Mare 139

Latest Post - Friday, November 14th, 2014 at 4:39 pm

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Carlos Mare139 Rodriguez -sculptor/painter who in 1985 pioneered a novel version of urban graffiti as modern sculpture.

Recent News by Mare 139

Opening tonite Inside Out at HiARts Gallery

By Mare 139 - Friday, November 14, 2014

Hi-ARTS and Carlos Mare Release Inside Out: The Peoples Art Project Inspired by World Renowned Photographer JR – Uniting Spanish Harlem and South Dakota in a Cultural Exchange – Address- 304 East 100st off 2nd Ave. from 6-8pm November 14th New York, NY November 14, 2014 Today Hi-ARTS, a not for profit organization of arts and culture, announces their latest project Inside Out: Mi Gente/Oyáte kin The Peoples Art Project inspired by prolific photographer and TED prize winner JR.  » Read more about: Opening tonite Inside Out at HiARts Gallery  »

Carlos Mare Curates DMC @hiartsnyc

By Mare 139 - Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Hi-ARTS present DMC RELEASED EXHIBITION Curated by Hi-ARTS Visual Arts Curator Carlos Mare Opening Event Oct 7, 2014 6-9pm Gallery Viewing Oct. 7, 2014 thru Nov.7th Gallery Hours 12pm to 4pm Hi-ARTS Studio Gallery 304 East 100th St. @2nd Ave, NYC Kicking off the season with their annual line-up of events, Hi-ARTS will once again bring the best in local and international culture, continuing their commitment to creativity and advocacy. Hi-ARTS has selected famed sculptor/painter and graffiti legend,  » Read more about: Carlos Mare Curates DMC @hiartsnyc  »

NYTimes article on Graffiti Sculpture

By Mare 139 - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

David Gonzales of the New York Times wrote an article in Mondays paper about my new installation for the No longer Empty Project opening this Wednesday in Sugar Hill Harlem. We discuss my history as former writer and sculptor and he interviews Doze Green as well a good friend who has seen my work evolve over the years. {image-1} {image-2} {image-3}  » Read more about: NYTimes article on Graffiti Sculpture  »

Carlos Mare 1xRun Print Release

By Mare 139 - Thursday, April 24, 2014 About: This work is an evolution from going series of the B-boy Abstracts, which I began working on in 2005. Since then Ive taken considerable time in refining the line drawings and gestures that best capture the essence, spirit and attitude of the dancer. I have done an enormous amount of drawings over the years in order to understand the true abstraction in the dance. The focus on suggesting physicality and movement efficiently allowed me capture the dancers intention with minimal strokes.  » Read more about: Carlos Mare 1xRun Print Release  »

Style Master Don1 Book

By Mare 139 - Wednesday, April 2, 2014

As a young writer I was fortunate to have seen some of Don1 pieces and tags, his legend as both hand stylist and style writer preceded him in every Boro of NYC. I used to think it was Dondi CIA but in fact it was an already establish Style Master who was unarguably on par with the best of his generation. Looking at the fantastic and dedicated work that Louie “KR.ONE” Gasparro committed to this project is impressive.  » Read more about: Style Master Don1 Book  »

OG Slick Pepper Spray Print Edition

By Mare 139 - Monday, March 24, 2014

PEPPER SPRAY 20X20 PRINT $200.00 20×20 hand embellished silk screened print by SLICK. Edition of 50. Individually spray painted, four color screenprinted, signed, numbered and embossed by the artist. Signed and #’ed by artist on the bottomSigned and #’ed by artist on the bottomSigned and #’ed by artist on the bottom Currently on display at the Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles #LAHEAT exhibit. – See more at:  » Read more about: OG Slick Pepper Spray Print Edition  »

A Major Minority Exhibition

By Mare 139 - Friday, February 21, 2014

A Major Minority An Intercontinental survey of Othercontemporary Urban Art Opening Reception: Friday, March 14th, 2014, 6:30 – 9:30pm Show Dates: March 14th through April 12th SAN FRANCISCO, CA – 1AM is pleased to present, “A Major Minority”, opening on March 14th, from 6:30 – 9:30 PM. Curated by San Francisco-based artist Poesia, “A Major Minority” is a survey of Othercontemporary Urban Artists from over 18 countries consisting of over a 100 artists. Expect to see an international sampling of art works that reveal the overall character of Urban Art and its relationship to the public as well as the contemporary art world.  » Read more about: A Major Minority Exhibition  »

Outdoor Art Gallery

By Mare 139 - Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Book Launch of Outdoor Gallery – New York City By Yoav Litvin Date: Saturday, February 22nd , 2014 6pm-11pm Event Address: 17 Frost, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York Outdoor Gallery – New York City documents the vibrant and diverse outdoor art of New York, a global epicenter for street art and graffiti. The book features works created by 46 of the most prolific artists working on the streets of New York City. The beautifully photographed artworks are accompanied by illuminating interviews,  » Read more about: Outdoor Art Gallery  »

Erni Vales Unusual Journey Book Release

By Mare 139 - Friday, February 14, 2014

A CREATIVE RELEASE Contact “Nothing great happens without struggle!” Erni Vales “An Unusual Journey” It took just 3 decades for NYC graffiti legend Erni Vales to prime himself for his most ambitious challenge of his career. 169 paintings done in 13 months! That’s 13 paintings each month! This is his Unusual Journey! “An Unusual Journey” chronicles, in detail, every painting. Both in stunning full color in this 12” x 12” hard cover 200 page book but also with blurbs,  » Read more about: Erni Vales Unusual Journey Book Release  »

FLOW- Remi Rough-Crash One Exhibition

By Mare 139 - Wednesday, January 8, 2014

I would like to extend an invitation to view the works of two of the most prodigious urban artists working today, Remi Rough and Crash One. I know both men for a very long time and have seen their art and careers flourish over the years so I find this collaboration is very intriguing as it is unique. The artists both have very different sensibilities that branch off the DNA of graffiti style writing. Crash influenced by pop imagery and its bold colorful qualities produces works that play on his familiar juxtapositions of letter forms and partial facial expressions,  » Read more about: FLOW- Remi Rough-Crash One Exhibition  »

Mare on Banksy and Graffiti Culture

By Mare 139 - Thursday, October 17, 2013

Im sorry but in the interview there was assessment of cost to the US to the tune of $25 Billion Dollars is phenomenally over stated, it is implausible and should be reconsidered. This is unfortunate as it sways public opinion to think adversely about public art. Granted graffiti is many things to many people, its crime to some, art to others, its a political expression to some or an anti oppression tactic to others, its a commodity to some and a gateway to art for others.  » Read more about: Mare on Banksy and Graffiti Culture  »

PRISM: Urban Art and Culture Festival

By Mare 139 - Wednesday, October 9, 2013

PRISM: Urban Art and Culture Festival The Estria Foundation will sponsor 2 weeks of cultural happenings and curated events for the community of Oakland and beyond. September 28 – October 12, 2013 September 24, 2013–Oakland, CA. The Prism: Urban Art and Culture Festival encompasses a series of public events organized by The Estria Foundation. Oakland boasts world-class sports teams, rich urban culture, a ranking as the nation’s most sustainable city, a booming start-up company and non-profit hub,  » Read more about: PRISM: Urban Art and Culture Festival  »