Earlier this summer I created this fun mural in association with LACCNP for Mayor Garcetti's VISION ZERO initiative. The City's goal is to eliminate all traffic deaths by 2025. I figured that creating a large mural aimed at the kids in the neighborhood would be best for the initiative in this particular location. The mural is located on the side of Sam's Market on the corner of Westlake and 6th St. The title is "Cuidado Niños Jugando" (Caution Children Playing). I hope people enjoy the mural and the message as they travel around the MacArthur Park area.
Unless you've been hiding under a rock in LA, you know that actor and all around bad ass, Danny Trejo, has opened up a donut shop in Hollywood. I was honored to have been commissioned to create two large paintings that were installed on the exterior of the flashy pink building.
Next time you go grab some donuts take a selfie in front of one of my pieces and please tag me on instagram (@manoneart)
Trejo's Coffee and Donuts is located in Hollywood:
6785 Santa Monica Blvd
at Highland Ave
Los Angeles, Ca 90038.
Below are some pics and love from IG'ers.
This summer I had the opportunity to create a wonderful mural to honor my lovely parents. Something I've been wanting to do for a while now. It is definitely one of my highlights of the year so far. Thanks to Estrella Jalisco and Thrillist for sponsoring this project and documenting it in such a great way. Check out the video, in depth interview, and pics below.
Last year I was asked by my friend and art collector, Jan, if I would create a metal sculpture for her home. I immediately said YES! Mind you, I've never created any sculpture of this kind before. I also don't know anything about metal fabrication or welding, but why should I let something like that stop me! As an artist it's always exciting to learn new things and push yourself into uncomfortable territories. Sometimes you need to stretch yourself to grow. Here's my journey in pics.
If you're in the Oakland area please stop by and check out my new solo show that opened on April 8th.
If you're not in the Bay Area, check below for all the info, links and pics of the show. Enjoy!
1951 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
April 8 thru May 13, 2017
Click this link to buy the art: Sanchez Contemporary
Watch CNN interview me about the exhibition!
Order your very own "¡SOMOS AMERICANOS?" t-shirt below.
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Very happy to announce that you can now view my mural at the new Arts District Park located at the corner of 5th and Hewitt!
The mural titled "Graffiti Spirit of L.A. Renaissance" depicts my version of a modern Quetzalcoatl & god of the arts. It's hands on the tools that created the Arts District (brushes & spray cans) it's wings and halo represent the City of Angels and how it's currently balancing all of it's weight on one hand. Underneath the spirit is the landscape of the Arts District and it's future with a nod to the new 6th street bridge to be erected soon.
Big thanks to ArtshareLA and Councilman Huizar for making this happen.