I recently decided to take my ongoing Type Face portrait series to the walls. Here is the third which was also my contribution to Wall Therapy in Rochester, NY. These are part of my ongoing body of work involving mixed identity portraits. This time the emphasis is on juxtaposing different languages and typography. Enjoy!
I am grateful to have been apart of such an enriching event. Below is the POW! WOW! 2013 video recap and a lead up to 2014's festival in February. Enjoy!
This weekend I had the pleasure of taking a road trip down to Visalia California (Central California). I was invited by my long time friend and fellow artist Eric Gonzalez who heads an organization named Urbanist Collective. They contributed to a citywide event in Visalia that traditionally involves agricultural food tasting.
For this event Urbanist Collective was brought on to bring some new flavor to an old school show. So they curated a live outdoor mural jam involving local artists and others from all over California, including the Bay Area and L.A. My impression after making connections with some locals, fellow Yay Areans and Los Angelinos is that this event could become an annual midpoint destination for Californian creatives to jumpstart the works of the future. Here's a pic of my contribution, and a few of the many good folks I befriended during the process.
Thank you Eric and familia, Urbanist Collective, and the City of Visalia.
This is a wall I painted for the San José Museum of Art a little over one year ago. It's almost going to be removed for the next show, and I never got a chance to post it up until now. The wall is a passage way from the main lobby to a downstairs gallery. The Museum approached me to do the mural with total free range on creativity as long as I touched on the concept of typography which was the topic of exhibited works for the approaching gallery. This is the result, and I wish I had better pics!