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Tysons Luxury Lilies

Friday April 29th, 6PM - 9PM



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Surrealistic water lilies rendered in a futuristic blend of pop and cubism will soon grace a 20’ x 100’ wall at the Silver Line Greensboro Station in the heart of Tysons, Virginia.  The design is the work of local artist Naturel, who recently produced commercial art campaigns with Mountain Dew and Hpnotiq and boasts an impressive list of celebrity clients, including LeBron James, Rihanna and Spike Lee.

Naturel Statement:
This massive mural is the first major project that I have done in my hometown. I've been blessed enough to have worked on an array of artistic endeavors throughout the world, each time I tried my best to represent myself, my family, and my hometown. This project gave me the opportunity to bring all those experiences home and show all my folks from here the possibilities of turning your aspirations into your livelihood.

I've always been very inspired by Claude Monet's "Water Lily" Series, as have many other artists that I admire. There's something poetic about how this particular plant can grow from being submerged in water, to breach the water's surface and spread its leaves and petals for sustenance from the light above. The Washington D.C. area was built on a tidal plain, the foundation of this great city started from beneath the water line and grew to great heights. I want to leave people with the notion that no matter how deep the water you may be in, you can still grow above it.



Mural Reception                           
Friday April 29th, 6PM - 9PM

DJ Cabezon on the turntables

Limited Edition Print and other merchandise will be available to purchase


Location:
Tysons Biergarten
8346 Leesburg Pike
Tyson, VA 22182




ABOUT THE ARTIST

naturel 2Lawrence Atoigue, professionally known as Naturel, is an illustrative based artist who's quickly emerging in today's postmodern scene. His futuristic illustrations have successfully blended methods of Pop and Cubism with a Surrealist vision. Considered an influencer himself with tens of thousands of Instagram fans, his talents have attracted the eyes and support of celebrity clients such as Rihanna, LeBron James, Spike Lee, Swizz Beatz and countless others. Born and raised in Prince Georges County, Maryland, Naturel's work is deeply rooted within today's urban millennial community. After studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, he began a career as a Designer and Art Director for several notable fashion brands. Moving forward after 10 years of industry work, Naturel's craft evolved into the highly sought after fine art paintings and prints that followers are mostly familiar with today. Selling out his debut solo show at Poppington Art Gallery in New York, Naturel began to exhibit his work to much fanfare at galleries from Miami to London. Shortly after his New york exhibition, the artist began painting murals at several invitational festivals such as Pangea Seed's "Seawalls" in Miami and Cozumel, Mexico, and the popular PowWow! Hawaii. Naturel's countless collaborative projects with brands like Crooks & Castles, Nike, Pepsi, Fiat and others, have all seamlessly brought together his foundation as a designer with his recently mastered fine artistry to make for exciting and successful campaigns and products.


ABOUT THE TYSONS PARTNERSHIP

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Tysons Partnership is the association of civic and business leaders working with Fairfax County Government to transform Tysons, Virginia into a 21st-century downtown that is sustainable, pedestrian friendly, and rich with live-work-play amenities.


With millions of feet of mixed-use, transit-oriented development currently underway, Tysons, Va is transforming into a sustainable city built for the future. Over the next 30 months 7.5 million square feet of transit oriented development will hit the market, with another 30 million in the pipeline in the years ahead.


Tysons Partnership is committed to the values and goals of the Comprehensive Plan for Tysons: enhance amenities, atmosphere and aesthetic appeal of Tysons; publicize and promote Tysons; attract and retain residents, business and visitors.


For more information, visit: www.tysonspartnership.org.


ABOUT THE TYSONS BIERGARTEN

Tysons Biergarten logoTysons Biergarten follows a heritage of 400 years of Bavarian beer halls (or “bier halls,” as we like to call it) and beer gardens (biergartens).  Our bier hall provides a community-orientated atmosphere, while our large, 5000 square foot biergarten offers a relaxing, vibrant feel.
Our main bier hall offers some of Germany and Belgium’s finest biers, along with seasonal specialties. Tysons Biergarten also features 100+ American Craft beers; come and sample a few at the biergarten or build your own six-pack to go!
We source our ingredients through local farmers and growers whenever possible and offer mouthwatering ingredients to give your taste buds a different and flavorful experience. Stop by and enjoy some delicious sausages, bratwursts, knockwurst, and the like.






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