [solo desde 2009]

Pintor, muralista, artista urbano
Tareas: creación de pinturas y obras artísticas, creación de murales en espacios públicos, performance en vivo
Duración: 2001 – Actualidad

Soto Stage
Asistente de producción y dirección de arte
Tareas: montaje y diseño de escenografía, producción artística de obras teatrales, espectáculos, televisión, cine, videos musicales, gestión de locaciones.
Duración: 2003-2008

Efyciencia,
Luminotécnico
Tareas: diseños y montaje de iluminación para espectáculos, fiestas, eventos, televisión y cine.
Duración: 2001-2003

Patricia Escuaciati, coreógrafa, bailarina clásica y productora
Asistente de producción
Tareas: Gestión de logística, montaje y diseño de escenografía
Duración: Diciembre 2010

Participación en eventos (solo del 2009 a la actualidad):

3ra. Cumbre America Libre HIPHOP
Organización, diseño y montaje de escenografía, logística
Abril 2009

Presentación para Sistema Nacional de Escuelas Libre, Feria del Libro
Graffiti Performance
Abril 2010

Unión de la Raza
Organización, producción dirección, maestro de ceremonia, graffttti performance
Octubre 2010

HIP HOP a la Plaza del Ministerio de Cultura
Graffitti Performance
Diciembre 2010

Música del Bloque
Producción, maestro de ceremonia
Diciembre 2010

Casa Por la Ventana
Graffitti Performance
Diciembre 2010

Graffiti Meeting
Gestión de logística, organización, mural de graffiti
Abril 2011

4ta. Cumbre América Libre HIP HOP
Organización, Maestro de Ceremonia
Abril 2011

Red Bull Talento de Calle
Coordinador de equipo, pintor de vallas
Agosto 2011

Exposición de arte Coleactivo Bellas Artes
Exposición de graffiti
Agosto – Septiembre 2011

Viernes de Hip Hop & Dancehall @ Cafe Colonial
Organizador, Maestro de Ceremonia
Octubre-Noviembre 2011

Cristo Rey “Visión de Futuro” en el Club los Cachorros
Productor, Coordinador, Graffiti
Octubre-Noviembre 2011

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