I am a storyteller, a thinker, and I use paint to express my thoughts first and foremost. I am a sculptor, a writer, and a lover of the experience that is life. Join me on my journey.
A Conscious Rebellion
I think, therefore I am, and my imagination inspires me to realize the paintings I create through a dialectical method of sorts. I approach my work with a desire to communicate in a higher language; communication as a form of protest in the hopes of bringing the viewer into a new consciousness and/or perception of our lived reality. The visions I describe take shape through my landscapes composed of rich allegorical meanings, narratives, and mysteries, acted out by a cast of characters that help me to capture and express something of the magic in the subject matter. These magic moments are real, they are metaphysical, they bear witness to a supernatural process of an altogether mind-expanding experience that only art can afford the sentient being. Its effect on us is what I’m constantly searching to realize in my work, a sense of what I call Supernatural Realism. If Realism approaches everything with an acceptance in seeing things as they are without judgment or expectations, then my role as an artist is to help us pierce through reality by envisioning the very possible occurrence of supernatural events colliding with reality, or multi dimensional realities colliding with each other, if only to achieve a more heightened awareness of our own condition. These ideas formed in my childhood and were greatly nurtured by my mother, who was also an artist, constantly seeking counsel from her mystical beliefs, letting her beliefs be informed by knowledge from the ancients, teachings of the I-Ching and her Tarot Cards, guided by the stars above, offering insight for open minds. I witnessed much mysticism that has become part of my reality, and along with my fascination in the sciences I work to draw lines between the ethers of these two realms to paint an epic moment of profound significance.
I’m working on separating my next silkscreen to follow up my last “False Profits.” This is just a snippet. #handstyles #illtechnique #bringtheheat The revolution will not be televised, it will be created #mearone #supernaturalrealism #philosophy #politics #spirit #mysticism #metaphysics #revolution #reality
Next Thursday I will be painting live at Comic Con Booth #5638 with some special treats, a limited 10 hand-embellished HPMs from my recent print release False Profits, as well some special lil toys and poster signings. @sandiegocomiccon #SDCC #SDCC2014 @cbspaceship #FalseProfits #mearone
The resistance found the center lane of expression this fine morning. Keep some humor in your angst. Promote free thought.
Julien’s Auctions Cordially Invites You to Sip And Bid at its upcoming Street Art Auction! Featuring MEAR ONE works “Graffiti is the Voice of the Dissatisfied Soul” & “Do Not Block” VIP RECEPTION | Thursday, June 26th, 2014 at 6:00 PM | Street Art Auction Begins at 7:00 PM Register to Bid Online, Phone Bid or […]
My deepest fascinations go to some strange and mysterious places. I have come to realize that the environment you grow up around has huge implications for your character. I grew up with some amazing late 19th and early 20th century books that my mother collected along her travels and used bookstore raids throughout the 1960’s. […]
“Seminal museum works from the graffiti stalwarts of the movement, Blade, Kool Koor, Rammellzee and Quik are joined by the legion of work from this movements current mavens – that of Banksy, Nick Walker, Ludo, Blek le Rat, Swoon, Shepard Fairey, MEAR ONE, D*Face and more.” Preview Exhibition Launch: Espace Cardin, Monday, June 2nd Sale: 3pm on June 11th, 9 Rue […]