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.

TREJO'S COFFEE AND DONUTS!

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.

MAN ONE X ESTRELLA JALISCO X THRILLIST

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. 

Click here to read the whole story!

Click here to read the whole story!

MY FIRST METAL SCULPTURE!

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.

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FINISHED PIECE:

EL CHAVO Y LECHE

I got the opportunity to create a large canvas for one of my favorite childhood heroes, El Chavo del Ocho.  To commemorate his legacy, the California Milk Processor Board (CMPB), creator of the renowned got milk? and Toma Leche campaigns, teamed up with Televisa and Grupo Chespirito to proclaim the first El Chavo del Ocho Day at Los Angeles City Hall on September 6th.

The proclamation was declared by Councilman Gil Cedillo in City Hall. Below is a time-lapse video of the making of the artwork and also some pics of the City Hall unveiling event. Enjoy!

ORIOL...NEW MURAL IN ECHO PARK

I've just recently completed my newest mural under my self funded mural campaign; #FacesLA. For this mural, I chose to do a portrait of my friend and fellow artist Mr. Eriberto Oriol on the side of an often tagged wall in Echo Park, just off Sunset Blvd.  Eriberto is not only a talented photographer but an incredible artist and one of the first to curate a graffiti show in Los Angeles. He is one of LA's very own that we should all know about. I'm honored that he allowed me to give him props through this mural. 

Eriberto in front of my mural.

Eriberto in front of my mural.

My pops helping me out on clear coating the mural.

My pops helping me out on clear coating the mural.

Kicking it with Eriberto. 

Kicking it with Eriberto. 

Just checking out the block.

"Oriol" by Man One © 2015 (Echo Park)

"Oriol" by Man One © 2015 (Echo Park)

If you take a flick of this piece, remember to use the hashtag #FacesLA.
Onto the next one..