Google brings their clients to 1AM!

We had a fun Google team treat their Adobe clients to a day of culture, education and painting where they learned some techniques of how to use spray can, made some rad T-shirts, and videotaped the production of their mural that said “Search”!

 

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C.R.E.A.M. rises to the occasion with 1AM’s custom mural for Ribbitcap

Wu Tang’s epic phrase, Cash Rules Everything Around Me, stands the test of time.  Revived by RibbitCapital’s desire for a custom mural by 1AM, we took Wu Tang’s inspirational words and added a modern twist.  Can you tell what the latest currency in the mural is?  If you need a mural to bring your vision to life, email murals@1amsf.com.Ribbitcap2 Ribbitcap1 Ribbitcap3 Ribbitcap

Artist Spotlight: AMUSE 126

AMUSE 126 is best known as one of the most prolific graffiti artists to come out of Chicago. With works ranging from simple tags and throws to giant pieces and murals, it seems like AMUSE 126 can do just about anything. With over 15 years of experience, this self taught artist has grown in the graffiti world with constant work as well as perfecting his abstract style, continuously taking chances and trying new things. AMUSE 126 will be a part of our upcoming show CMYK opening June 4th from 630-930pm.

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AMUSE 126

AMUSE 126

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What’s your reason to riot?

Dave Kinsey is a Los Angeles based artist who created this piece called “Riot and Reason”. His work involves multi-layered, textured environments that signify the complexities of our human existence and we are honored to display some limited edition prints of his work in the 1AM Prism Boutique. This work was originally created with mixed media and the reproduction detail showcases his brilliant talent. Come check out our limited edition collection in San Francisco or email prints@1amsf.com for more information._MG_4956 _MG_4955

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Street Art and Social Change: C215 Paints for the People in Morocco

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The continually producing and traveling legendary French stencil artist, C215, just finished producing a number of works on the streets of Rabat, Morocco. Given name, Christian Guémy, has been painting strong in the streets for over 20 years and is undoubtably one of the most recognizable street artists in the world. In Rabat, he is a part of the upcoming group show titled “Main Street” at the Museum Mohamed VI of Modern and Contemporary Art, organized by Print Them All. C215 has a poetic, humble, dignified, and touchingly human style to his work. He truly believes that painting in the streets can change the world. Him painting in the streets is him changing the city. This upcoming show in Morocco is in a major museum and C215 regularly has indoor shows around the world, however, for his fame he is undoubtably one of the most active street artists still producing unsanctioned works in public. He “leaves tracks”, painting where he goes and not going to a place to paint – a distinction he makes clear. He also enjoys producing small works that can be passed by if wanted and are not intrusive.

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Central to C215’s work is the representation of the often marginalized, hidden, or overlooked in society today. “I try to interact with context, so I place in the streets elements and characters that belong especially to the streets. I like to show things and people that society aims at keeping hidden: homeless people, smokers, street kids, bench lovers for example.” He is a true street artist, who brings art to the people in public spaces for free. He holds a mirror up to the world and shines light on the average person with his art. Seeing one of his small, vibrant, detailed stencils on the street can bring a moment of joy and humility for those who come upon it. Almost a reward for those who are aware of their surroundings and looking for creation in the streets. Catch C215 at 1AM Gallery in September.

 

(images from Street Art News)

New Print Shop in the 1AM Boutique!

Here at 1AM we want to intrigue art collectors with a wide range of art for any kind of budget, as well as provide local artists a place to archive their own work without breaking the bank. We’re introducing a new part to our boutique, PRISM, where you can buy limited edition prints from your favorite artists to start your own art collection!

We are excited to help local artists with all their digital imaging, printing, and archiving needs.  Come check out the finished display of limited edition prints for sale in the boutique or email prints@1amsf.com for more details.

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print shop

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5 Reasons why BIGGER is better in Street Art

Size matters…. and so does location and complexity, but some really know how to excel in all three.  For all of us who’ve painted large walls, or seen the process in action, this weeks highlights pays homage to those that go big.  Not all these still exist to see in real life, but you can find current and past pieces like this on the 1AM Mobile App.

Photo by tigerbeat in New York

Photo by tigerbeat in New York

Photo by Shine in San Francisco

Photo by Shine in San Francisco

Photo by dgrader in Miami

Photo by dgrader in Miami

Photo by Oeyra in Oslo

Photo by Oeyra in Oslo

Photo by Oeyra in Oslo

Photo by Oeyra in Oslo

E8 Security paints a mural to raise funds for Nepal!

We had the whole E8 Security team in-house for a team building workshop this week and it was awesome to meet them! Instead of taking something home for the office, they created a mural to auction off to raise funds for Nepal. What a great idea! 12 Email privateevents@1amsf.com to set something up for your team!

SF Skyline Custom Mural by 1AM

We’ve all seen our San Francisco skyline from different angles and colors.  Here’s our 1AM mural team’s version of how they see our beautiful city done for Negev.  For more info on getting a custom mural done, email murals@1amsf.com

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Limited Colors, Limitless Possibilities!

PEMEX is a hard name to overlook when it comes to consistent work in the realm of graffiti. He’s raised through the ranks over the years to become one of the most renowned graffiti artists putting up work throughout California and abroad. Born and raised in Los Angeles, PEMEX has been surrounded by street art and graffiti most of his life, opening up a gateway of inspiration for his own work. His pieces can be distinguished from the rest, with his fierce and unrelenting style which possesses aspects of humor, politics and history, making it all unique to him.

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Check out works by RPES, PEMEX and AMUSE126 in our upcoming show “CMYK”. Please email ANU@1amsf.com for inquiries or art catalog.