Sand Murals by Joe Mangrum Visit Chicago

I love to come in contact with all kinds and forms of art making. I find a great appreciation when the art work transcends the gallery walls and engage in interaction with the public at large. At that point, the conversations that preoccupy us as artists and art professionals become meaningless for a general public who discover that art is more than decoration and that it can co-exist in their everyday life.

Such is the case of NYC based artist Joe Mangrum who actually studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago before moving to the big apple. He began the sand painting technique in 2006 after observing and studying traditional techniques of sand artmaking from various cultures. He creates each sand painting spontaneously and pours the colored sand from his hand. His installations in ephemeral materials such as florals and found objects have been exhibited at theā€¦

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