280 Union St. #2

Year: 2022

280 Union St. #2

Artist Statement

 “KLK Mi Gente” by Angurria, Dovente, Silvia López Chavez, and Willgom

In Lynn, we commemorated the epic return of Angurria and the dazzling energy of his Patria, his Dominican Republic homeland. Noted muralists from the DR, a cohort of street artists, and regional creatives with strong Dominican roots united on our REUNION wall in downtown Lynn to showcase Dominican culture. This collaborative fusion mural was fueled by the talents of artists Dovente, Silvia López Chavez and Willgom, all united by our esteemed Creative Director, Angurria himself. 

The term “KLK” is an acronym for “Que lo que!,” a figure of speech used by Dominicans as a form of greeting or question. It  translates to “What is there?” or “What what?” but the English equivalent is “What’s up?” This impressive mural serves as a greeting to Dominicans, sharing the warmth of the Caribbean people with Lynn’s Latin community. The mural celebrates Dominican culture, traditions, music, food, and games as depicted by the three generations represented in the piece.

Meet The Artists

Angurria

Angurria

Angurria is a Dominican graphic designer, with more than 20 years of experience in the advertising industry. He has distinguished himself nationally and internationally in the area of design, art direction, digital retouching, typography, and lettering, the latter two being the most distinguished. Most recently, Angurria participated in the mural festival “Extra Muros” in San […]

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Dovente

Dovente

Johann M Baez AKA: DOVENTE Age: 33 years I study graphic design at the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD). And arts schools like: Fine Arts Since I was little I collected Graffiti magazines thanks to the great love I have for HIP HOP, when I left Fine Arts in 2006, I immediately agreed to […]

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Silvia López Chavez

Silvia López Chavez

Artist Statement I am a Dominican-American painter and designer. My artwork is informed by my identities as an Afro-Caribbean woman living in the diaspora, and intends to celebrate, inform, and inspire connection on multiple levels: personally, culturally, and with the environment. My creative process is fueled by understanding the site’s context and its relationship to […]

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Willgom

Willgom

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