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Victor Quinonez aka Marka27, has announced his much anticipated LA solo show. Opening on July 7th and running until the 29th, at the Crewest Gallery (110 Winston Street, Los Angeles, 90013), Marka's fans can look forward to seeing his new body of mixed media work, combining ancient Aztec, African, and Asian imagery with modern pop and street culture.
We are very proud and honored to be a media sponsor for this show, so expect behind the scenes pictures, videos and interviews leading up to the show. To kick things off here are some awesome clutter exclusive behind the scenes shots of Mark's studio, followed by some sneaks of the pieces for the show.
MARKA27 Unveils Highly-Anticipated, “Neo Indigenous”
Neo Indigenous celebrates Marka27’s highly-anticipated return to Los Angeles. Representing a shift in the artist’s cultural consciousness, Neo Indigenous embodies Marka27’s quest to bridge past with present, illustrating his yearning to bring deeper meaning to both old and new art forms. By juxtaposing ancient elements with contemporary design aesthetics, Marka27 reveals both a connection and a disjuncture in the process. Challenging viewers to confront the existing practice of commodifying art, the exhibit leaves a lasting impression-- a mark Marka27 has predicated his reputation on.
Using multiple mediums such as paintings, collectible vinyl toys and speakers, silk screen panels, and prints, Neo Indigenous is a sensory feast of the artist’s ability to float seamlessly between varying art forms. As a special treat and tribute to a city he once called home, never-before-seen works will be unveiled and the artist himself will create a live installation piece. Having worked with clients such as Pioneer Electronics, VH1, Disney, Scion, and Kidrobot, Marka27’s LA premiere is the go-to event of the summer!
About Victor "Marka27" Quiñonez
Born in Juarez, Mexico, and raised in Dallas, Texas, Victor “Marka27” Quiñonez’s foray into the art world began in the city’s streets mastering the art of graffiti. Advancing to earn his BFA from The Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston, MA, Marka27 became a household name for his “audio canvas” series and elaborately executed installation art and murals.
Marka27's artwork has been exhibited in galleries across the United States and showcased alongside artists such as: Futura, David Choe, Ron English and Gary Basemen, and has appeared in lifestyle magazines and books such as Graffiti Planet, Burning New York, I am Plastic Too, and gracing the cover of Flux-Designer Toys. His artwork has sold through the world-renowned Freeman's Auction House.
Now based in New York City, Marka27’s quest for artistic exploration continues. Breaking beyond the canvas’ confines, he created to critical acclaim the MIniGods: Givers of Divine Sound©, a high-end line of designer vinyl toy speakers. His latest body of work, Neo-Indigenous© is a deep look into indigenous ancient aesthetics fused with street art, pop culture, and personal life experience. For more info, visit the Marka27 website and blog.