Here is some new work I did recently for Elixir Bar & Grill in Edison, NJ. Check it out…
Go check them out for some good Tex Mex eats!
It’s been a few months since I posted anything up here and the world has flipped upside, especially in my part of the woods. 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 felt right to paint something that could spread a little positivity so I went with a “Love Over Hate” lettering approach. Nothing too crazy, just simple, straightforward with a little style…haha. Check it out!
I had the honor of being chosen as one of the artists to create an installation for an exhibition at Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey named “Aerosol: Graffiti | Street Art | New Jersey | Now”. Here is a write up from Morris Museum:
New Jersey—uniquely positioned between Philadelphia and New York City, the two historic centers of graffiti and street art—plays a vital role in the ever-evolving aerosol art narrative. This exhibition, co-curated by Will Kasso Condry, celebrates the vitality of graffiti writing and street art in New Jersey today through the work of twelve established and emergent artists, painted directly on the Museum’s walls.
4sakn, Acet TM7, Dave Mek One Klama, Dean Ras Innocenzi, Demerock, Distort, Elan One, Felipe Prox One Rivas, Jonathan Conner (LANK), Leon Rainbow, Maliq Griffin and Will Kasso Condry
I’ve got to give a huge shout out to Will Kasso for including me in this show and creating a stellar lineup, Ron Labaco and Dr. Cleveland Johnson of the Morris Museum for opening your doors to us, all of the other artists for pushing the culture forward and everyone who has helped make this show a success.
Aerosol runs until March 15, 2020. Visit Morris Museum for more info.
The mural for Jerome Gonzalez in Somerville, NJ is finally done! I gotta give a lot of shout outs on this one…my partner on this project Leon Rainbow, the folks at Phoenix Cafe for the awesome canvas, Gallery on Main and Arts on Devision for all their support, everyone who assisted on the artwork, everyone who helped raise funds and to all of Jerome’s family and friends for hanging out and sharing memories of a great dude. #cuzomural
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
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
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.
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.
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.
My fellow Fresh Collective brother,Mimik and I did some live painting for Arts on Division in Somerville a few weeks ago. Big shout out to Jerome Gonzalez and everyone at Arts on Division for setting up the event and inviting the Fresh Collective to get down. The panels can be seen on Main Street in Somerville. Check it out…