ART SHOW | Warner Bros. Presents 'Sound of the Streets' | Burbank, CA Warner Bros. Records put on a private one-night art show and installation at their offices in Burbank, CA. I exhibited work alongside my good friends Gregory Siff, Annie Preece & CantStopGoodBoy. Together we collaborated on a 4 level free rotating "box". Each artist painted a level which was then assembled on-site in the lobby of the famous Warner Music building.
CHARITY | Linda's Voice x One Billion Rising Campaign: Voice's Unsilenced Art Auction| West Hollywood, CA I was given a chance to speak out for something that I feel is very important, and that is domestic abuse. Alongside some of my friends and fellow artists, Dave Narro hosted a Live Art Auction. My piece sold, which was a great thing to get to be a part of. The Sister's of this organization are unbelievable people. I loved working with them, and cant wait to help out more in the future. Check out Linda's Voice and donate some time or even cash. Thanks.
CHARITY | Vans Custom Culture Ambassador | Los Angeles, CA
Each year, Vans Custom Culture sends pairs of blank canvas Vans to our favorite artists, celebrities, athletes and friends and ask that they customize them in any way they'd like. 'We had some amazing people involved this year, from legendary artist John Baldessari to actress Emma Roberts'. Don't forget, head over to Vans and vote for your favorite pairs of Vans customized by high school kids.
CHARITY | Keep-A-Breast x American Rag | Los Angeles, CA I was selected among some very very talented artists, to participate in a charity event and auction for the breast cancer awareness group called, Keep A Breast. As a cancer survivor myself, I was very happy to be able to help such a worthy cause.
LIVE PAINTING | MAR x Fiat | Santa Monica, CA This is a quick little piece I did for Fiat and their promotion of the new '500' coupe. The hood was absolutely tiny, but it was fun to paint something new!
INSTALLATIONS | PR Company | Beverly Hills, CA I had a blast doing an installation for an hip new Public Relations firm in Beverly Hills. This was the end result.
MURALS | De La Barracuda | West Hollywood, CA I was given the opportunity to paint a series of murals on the rooftop of the world famous De La Barracuda Boxing Club on Melrose Blvd. in Hollywood, CA. Here is the latest, and last ever mural on Barracuda before they closed. Check out "Mural 3.0" as I'm calling it.
Here is the time-lapse video for the piece
AD TAKEOVER | THIS MEANS MAR! Those movie posters everyone saw and was like "Hey Mar. You should do your own version of those new move posters!" Well after the idea was old enough and enough people had shot it dead. I was pretty over it. Here is one really big one that I did put up. There are a few other lurking out there. It was more of "you printed the posters, don't waste em" type of situation. Either way, here is the hijack.
"Its Lie against Lie" -MAR
MURALS | MADSTEEZ x MAR x Dennis Hopper in Venice Beach, CA
VIDEO | MADSTEEZ x MAR x Dennis Hopper
"When my good friend MAR presented me with the opportunity to paint a collaborative mural in Venice Beach, I immediately knew a Dennis Hopper tribute was the only thing fit.
Dennis had been a long time, well loved resident and was a staple in the Venice Beach community.
I personally had a relationship with him after he posed for a portrait I had painted of him back in December of 2006.
Dennis was an inspiration to all and will 4 ever be missed.
We heard 1,000's of comments while painting this piece but the one that means the most was when an older gentleman walked up and matter-of-factly said, "It's about time."
Watch MADSTEEZ meet the late, great Dennis Hopper HERE...
MURALS | MAR x Lab Art | Hollywood, CA
Hand painted with black enamel, not a drop of white was used. The idea was like that of a computer printer. The roll-down gate being the 'paper' and the hood that covers it being the 'printer'. CMYK ink on white paper, became CMYK spray paint and brushed black enamel.