EVOCA1 Mural for Vitality & Verve III: Transforming the Urban Landscape

Elio Mercado, also known as Evoca1, was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to Florida at the age of 11. While growing up his artistic talents were encouraged by teachers, but at the time, the idea of pursuing art was not a privilege that was granted to his family. This is why the figurative painter, street artist, and designer feels that his ability to create today is a gift. In his work he aims to reach a balance of craftsmanship and substance, imbuing his work with an idea or concept that has deeply moved and inspired Elio. His creative process is also an emotional one, and in turn asks more of the viewer than to enjoy the works, but to find empathy within them as well.

Click through Evoca1’s mural for Vitality & Verve III: Transforming the Urban Landscape at the Long Beach Museum of Art opening this weekend.

Follow Evoca1 on Instagram @Evoca1

 

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“Vitality and Verve III” is the third iteration of the collaborative series curated by Thinkspace Projects with the support of POW! WOW! Long Beach for the Long Beach Museum of Art, and will be featuring ephemeral murals and installations from Bordalo II, CASE, Evoca, Sergio Garcia, Herakut, Hush,
Jaune, Leon Keer, Koz Dos, Spenser Little, Fintan Magee, Dennis McNett, Drew Merritt, Michael Reeder, RISK, SEEN, Amy Sol, Super A, Juan Travieso, Dan Witz and Lauren YS

The Long Beach Museum of Art presents:
‘VITALITY AND VERVE III’
Curated by Thinkspace with support from POW! WOW! Long Beach

On View June 30, 2018 thru September 9, 2018 at:

Long Beach Museum of Art
2300 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA. 90803

Fintan Magee Mural for Vitality & Verve III: Transforming The Urban Landscape

Fintan Magee, a well-known Australian street artist was raised in the arts. The child of two artistic parents, he became involved in the graffiti scene in his teen years and as he grew as a person, grew as an artist to develop an artistic voice as a portraiture painter. Magee finds the people he meets to be the most important aspect of his work, as his work isn’t about self-expression but an expression of the world and the people in it. He is not one to shy away from discussing social issues, such as climate change and the migrant crisis, but embraces the topics as inspiration for his next piece.

Click through Fintan Magee’s mural for Vitality & Verve III: Transforming the Urban Landscape at the Long Beach Museum of Art opening this weekend.

Follow Fintan Magee on Instagram @fintan_magee 

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“Vitality and Verve III” is the third iteration of the collaborative series curated by Thinkspace Projects with the support of POW! WOW! Long Beach for the Long Beach Museum of Art, and will be featuring ephemeral murals and installations from Bordalo II, CASE, Evoca, Sergio Garcia, Herakut, Hush,
Jaune, Leon Keer, Koz Dos, Spenser Little, Fintan Magee, Dennis McNett, Drew Merritt, Michael Reeder, RISK, SEEN, Amy Sol, Super A, Juan Travieso, Dan Witz and Lauren YS

The Long Beach Museum of Art presents:
‘VITALITY AND VERVE III’
Curated by Thinkspace with support from POW! WOW! Long Beach

On View June 30, 2018 thru September 9, 2018 at:

Long Beach Museum of Art
2300 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA. 90803

Spenser Little Installations for Vitality & Verve III: Transforming the Urban Landscape

Spenser Little is a self-taught artist who has been bending wire for the last 15 years, allowing his creativity to morph into images that range from simple wordplay to complex portraits. He has related his wire work to a mixture of playing chess and illustration, as the problem-solving component of the work is what continues to inspire himself to create larger and more complex pieces. Some works contain moving components and multiple wires, but mostly the pieces are formed from one continuous piece of wire that is bent and molded to Little’s will. He has left the wire sculptures all over the world, in locations that range from the Eiffel Tower to bottom of caves, their location selected with little discernment only for the piece to be finally realized at the moment that someone discovers the surprise piece of art.

Click through Spenser Little’s installations for Vitality & Verve III: Transforming the Urban Landscape at the Long Beach Museum of Art opening this weekend.

Follow Spenser Little on Instagram at @SpenserLittleArt 

 

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“Vitality and Verve III” is the third iteration of the collaborative series curated by Thinkspace Projects with the support of POW! WOW! Long Beach for the Long Beach Museum of Art, and will be featuring ephemeral murals and installations from Bordalo II, CASE, Evoca, Sergio Garcia, Herakut, Hush,
Jaune, Leon Keer, Koz Dos, Spenser Little, Fintan Magee, Dennis McNett, Drew Merritt, Michael Reeder, RISK, SEEN, Amy Sol, Super A, Juan Travieso, Dan Witz and Lauren YS

The Long Beach Museum of Art presents:
‘VITALITY AND VERVE III’
Curated by Thinkspace with support from POW! WOW! Long Beach

On View June 30, 2018 thru September 9, 2018 at:

Long Beach Museum of Art
2300 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA. 90803

SEEN Mural for Vitality & Verve III: Transforming the Urban Landscape

SEEN, also known as the “Godfather of Graffiti,” began lettering New York subway cars in the 70’s and gained worldwide recognition in the 80’s for his bright, colorful reimagining of mass-media cartoon characters. SEEN creates from his gut; he approaches his work with creative freedom deriving inspiration from simply enjoying and observing life. He was lived and worked in New York and France.

Click through SEEN’s mural progress for Vitality & Verve III: Transforming the Urban Landscape at the Long Beach Museum of Art opening this weekend.

Follow SEEN on Instagram @instaseen

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“Vitality and Verve III” is the third iteration of the collaborative series curated by Thinkspace Projects with the support of POW! WOW! Long Beach for the Long Beach Museum of Art, and will be featuring ephemeral murals and installations from Bordalo II, CASE, Evoca, Sergio Garcia, Herakut, Hush,
Jaune, Leon Keer, Koz Dos, Spenser Little, Fintan Magee, Dennis McNett, Drew Merritt, Michael Reeder, RISK, SEEN, Amy Sol, Super A, Juan Travieso, Dan Witz and Lauren YS

The Long Beach Museum of Art presents:
‘VITALITY AND VERVE III’
Curated by Thinkspace with support from POW! WOW! Long Beach

On View June 30, 2018 thru September 9, 2018 at:

Long Beach Museum of Art
2300 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA. 90803

Koz Dos Mural for Vitality & Verve III: Transforming the Urban Landscape

Koz Dos is a Venezuelan graffiti artist, who has developed an original figurative style blending imagery of photorealistic portraits, elements of nature, and geometric design. His love and respect for nature, animals, and people that are well represented within the work is influenced by the lessons he gained from his grandmother. The confrontation and unexpected harmony between mankind and natural world it constantly evaluated within Koz Dos compositions. He studied Painting from the Arts University (UNEARTE) in Caracas, Venezuela for his formal art education, but continued to grow as an artist by executing both large-scale murals and canvas work showing around the world.

Click through Koz Dos’s mural progress for Vitality & Verve III: Transforming the Urban Landscape at the Long Beach Museum of Art opening this weekend.

Follow Koz Dos on Instagram at @kozdos

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“Vitality and Verve III” is the third iteration of the collaborative series curated by Thinkspace Projects with the support of POW! WOW! Long Beach for the Long Beach Museum of Art, and will be featuring ephemeral murals and installations from Bordalo II, CASE, Evoca, Sergio Garcia, Herakut, Hush,
Jaune, Leon Keer, Koz Dos, Spenser Little, Fintan Magee, Dennis McNett, Drew Merritt, Michael Reeder, RISK, SEEN, Amy Sol, Super A, Juan Travieso, Dan Witz and Lauren YS

The Long Beach Museum of Art presents:
‘VITALITY AND VERVE III’
Curated by Thinkspace with support from POW! WOW! Long Beach

On View June 30, 2018 thru September 9, 2018 at:

Long Beach Museum of Art
2300 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA. 90803

Friday, June 29 opening night gala tickets available now for only $15 at:
www.lbma.org/after-dark-2018