Category Archives: Cities

Klas Reunion

I’ve painted with a lot of people over the years, but always enjoy rockin’ with my long time friend, Klas! I got a lot of love for this dude cuz we hooked up in the mid-90s and partnered up for a while and worked our way up the ranks in Jersey. He always put in a ton of work though and went on to become a Jersey bombing legend and clean train monster! It was always an experience painting with this dude, whether in a yard or at a wall…talking graff, politics or pretty much anything.

That’s why it was so cool to finally get a chance to paint with him after more than 20 YEARS! We decided to go big and rock some big ol’ styled out roller pieces. Felt just like a time machine back to the 90s…a few beers and lots of laughs…or maybe it was the other way around…I can’t remember. Haha!

Love Over Hate

With a global pandemic changing everything, followed by a series of horrific events related to racism in our country, the world seems desperate and divided. It only felt right to paint something that could help inject a little positivity so I went with a “Love Over Hate” message. This one was inspired by my boy, the late Jerome “Cuzo” Gonzalez. I originally painted this phrase as part of his memorial mural in downtown Somerville, NJ.

This time around, I kept it simple and straightforward, but with a little style. Check it out!

Linden, NJ
Linden, NJ

American Steel Forever

Train Art in America

curated by Leon Rainbow

August 3 – August 31

Opening Reception:  August 3, 7-9pm

American Steel Forever is a celebration of American train art and culture. This goes back to the early 1900’s with Hobo Monikers, The 1970s-90 with NYC subway graffiti and the 1990s to present with the freight train movement. This exhibit will feature a selection of this rich history.

HO / G Scale Model Trains painted/ weathered by artists

Hobo moniker art

Customized Railroad signs

Original Artwork

Installations: Model Railroad Set, Mock Train with Logos and Graffiti

Invited Artists

Alew, Arek, Emer, Esteme, Gent, Hase, Hover, Jumps, Kair, Keptoe, King 157, Lawst, Lume, Mad, Masoe, Meca, Mecro, Naka, Naval, Osek, Part, Penr, Phed, Pike, Pre, Prox, Python, Rasp, Reno, Respo, Rew, Sens, Sexes, Sluto, Soak, Strange, Tre (RIP), Urine, Web, Wein, Wrbt, Wyld

Upcoming Exhibits

“Art of the Spray”

    Instructors: Leon Rainbow, Mek, Egad, Ras, other  Invited Guests TBA

    Session 1 will be held virtually via Zoom. The sessions/classes are held outdoors. Masks are mandatory. Social distancing and other precautions will be observed based on the State of NJ, and the City of Trenton safety guidelines.

    Indoor: Classes via Zoom Platform

    Outdoor: TerraCycle, 121 New York Ave, Trenton, NJ 08638


    When:

    Saturdays,  April 3, 10, 17, 24
    10:00 am – 11:00 am (1st session)

    Saturdays,  May 1, 8, 15, 22
    10:00 am – 1:00 pm (2nd session)

    Saturday, May 29
    Saturdays, June  5, 12, 19
    10:00 am – 1:00 pm (3rd session)

    Cost:  $180 session 1-3 (pre-registered) , $70 1 session (pre-registered) / $20 each class (day of)

    (DOES NOT INCLUDE COST OF PAINT AND OTHER ART SUPPLIES)

    Some Supplies may be donated, we will have markers., etc for sale on site


    Session 1: Design, Color, and Style

    April 3, 10, 17, 24 2021
    10am – 11:00am
    Virtual Via Zoom Platform

    This session will help students prepare to paint on an actual wall. The focus will be on designing murals. The students will learn perspective, shading, dimension and color theory as they relate to wall art.  We will explore characters, portraits, letters, and background concepts.


    Session 2:  Painters Touch

    May 1, 8, 15, 22 2021
    10:00am – 1:00pm
    TerraCycle, 121 New York Ave, Trenton, NJ 08638

    This session will focus on taking the characters, designs and background ideas and turning them into an actual mural. Students will learn how to turn their sketches into murals.


    Session 3: Can Control

    May 29, 2021
    June  5, 12, 19, 2021
    10:00am – 1:00pm
    TerraCycle, 121 New York Ave, Trenton, NJ 08638

    This session is dedicated purely to the development of painting. Enhancing technique and style. Each week students are expected to have a carefully drawn sketch, which they will execute on a wall under the critics and guidance of experienced artists.

    *** IF YOU HAVE ISSUES ORDERING***
    PLEASE PAYPAL Leon.Rainbow@Gmail.com or Bring a cash/check to the first class of the session.

    Beware of Elan!!

    Just wrapped up a Halloween production with a bunch of heavy hitters. Waiting on a few people (um…Brainpaste) to finish, but here is my section of the wall. Haha! Big shoutout to everyone who came through…Meres, Rain, Demer, Zar, Easy, and Alex from @njgraffitiart. Stay tuned for connectors of the whole thing!
    Click the image to zoom in…

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