Up On the Roof With RPES

Meet RPES, originally from the south of France and best known for his work in the PMB crew, he’s been making a name for himself all over Europe as well as 2 other continents. RPES fell in love with graffiti culture in the early 2000’s and with a strong urge for traveling and exploring, came to the Bay Area and never looked back. With nearly a decade of work under  his belt with the PMB crew, he was easily able to make a name for himself here in the states. ​His style has matured within the last 5 years as he has become more serious with his work and refined his graffiti style. We’re excited to have RPES be a part of our CMYK show opening, June 4th, 6:30-9:30pm. Check out our video from our roof having fun with RPES in anticipation for the show!

 

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For more information or media related inquiries contact anu@1amsf.com

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.

AMUSE 126

AMUSE 126

AMUSE 126

For media related inquiries or catalog requests please contact anu@1amsf.com

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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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

print shop

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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“Swell” of Change from 1AM’s Mural Team

After meeting Swell and hearing their creative ideas, 1AM artist Leon Loucheur created a unique mural that captured their essence and transformed their space.  If you have a space that needs a refresh, email murals@1amsf.com or call 888 589 0475 x 4 for more info.Swell2 Swell3 Swell1

“My experience with 1AM and Leon was fantastic. They listened to my input creatively and aesthetically, and gave me several options to choose from. It was a fascinating process to watch it go up as well, and Leon let me take time lapse photos of it, which was super cool. People walk into the space and respond to the mural right away (generally in a very positive fashion). 1AM and Leon worked around my schedule, and delivered on time and cost effectively. I would highly recommend them to anyone wishing to endeavor on such a journey in the creative arts.”

Swell / San Francisco, CA

 

Spring Refresh!

Spring is a time to refresh and rejuvenate before the ever-sunny days of summer. In particular it’s a season that evokes feelings of starting anew with spring-cleaning and a splash of color. At the gallery, we’re showing off our colors with a look-back at some of the talented artists we’ve worked with this year.

"Bookmark" by BASK

“Bookmark” by BASK

"Against the Falls" by Vans the Omega

“Against the Falls” by Vans the Omega

"Orthogonal Exuberance" by Proembrion

“Orthogonal Exuberance” by Proembrion

"Frisco Disco" by CT

“Frisco Disco” by CT

"Insomnia" by Zmogk

“Insomnia” by Zmogk

"Nada Encaja" by Nuria Mura

“Nada Encaja” by Nuria Mura

There’s nothing more refreshing than changing the look and feel of your home to reflect the change in the seasons. Get ahead on your home transformation and contact anu@1amsf.com for inquiries.

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