For Print Renegades in Downtown Los Angeles
'Welcome Your Magic' - Collabo with Zenith on Venice Blvd in Los Angeles
'California Gold' - painted at a private residence in the Hollywood Hills. Commissioned by Farbod Elihu.
Hanging out with Malcolm this past week has been more than great. I painted his truck 11 years ago, and thought it was time for an update. Malcolm may be technically homeless, but he has the truck and it’s his home. He may not own much, but he is rich in spirit, optimism, humor and realness.
It’s amazing how much we take for granted. Running water, warm water, electricity, refrigeration, the value of 1 dollar etc. We’re so wasteful and consumed by consumption. When he’d make me sandwiches I caught myself almost throwing the paper plate away, but that paper plate isn’t just a paper plate - it has value and it is respected for what it is, so it’s kept and used again. . The more I painted, the happier he got and the more he wanted to give me. T-Shirts, food that was donated to him, which was very hard to accept at first. But the way it was is just that we both shared what we had, and it’s as simple and as beautiful as that. Great lesson in life. Most of us take without giving because we don’t yet know that giving IS receiving. As they say in Zen: ‘the nature of the bowl is to be filled. If your bowl is empty, go clean your bowl.’
In the end I painted every square inch of the truck, detailing it out and putting all my love into it, working with him on color choices, etc.
Here’s a list of things that would further help Malcolm, if any of u can help or donate these things please email me at email@example.com 🙏:
-solar panel charging system so he can have electricity
-side window glass (it’s currently cracked)
-chest of drawers
Ps: if you ever see him around Venice go say hello, he’d appreciate that 💘 . #givingisreceiving #venicebeach #muchlove #grumantruck #wonderbreadtruck
For PopLife / Mindstyle in Guandong, China. These are 3 of 12 walls on my floor at the ProAm Studio City Building that will house a creative hub, artist residency, film production and film school when finished. The other walls will be wall graphics I designs. Other floors have been designed and painted by Futura2000. MadSteez. Mark Bode, King Saladeen and others. Shouts to MD, Ben and RCNSTRCT!
For Hugh Terlinden in Downtown Los Angeles.
'Pattern Park' - For the City of West Hollywood on the Sunset Strip. Last 2 photos by John Viscott.
Very proud to introduce this new body of work. I'm delving into the world of fabrication using lightboxes, neon, plexi and various print techniques. After painting in the street for 25 years this is a real departure for me. See you at the show!
For Spotify and the 4-time Grammy Award Winner James Fauntleroyii's Secret Genius Podcast / Playlist / Song Shop in Burbank.
WIP on the Sunset Strip for the City of West Hollywood. #patternpark
For 60 Out Escape Rooms in Downtown Los Angeles.
'Remember Who You Are' - in Venice Beach, California.
In Paris for Nest. Special thanks to Pol Gobert and Party Charly.
For my peoples at RCNSTRCT Studio on Melrose Ave in Los Angeles.
To help promote the drop of her new album 'Witness', I painted a mural size canvas on Katy Perry's YouTube Live Stream while she was sleeping in the next room. She woke up to a nice surprise while millions watched! Very Black Mirror- good times!
Mural Campaign for Dickies (Skate) at all 4 Woodward Camp locations (Tehachapi, CA - Lake Tahoe, CA - Copper, Colorado and Woodward, Pennsylvania). Special thanks to Neal Hendrix and Hana at Powdr Corp!
'Kingdom Is Within' // Painted for @createyrcty at Tracks Bazaar in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Since this mural is painted in the South I thought I'd put a flip on something profound and mystical Jesus said: "Lift a stone and you will see my face, break a twig and you will hear my voice. The Kingdom of Heaven is Within." In essence saying that we have the seeds of happiness and self-realization built in us as a human beings, if only we had the attention to see it and develop it. Interesting that this concept also appears in Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism. Very similar to a Zen Koan.
The silo represents 'any old structure', useful yet mechanical. Sort of like us as people. We more or less all look and behave the same when looked at from a far enough vantage point. Eat, secrete,sleep and reproduce or simulate reproduction. The notes pinned to the outside of the structure represent 'notes to self' and have 5 symbols painted on them which represent some of the possible ways to gain access to a deeper understanding of the Self once contemplated and/or experienced:
1. yin/yang - balance
2. key - problem solving
3. infinity - boundlessness
4. death - the counter part to life
5. merkabah - mysticysm
The cluster of eyes represent Awareness, Playfulness and Creative Life Force.
I'll let you guys decide what the optical illusion part of the mural means.
Special thanks to Ryan Saunders and Kotis Properties!
'Keep it Surreal' - my tribute to Magritte for The Crystal Ship in Ostend, Belgium. Special thanks to Bjorn and Samir and the rest of the crew!
At the Canwood Business Park in Agoura Hills, California for Majestic LLC
'Remember Who You Are' in Venice Beach