“Trece” Skateboard Decks by Miguel Felipe and Martin Doherty
To be released in conjunction with the thirteen original decks by Chaz Bojorquez, Smogtown Skateboards will also be bringing you thirteen hand painted decks by Los Angeles-based street artist Miguel Felipe and graffiti OG turned tattoo artist Martin Doherty of 2SR5.
Miguel Felipe’s style which has been heavily influenced by the San Francisco Bay Area low brow art movement is a visual juxtaposition of both surreal and realistic elements rendered from spray paint and acrylic mediums. This style is exemplified in his series of thirteen hand painted skateboard decks.
Check out Martin Doherty’s hand painted skateboard decks on the next page…
Martin Doherty studied at the Otis College of Design and has been part of the Los Angeles graff scene since the early 90’s. Also Known as BUCK, Doherty has stylistically moved toward pre-Columbian hieroglyphics which is very apparent in both his tattoo work and most recently, his series of thirteen original skateboards.
Miguel Felipe, Martin Doherty, and Chaz Bojorquez will the first three out of thirteen artists to release these hand painted decks, which drop March 13th. Keep checking in with Baurmann Gallery for more info and times of the release.
Text and Photo: Kelso