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ROOF TOP MURAL x COORS LIGHT

Last month Coors Light offered to sponsor a mural. They said paint whatever you want to do and when your done invite a couple hundred of your friends and we’ll cater a party for the unveil. They once again did a top notch job. They had a few DJ’s, few bars , hors d’oeuvres, ice sculptures, give aways and a few coors light models handing out swag. GOOD TIMES! Thank you Coors light!view from the roof top…

 

“BEAUTIFULLY DESTROYED” upscale home in Santa Monica

few cool shots of the Santa Monica house….

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Background:

As young writers pioneering the graffiti scene in Los Angeles, freeways were our answer to Subway Trains in New York. In New York all the commuters rode subways. The writers were making social commentaries to the public on big steel canvases. We were the same youth striving to be heard here on the West Coast. In Los Angeles all the commuters drive on the Freeways. We were making our mark via urban expressionism on these big cement canvases along the sides of the freeway. The thing we had in common was  the need to get up, to be heard and or seen. To force society to recognize us and what we had to say or contribute. Now keep in mind to be heard you don’t have to write political messages. A splash of color can speak a thousand words on some mundane dilapidated building or surface. Its kind of funny when I think about years of painting these elaborate pieces with all these interlocking letters etc. I was always entranced with the final picture as a whole. The color on the surface. The total coverage, or piece placed strategically on the sprawling urban jungle. And now I have started a series called “Beautifully Destroyed”…It is a wash of color on these specific totally mundane items. Even transforming traditional paint jobs. I.E a house or a car to a wash of color.
I have traveled thousand of miles on these intertwined freeways and streets painting these interlocking pieces… its like I’ve traveled artistically thousand s of miles to get to my destination of figuring out what I want to express… I’ve finally figured out the deconstruction process that leads you to a refined final project…..

Risk has been working on a series of pieces called “beautifully destroyed” where he paints totally mundane objects. By painting these random ordinary objects with beautiful splashes of color He exposes the dynamic power of color. He believes he has found the root of his graffiti addiction through color and architecture. (for more on this visit his site riskrock.com.) Rumor has it pieces have randomly disappeared across the United States and reappeared the next day “beautifully destroyed”….
We think the artist objective is to “give back” and let these pieces take their course in society. Unfortunately the public does not get a chance to enjoy these pieces very long.
They are usually stolen very quickly and sold to collectors for exuberant prices. The artist does not get any money from this and we don’t get to enjoy them, maybe this is the “course” of our mad society…..

RISK …Beautifully Destroys home in Santa Monica

RISK PAINTS SANTA MONICA HOME & PREPARES SOLO SHOW……

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Los Angeles graffiti legend and fine artist RISK has been commissioned to paint a 4,700
square‐foot dream home designed and built by Santa Monica developer Adam Corlin.
“Painting the house is a great experience,” RISK says. “I stripped down my graffiti to its most

abstract form, with splashes of color and washes, and am applying it to a four‐story canvas.”
Corlin and RISK first met in 2011 when they teamed up for “Oceans at Risk,” a project that
raised money and awareness for the Heal the Bay Foundation. Since then, Corlin has
become an avid collector of RISK’s work as well as an integral part of “Team Risk.”

Most recently, RISK and Corlin collaborated on “Beautifully Destroyed,” a series of murals
across the United States, including a mural in Miami’s skid row and a mural in Los Angeles
for the Freewalls Project. Since the completion of these murals, RISK has been asked to
complete additional murals throughout the United States, Europe and South Africa.

“Painting the house is an extension of the ‘Beautifully Destroyed’ project,” RISK explains. In
addition to the exterior of the house, RISK is designing and painting a water feature as well
as various interior rooms.

Corlin has also teamed up with Roger Gastman—co‐curator of the Art in the Streets
exhibition at MOCA—to present a one night, invite‐only solo show with RISK. An
undisclosed buyer has already expressed interest in purchasing the multi‐million dollar
home as well as all of RISK’s work that will appear in the show.

“The city tried to fine me $65,000 last time I commissioned RISK,” Corlin says. “I was
outraged. They said if I wanted to make a public statement, I should have painted my house
instead of constructing an integrated scaffolding for the artwork. He thought he was being
clever, I took it to heart and painted my house.”

The house will be unveiled in May, in conjunction with RISK’s solo show.

Art Basel buckshot 2011…

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RISK Beautifies Miami’s Skid Row

Los Angeles graffiti pioneer RISK isn’t painting in the Wynwood artist district this year for Miami’s Art Basel.  Instead he is bringing his Beautifully Destroyed series of murals to skid row.

“As graffiti artists we strived and struggled to make the ghettos look better, to give ourselves a slice of something better. Now that we are recognized have we forgotten what and why? I talked to several homeless people who will live less than fifty feet from my mural. They are very excited to be able to see something they call so pretty in an usually institutional color pallet. To me this is what it’s about. Giving back to the people who need to be lifted.”

RISK was recently featured in MoCA’s attendance breaking show “Art in the Streets.” Stop by the Corey Helford Gallery space at SCOPE to see RISK’s newest paintings.

Some of the murals can not be posted at this time, however this one is  located on 7th and North Miami Drive.

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Beautifully destroyed series update…..

Recently I was asked how the beautifully destroyed series came about, here’s the short version….

As young writers pioneering the graffiti scene in Los Angeles, freeways were our answer to Subway Trains in New York. In New York all the commuters rode subways. The writers were making social commentaries to the public on big steel canvases. We were the same youth striving to be heard here on the West Coast. In Los Angeles all the commuters drive on the Freeways. We were making our mark via urban expressionism on these big cement canvases along the sides of the freeway. The thing we had in common was  the need to get up, to be heard and or seen. To force society to recognize us and what we had to say or contribute. Now keep in mind to be heard you don’t have to write political messages. A splash of color can speak a thousand words on some mundane dilapidated building or surface. Its kind of funny when I think about years of painting these elaborate pieces with all these interlocking letters etc. I was always entranced with the final picture as a whole. The color on the surface. The total coverage, or piece placed strategically on the sprawling urban jungle. And now I have started a series called “Beautifully Destroyed by Risk”…It is a wash of color on these specific totally mundane items. Even transforming traditional paint jobs. I.E a house or a car to a wash of color.
I have traveled thousand of miles on these intertwined freeways and streets painting these interlocking pieces… its like I’ve traveled artistically thousand s of miles to get to my destination of figuring out what I want to express… I’ve finally figured out the deconstruction process that leads you to a refined final project…..

Beautifully destroyed series #5 Santa Cruz….

I recently stayed with some friends while discussing a future gallery gig in Santa Cruz. They were having a Cinco De Mayo Mustache party in their recently new and improved artists hacienda commune. When I woke up I went out and started painting the Zen Den I was staying in. The canvas started creeping and by the time the party started five were completed. Here’s a couple shots… More coming soon….

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# 3 Costa Mesa…..

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Got a few shots back from  #2 in the series, “a house”…..

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Here’s a shot of the first one, “shipping container”

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Next week, for the third in the series, I will be painting the exterior of Hollywood hot spot, Winston’s. Winston’s is located on Santa Monica Blvd between Genesse and Spaulding.