Ice Cream Lab just opened their second location in Pasadena and I was asked again to help them with the interior murals. Apparently my mad scientist character has become a big hit!
Look out for more collaborations as they keep expanding their ice cream empire!
(click on the pic for more images)



DKE Toys presents:
 “The 99 Deaths of Jar Jar”
A two day only group art show exclusively at
Designer Con 2013

Saturday, November 9 & Sunday, November 10,  9am – 5pm

Pasadena Convention Center, 300 East Green Street, Pasadena CA 91101

This is my submission for the official show and zine.
"STREET JART"- Sharpie on bristol paper, 2013


As some of you may know, I am a big supporter of the HeArt Project, an organization that connects professional artists with continuation high school students from around LA.  I lead a 12 week workshop residency program every Spring where I work with about 15 young participants from the LA area to produce visual art.

This year the HeArt Project teamed up with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra to produce an art piece on a stand up piano for a city wide project called "Play Me I'm Yours".  My students and I were given the honor to produce this piece of art on a piano (one of only 30 city wide) to represent the HeArt Project and Los Angeles in this global campaign bringing art and music to public spaces.

The piano we created was painted with acrylic, spray paint, and even stickers.

The students put their own  flair into it including 2 characters reflecting music and youth culture.

The majority of the piano was painted in a colorful mosaic of abstraction and color.

To show the youth's own take on ownership, "Hello  My Name Is" stickers were adhered to the top of the piano reflecting names and words of their choosing.Untitled

Our piano has been installed at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music at 100 North Hill Ave. Pasadena, CA 91106.

The piano is accessible to the public for the next few weeks. Feel free to stop by and make some spontaneous music out in public!

If you take video or photos, you can upload them very easily to the page dedicated to our piano:
Street Piano by Man One + Heartproject @Pasadena Conservatory

You can check out all the other pianos and their respective locations on their site as well:

Tell your friends to go check them out!

Here's someone playing it!

Here are some slideshow pics of us in action or check it out on Flickr:


The Handwriting on the Wall - Pasadena Weekly

Asia Pacific Museum’s mixing of calligraphy and graffiti questions assumptions about power, culture and art

By Carl Kozlowski 09/10/2009
(Pasadena Weekly)

Art for the People by Charles (Chaz) Bojorquez, Keo, Man One, Xu Bing, and Zender; Pasadena, CA; 2003;Paint on vinyl; Pacific Asia Museum

Remember those old Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup commercials from the 1970s in which someone munching chocolate smacks into someone eating peanut butter, at which point both people decided that “these are two great tastes that go great together.”
The Pacific Asia Museum has updated that idea in a far more artistic fashion with its new exhibit, “Calligraffiti: Writing in Contemporary Chinese and Latino Art.”

In this innovative show running from Sept. 17 to Jan. 17, the museum blends works by Chinese artists who reinterpret the ways in which traditional calligraphy is used and pieces by Latino artists who push artistic boundaries with graffiti.

“Traditionally, calligraphy and graffiti seem to be radically different types of artistic writing,” says Yeonsoo Chee, the museum’s curatorial assistant. “In China, calligraphy is linked with elite education and self-expression, while in contemporary America graffiti is associated with ‘street’ culture. The concept of calligraffiti — adding calligraphy and graffiti together — questions underlying assumptions about power, culture and art.”

Chee notes that at the heart of the exhibition are three powerful murals created for the museum back in 2003 by a dozen artists, including Xu Bing and Charles “Chaz” Bojorquez. Created at a workshop held at the Pacific Asia Museum in conjunction with the exhibition “Drawing the Line: Contemporary Artists Reassess Traditional East Asian Calligraphy,” the murals were sparked by a discussion in the museum’s parking lot among graffiti artists about the use of words and text in contemporary art.

Artists featured in the exhibition include: Apex, Chaz Bojorquez, Vince Cavallo, Cre8, Desi W.O.M.E., Duce, Fung Ming Chip, Gronk, Gu Wenda, Julianna Hernandez, Keo, Leo Limon, Man One, Minette Lee Mangahas, Sano, Scud, John Valadez, Vyal, Xu Bing, Yu Kun Yang, Zhang Dali, Zheng Chongbin and Zender.

Ultimately, the exhibit is built on the idea that art mirrors the realities of life, according to the museums press release, can express “the elevated and debased, intention and chance, reality and myth” through calligraffiti, bringing two great cultures together in a unique and powerful way.

“Calligraffiti: Writing in Contemporary Chinese and Latino Art” runs from Sept. 17 through Jan. 17 at the Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena. Admission is $9 adults, $7 students and seniors and free for kids 11 and under.
Call (626) 449-2742 or visit

"See you at the opening!"