Magda Love, the very talented street artist has officially found her place in New York, and it all started with a few skateboard buffs.
The Buenos Aires native came to New York City in 2000 with one bag and $300. Having designed clothing back in Buenos Aires, she sold some of her clothes to Patricia Field (the legendary costume designer – Hello, Sex and the City), in order to make rent in various hostels and projects around town (she recalls this being a difficult time for her).
She eventually landed in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, making friends and exploring new areas of the city. Naturally, her artwork is inspired by her travels, in which she colorfully exposes vulnerability, strength, nostalgia, sorrow and joy.
As a result of her new hip surroundings, Magda recently collaborated with SHUT (a NYC skateboarding shop) and skater, Anna May Dutton. Inspired by Dutton’s rad skateboarding skills, the dynamic duo are taking on the generally male-dominated skate and street art scene. Love designed Dutton a one-of-a-kind skateboard in her very Magda-style, which lead to a capsule collection of boards for SHUT.
Best known for her creative and vibrant murals, she has been commissioned privately by Brooklyn Industries, Nu Hotel, Governors Ball Music Festival, Vidiots TV, The Vault, Burger Joint Buenos Aires, The Library (NYC), and many more.
In addition to her murals, Love’s work has also appeared in galleries, with a solo exhibition at Gowanus Print Lab, and group shows at the Scope Foundation, Vice Gallery Miami, Freshly Baked Gallery, and RoX Gallery – just to name a few.
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