Sneak Peak – “Inamorata”

The feminine spirit of “Inamorata” is skillfully captured by 11 incredible artists: Amandalynn, Hueman, Lady Mags, Helice Wen, Joshua Lawyer, Melanie Alves, Houston Berry, Monty Guy, Jet Martinez, Vans the Omega, and Annica Lydenberg. Combining alluring illustrative figures and abstract emotional images, these works express the fluctuation of intense feelings that enrapture a person’s mind when they’re entangled in the power of love. Don’t miss the chance to meet some of the artists and to become enchanted by your own inamorata at the Opening on Thursday February 5th, 6:30 – 9:30pm.

"Oh how the birds chirp" by Joshua Lawyer

“Oh how the birds chirp” by Joshua Lawyer

Untitled by Jet Martinez

Untitled by Jet Martinez

"Inamorata" by Amanda Lynn

“Inamorata” by Amanda Lynn

Please email ANU@1amsf.com to request art catalog.

eHealth design team visits 1AM!

We were happy to host eHealth for a fun graffiti workshop in December. They were troops in the cold and learned about the history, asked questions, did some sketching and produced a vibrant mural for their office! eHealth Workshop! eHealth Workshop! Email privateevents@1amsf.com to host an offsite for your team!

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Throughout time, artists of all kinds have been inspired by their lovers. Many times these inspiring entities are female characters that entice, excite, or even disrupt an artist’s spirit. The term ‘Inamorata’ by definition means: a woman with whom one is in love, and is many times used in reference to a woman who inspires her lover’s creativity. The exhibiting artists in “Inamorata” illustrate the freedom of love in a variety of contexts.

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Prepare to be captivated by the muses of these amazing art pieces. We’re looking forward to displaying work by 11 incredible artists and capturing the power of the feminine spirit. Email ANU@1AMSF.com for a catalog

Street Art and Social Change: Spy and the Human Psyche

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The world traveling Spanish artist, SpY, was recently painting in his home country, in the northern city of Santander. Using only black paint on this large white wall, SpY has made another thought provoking urban intervention by painting the word EGO for the city’s inhabitants to see. SpY has been active in the urban art world since the mid-80s, starting out as as a graffiti writer. He has since moved his work more into the visual art side of things – paintings, sculptures, arrangements, urban tampering. Perhaps he is inviting people to look in themselves, in their minds, and to explore their thoughts and feelings. From this exploration may come a better understanding of one’s psyche, and from that, perhaps people may be more open to understanding other’s views. Meditate on that!

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His work involves the appropriation urban elements through transformation or replication, commentary on urban reality, and the interference in its communicative codes. The bulk of his production stems from the observation of the city and an appreciation of its components, not as inert elements but as a palette of materials overflowing with possibilities. Filled with equal parts of irony and positive humor, they appear to raise a smile, incite reflection, and to favor an enlightened conscience. We love seeing the ingenious work by SpY, the cleverness, the execution, the placement, and the social commentary packed in each intervention of his! Be sure to follow the link to his artist page and see his other projects.

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swissnex SF visits us for the first time!

We had a great time with swissnex SF who jumped right in the fun getting creative, making tote bags, and coming up with their mural phrase “Connect The Dots”! swissnexSF Workshop! swissnexSF Workshop! swissnexSF Workshop!

Unraveling: Latest 1AM Production!

French street artist and graphic designer, Ratur, is continuing to showcase his dreamlike illustrations in San Francisco with his most recent work hitting a new billboard installation on the corner of Jack London Alley and Bryant St. Best known for his murals and design work throughout France, Ratur continues to entrance his audience with his paintings that play on the relationship between the digital world and street art.

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Ratur’s billboard on Jack London, SF

Combined with his classic contrasting illustrative style and perceptual manipulation, Ratur’s new pieces utilizes an edgy contrast between reality and lines to connect with this unique space in the city. We’re excited to see how the neighborhood responds to this new aesthetic in the environment.

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Ratur continues with the theme on the second billboard on the same wall

Experience some of Ratur’s work at 1AM’s current show 1AM Revolution and don’t miss the opportunity to check out the billboards at 2 Jack London Alley, San Francisco, CA

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Night shot of the third billboard in the series

Check out our website for more on murals. Please email ANU@1amsf.com for inquiries about 1AM murals.

1AM Gallery invites you to “Inamorata” this February!

We have gotten asked a few times – “where are all the women? Why don’t you show the queens of the streets?” We think it is high-time to bring some female (and male) artists into the gallery for a group show inspired by the femme fatale, so we invited Amandalynn to serve as curator for our February exhibition “Inamorata” opening on Thursday, February 5th, 6:30-9:30pm. “Inamorata” by definition means ‘a woman with whom one is in love’, and is many times used in reference to a woman who inspires her lover’s creativity. We hope you’ll join us to see what this muse will inspire in our upcoming line-up of artists: Amandalynn, Vans the Omega, Hueman, Lady Mags, Jet Martinez, Melanie Alves, Helice Wen, Monty Guy, Joshua Lawyer, Annica Lydenberg and Houston Berry.

"Taste of Life" by Amandalynn

“Taste of Life” by Amandalynn

For an advanced catalog or more information on the show, please email artsales@1AMSF.com.

Street Art and Social Change: Mobstr Closes Out 2014 by Pushing Back at Advertising

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UK artist, Mobstr, created this piece entitled “Aggressive Advertising” on a billboard in the streets of London just before the end of 2014. In his signature brazen style, Mobstr borrows strategies used by large advertisement firms and throws it back at them. All the while, the public gets to enjoy a moment of humor with this exchange. But behind every witty and humorous Mobstr piece, is a cleverly thought out action, commenting and questioning something about modern society. We look forward to more from Mobstr in 2015!

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“1AM Revolution” kicks off the new year!

We had a vibrant opening last night for our first show of the year – “1AM Revolution“. It was a blast to celebrate with the local talent and bring them together. If you haven’t visited the gallery before, we recommend you swing by to see this visual starburst of abstract, figurative, and textural works. With such a wide array of subject matter and style, there’s bound to be something that will catch your eye! To view an art catalog, email artsales@1AMSF.com. "1AM Revolution" Art Opening! "1AM Revolution" Art Opening! "1AM Revolution" Art Opening! "1AM Revolution" Art Opening!

1AM Revolution – Behind The Scenes!

The new year is here and it’s time for resolutions and revolutions. We’re only a day away from the new gallery opening and we’re excited to be joined by over 25 amazing artists. The work and variety put into each piece is in itself revolutionary, but don’t just take our word for it―see it for yourself. Come meet the artists and celebrate 1AM’s 6th anniversary at the 1AM Revolution opening January 8th, 6:30 – 9:30pm. Please email ANU@1AMSF.com to request art catalog.

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