1AM Mobile App’s “Best of the Week”

No corner of the earth is safe from the 1AM Mobile App.  If you’re art in the street, our community of thousands worldwide will find you and bring you to the light.  Join in on the action by downloading the 1AM Mobile App.

Photo by knkknk in San Francisco

Photo by knkknk in San Francisco

Photo by Sputnik77 from Mexico

Photo by Sputnik77 from Mexico

Photo by transfert in Montreal

Photo by transfert in Montreal

Photo by estrllmsc757 in Miami

Photo by estrllmsc757 in Miami

Artist Spotlight: C215

C215 is one of those legendary street artists you want to keep on your radar. He’s always on the move creating new art. One day he’ll be painting in Paris and the next he’s transforming the streets of New Delhi. His stencil work spans the globe and captures the essence of the people who inhabit the streets. His main subjects consist of people who are often forgotten or rejected by society and capitalism.

C215 in New Delhi

C215 in New Delhi

C215’s stencils mostly come from his own photos, but he also collaborates with friends and other photographers for images. His stenciling styling can be seen in two forms. One taking on simplistic layering of two colors to evoke the straightforwardness of his message. The other bursting with color and consisting of 5 or more layers.

C215 in Essaouira, Morocco

C215 in Essaouira, Morocco

“Even though his technique is meticulously refined, C215’s work transcends the formal and seems to get to the core of compassion and belief in the human spirit. Encountering C215’s pieces on the street always makes me happy” Shepard Fairey.

C215 in Brest, FR

C215 in Brest, FR

We are excited for C215’s upcoming show at 1AM gallery in September! Please email ANU@1AMSF.COM for art inquiries and catalog requests.

1AM Mobile App’s “Best of the Week”

The street are alive with color.  Here are photos from the 1AM Mobile App community that aren’t afraid to show it.  Fortune favors the bold.  Get the action now by joining our 1AM Mobile App community.

Photo by knkknk in San Francisco

Photo by knkknk in San Francisco

transfert_MontrealPhoto by transfert in Montreal

art2empower_LAPhoto by art2empower in Los Angeles

xLe_OaklandPhoto by xLe in Oakland

Yahoo paints ninja unicorns!

When we asked the Yahoo! PR team what represents their group, they didn’t hesitate to say “ninja unicorns.” Luckily our teacher knew exactly how to paint one and the PR team brought home an awesome take home mural! Yahoo! Workshop Tag WallEmail privateevents@1amsf.com to set something up for your group.

Artist Spotlight: Hellbent

What lies at the core of Hellbent’s art with its brightly color strips and contrasting patterns? You might be surprised to hear that the answer is music. Not only did he base his street name off of the punk musician, Richard Hell, but he names his works after songs that he listens to while creating them. His intense love for music spans a variety of genres that include punk, country, and indie rock.

Hellbent's Denim Supply Ralph Lauren Wall Project

Hellbent’s Ralph Lauren Wall Project

Besides his floral patterns and incredible stencil work, Hellbent’s work is sometimes distinguished by a jaw bone. He explained that the jaw bone idea came to him after reading a story about Freud’s battle with jaw cancer. The story goes that Freud was saved from a sudden hemorrhage by his hospital roommate – who happened to be a dwarf! Hellbent explains that the jaw also suggests the importance of basic human functions such as speaking and eating.

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For “A Major Minority 2015“, Hellbent created three pieces inspired by Joy Division songs. A closer look at each piece reveals subtle intricacies and beautiful patterns that are unique to Hellbent’s style.

"Candidate (Joy Division)" by Hellbent

“Candidate (Joy Division)” by Hellbent

"Interzone (Joy Division)" by Hellbent

“Interzone (Joy Division)” by Hellbent

"She's Lost Control (Joy Division)" by Hellbent

“She’s Lost Control (Joy Division)” by Hellbent

Stop by the gallery to see this Brooklyn-based artist’s work until the end of the April.

For prices and more information about Hellbent’s art, please email anu@1amsf.com.

Artist Spotlight: Okuda San Miguel

Okuda San Miguel is a Spanish artist known for his unmistakable style of multicolored geometric prints. Critics point to pop surrealism as a signifying essence that emerges from Okuda’s work. The art that he creates is constantly emphasizing the conflict between nature and our roots. Themes that tie into his work generally revolve around contradictions between existentialism, the universe, the infinite, the meaning of life, and the false freedom of capitalism. For Okuda, inspiration comes from normal everyday things such as travel, film, music, and the environment. For “A Major Minority 2015”, Okuda skillfully molded anthropomorphic forms and symbols into three captivating pieces.

"Bear Hunted" by Okuda San Miguel

“Bear Hunted” by Okuda San Miguel

"Deep Chiuaua" by Okuda San Miguel

“Deep Chiuaua” by Okuda San Miguel

Deep Chihuahua” and “Bear Hunted” portray his classic use of bright geometric renderings. The grey-human shapes represent Okuda’s worries about humanity’s false sense of freedom.

"Bear Queen" by Okuda San Miguel

“Bear Queen” by Okuda San Miguel

Bear Queen” is exceptionally unique because it is a canvas tapestry crafted of yarn. By simply looking into the eyes of the queen, it is easy to see the power that Okuda evokes through his themes.

Art for "A Major Minority 2015" by Okuda San Miguel

Art for “A Major Minority 2015″ by Okuda San Miguel

Outside of “A Major Minority 2015”, Okuda recently participated in Urban Art Biennale 2015 in Germany. This was a significant show for the artist because Urban Art Biennale is an exhibit of over 75 international artists who’re helping to demonstrates how classic street art can easily merge with traditional art forms while maintaining the roots of the urban art world.

Okuda San Miguel's work at Art Biennale 2015

Okuda San Miguel’s work at Art Biennale 2015

Come experience the vibrancy of Okuda’s art for yourself at the 1AM Gallery from now until April 22nd. For prices and art inquiries, please contact anu@1amsf.com

1AM Mobile App’s “Best of the Week”

1AM Mobile is at it again.  The streets are our playground so get in on the action now with the 1AM Mobile App! 

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Photo by YonElvira in Los Angeles

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Photo by JohnnyKush in Denver

Wings

Photo by anncat in Los Angeles

Jet

Photo by knkknk in San Francisco

 

VMware brings their user experience team for a fun offsite!

Dang, that design is crisp! The VMware User Experience teach came by for a hands-on workshop to make stenciled T-shirts and paint two take home canvases for their office space! 16733806320_528c0947bc_bVMWare_3242015 - 08 Email privateevents@gmail.com to set up an event for your team.

Join Us for “A Major Minority 2015″

The art for “A Major Minority 2015” has travelled thousands of miles to be displayed at the 1AM Gallery. We’re excited to exhibit artists from across the globe and share a vast collection of unique styles. Othercontemporary Urban Art is changing perceptions of urban art and doing it with an artistic power that hasn’t been seen before. With packages of art arriving daily, the gallery has been a whirlwind of action. However, in-between all the work we managed to sneak in some space for a wicked yarn installation (but don’t just take our word for it, come see it yourself). Join us tonight, April 2nd, for the opening reception at 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM and checkout some mind-bending art!

"Animated Spirits Royalty" by Shie Moreno

“Animated Spirits Royalty” by Shie Moreno

"Modern Apprentice" by Col Wallnuts

“Modern Apprentice” by Col Wallnuts

"Letter Study 2" by Poesia

“Letter Study 2″ by Poesia

Please contact anu@1amsf.com for the art catalog.

Sneak Peak – A Major Minority 2015

You don’t need a crystal ball to see into the future of art. A Major Minority, curated by San Francisco-based artist Poesia, is a vibrant demonstration of how the boundaries of contemporary art are expanding. Coined as Othercontemporary Urban Art, the pieces in this upcoming show illustrate the complexity of elements that make up the merging of street art and the critical art world. This international sampling of artworks will expand your understanding of urban art and its context in the world. Glimpse a sneak peak of some of the featured pieces before the opening reception on Thursday, April 2nd from 6:30-9:30pm.

Forcefield by Digital Does

Forcefield by Digital Does

Insomnia by Zmogk

Insomnia by Zmogk

Masks by Basik

Masks by Basik

Orthogonal Exuberance by Proembrion

Orthogonal Exuberance by Proembrion

For art inquiries, please email anu@1amsf.com.