A painter creates an image on a surface. A muralist examines that surface’s relationship to its surrounding environment and culture.
A mural should invite the viewer to explore a space and all its different perceptions.
Public art should demonstrate intent and authorship, but remain open enough for personal interpretation.
As a professional muralist, I study how space is used and how visuals can help create an immersive experience.
My combination of free-hand aerosol painting and engineered stencil design means I can quickly execute large scale and durable public art projects. Through my years as an artist, I've developed a unique spatial intellegence for large scale art- how it is informed by local culture and vice-versa. While my process is derived from graffiti, I take inspirations from all forms of art and versitility is one of my strongest assets.
Many artists use their style for maximum eye catching effect. My work is more similar to ‘tattooing’ a building, incorporating both boldness and subtlety.
Over time I have built a visual language that allows me to paint both abstract and figurative “moods” over any physical space.
By combining these elements in the appropriate way, I am able to both emphasize and transcend a mural space.
As a biracial artist, I like to think my work always has a certain Japanese mental quality about it: An attitude that embraces tradition, nature and strives to create something timeless, while coexisting with new
technologies and embracing the future.
When the audience interacts with a piece of art in an environment, they can create their own narrative and memory.
They feel a sense of ownership of the art and its location becomes uniquely personalized.
This concept has been forever been changed by sharing images online, and selfie culture shows no signs of ceasing to be a powerful driver of social media.
Any art that harnesses this societal behavior is sure to be influential on a different level.