“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.

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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. (Includes photography courtesy of Joe Dusel)

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.


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. 

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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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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!