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NEWS
AUG 16, 2013 -
Super stoked to be participating in the live painting event to promote TARFEST on LaBrea Ave with my bud Craola and Merry Karnowsky Gallery, as well as some amazing artists this Saturday, August 17!!!! Comes check it out! Head over to the Tarfest site for more info.

Cheers, Axis

 


 

JUL 9, 2013 -
I'm super stoked and honored to be featured on thehundreds.com. Go check out the interview on their site, and find out some things about yours truly. Thanks for your continued support!!! Here's a screenshot of the interview below.

Cheers, Axis

PS- I have some rad things coming up, so check back here soon for updates!

 


 

MAR 3, 2013 -
Hey Everyone, it's been a minute since I've posted new stuff. I've got lots to upload (well, actually my friend Jason does it), but for now, here's something from last week. My buddy Swank One and I, took on this massive wall on Melrose! It was 6 full days in the sun,(I hate the sun), but incredibly fun, and we were both super stoked with the piece. I did the entire left side (from the big tip with the kitteh on it), to the left end, where the giant sea bass lives. Swank crushed the entire right side. Swank is not only a good friend of mine, but hands down my favorite artist that works with spray paint period! The star of this wall for me, and most folks we encountered while working, is the little pineapple in the middle.

On another note, this was completed on February 27, 2013, but it comes down March 5th. Yup, 2 more days. If you're in L.A., go see it. It's at Melrose and Ogden, right next to Fairfax High School.

Here are some detail shots. Click the photos to enlarge


Alright, enjoy the video.

Cheers,
Axis



The Pineapple Mural from ICU ART on Vimeo.

 


 

AUG 30, 2012 -
My friends Dabs and Myla are curating a show at Thinkspace this Saturday, September 1, 2012, and have been kind enough to include me. The show is titled "Marvelous Expeditions." The artists they have assembled are all amazing and really came through for this show. Dabs and Myla have also done beautiful works, and an incredible installation. This one is not to be missed. Cheers, Axis

 


 

AUG 22, 2012 -
This Saturday in San Francisco, CA., Guerrero Gallery presents - "Leave the Beef on the BBQ". An amazing roster of artists, at a prestigious space, in one of my favorite cities on the planet. Going to be a killer show!

Cheers, Axis

 


 

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BIOGRAPHY
AXIS (born March 26, 1973 in London) is a contemporary illustrator/painter who emerged from Los Angeles' seminal street scene in the late 1980's. He is most noted for his convoluted and hyper-stylized freehand illustrations, which has appeared in L.A., Austin, Seattle, Baltimore, Tokyo, and Berlin.

As a child, Axis moved from London to Los Angeles with his family and developed a number of musical and artistic influences including Mozart, Bach, The Germs, Black Sabbath, Black Flag, John Fogerty, Benny Hill, Ub Iwerks, Tex Avery, Rick Griffin, Monty Python, Norman Rockwell, Preston Blair, and R. Crumb. An early convert to skateboarding and punk rock, by the mid-90's he had cemented his reputation as one of the most prolific artists working in Los Angeles.



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