Igloo Hong Artists David Choe, Aaron Horkey, Esao Andrews, Andrew Hem, Mars-1 and El Mac on location in Agdz, Morocco

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Mars-1 Photo: Paco Raterta

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Aaron Horkey Photo: Paco Raterta

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El Mac Photo: Paco Raterta

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Esao Andrews Photo: Paco Raterta

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Mars One and Aaron Horkey Photo: Paco Raterta

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David Choe piece being photographed by Igloo Hong’s massage therapist

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Andrew Hem

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David Choe Agdz

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DVS-1

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David Choe and DVS-1

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David Choe

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David Choe and DVS-1

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DVS-1, Andrew Hem and David Choe

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David Choe

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Igloo Hong

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The Legend of Igloo Hong

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David Choe, Esao Andrews, and Andrew Hem

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David Choe

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David Choe

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Igloo Hong

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Igloo Hong

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David Choe

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Mars-1

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El Mac and Mars-1

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Andrew Hem and David Choe Igloo Hong

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Andrew Hem and David Choe

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Andrew Hem Igloo Hong

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Igloo Hong

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Igloo Hong

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Agdz, Morocco

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Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong

David Choe Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

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Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

 

David Choe, Esao Andrews and Andrew Hem Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

 

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Aaron Horkey Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

David Choe Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

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David Choe Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

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Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong

Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong

Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong

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David Choe Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

David Choe Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

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David Choe, Esao Andrews, DVS-1, Aaron Horkey, Andrew Hem and Mars-1 Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

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David Choe and Andrew Hem Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

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David Choe Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong

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El Mac Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong

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Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

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Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

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David Choe Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

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David Choe, DVS-1, Esao Andrews Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

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Mars-1 Unveils Gigantic Sculptures at Burning Man 2015

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Artist Mars-1 has been working on a large scale replica of his psychedelic metal sculptures he released through his shows, Toward a Distant Dawn and Momentum in 2014.  Since then he’s released various versions of the original sculptures as cold metal casted miniature sets.  But this time he has decided to go all out in scale.  He’s been dropping hints on his IG account giving a sneak preview of what they will look like at this year’s Burning Man 2015.

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Finally installed:

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MARS-1 To Release Limited Edition Print at Upper Playground

Renowned artist MARS-1 will release a limited edition print of his painting “Stratus Nimbus Cumulus” at Upper Playground. Featuring Mars-1’s signature style of surreal distortions and extraterrestrial looking landscapes, the prints will be signed and numbered by the artist. Available this Wednesday at Noon PST along side Mars-1 Sculptures and Silver Pendant at upperplayground.com.

“Stratus Nimbus Cumulus” print. (Based on the 2014 painting from the “Momentum” exhibition, Space Gallery in Denver, CO)
– Limited Edition of 100
– Signed and Numbered by the Artist
– Paper size: 35 inches wide x 35 inches high
– Image size: 32 inches wide x 32 inches high

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About The Artist
Mario Martinez (aka MARS-1) paints from a penetrating perspective of great depth. Viewers are drawn into his imaginative compositions, overflowing with colorful geometric and organic shapes, layered to form unique patterns and textures.

The artist signature style of vast, abstracted, quasi-extraterrestrial looking landscapes feature imagery of surreal distortions, contained within spherically convex transparent bubbles. Skillfully combining optical color blending with perspective line work, his painting techniques result in very three-dimensional forms, which echo the anatomy of architecture, and microcosmic structures of biology.

These 3-D qualities transcend into his sculptural work, as well. Mars-1’s distinctly individual aesthetic is not easily compared to the vision of his contemporaries or artists from past movements. His constantly evolving process continues to expand with each new series of work, seemingly beyond the reaches of even his own awareness.

Themes explored range from very scientific to more esoteric phenomena. From theoretical physics, metamorphosis and collective consciousness, to ufology and examining possibilities of otherworldly principles, the relative link between physical and life sciences are applied throughout. Transitional energies, natural multiplicity, helixes and spontaneous biological occurrences all come together, forming imagery with hypotheses beyond the scope of modern technology.

Mini Sculptures by MARS-1 at Upper Playground

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Upper Playground in association with Fifty24SF Gallery will release this Wednesday a special collection of Metal Cold Casting Mini Sculptures by artist MARS-1.  The limited edition sculptures are based on works shown at MARS-1’s 2014 solo show “Toward A Distant Dawn” and is signed & numbered by the artist.

These are only available as a set with two color options (Black Series or Bronze Series), complete with four Metal Cold Casting Mini Sculptures, each with a certificate of authenticity. A limited number of these sculpture sets will be available at upperplayground.com starting NOON (12PM PST) this Wednesday, June 24th, 2015.

Metal Cold Casting Mini Sculptures
– Metal cold casting technique
– Limited edition of 24 sets each
– Each piece comes with certificate of authenticity
– Signed & numbered by the artist
– Measurement: 3-inches diameter

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About The Artist:
Mario Martinez (aka MARS-1) paints from a penetrating perspective of great depth. Viewers are drawn into his imaginative compositions, overflowing with colorful geometric and organic shapes, layered to form unique patterns and textures.

The artist signature style of vast, abstracted, quasi-extraterrestrial looking landscapes feature imagery of surreal distortions, contained within spherically convex transparent bubbles. Skillfully combining optical color blending with perspective line work, his painting techniques result in very three-dimensional forms, which echo the anatomy of architecture, and microcosmic structures of biology.

These 3-D qualities transcend into his sculptural work, as well. Mars-1’s distinctly individual aesthetic is not easily compared to the vision of his contemporaries or artists from past movements. His constantly evolving process continues to expand with each new series of work, seemingly beyond the reaches of even his own awareness.

Themes explored range from very scientific to more esoteric phenomena. From theoretical physics, metamorphosis and collective consciousness, to ufology and examining possibilities of otherworldly principles, the relative link between physical and life sciences are applied throughout. Transitional energies, natural multiplicity, helixes and spontaneous biological occurrences all come together, forming imagery with hypotheses beyond the scope of modern technology.

Happy Accidents Sterling Silver Pendant by MARS-1

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Based on his 2009 painting, “Happy Accidents Series #3”, MARS-1 releases a Sterling Silver Pendant at Upper Playground this week. Each piece of limited edition jewelry is numbered and stamped on the the back by the artist and jeweler. The Happy Accidents Series #3 Silver Pendant will be available Wednesday, June 24th, starting Noon PST at upperplayground.com.

“Happy Accidents Series #3 Silver Pendant”
Sterling silver pendant; hand-sculpted and cast by jeweler Sean Smokovich.

– Based on the 2009 painting, “Happy Accidents Series # 3.”
– Limited edition of 100
– Each piece is numbered & stamped on the back by the artist & jeweler.
– Measurements: chain length/type: 30″ round box, 5.5cm x 3cm
– Weight: 46 grams

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New Premium Collection of Upper Playground x Mars-One T-shirts

Upper Playground is proud to release a new collection of premium t-shirts designed by MARS-One titled ‘Mutual Metaphors‘ and ‘Transcendental Disaster‘.  Printed 360 degrees, these all over print premium tees are made with 100% pima cotton and sealed with reactive dye inks so it never washes out. Available in Mens and Women’s.  Only small quantities are available so if you want them, grab these while you can HERE.

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Fifty24SF Gallery and Upper Playground at Bicycle Day 2014: April 19-20!

Join us at this year’s BICYCLE DAY: April 19th-20th for an evening of live music and live painting with Sam Flores, Mars-One, Alex and Allyson Grey, Xavi and more. Fifty24SF Gallery will have a booth set up during the event so please feel free to stop by and say hello! live painting, bicycle day, fifty24sf gallery, upper playground, alex grey, mars onelive painting, bicycle day, fifty24sf gallery, upper playground, alex grey, mars one