Founder of the Rabbit Eye Movement, NYCHOS spent Easter Sunday finishing his largest to mural date: The Easter Rabbit. The massive rabbit finished today stands tall and wide in downtown Oakland, on Webster St. across from the Lequivive Gallery. The wall was made possible with the support of Lequivive Gallery, Montana Cans and Upper Playground for Fifty24sf Gallery. Photos by Upper Playground.
This year’s Bicycle Day with participation and support of Fifty24SF Gallery takes place with renown Upper Playground artists Sam Flores, Mars-1, Alex Grey, Allyson Grey painting live on stage surrounded by music and crowds of supporters there to enjoy the event. Take a look at our photos from last night and if interested, there’s still time to attend the event tonight at The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco.
Rabbit Eye Movement‘s Nychos takes a second stab at his Oakland Rabbit expected to be finished just in time for Easter Sunday. After his successful opening of STREET ANATOMY at Fifty24SF Gallery, he jumped right back into action, trying to complete his largest mural to date. Organized by Fifty24SF Gallery, this mural was made possible with the support of Montana Cans x Lequivive Gallery and Upper Playground. Here are some updates from yesterday’s session:
Nychos still at it at dusk:
All Photos by Jy-Ah Min for Upper Playground
Nychos goes big in Oakland with Lequivive x Montana Cans x Upper Playground for Fifty24sf Gallery. Still a work in progress as the gigantic Rabbit mural will mark his 3rd and largest mural to date since his return to San Francisco for his solo show, ‘Street Anatomy’, opening April 18th, 7pm at Fifty24SF Gallery, San Francisco.
MANSQUID was the first “X-Ray Drawing” Nychos ever attempted to do. He says ” I thought it would be funny to add bones since squids don’t have bones and I also enjoyed adding a human element to it as well.”
HUMAN EXPLOSION is based on his recent work, more exemplary of the new murals in SF. “There’s not much to say about the exploding human, except that it’s much easier show the entire human by using an exploded view and while doing this you might as well add some motion to make it look like an actual exploding human.”
On the next episode of HBO’s Vice series, Upper Playground artist, David Choe investigates the explosive growth of Colorado’s Marijuana industry. The Vice, season 2 – episode #6 will air this Friday 11PM on HBO. Check out the preview:
Italian artist BLU‘s remarkable sense of detail and dynamic illustrations have been lighting up some recent walls for us to admire at. His social commentary on the chaos and satirical views of the modern world are just too good to miss. Check out his murals below and be sure to visit his dope sketchbook/site.
There’s more to this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival than any other year. The difference being the launch of a community revitalization project called “Coachella Walls” in conjunction to the Music festival. Organized by Coachella-based Date Farmers Art Studios, the “arts driven community revitalization project” aims to beautify the downtown area with some of the most talented and recognized artists in the world. The list of contemporary artists/muralists include: The Date Farmers (Coachella), El Mac (Arizona), Nunca (Brazil), Estevan Oriole (Los Angeles), Saner (Mexico), Andrew Hem (Cambodia), Liqen (Spain), Albert Reyes (Los Angeles), Vyal Reyes (Los Angeles), Sego (Mexico), The Phantom (Los Angeles), Eye One (Los Angeles), Jim Darling (Texas), and more. It also aims to raise awareness for the Eastern Coachella Valley community and dedicates the project “to the anonymous farm worker.” True to the aims of the project, El Mac’s recent mural just completed this week reflects exactly that:
Three more murals are underway from Date Farmers depicting two farm workers marching by a car, one by Nunca, and one by Cambodian American artist Andrew Hem.
In addition to the Coachella Murals, the Date Farmers have organized a group show at their studio, on view through April 27, featuring works by the participating artists of the ‘Coachella Walls’.
Internationally acclaimed Brazilian design & illustration collective, Bicicleta Sem Freio spent 10 long grueling days in the sun climbing scaffoldings and walls to paint a giant building in downtown Los Angeles, the largest painting project of its kind in the city. With the project just completed yesterday, the tireless muralists and musicians are now headed to Coachella on their non stop music and painting tour around the world. Curated by Charlotte Dutoit of Rise Above Art Murals, the project was commissioned by Legendary Developments, LLC, in collaboration with The DoArt Foundation and the Los Angeles City Council. All photos here in were taken by Los Angeles based photographer, theonepointeight: