Monday, October 14, 2013

Marka27 Heineken Mural Project Atlanta

Peace friends, fam, enemies, toy nerds and fellow vandals. I would like to share one of my latest projects with you. "The Heineken Mural Project ATL"
I was one of six artists chosen to participate in this project along side, Paper Frank from Atlanta, Chore Boogie from S.F, Angry Woebots L.A and INKTEN with ClogTwo from Singapore.




I was asked to paint a mural in "Little Five Points" an artsy neighborhood in
Atlanta. The theme for all artists was "Open Your World" and we each got a shot to express what that means to us. My mural was painted on a brick surface 20 ft tall by 100 ft wide completed in four days during some serious HOTLANTA weather! I chose to paint a huge character, the title for the mural is "Nocturnal Wisdom". I feel open your world represents and endless pursuit of growth through wisdom and knowledge. The character represents mankind in a state of meditation while the owl represents the never ending abundance of wisdom we can never achieve to overstand the mysteries and secrets of the universe.




To help beter understand how it all went down check out the videos and
photos from the events here, http://www.remezcla.com/category/hnk-mural-project/hnkmp-videos/

We also had a little time to celebrate the completion of our murals by having
an art exhibit at ABV gallery, check out the opening reception on this video a
clip, ABV GALLERY HEINEKEN OPENING




The Icing on the cake was the final VIP Press event at Flux with a reception for the A3C Hiphop festival & the Heineken Mural Project artists. Dj Premier, Dj Scratch, Maceo of DeLa Soul and many more represented. All six artists created a live painting collaboration during the event. I really enjoyed my short stay in
Atlanta and hope to return some day for some new adventures. So Big shout out to Art Whino, ABV Gallery and the staff there, Remezcla, Heineken crew, and Paper Frank for showing me the REAL ATLANTA!! On to the next one!!











Thursday, May 23, 2013

20 Years On & Strong...


Marka27 New Website & 20YEARS! Promo

To celebrate this 20th anniversary "in the game", I've officially re-launched the Marka27 website with a new look, newest work, and store all in one.
I'm also hooking up 20% off every item in my shop until Friday May 24th.
Just type in promo code: 20YEARS! when you check out.

Twenty years ago around this time I picked up a spray can for the first time. I was terrible and really sucked at it but all big things have small beginnings. I have made great friends, some enemies, had the best and worst of times, but I wouldn't take back a moment from it all. This journey, with the help and guidance from fellow writers, artists, fam and friends, has brought me to the level I'm at now. Dallas, Boston, Los Angels, Brooklyn are all home to me now because of the love and support each city has to offer...
Much love and respect to Infinity Crew, A.L.A Crew, 3A, Fly I.D, C.O.I, U.D, S.M, Debt, Clark, Zone, Problak, Odesy, Vyal, Manone, Jesse Hernandez, Lev, Toy Tokyo, Kidrobot, Threezero, My Plastic Heart, Bic Plastics, DKE Toys, Vinyl Pulse, and especially my wife and kids for standing by me through thick and thin. There are so many more people to thank from the span of 20 years so THANK YOU! You know who you are!!
I'm looking forward to the next 20 years -"God willing" -This journey is just beginning! The streets will be talking, my fellow toy nerds will soon be blogging about new vinyl toy projects in the works, and so much more jumping off this year!

Peace Out and God Bless!
Victor "Marka27" QuiƱonez