Questions and Answers with Street Artist Mar

Posted by The G on September 26, 2011 under G Interviews, Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photos and art by Mar.

This Means Mar!

When you are in Los Angeles and you see really colorful street art or images of smoking hot women, what does it mean?  This Means Mar!  Mar’s work has surely stopped traffic before (and I speak from experience), but little is known about the artist.  Good news!  As you read on, you will find out a little bit more about the man behind the babes!

Pompidou Centre Paris Aging Photo

Pompidou Centre Paris

According2G: How did you get started in street art?

Mar:  I grew up in LA seeing people like Robbie Conal, Shepard Fairey doing political posters, and I was curious as to why they did it, but still too young to understand. In the good ole days of the Venice boardwalk, when graffiti was king, I’d go to skate with my friends and I would see guys throwing down colors, letters, names that were like another language to me. I just liked the energy around it, I guess. I remember seeing this RISK piece he did in Santa Monica and finally it clicked. I got it. I read ‘Risk’ and for the first time I understood. That word was more than a name; it was the epitome, the reason (to me) why they played that game.  Crappy backyard spray painting ensued. Never could do it right. Too disconnected. So like any other graff flunkie, I picked up stencils. Paper bag stencils became my favorite. I had no name or reason for doing it other than I liked seeing funny stuff on the street or sidewalks around town.

A2G: Can you tell us some of your heroes/influences?

Mar (left), Septerhed (right)

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I Can’t Stop by Mar

Posted by The G on June 5, 2011 under Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.  Art by Mar.

I Can't Stop By Mar

I Can't Stop By Mar

Coincidentally, I was driving in traffic when I spotted this gorgeous woman by Mar and I wasn’t able to stop.  I was able to pull over half a block away, turn my hazards on, take a photo and zoom off into the warm California sun.

Sticker Combo

Posted by The G on March 12, 2011 under Street Art | 2 Comments to Read

Photo by G.  Various Artists.

Sticker Combo

Sticker Combo

Good slaps from CHC, A.S.V.P., Dint Wooer Krsna, This Means Mar and two mystery artists.

This Means Mar!

Posted by The G on January 9, 2011 under Street Art | 3 Comments to Read

Photo by G.  Art by Mar.

This Means Mar!

The streets of Los Angeles just got a lot sexier!

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