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Monday, April 28, 2014


​'Just QRious' 2014
Mixed media on wood panel
12" x 24"
72 & Sunny "Born Modern" Exhibition

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Los Angeles, CA (April 28, 2014) ­­ Fans and collectors of world renowned urban artist, Man One, will have many opportunities to interact with him at several exhibitions and other art related events throughout the rest of April and May in both, Los Angeles, CA and New York.
Recently, he was a featured artist at the pop-up exhibition curated by 72 & Sunny; "Born Modern: physical vs. digital". The exhibition explored how technology affects our sense of self, through the works of 21 artists. In his words: "My mixed media piece 'Just QRious', is an experiment in graffiti and social media technology that poses the following questions to the viewers: Can you read graffiti? Do you have to understand it in order to appreciate it? Can the common person access art? Who is allowed to engage?"  Los Angeles based 72 and Sunny creates cultural impact on behalf of brands. The company was named “Agency of the Year” for the past two years by Ad Age and Adweek.

Recently, Man One was asked by Shelly Osadon, Creative Director for Shiekh Shoes (Hollywood, CA) to give the famous footwear retailer a fresh look by painting a building wide mural paying homage to iconic, oversized, popular kicks being worn by his trademark graffiti spirit characters. ​​Collectors and fans are encouraged to take flicks next to their favorite shoes or characters, hashtag it with the mural's title #SneakerCreatures and share it. Not only is it a great photo opp, you'll also get a shout out from Man One!

In conjunction with BritWeek 2014, Man One is curating 2 different events, featuring legendary street and graffiti artists from the UK and L.A., joining in this year's theme of "Celebrating Creativity and Innovation Between the UK & US." The first exhibition is free and takes place, May 3 & 4 from 11am to 6pm at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, CA. The artists participating in this live painting exhibition are: Vyal Reyes, Razer (UK), Easi (UK), Man One, Sand One, Inkie (UK), Codak Smith and Robert Vargas.  In addition, the public is invited to celebrate the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare with exciting performances, music and dance, children's workshops and costumes for dress-up, live performances, including Independent Shakespeare Company, and more at the Third Street Promenade this weekend.

The second event "Music In Our Paint" takes place on Tuesday, May 6th, Farmers & Merchants Bank located at 401 S. Main St. in the Old Bank District, of Downtown Los Angeles, from 7:00-11:00 pm. Music By: DJ PHYZ ED and special set by YOUNG EINSTEIN. Confirmed artists are: Razer (UK), Easi (UK), Man One, Steve Martinez (UGLARWORKS), Inkie (UK), Vyal Reyes, Isaias Crow, Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca, Sand One, Ritzy P., Codak, Siner, Eriberto Oriol, The Black Light King, Leba, Hex TGO, Chase, Robert Vargas, Huit and Pablo Cristi.

"Music In Our Paint" is a Crewest sponsored urban art exhibition, curated by Man One, featuring large paintings that celebrate the link between music and street art with a focus on LA and UK artists and music.  All artworks will be available to purchase, in addition to a selection of limited edition prints and a small offering of Crewest tees and merch. This lively event requires an rsvp, and is free. RSVP:
Man One and Isabel Rojas-Williams, Executive Director of MCLA

On April 21, the Mural Conservancy Los Angeles (MCLA) commissioned Man One to restore his own mural at Southern California Library located at 6120 S. Vermont Avenue, South Los Angeles. 'They Claim I’m a Criminal', originally painted in 2010 has been heavily tagged and will now be coming back to life thanks to funds raised by this important public art organization dedicated to restoring all murals in Los Angeles. The restoration of Man One’s mural is partially made possible through funding from Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr. (District 9)MCLA, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to the protection, preservation and documentation of public murals in Los Angeles. For more information, please contact MCLA's Executive Director, Isabel Rojas-Williams, at 213-291-6900.

In March of this year, Man One was invited to Binghamton University (BU) by, reBOLD Binghamton, a movement that formed out of GEN10, the student­ faculty collaboration at the university that seeks to use design thinking to change perspectives, processes, and communities. He spoke to students during two different occasions and shared his story of how he helped lead the way in transforming Downtown Los Angeles into the present day public art destination it has become. He is working with the city, local artists and students in preparation for the upcoming MuralFest 2014 (dates pending), sponsored by funds raised by BU and generous community sponsors. Man One and his crew of world renowned artists from Los Angeles, and Brooklyn, will be teaming up with Binghamton’s best to complete 3-­4 HUGE public murals. Food, music, art workshops, and community discussions will also be part of this 5 day Mural Festival. For more information, or to become a sponsor, please visit:

On May 24th at 5:00pm, Man One will be a featured panelist as invited by 11:11 A CREATIVE COLLECTIVE (11:11) and RESEDA RENAISSANCE. Together they will present an artist panel discussion entitled, “The New Deal: Art in Public” at the 11:11 ACC Traveling Gallery in Tarzana. Moderated by Patrick Polk, Curator of Latin American and Caribbean Popular Arts at UCLA’s Fowler Museum, the panel will discuss how public art is thriving in the new paradigm of the micro art economy, the unique challenges of preservation and how art in public spaces continues to create powerful and controversial statements, making way for new dialogues to be explored. He is also one of the artists featured in the art exhibition of the same title, opening on Friday, May 9th. For more information, please visit:

To learn more about Man One please visit: To schedule an interview, or view his work privately, please contact:  Shawni Groves at: ( 213) 255­-0059, or by email at:

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