Mockup courtesy of the artists
Troy Stanley and Aaron Muñoz, Splash, 2016. Graphics on aluminum wrap, 70 ft x 10 ft. Spring Street Studios Exterior, 1824 Spring Street.
Funding Source: The Brown Foundation
Splash, a 70 foot by 10 foot mural, made its debut on the exterior of Spring Street Studios in February 2016. The brainchild of local artists Troy Stanley and Aaron Muñoz, the mural reflects the creativity taking place within the warehouse.
The mural’s graphics, which have the feel of an ink splotch and drip, are printed in sections on aluminum-based building wrap material with adhesive backing. The graphics bring a greater sense of depth to the surface, also incorporating clouds, gears, electronic boards, lace patterns, and deep space images—all seamlessly flowing and undulating from one pattern to the next. The work reveals the inner workings of the building while becoming part of the abstract landscape of its urban surroundings.
ABOUT TROY STANLEY
Troy Stanley is a sculpture and mixed media artist currently living and working in Houston. Upon receiving his degree in sculpture from the University of Houston in 2005, Troy began his professional career with a solo exhibition at Lawndale Art Center in Houston. In 2007, he attended the prestigious residency at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, and shortly after attended the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center Residency in Nebraska. He is the recipient of a Houston Arts Alliance Emerging Artist Grant and has been on the Short List for the international residency at Art PACE in San Antonio.
"My work typically explores the relationships in and around what is perceived as life and what is perceived as objects. Working in constructivist and constructivism canon, I attempt to shift materials and objects towards a perceivable life-like essence. Vice versa, I reduce living things to that of a mere object or function. Through this I hope to create a situation that would influence the viewer to redefine their own mental constructs of their environment."
ABOUT AARON MUÑOZ
Aaron Muñoz was born in 1982 in Central Texas. He received his BFA from Texas State University in 2006. At that time his area of concentration was photography, and he had a strong interest in alternative photo process. He received his MFA at the University of Texas in San Antonio in 2010, where he turned his concentration to painting and screen printing. His work has appeared in group shows, two-person shows, and solo exhibitions. Aaron has exhibited in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio and also has shown internationally in Wels, Austria.