Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Attack The Block - Street Art in America

Attack the Block
Street Art in America
Needless to say, I am very excited to be taking part in this group show in NYC next month.  Showing work alongside some of those that were an inspiration for me to start painting in the first place is a pretty amazing thing.  Definitely feeling the pressure as I prepare 3 new pieces to be shipped off to NYC.

The following is the info from the press release:

EXHIBITION DATES: September 18 – October 10, 2015
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, September 17, 6 - 9pm.
LOCATION: One Art Space, 23 Warren St, New York, NY 10007
CO-CURATED BY: Damien A Roman, Tim Conlon & Alex Emmart

(New York, NY, August 1, 2015) - Damien A Roman Fine Art and One Art Space are pleased to present Attack the Block, a concise survey of contemporary street art in America, September 18 through October 10, 2015. This exhibition opens with a public reception for the artists Thursday, September 17, 6 - 9pm.

Co-curated by Damien A Roman, Tim Conlon and Alex Emmart, Attack the Block features work by 25 street artists whose art is intricately linked to their urban environment. This diverse exhibition includes many subgenres within street art such as Pop Surrealism, Geometric Abstraction, Figural, Socio-political and classic graffiti.

All over America, in every city, artists are currently changing the landscape. Armed with wheat-paste, brushes, stencils, spray enamel and other tools of their trade, these devoted ambassadors of art prowl the streets looking to utilize the urban landscape as their canvas. Whether the artists' impetus is to beautify urban blight or instigate a dialog within the community, there is no ignoring the creative mark that these artists are making and the international art world has taken notice.

The co-curators of Attack the Block have teamed up with One Art Space to bring the best street artists from around the country, and the world, to the definitive center of the street art universe, New York City. Artists participating in Attack the Block range from future stars to established forces within the global art community. Many have had their work exhibited in numerous important museums and galleries including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art, NY, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, Deitch Projects and the Corcoran Gallery of Art just to name a few. Profiles of these artists and their work have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Art News, Juxtapoz, the New York Daily News, the Observer, High Fructose and many more relevant publications.

2:12 GILF Chris RWK
Above Joe Iurato Matt Siren
Bast JPO Skewville
Eddie Colla Jurne Billy Mode
Tim Conlon Anthony Lister Swoon
Cycle Mr PRVRT URNewYork
Elle Leon Reid Dan Witz
Ron English Retna Yok & Sheryo
Shepard Fairey Rubin 415

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Mini Murals Houston

Come out and join UP Art Studio and Houston City Council Member Larry V. Green, District K, together with Annise Parker, Office of the Mayor | City of Houston, as they unveil the first Mini Mural of the pilot phase to be painted by Anat Ronen.  

Stay tuned for more updates on MY #MiniMuralHou!!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

9 Street Artists You Should Follow and Support -


I wanted to take a moment to thank the folks at Design Good for including me on this list.  A list that includes two of my personal creative heroes, Obey Giant and Vhils.  I have followed both of them for years, drawing inspiration from the amazing things they do.  I never thought in a million years that my name would be shared on the same page as these guys.  Needless to say, I am honored!  Check out the full list here:

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Developing tile. Wait... what?

My work has always been about finding new ways to combine my talents into creating new, unique pieces. This often involves hours of research and lots of trial and error to develop these new techniques. I love learning new things and that's really what drives me to continue creating. Earlier this year I was "convinced" that I should buy a cheap film camera. Well as most things I get into, that led to more purchases and in the end, outfitting my studio with darkroom equipment and a whole new set of dangerous chemicals. This new body of work, the photo tiles came from that experimentation. I have spent many months perfecting my methods and am really excited to be showing that work this Saturday as part of the RATIO photography show at EL RINCON SOCIAL. Black and white photography really is a bit of a magical thing. Creating art using nothing more than light and chemicals. Incorporating stencil/ aerosol art with traditional black and white photography adds all kinds of problems that needed to be overcome but I feel that the results are worth the effort. If you are in Houston this Saturday you should definitely stop by to check out the show. Until then, here is a quick video that I shot last night of "the magic" happening. Enjoy.

Monday, November 18, 2013


This was shared with me this morning by Diogo Machado (@addfuel) titled "Almost".  While the article doesn't have anything to do with time and more about a ratio of 1 to 12 I still thought it was funny to see all of these banners displaying something so close to my "name".  Just off by one hour...

Best part of the coincidence is that I am in my first ever photo show this weekend... and the name is RATIO.

Anyway, just thought this was worth sharing.  The article that accompanies the photo can be found here:

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


I am really excited to be showing my photo tiles in my first ever photography show later this month.  It is the same night as Art Crawl and will be going late into the night so be sure to check it out after you hit the other spots.  I have been working for many months on this new body of work and am super excited to finally have a chance to show it.

Still Up Yours on Main Street 2

Up Art Studio has done a ton for the Houston street art scene over the past year.  Come out to show support for this 1 night show.  Amazing artist line up including El Pez from Barcelona.  It was Barcelona where I fell in love with street art and decided it was something I wanted to pursue.  The art of Pez was a huge influence of that decision.  Very excited to be showing work next to his!