1AM Gallery is proud to present “Made in China” featuring Hong Kong-based graffiti writers, Xeme and Sinic. They will bring works on canvas, paper, and posters that toy with what it means to be original in a culture and industry that is overrun with “fake.” Xeme and Sinic appropriate imagery from graffiti and pop culture as well as large company brands and create new works with an intelligent tongue-in-cheek edge. Stop by 1AM Gallery this Friday, April 18th, 6:30-9:30PM for the opening! For now, take a peek at what’s in store.“Mao” by SINIC“The social study – 8″ by XEME
In a series of acrylic paintings created for our new show “Made in China,” Xeme appropriates famous Banksy pieces and stamps on BNE logos essentially taking a jab at what recently went down between graffiti’s most notorious players. In late March, BNE claimed to have collaborated with Banksy to produce a line of limited edition of T-shirts for his ”Artists 4 Water” campaign to benefit World Water Day. Naturally, the streetwear world was buzzing as it would have been Banksy’s very first retail product: everyone wanted a piece. A few days after the announcement, an post by Animal New York revealed that the whole collaboration was a fake, simply a scheme to use Banksy’s name to sell more T-shirts. Take a look at Xeme’s response to this recent branding fiasco and check out the rest at 1AM Gallery when “Made in China” opens this Friday, April 18th, 6:30-9:30PM. Read More »
We had a great time meeting Genentech‘s Finance Department as we taught them some drawing exercises, spray paint practice and guided them through the creation of their very own take home mural, it looks awesome! To create a take-home mural with your team, email privateevents@1AMSF.com.
“On the Road – Graffiti in Vagrancy” is a 30-minute documentary released in December 2012 following China-based graffiti collective IDT Crew as they embark on a 1200-mile journey from Kunming to Tibet in the name of art. Supported by Converse, WHYYY, NAN, and “Made in China” artist, SINIC, travel for 50 days straight to paint elaborate murals across an ancient and unconventional landscape. Check out a couple of their pieces from along the way and don’t miss the opening for XEME and SINIC‘s 1AM Gallery debut “Made in China” next Friday, April 18th from 6:30-9:30!
“A Major Minority” is a one-of-a-kind exhibition with art work from over 100 artists representing more than 18 countries, which adds up to well over 300 pieces! Phew, that’s big! Most people who walk into 1AM Gallery to see the gigantic exhibition of A4-sized pieces, the vast majority of which are original works, have commented that they have never seen so much art in one room.The whole objective behind “A Major Minority“ is to experience the current state and future progress of Urban Art, or Othercontemporary Art as curator, Poesia, has termed it. (Read the full exhibition essay here!) If you haven’t already, take some time this last week to stop by 1AM Gallery to see for yourself what the latest and greatest are creating. Also, hats off to Poesia, the Graffuturism team, and everyone who helped put this beautiful, expansive collection together!
“Sumo Wrestler 5″ by Morik
For the last five years, we’ve been hosting fun, team-building workshops for companies and private groups to teach them about San Francisco street art culture by the artists of the trade. We’ve had over 70 teams thanks to the awesome referrals from our clients and press coverage from supporting companies like Wired. We are honored and excited to add Condé Nast Traveler to this list with their recent article about our unique street art experience! If you’ve ever been curious about what a hands-on street art offsite would be like, their article leads you through one of our workshops from start to finish! To learn more about our workshops and customize a package for your team, email privateevents@1AMSF.com. We’d love to hear from you!
1AM Gallery welcomes Hong Kong-based graffiti artists, Xeme and Sinic, for their first-ever 1AM show, “Made in China!” They are bringing works on canvas, paper, and posters that explore what it means to be truly authentic in a culture and industry where replication and production rule. Don’t miss the show opening Friday, April 18th, 6:30-9:30PM. For now, check out these in-progress pics of Xeme and Sinic at work in the studio…
French graphic designer and illustrator, Alexone has made a name for himself through his kooky characters and distinct imaginative style. His paintings and walls seem to be alive with motion as if they are a still from an animation. Alexone brings his signature style, characters, and eye for design to 1AM Gallery for our current show, “A Major Minority” – an international survey of urban art with work from more than 100 artists from over 18 countries! Here’s a peak of one of his pieces currently on display at 1AM Gallery. Also, check out one of his EPIC murals (below), located in Basel, Switzerland. Check out our store page to see more from Alexone as well as the rest of the GIANT “Major Minority” collection!
Athens-based artist iNO has brought his surrealistic visions to the streets since 2000. His murals have a haunting dreamlike quality with figures gently weaving in and out of each other. As part of his “Sketches on Walls” project, iNO decided to recapture that same essence on a significantly smaller scale in a series of drawings depicting murals he has completed through the years. For our current show, “A Major Minority,” 1AM Gallery is exhibiting some of these drawings depicting iNO‘s walls in Athens, Naoussa, and Miami. Take a look at a couple of his beautiful walls and check out one of his drawings from the “Major Minority” exhibition. Check our store page for more on iNO and the rest of the Major Minority collection.
“No Future” Wall in Athens, Greece
“No Future” by Ino, Pencil on Paper