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Artist: Hoxxoh, Photo: by Edel Mohr

Mikael B

About Mikael B

Based out of: Los Angeles, California
Influenced by early years as a graffiti artist in Copenhagen, Mikael B founded his own design agency before moving to Los Angeles to work as an urban contemporary artist. His signature identity combines the graphic footprint of wildstyle graffiti with bold colors and geometric shapes, building a dynamic universe reminiscent of musical visualization. His monograph includes energetic works on canvases and walls, gallery exhibitions, and commissions by clients such as Google, Nike, and American Express.
This spectacular explosion of sunset colors is by Mikael B [“Michael”], on a long low wall at 1123 1st Avenue North.

The wall faces west, 18 feet high and 60 feet wide, so it’s invisible to drivers on this one way street, unless they pull into the parking lot. A shock of spacey purples, oranges and blues, with bits of white and gold, the wall is like an abstract view into a nebula, or another planet.

The central band is dominated by spiky, sharp, triangular bursts of purple, white and orange – a jagged outbreak of pointed shapes that erupt from the wall, almost three-dimensional. Many of these points are tipped with gold.
This angular flare-up looms out of a turbulent, rich blue sea, with bright glowing waves textured by dark currents and bubbles. Toward the left, one giant wave shoots all the way to the top of the mural, blending with a flaming orange sky that seems to glow with fire.

In the upper left and lower right corners, this maelstrom of color is calmed by gold-white surf and streaks of white that drip over spiky orange barbs, a view of distant mountains through a mist. And on the lower right, the artist’s signature, in flaming orange.

Mikael B spent his early years as a graffiti artist in Copenhagen, and founded his own design agency before moving to Los Angeles.

His work combines the graphic footprint of wildstyle graffiti with bold colors and geometric shapes, building a dynamic universe that evokes images of music.

He creates energetic works on canvases and walls, and commissions for clients such as Google, Nike and American Express.

Mikael B says, “I want to create a personal space, an infinite universe, a haven where thoughts can wander and the gaze can be bewildered, concerns and negative thoughts can disappear. . . so we can just be.”

This mural faces the powerful Aztec god of rain, by Daniel Barojas. It’s a burst of color in this busy commercial neighborhood, visible from the new St Pete Police Station, one block west.

Title: Inner Visions

Address: 1123 1st Ave N

Building: Deep Blue Fitness

Installation Date: 2017

James Bullough2022

MadC2022

Ben Johnston2022

Imagine2022

Marina Capdevila2022

123Klan2022

Reginald O'Neal 2022

Van Der Luc2022

Jeff Williams2022

Dream Weaver2022

Sydney Prusso2022

Ashley Cantero2022

Egypt Hagan2022

Tasko2022

Baghead2022

Nneka Jones2022

Amy Ilic-Volpe2022

Jason Harvin2022

Vitale Bros2022

Chad Mize2022

The Happy Mural Project2022

Greg Mike2021

Mwanel Pierre-Louis2021

Jenipher Chandley2021

Case Maclaim2021

Jared Wright2021

Bakpak Durden2021

Nicole Salgar2021

Ricky Watts2021

Gleo2021

Woes Martin2021

Jason Harvin2021

Miss Crit2021

Michael Fatutoa2021

Emily Ding2021

Reid Jenkins2021

Aurailieus Artist2021

Jujmo2021

Leo Gomez2021

Ya La'Ford2021

iBOMS2021

Chad Mize 2021

Brain Storm2020

Brian Butler2020

Lili Yuan2020

Happy Mural Project2020

BASK2020

Tatiana Suarez2020

Elle LeBlanc2020

Mason Schwacke2020

Alex Yanes2020

Kenny Coil and Marc Berenguer2020

Nneka Jones and Bianca Burrows2020

IBOMS2020

Cecilia Lueza2019

George Rose2019

Morning Breath2019

Vitale Brothers2019

Cory Robinson-CLEAN Campaign2019

SHOK-12019

Taylor White2019

Reda3sb2019

Princess Smith2019

Brian McAlister, Gibbs High Mural Club and Boys & Girls Club Members2019

JR-Inside Out2019

Paola Delfin2019

Jimmy Breen and Anthony Freese2019

Drew Merritt2019

Low Bros2019

Jay Hoff2019

Taj Tenfold2019

Leo Gomez2019

Palehorse2019

Blaine Fontana and Plastic Birdie2019

David Charlton2019

Todd Frain and Creative Clay2019

Haider Ali2018

Ya La Ford2018

Gibbs Rounsavall2018

Angela Faustina2018

Bekky Beukes2018

LOOK The Weird2018

Belin2018

Melanie Posner2018

Illsol2018

J and S Signs2018

Sarah Page2018

Nomad Clan2018

Tasko2018

Cecilia Lueza2018

Matt Kress2018

Michael Vahl2018

Noirs One2018

DAAS2018

Justin Wagher2018

ZuluPainter2018

Matthew Hoffman2018

Hueman2017

Joram Roukes2017

Jose Mertz2017

Stephen Palladino2017

Yok and Shero2017

Herbert Scott Davis2017

Jujmo2017

Lauren YS2017

Mikael B2017

ZuluPainter and Thirst2017

Axel Void and L.E.O.2017

Suarez Art2017

Cryptik2017

Daniel "R5" Barojas2017

Sam Yong2017

Ali Vasquez and Todd Frain2016

Angela Delaplane2016

Apexer2016

Arlin Graff2016

Pep Rally Inc.-The CLEAN Campaign2016

Daniel Mrgan2016

Pixel Pancho2016

Michael Reeder2016

Alex Pardee2016

Cecilia Lueza2016

Jade2016

Pantonio2016

Nosego2016

ZuluPainter2016

Dasic Fernandez2016

Caratoes2016

Mark Gmehling2016

Ya La Ford2016

Ink Werkz Crew2016

Andrew Spear2015

Chad Mize, James Oleson and Pinellas County Center for the Arts2015

Erik Jones2015

Hitnes2015

Hoxxoh2015

Michael Vasquez2015

Shark Toof2015

Morning Breath2015

Ricky Watts2015

Evoca2015

Carrie Jadus2015

BASK2015

Greg Mike2015

Tes One and Palehorse2015

123Klan2015

Ya La Ford2015

Carrie Jadus2015

Vitale Brothers2015

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