Tuesday, November 18, 2014

KAHOY KOLLECTION - NEW SPONSOR!

I was hit up by the guys over at Kahoy Kollection who asked me to join their #KahoyActionTeam.
Handmade bamboo sunglasses and wood frame eyewear AND they hook up the Rx?!?!
Sweet, I'M DOWN!! Keep an out for upcoming collabos....



As I wore them during my recent interview on Univison's "LAnzate" tv show.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

L.A. BARRIO ROOTS: STREET ART FESTIVAL

The LA Barrio Roots Street Art Festival is a FREE community event taking place at the:
Bell Community Center located at 6250 Pine Avenue, Bell, CA 90201, USA. 

I will be painting side by side with these incredible artists: 


They'll be Free Workshops and more. See you there!



Wednesday, September 10, 2014

VOLAR: MY NEWEST MURAL IN DOWNTOWN LA

My newest mural in Downtown LA and my first under the new ordinance!
"voLAr" by Man One (8th & Flower)

Check out some great photos of my first #FacesLA mural. 
Thanks to Naheed (video coming soon!)










Check out more pics on my Flickr (Click Here)


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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

MAN ONE ON KCET'S SOCAL CONNECTED 9/10/14


I will be featured on KCET's Socal Connected show airing this 
Wednesday night, September 10 at 8pm (PST). 

I was interviewed in front of my new mural "voLAr" (part of my #FacesLA mural campaign) 
and my first official one under the new mural ordinance.  

Below are some behind the scenes pics of the interview
with host Nic Cha Kim and the Socal Connected crew doing their thing...


Tune in, would love to get your feedback! 


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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

ELEPHUNKTL

My newest mural "ELEPHUNKTL" in Lincoln Heights.  

I wanted to combine the importance of cultures and how they make up this unique
Los Angeles neighborhood, the 2nd oldest in the City.

The mural depicts a multi-armed elephant that symbolizes the Asian influence in the neighborhood.  Although I didn't mean it to directly reference the Eastern god Ganesha, the Chinese view the elephant as a symbol of wisdom and strength. This neighborhood, specifically the building that hosts this mural, 
has been the home for many garment companies who have been employing Asian seamstresses for decades.  The work ethic and long hours these mostly Asian women put in daily is what made me want to use the elephant as a symbol in the mural.

Behind the head of the elephant-like figure are large colorful Aztec feathers and plumes. Obviously the Mexican influence in this part of town is undeniable.  Directly across the street from the mural is Lincoln Park and the Parque de Mexico where hundreds of Aztec dancers gather each year to celebrate near the statue of the last Aztec Emperor, Cuahtemoc.  

Finally, the reference to the spray can necklace and the aerosol tip 
the creature is pointing at, are a nod to the young people of this area, almost like the patron saint of street art to this community.

This mural is part of the #Latagrafica campaign bringing murals and art to Angelenos in 2014 and was made possible by Red Bull.  Here are some pics of the mural unveiling held at the Sweatshop Studio.


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