Art Installations. Performances. Live Art.
Ultra Music Festival is honored to welcome such a diverse spectrum of talented, world-class artists to this year’s event. Be sure to visit the following artists work at Ultra Music Festival this March!
- Chaz of The London Police
- Chica Dania
- Jordan Betten
- Mauricio Ramirez
- Rage Johnson
- Registered Artist
- Richard Santana
- Tarsila Schubert
- The Sentient by Daniel Popper
The London Police
Chaz Barrisson is one half of the world renowned art crew ‘The London Police’. He has drawn on the streets, painted large scale murals and exhibited in over 45 countries during the last 25 years.
Chaz draws the iconic LADS characters which represent his happy, friendly and positive vibe. They pop up all over the globe in such esteemed places as Bob Marleys house in Jamaica, the palace walls of the King of Morocco, the Miami Dolphins Hard Rock stadium and of course his mum and dads kitchen.
The London Police are famous for their tight penmanship and silky skills with fat marker pens. Astonishingly halfway through his career the normally left-handed Chaz decided to become right handed after feeling he needed a new challenge to inspire a more meticulous craftsmanship. All this on a ‘soup only’ diet which as Chaz quotes ‘…helped me train my mind to work with limited parameters to fully explore my creative process’
Chaz is excited to continue his relationship with ULTRA music festival for which he returns for the fifth time. Let the good times roll!!!
During Galo’s 10 years in Amsterdam, Galo became one of the European forerunners of street art and has collaborated and exhibited with artists of global importance. He has exhibited Europe, Japan and the United States. Galo moved back to Turin, Italy in 2007 where he
currently lives and works. In 2010 he opened his private gallery Galo Art Gallery in Turin. The Galo Art Gallery is strongly linked to the international post-graffiti scene, and this is also where he makes his art an instrument of immediate communication. His subjects are the result of an accurate artistic research on the chaotic but not casual passage of people, expressions and situations of the contemporary. His materials are the most diverse, from acrylic to spray from canvas to plastic.
Galo has been seen painting nearly every surface imaginable: fat bellies and flat ones, old walls and young electricity boxes, toilets and fences, ceilings and floors, canvas, wood, bikes and cars…sometimes he gets carried away. He graduated art school and worked as a graphic designer, before turning his back on just about everything except love and paint and layer after layer and went deeper into what can all be called the Galoverse.With Galo, life is art and he spends his life sharing his art, wherever, whenever and with whomever he can. His work has shown in three continents, in galleries and museum and cafes and nightclubs, but most of all on the wall and off it…art in action, Galo paints as if his life depended on it.
Cristhian Saravia also known as @golden305 was born in Caracas, Venezuela.
He is an artist and a curator based in Wynwood, Florida.
Golden305 started with graffiti in 1986, becoming a pioneer of this movement in his native country.
In 1995, he moved to the United States and begun his career as one of Florida’s most renowned street artists.
Golden’s daughter Ange, also known as @305ange joined the team in 2018.
They started to paint and travel together as a father & daughter duo, Named, “We Are Golden”
They are known for using vivid colors and their unique style of painting.
Together they have been creating various unique vivacious characters and painting
large scale graffiti and murals around the world, for the last few years.
Proud members of:
– Wynwood walls.
– Mana contemporary.
– Favela painting projects.
– The Bushwick collective.
– Binnary projetcs.
– Big walls big dreams.
– Meeting of styles.
– Beyond walls.
– Punto urban art museum.
– Color caribe festival.
– Art republic.
They have been invited to paint and work in the mural festivals around the world and working hand to hand with the world’s best and most relevant street artists of the time.
Some of theirs most recent work:
– Wynwood Walls 2014 collaboration with Favela Painting
– The Bushwick Collective 2016 – 2017 – 2018 – 2019 – 2020 – 2021 – 2022
– Art Republic 2016 – 2017- 2018 – 2019 – 2020
– Sea Walls 2017
– Punto Urban Art Museum 2015- 2016- 2017
– Beyondwalls Lynn 2017-2018-2019 – 2020 – 2021 – 2022
– Wynwood Mural Festival 2019 – 2020 – 2021 – 2022
– Kotis Street Art 2019
– Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas Nevada 2016 – 2017 – 2018 – 2019
– Art Cruise Bahamas Paradise 2018 – 2019
– Ultra Music Festival Miami 2018 – 2019 – 2021 – 2022
– Nascar Art at the Track 2019 – 2020 – 2021
– Formula 1 Miami 2022
– Color Caribe 2021 – 2022
– The Norwich Collective 2022
– Big Walls Big Dreams 2018 – 2019- 2020 – 2022
We would like to create powerful
emotions such as love, gratitude,
happiness, and hope through bright
colors and expressive art messages.
Jordan Betten is an American artist whose creative career encompasses painting, sculpture and design.
Betten’s art explores the ideas of urbanism, iconography, and visual story telling. Throughout his body of work there is a feeling of freedom and strength. Through his unique application and use of colors, Betten’s paintings have a visual power that resonates from the canvas.
Inspired by urban settings, Betten infuses his love of the street with sophistication and modernism. He paints abstract urban environments associated with city dwelling. The depiction of street life is done through a combination of painted marks, oil sticks, pencils, and scraping the canvas. There are hints of figures and faces, with layers of paint obscuring and abstracting the forms. There is a raw, visceral energy to his works. The beauty, the decay, and dirt, of the city streets are reborn into a narrative of abstract mark making and colors. His works are lyrical and chaotic, infused with a darker side behind the veil.
Working primarily on large scale paintings, Betten intentionally leaves parts of the canvas untouched while multi layering other areas. This use of negative space allows for a dialogue between the parts, what he calls “a visual breath”. The painting surfaces are layered with texture, parts with drips, thick and thin washes and pieces of oil sticks still stuck into the paint rising through the surface.
Betten lives and works in his studio located in Overtown, Miami.
Mauricio Ramirez is a visual artist specializing in contemporary murals, works primarily in projects that are funded by local communities across the country, as well as on commercially commissioned murals. Ramirez’s community-based practice takes him to various sites where he immerses himself in the cultural scene of each location, focusing on engagement and connection with members of that community.
Pez started painting in 1999 on the outskirts of Barcelona. It is known for its colorful murals filled with vibration and happiness. He started out as a graffiti writer, making large format tags and letters but quickly created his iconic character of the smiling fish. He found in its big smile a way to convey good vibes to passersby on the streets.
His works of art both on the streets and in galleries have been in more than 20 different countries of the world with exhibitions and murals in Europe, America and Asia. Today Pez is a essential name when we talk about relevant urban artists.
His works have also been published in important Urban Art books such as “Street Logos”, “Art of Rebellion”, “Wold Piecebook”, “Grafﬁti Planet”, “Graffiti and Street Art”; etc. Also in documentaries specialized in Street Art such as “Bomb It”, “Next: a premier of urban painting”, including Banksy’s controversial film “Exit through the gift shop”.
RAGE JOHNSON was born in Miami, FL and raised in the heart of its art and music scene in the 80’s. As a youth, he was heavily influenced by not only the style and culture of his hometown, but also by the early cultures of hip-hop, skate, punk, and hardcore.
Early on, RAGE JOHNSON set out to make his mark and create artistic chaos. In his pre-adolescent years, he learned the rudiments of classic graffiti with an emphasis on different styles of calligraphy which exploded across New York City in the late 70s and early 80s. As a young writer, RAGE JOHNSON garnered plenty of media attention for his nocturnal escapades, during which he used everything from the walls of abandoned buildings to the sides of old freight trains as his canvas. As a result an anti-graffiti task force was formed under the name R.A.G.E (Residents Against Graffiti Everywhere). He was the first poster boy of Graffiti in South Florida and by many is considered one of the most prolific graffiti artists of his generation.
In the next few years, RAGE JOHNSON continued to focus energy on his passions of art and along with a handful of other well-known street artists from Miami and NYC, formed the Inkheads―a collective art group. Today, the world-renowned Inkheads are known as much for their raw talent and experimental style, as they are for their longevity in the art scene and their fierce dedication to the art of graffiti.
Having firmly established his reputation as an innovative artist, RAGE JOHNSON started a new company, “Murals & Such”, as one of the first artist to help raise and enhance property value for Investors and Corporate America. He provides business owners with services from Graphic Designing to Graffiti Street Art on large scale walls presently seen in Wynwood and NYC.
Today, RAGE JOHNSON resides in Miami, Florida where he continues to navigate the art and music subcultures for continuous growth and has showcased his own art pieces at local galleries and walls. Rage continues keep tapping into the energies and innovations of his youth, while evolving and leaving his mark as an individual and an artist.
Sergio Arce, better known as Registered Artist, is an urban pop artist based in Miami. Born in Managua, Nicaragua, his father brought him to the United States to escape his family being persecuted by the communist Sandinista regime when Sergio was an infant of three months. Growing up in Miami surrounded by an artistic family, his older cousins sparked his interest in art by exposing him to the fine arts and craft work at an early age. Sergio never attended art school. His passion for constantly improving and learning new techniques fuels his artistic journey. His art is influenced by mid-century pop art such as Roy Lichtenstein and comic book art, and manifests as murals, wheat pastes, stencils, decals, and stickers. His murals can be seen all over Miami and Florida, plus around the country and globe in places such as Mexico, Kansas City, New Orleans, and NYC.
A lifetime lover of science, Sergio’s pseudonym Registered Artist stems from his decade-long career as registered nurse. He is very passionate about giving back to the community through projects like Free Art Friday, a global project whose Miami chapter Sergio started, where the public can acquire new artwork for their collection through an urban scavenger hunt with participating artists who gain exposure and a spot on the walls of somebody’s home. His latest project, AWallMurallProjects.org, focuses on bringing murals and art workshops to blighted communities and schools, fostering early exposure to art and the power of creation to the youth.
From the age of 16 (2003) he was attracted by creative enrichment and interventions in public space.
Over the years he has discovered a growing digital world, generating a vital stimulus to discover a more open world with infinite possibilities.
In 2012 he created ‘GraffMapping’, a fusion between graffiti and videomapping that has opened the artistic doors of the world, expanding this project to different cities in Spain and countries like the US.
(Miami, Texas, Las Vegas), Mexico, Hong Kong or South Korea, among others.
Richard Santana’s career begins with the realization of Graphic Design and Multimedia Production in Granada, his PlayColor project from 2009 to 2013, as well as videomapping courses both in Granada and Barcelona with large groups.
Richard is attracted to interventions in public spaces, whether it be through light or paint, different forms of expression that allow direct interaction with people passing by at the time of its creation.
Walking through cities and seeing architectures or gray spaces that become a great canvas & being able to bring life and color to the City Streets is Richard’s passion
Tarsila Schubert is a Brazilian-born artist, having as inspiration the essence of the multi-diverse cultural
background that she comes from.
Tarsila paints freely in style and technique always trusting her ideas, she defends freedom in every way and her art is her vehicle to carry this message. Her artworks blends all the different emotional and mental inputs which we confront everyday.
She has been featured by renowned industry stakeholders such as CNN, The Guardian, The National, Vice Magazine just to name a few. She has collaborated in the years past with brands such as but not limited to: Hermès, Chrysler, Adidas, Red Bull, Unilever, Dell, Samsung, Ipanema, Levi’s and Microsoft and Bloomingdale’s.
She has been living in the Middle East for 11 years and through art she broke the negative paradigms about woman who live and works in the region. Her artworks have been exhibited worldwide including USA, Brazil, Italy, Portugal, Japan, UK, France, Spain, Cambodia, Lebanon, UAE, Kuwait and Jordan.
With eyes closed in a mediative calm, Sentient invites a return to stillness. She is a figure sensitive in perception and feeling, a being attuned to the oneness of humans and nature. Surrounding her form, her likeness echoes; her face repeated in countless fractured parts. Such repetitions offer a metaphor for the constant noise of digital media and its fragmenting, dislocating effects on the self.