“FUTURO” MURAL @ PALOMAR COLLEGE

Happy to announce the recent completion of my newest mural entitled “FUTURO”.

It was commissioned by Palomar College in San Marcos, California where I spent almost 2 weeks painting the 15’ tall x 106’ long mural.

Completed on April 13, 2019 and assisted by my dad (Alejandro Poli Sr.), my son (Alejandro Poli III), and long time artist/friend Isaias Crow.

Read the full story HERE

Enjoy this nice series of photos by Nancy Woo below.

On May 14, I was invited back to give a few words and celebrate alongside the school’s students and faculty at the mural dedication.

Below is a simple video of the opening remarks by Olga Diaz (Director of Student Success and Student Equity), Dr. Joi Lin Blake (Superintendent/President), myself (Man One), and Rocio Llamas (Palomar Student featured in the mural).

MAY 14, 2019 Mural dedication for Man One's "FUTURO" painting at Palomar College in San Marcos, California.


EL SERENO HAPPINESS

I was recently hired by the developers at the new Hatchspaces facility in El Sereno to create a mural that showed respect and pride for the neighborhood as well as a connection to the scientific work that would be happening inside this new facility. After many meetings and conversations we came up with an idea that would highlight the four different chemical compounds that are attributed to happiness:
dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphin. We also chose to highlight local town hero and science leader Willie Zuniga. Watch the video below to give you a better sense of the project.
Video and pics shot and edited by Reggie Reagor © 2019

POSEIDON MURAL

Sometimes a good creative project lands on your lap and the client happens to be just as cool as the project itself. This was one of these scenarios.  Immediately it became apparent that POSEIDON was going to be the subject of the mural. Watch this short video and see how it all came together!
Filmed and edited by Brian Capener for RTI © 2019

Some progress shots below capturing the process from sketch to painting to filming the mural and the unveiling with family and friends.

SMILE NOW...CRY LATER IN DTLA

Been wanting to bust out these colorful characters for a while now!
Click the video below to check out the making of the mural.
Video by Reggie Reagor. (IG @reggiereagor)

Some more pics below for you to enjoy. Go see it in person in DTLA on 6th near Union!

LA MADE - GRAFFITI ARTIST PANEL

Graffiti Artist Panel:
Turning the Ephemeral into the Permanent | LA Made

Panelists: Chaz Bojorquez, Petal, Zoueh, Aiseborn
Moderators: Man One and Scott “Sourdough” Power
Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018
Time: 2:00pm to 3:30pm (followed by book and print signing)
Location: Central Library @ Mark Taper Auditorium
*Get your free tickets via Eventbrite

This panel will discuss how contemporary Los Angeles graffiti artists have gone from creating temporary works of street art to permanent and important “marks" on society. Through the publishing of their work in books, the installation of permanent murals, and original canvas works collected by both private individuals as well as important institutions, graffiti art has become an art form that exists beyond the short-lived nature of street tags.

The artists on the panel will share their unique experiences and the evolution of their work toward becoming a lasting tradition. The panel will be curated by myself and Scott "Sourdough" Power (Crewest Studio founders and hosts of the Not Real Art podcast) and will feature graffiti artists Chaz Bojorquez, Petal, AiseBorn, and Zoueh.

Following the panel discussion, I will be doing a book signing of my first picture book, Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remixwhich is currently receiving national awards and accolades for its colorful and original illustration work. Books, prints and other merchandise will be available by the other artists as well.