BLICK Industry City

  • The team created the mural panels over the course of the two weekends of NYCX Design Week 2014.
Groundswell Live Painting

Project Description

This project, created during live painting sessions at Industry City for NYCX Design Week 2014, visualizes the history of Blick Art Materials, Utrecht Art Supplies, and the Industry City complex. The imagery depicts art supply manufacturing and retail, historical imagery celebrating Industry City and Sunset Park, and the Utrecht and Blick Association’s teacher-student relationship model.
The mural’s design uses bold, industrial-style imagery to show the history of each brand set against the urban Brooklyn landscape. The use of gears symbolizes the industrial process and their reoccurance ties the four mural panels together. Bold primary colors are used to highlight the vibrant ‘now’ against the sepia-toned contrasting landscape of the past.
The first panel shows paint being manufactured in a factory set against an urban landscape, the second panel depicts the shelving and stocking process inside Blick Art Supply stores set against the historic Brooklyn Bridge, the third panel shows the beginnings of Industry City circa the 1930’s, and the final panel shows the student-teacher relationship that the brands represent.

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Project Info

Location: 220 36th Street Brooklyn, NY 11220
Sunset Park

Community Commission

Urban Environment


Industry City
Blick Art Materials

Lead Artist(s):
Misha Tyutyunik



Mariana Nava
Angie Roman
Keyla Rijo
Acrylic on Plywood

Dimensions: Four panels, 4 x 8 ft each

Fun Facts

Legend Symbol
The gear symbol appears throughout the mural and symbolizes the industrial process.
Fun Fact
Industry City is a historic intermodal shipping, warehousing, and manufacturing complex on the waterfront in Sunset Park.
As an artist educator and muralist have received tremendous support and affordable prices from Blick and Utrecht in my practice. This mural shows their history and dedication, as well as the longevity of their products. -Misha Tyutyunik, Lead Artist