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Mark Oblow's, "Back Den" 030 - WHAT YOUTH Magazine

Check out the continuously running and awesome photo/stories featuring Mark Oblow for his, "Back Den" section in WHAT YOUTH Magazine. Here's a classic one of Sean Sheffey, Europe Late 90's.

Mark Oblow in, "TEN", A group show at AR4T in Laguna Beach March 5, 2015

Mark Oblow is part of a group show entitled, "TEN" at Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow in Laguna Beach, California on March 5, 2015 from 6-9pm.  TEN runs until March 22, 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

IG: @markoblow

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! 

Ale Jordao:
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

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.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyFX_irAevM

Mark Oblow:
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. 

@markoblow

markoblow.com  

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

Alê Jordão is having an exhibit entitled, "In & Out" of his furniture designs at the Thomas Hayes Gallery in Hollywood on Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 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
info@thomashayesgallery.com

Open Monday - Friday
10am-6pm
Saturday 12-5pm

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

Framed, classic skateboard photograph prints from Mark Oblow now available on 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

The good people at Mudroi produced two videos from this September's mural for The WallRide Project with Mark Oblow

Watch both here along with Mudroi's reel below.  Obrigado! 

The Wallride Project: Mark Oblow (VIDEO #01)

The Wallride Project: Mark Oblow (VIDEO #02)

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...

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!

@markoblow

Mark Oblow: WallRide Project September 7th Sao Paulo, Brazil

180 of each print was made in celebration of Mark Oblow's WallRide Project in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil. In addition, 10 different stickers were produced in support, all to share and give away...  

@markoblow

Taylor Dunfee's, "Whale" is included within the 10 pack Mark Oblow set. 

Mark Oblow: WallRide Project in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Mark Oblow (@markoblow) has been invited as the first American artist to install the 150ft x 12ft mural in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil for the WallRide Project (curated by Cincoum Agency).  

The opening celebration is on September, 7, 2014 (Brazilian's Independence Day).

Mahalo to Cesar and AJ, Taylor Dunfee and the folks at STANCE

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.

"Look Away: The Art of Todd Francis" is available at finer shops everywhere and directly from WINS Publishing.

Signed Editions available at Equal Dist. exclusively.

Simultaneously happening...outside with Todd's mural and inside with the installation.

Tommy Guerrero, "No Mans Land"

Tommy Guerrero's newest album, "No Mans Land" on his eponymous label, Too Good Records, drops this week in the US with a California tour lined-up to start it off.  

Check the flyer below for details on the Thursday, July 24th show in SF along with the Friday, July 25th show in Los Angeles.

Click the links below to listen and to purchase a copy of, "No Mans Land" as soon as possible! 

http://tommyguerrerotoogood.bandcamp.com/album/no-mans-land

https://itunes.apple.com/album/no-mans-land-deluxe-version/id895162603

Kickstarter for Andy Jenkins' Book, "Chirp"

Andy Jenkins, known for his classic comic, Wrench Pilot (under the moniker of Mel Bend) has a Kickstarter project going on until August 8, 2014.

Andy is collecting his illustrations from The Skateboard Mag over the past 7 years from his column, "Chirping In." The plan is to create a high-quality, perfect bound, full-color book once the goal of $12,000 is met.  The book will be 7" x 7", approximately 88 pages in edition of 500. You can contribute towards Andy's project, ensuring that our skateboard history continues to be captured through quality projects such as, "Chirp." You'll be stoked once he sends one your way this coming November when the books are scheduled to be completed.  

Check out Andy's original artwork, prints, and more at the Bend Store

BEND PRESS

KICKSTARTER, "CHIRP"


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