"Nobody likes being labeled, especially not artists. So use the term “street art” or “graffiti artist” with care (a new term being thrown around is “independent public art”), most artists will have some sort of qualm with the terms or not identify with them at all. Call it what you like, but it is undeniable that there are some true artists working on the street and they are becoming the art world’s rock stars." Elisa-Rodriguez Villa Check out this article on FUSION click here!!: Art Basel Miami Beach
Our friend Andie organized our next wall in Downtown, Santa Ana CA! We painted live right in the heart of the OC during the immigration is beautiful project by Favianna Rodriguez held at the plaza next to our wall and during the 5 de Mayo celebration that was outta control! Yoshi Theater also had a couple of cool concerts happening! All around great vibes, good food, and sweet people. Much love to Andie, Ryan, D, Rosa, Jack&Jessica, and the rest of the good folks who came by to say hi and support. "Conception Of IMIX" 70' x 30' mixed media mural on primed stucco. See it XL by clicking on image.
Our next destination brings us to SF right smack in the mix of Muralismo in the mission district. Thank you The Urbanist for compiling this great video! Also much love and appreciation to Mission Arts 415, Street Art SF, Chloe, Jim Prigoff, and the rest of the peeps from the improv meetings we had, many thanks for your time. Make sure you full screen this M!~
BOOM! Together with the amazing support from YO!Peace, The Vortex, and Paloma Negra Maxx Moses, Isaias Crow and I got together to realize this conceptualized on location mural. The mural is about when synchronous energies align! As I titled my part "Synchronus" Much love and many thanks to all the great people that stopped by and made it happen. If your in Los Angeles, cruise by Santa Fe & Olympic to check this wall out as well as a few more great murals along the buildings facade. Click on image to enlarge.
captured this fellow doing some close-up documentation .... ~:)
Next up Los Angeles! To be more precise we are headed to Highland Park at the Bohlonath Gallery close to 61 and Fig. The COI crew is coming together to create this next level mural. From Left to Right: BOUNCE, WERC, CODAK, YOSHI, CROW, & VYAL. As with all the previous mural thus far, we arrived on location to conceptualize the mural. Click on image to enlarge.
This wall created at historic Chicano Park who has recently been recognized as a historic site and national park. In collaboration with Isaias Crow & Maxx Moses this wall inspired on ancestry & lineage. The title for my contribution is "THE HUNTER" mixed media mural 2013.
more photos coming soon! Now off to Los Angeles!
Our next stop brings us to mid-city San Diego at the Pedal Pushing Bycicle Shop. Made possible with the generous support of the BLVD BIA. This wall titled "See Ohh Eyes" based on the acronym for our graffiti crew & collective COI. Isaias Crow on the left and myself on the right. Thank you Ms. Boulevard & Pedal Pushing Bycicle Shop!
For the past few weeks I have been traveling & painting. The first stop is at the Front Gallery space in San Ysidro CA. Isaias Crow and I are traveling up the Westcoast painting several cities along the way. This mural here is the first collaboration of many to come. "Conception of Immaculacy" mixed media mural 2013. Thank you Monica, Letty, The Front Gallery Space, and Casa Familiar for your support.
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Check out this video on Cali's Prop 37, Graff & GMOs. Featuring VYAL, MEAR, Griffin one, Ernest Doty and myself! Graffiti Artists vs GMOs on Voice Of Art! We have the right to know! or do we? Go vote!
Took part in this great event held at the Schlactoff in Wiesbaden, Germany. 2012. For more look here: Folklore Festival or on Facebook here: FB. Many thanks to Manuel and all the organizers, Schlactoff/Kontext workers. This mural was conceptualized on site together with:
VYAL, MANONE, WERC West Coast Artists (Los Angeles, Chuco) MADE & PEETA ( Padova) LOOMIT (München) TASSO ( Meerane) ECB (Koblenz) MR PUPPET(Sweden) ALIEN, JUST (Venezuela) ADO(Italy) TOTEM(Atlanta, USA) PRISCO(PR) XA(SWEDEN) RZM(Germany)
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I had a great time participating at the SEE NO EVIL street art/graffiti event in Bristol, UK. The event drew over 50,000 spectators and supporters! This mural festival is one of the largest in Europe. Here's a few shots. Our wall is on a corner of one of the main entrance into the area, opposite end Nelson & Christmas St. Click on image for larger view. Bristol reminded me of SF. Together with ManOne & Vyal Reyes.. Thank you Inkie, John, Keith, Paul, Mary, Matt, Jo, Amber, and other facilitators.