Justin BUA & Lauren Wagner Talk “Street Art Throwdown”

Renowned artist Justin BUA and art dealer Paula Wagner are the hosts and judges of Street Art Throwdown, an intense new series which has artists ply their trade in the diverse streets of Los Angeles.

Ten of the country’s most talented artists push their stamina and skills to the breaking point, with the winner receiving a $100,000 grand prize.

STREET ART SHOWDOWN -- Pictured: (l-r) Solomon "Grimnasty" Perry, Anne "Love Annie" Preece, Kristen Adamczyk, Jenna Morello, Ivan Preciado, Martilla "Marley" Miner-Davis, Lauren Wagner, Justin BUA, Alexandra "Lady One" Graniello, Vanessa "Agana" Espinoza, Matthew Pryke, Cameron Moberg "Camer1" -- (Photo by: Andrew Eccles/Oxygen)
STREET ART SHOWDOWN — Pictured: (l-r) Solomon “Grimnasty” Perry, Anne “Love Annie” Preece, Kristen Adamczyk, Jenna Morello, Ivan Preciado, Martilla “Marley” Miner-Davis, Lauren Wagner, Justin BUA, Alexandra “Lady One” Graniello, Vanessa “Agana” Espinoza, Matthew Pryke, Cameron Moberg “Camer1” — (Photo by: Andrew Eccles/Oxygen)

Having seen the premiere episode, the eye catching images on display is just one reason to check out the program, as Wagner and BUA don’t hold back at critiquing (as well as encouraging) the respective artists. The show is also highly rigorous, as the participants often have to run, climb (and sometimes trip) their way to their destination before any spraying begins.

In the video below, Justin BUA explains why hard work, as well as his innate talent, are key elements to his success as an artist and entrepreneur.

Mear One serves as a guest judge on tonight’s premiere episode (Oxygen, 9 pm et/pt).

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