Mark Oblow in, "TEN", A group show at AR4T in Laguna Beach March 5, 2015
Oblow will be sharing a selection of his newest and most exciting pieces in resin/mixed media, ranging from 8" x 8" to 30" x 60" on wood canvas'.
1175 South Pacific Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
info@AR4T.com | + 1 949 988 0603
Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow is proud to present Ten - a group show featuring 10 artists living and working in Orange County, California. Each artist was selected because of their talents and impact that they have made on the OC art community and beyond. Their pedigrees range from emerging to world renowned but together they are representative of the depth and power of the work being created here in our own back yard. - @ar4t
Mark Oblow [o] by Taylor Dunfee
Ale Jordao, "Casa Electrolux" Feb. 10, 2015 Sao Paulo, Brazil
Our friend, Ale has an opening at Casa Electrolux in Sao Paulo, Brazil and it looks to be amazing as per all things, Ale!
Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Ale Jordao's art reconfigures and appropriates daily objects from furniture, skateboards to neon signs and rethinks their purpose through his intellectual and emotional design process. Ale vocalizes his own brand of humor and social commentary throughout his works and ultimately with his finished, functional and beautiful pieces. As an example, Ale turns entire Volkswagen cars into beautiful tables, chairs, and other daily objects allowing engagement and interaction with his work. Ale studied at Domus Academy in Milan Italy and is currently making mind-blowing art in his studio in Sao Paulo, Brazil. - ykc
Todd Francis x HUF
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Todd has created memorable and iconic skateboard graphics over the last two decades for a number of companies including Antihero Skateboards--for which he created the iconic Eagle logo--and has partnered on signature design projects with many respected brands. His work combines often-bleak humor with environmental and political themes, using a variety of media to convey his message.
A book on his career and art, Look Away: The Art of Todd Francis, is currently in print, published by Wins Publishing. Todd is the co-founder of Special Crud, a clothing and art brand distributed by Equal Distribution, and his work has been featured in numerous skate, art, and culture magazines including Juxtapoz, Vice, Monster Children, Complex, Slap, and Print. For more information, visit www.toddfrancis.com
Mark Oblow, "The WallRide Project" Sao Paulo, Brazil
Mark Oblow is the first American artist invited to install the 150ft mural for The WallRide Project in downtown Sao Paolo, Brazil. Stance Socks and filmer Ricki Bedenbaugh capture the interconnectedness we all share through love, family, friends, art, and going skateboarding together with this 4:40 video below.
Born and raised on Oahu, Hawaii and sponsored for both surfing and skateboarding in the 80's, Oblow's creative spark was clear when he picked-up the camera and had his first paid photograph published in Thrasher Magazine by age 14. An acute eye for photography, fashion, graphic design, art and penning poetry daily, a natural trajectory towards utilizing all of his tools to create his own artwork has been a constant thread throughout his life. Drawing inspiration from connections with people, Oblow turned his photographs into multi-layered, multi-media pieces, continuously exploring and expanding and essentially immortalizing the people he photographs into stark and beautiful finished pieces. Published in books by Tom Adler to David Carson with openings in California, Sao Paulo, Brazil and Japan. Oblow currently lives in Southern California.
Thrasher Magazine: Todd Francis, "Agents Provocateurs" Book
Agent Provocateurs Book Release/Group Show with Todd Francis
Todd Francis is part of Saturday, January 24th's opening at Subliminal Projects in Los Angeles for a group in celebration of Seb Carayol's book, "Agent Provocateurs." The opening will be joined by an esteemed list of artists who are featured in the book along with DJ's Shepard Fairey, Alyasha Owerka-Moore, El Blint and Dimitry Elyashkevich.
Alê Jordão at Thomas Hayes Gallery - November 13, 2014: 6-9PM
Below is a selection of chair and table creations (2004-2014) that will be featured from this exceptional visionary artist, friend and brother from Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Thomas Hayes Gallery
6162 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90038
Tel (323) 463-4434
Open Monday - Friday
Stance, "The Uncommon Thread Tour" with Mark Oblow
Stance is spending a week in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan with Mark Oblow and special guests for, "The Uncommon Thread Tour." An event will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2014, from 6:30-9:30pm at Eco Farm Cafe 632 in Shibuya.
Mark Oblow Classic Framed Photo Prints @ Equal Dist
First set of 18" x 24" prints, signed, matte-mounted, framed and ready to hang. Actual frame size is larger at approx. 26" x 32" finished.
This first run is just that, a single first run. More on the way but there is only 1 print available thus far for each one of the Christian Hosoi (Wallows, Hawaii), Mark Gonzales/Vince Krause (Hawaii-Kai Polaroid), Jef Hartsel (Deeper Shade Of Soul, music video shoot), and Bo Ikeda (The Dot) photograph prints.
$450 with shipping included in the US.
Mudroi: The WallRide Project Mark Oblow in Sao Paulo
Watch both here along with Mudroi's reel below. Obrigado!
Mark Oblow in Sao Paulo, Brazil @markoblow
We had the privilege and honor of meeting some of the best people during the month of September while in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Cesar Rodrigues and Ale Jordao curated and hosted The WallRide Project (September 7, 2014) for Mark Oblow along with Stance's support for an event at Cartel 011 (September 9, 2014).
Below is just a small sample of images from Mark Oblow's Instagram account of our varied and consistently awesome time spent with our new family.
Obrigado to everyone who made this trip the most memorable one, ever...
Todd Francis x Stance
For over twenty years, Todd Francis has been opening eyes—and minds—with his art. Although he sharpened his teeth in the skate industry, his art transcends the streets and is not just found underfoot. At Stance, we're honored to team up with Todd Francis to debut a sock that bears both his name and his art.
Film by Ricki Bedenbaugh
09/07/14 - Mark Oblow for WallRide Project Opening Celebration in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Mark Oblow's opening celebration is September, 7, 2014 on Brazil's Independence Day!
Mark Oblow: WallRide Project September 7th Sao Paulo, Brazil
Taylor Dunfee's, "Whale" is included within the 10 pack Mark Oblow set.
Mark Oblow: WallRide Project in Sao Paulo, Brazil
The opening celebration is on September, 7, 2014 (Brazilian's Independence Day).
The WallRide Project was created to promote a conversation, culturally beyond language and geography by extending friendship and partnership through the arts.
Jay Adams 1961-2014
RIP Jay Adams... 100% Skateboarder
Our last session with Jay at Arto's pool... 2011
1. Jay Adams, Jef Hartsel, Mark Oblow
2. Jay, Yong-Ki Chang
3. Jay, Bob Lake, Ed Templeton, Jef Hartsel, Dylan Reider, Gilbert Crockett, Johnny Layton
All [o]'s by: Isaac McKay-Randozzi
Mark Oblow: Selected Journal Entries
Mark Oblow's journals are an exhibit on their own as they are filled with amazing visuals and in mass volumes.
Oblow photographs his subjects and utilizes those originals to complete his pieces (cutting stencils, making block prints, collage, etc.).
Here is a tiny selection of his journal pages from his IG: @markoblow
Bob Lake... London, England
Victoria Park in London... [o] by Jen Lake @sproutgirl
Mark Oblow's, "Back Den" Photo Column in What Youth
Mark Oblow's been capturing awesome images for years and What Youth magazine has been highlighting his photos from, "Back Den" posting them on the site and printing it quarterly in their magazine. Check it out and read the stories that go with the images from back den...
"Look Away" Book Launch at DLXSF
Brian Martinez and I took some phone photos of the installation we worked on for Todd Francis' final Summer book launch event at DLX in San Francisco on July 17, 2014. Many thanks to Winston Tseng (WINS Publishing) for his help along with Matt D., Tory, Brandon, and Quiante (DLX Shop). Also, mahalo's to Buddah, Alissa and Michelle for their help with taking the show down and to everyone who made it out to this great event.
Simultaneously happening...outside with Todd's mural and inside with the installation.
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