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.
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.
Friday April 29th, 6PM - 9PM
DJ Cabezon on the turntables
Limited Edition Print and other merchandise will be available to purchase
8346 Leesburg Pike
Tyson, VA 22182
ABOUT THE ARTIST
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
ABOUT THE TYSONS PARTNERSHIP
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.
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
For more information, visit: www.tysonspartnership.org.
ABOUT THE TYSONS BIERGARTEN
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.
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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