Visual Artist PEL and Award-Winning Producer BINK! Present “PEL’s BINK! Mixtape: A Five-Day Art Exhibition”

Basquiat once said, “Your life is your message to the world, make sure it’s inspiring.” The words of the late neo-expressionist painter still ring true 29-years after his untimely passing.

Getting his start with Graffiti collective SAMO in downtown-Manhattan during the ’80s, Basquiat transitioned from rags to riches with paintings chronicling socio-political commentaries on the identity of blacks in America, Hip-Hop culture, and more.

Moreover, the fact Basquiat overcame poverty by creating something out of nothing without compromising his integrity is something every artist could relate to. Consequently, Basquiat’s been a go-to reference for contemporary artists across the board.

Within the last decade, his legacy has been introduced to a generation of post-millennials by various recording artists like Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Frank Ocean, and Rick Ross.

Making their own mark in the coalescence between music and neo-expressionism, Grammy-Award winning record producer BINK! and esteemed visual artist PEL presents PEL’s BINK! Mixtape 5-day art exhibition.

Taking place from Tuesday, May 16 to Saturday, May 20 at the legendary S Artspace in Little Italy, Manhattan, the art show will feature select music from BINK!’s iconic discography as exquisite art. Song selections include:

  1. “1-900-Hustler” Jay Z (featuring Beanie SigelMemphis Bleek, & Freeway)
  2. “I am Forgiven” Pusha T
  3. “Cigar Music” Rick Ross (featuring Masspike Miles)
  4.  “Who Do We Think We Are” John Legend (featuring Rick Ross)
  5. “Devil in a New Dress” Kanye West (featuring Rick Ross)
  6. “Jay Z Interview” Hit-Boy
  7. “When They Remember” Freeway
  8. “Living Better Now” Jamie Foxx (featuring Rick Ross)
  9.  “All I Need” Jay Z
  10. “One Shot Deal” Beanie Sigel (featuring Redman)

As a visual artist with 20 years in the fashion industry, PEL is a creative force behind clothing brands like Uniqlo, Reebok, Joseph Abboud, Akoo, 10.Deep and Starter Black Label.PEL’s artwork has also been showcased at Art Basel in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA). To create the visuals for the upcoming art exhibition, PEL deconstructed lyrics from key songs incorporating samples from Smokey RobinsonThe Notorious B.I.G. and Gladys Knight.

Using various abstract mediums like wood, acrylics, paint and gold leafing, PEL infused inspiration from Salvador DaliKerry James Marshall, and Jeff Koons, among his favorite visual artists. With production credits dating back to the mid-90s, BINK!’s superb taste in music earned him recognition as a coveted beat maker in the mainstream music circuit. He’s best known for his work with Rock-a-Fella Records artists and Rick Ross, most recently

PEL’S BINK! MIXTAPE Art Exhibition Schedule

TUESDAY, MAY 16TH
PUBLIC OPENING AND RECEPTION
The exhibition is open from 11 am – 7 pm, Cost: FREE | Ticket Required
5 pm EVENT KICKOFF + Q&A with PEL and BINK!

WEDNESDAY, MAY 17th
The exhibition is open from 11 am – 7 pm, Cost: FREE | Ticket Required

6 PM – 8 PM Panel Discussion: BUILD, TELL, SELL: “Something From Nothing” Brand Building Discussion with visual artist and fashion designer, PEL, Grammy Award-winning producer, BINK!, Hatter and brand founder, Marc Williamson, and music artist manager and brand founder, Jason Geter. This panel discussion about building a brand and navigating through the music, fashion and art world is moderated by LEOPOLD of Sound of ART.

Cost: FREE | Ticket Required

THURSDAY, MAY 18TH
The exhibit is open from 11 am -7 pm, Cost: FREE | Ticket Required

FRIDAY, MAY 19TH
The exhibit is open from 11 am -7 pm, Cost: FREE | Ticket Required

SATURDAY, MAY 20TH
The exhibit is open from 11 am -5 pm, Cost: FREE | Ticket Required
5 PM CLOSING RECEPTION, “The Art of Convo” with Chris Bright
Cost: $25 Follow @TheArtofConvo on Instagram for Ticket Details.

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