Pennington Day 2015

After I painted the HV Stampede I was asked to do a live painting piece at Pennington Day on Saturday May 16, 2015. Pennington New Jerseys Largest Street Festival. So the concept that we talked about was when urban meets rural. So I created a rural scene and filled it with my signature patterns and designs. I added a grain silo and old truck as th focal points. The background sky contains a simple funky legible “Pennington”. I used warm and cool colors to give the piece depth. I got great feedback from everyone and I am very pleased with the outcome.

San Diego Trip 2015

Super Being Mural By (left to right) Leon Rainbow, Maxx Moses & Isaias Crow in San Diego ‪#‎surrounded‬ ‪#‎thegoodness‬ ‪#‎laquerencia‬

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Next Isaias Crow and Myself Painted at YMCA Surf Camp at Imperial Beach at one of the Residences

Last we transformed a beat up box truck into a rolling piece of artwork!

 

Crunch Fitness mural in Toms River, NJ

I got a call from an old friend Charmaine. I painted walls in her gym about 6 years ago. She told me that she was managing a new gym and wanted a mural to liven up one of the walls. The company sent me a mock up of what they wanted and I replicated it on the wall. This job was challenging because it was a relatively large wall 12ft x 15ft and most of the work needed to be done after hours so that I didn’t disturb the customers. Planning is very important when doing a project like this. I made sure I had all my supplies and I carefully masked the area around the wall to be sure not to get any paint where it didn’t belong. All in all it was a fun project and I’m proud of the results.

Subway to Gallery 2

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Opening Reception:
Friday April 10th, 2015 5:30pm-8pm
DJ Its Just Ahmad on the 1’s and 2’s

April 10 – June 10 2015
St Francis Hospital
Chambers Street Lobby
601 Hamilton Avenue
Trenton, NJ

Artists:
Andrew Wilkinson
Billy Brown
Demer
Gentrifried
Jamaila Hernandez
Kasso
Lank
Leon Rainbow
Mek
Ras
Ricardo Barros
Uhm

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5-day Art Challenge by Leon Rainbow

This 5 day artist challenge was originally took place February 2-6, 2015. Posted on facebook and instagram.

DAY 1

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So I have been nominated to do this 5 day artist challenge by Ricardo Basilio Coke and Kortez Robinson…. so here goes the first post..I am going to theme by medium..Today I am going to post the art of body painting.. This one of my favorite body painting images love the shadow in the background. Did this shoot a few years back with photographer Nikki Riley model: Jerzee Continue reading 5-day Art Challenge by Leon Rainbow

VICIOUS STYLES ART CLASS 2015

This Graffiti Art Class (originally developed by Pose Two) was created to teach and explore the history styles and techniques of the art form called graffiti. This class will follow a similar format and be taught by members of the Vicious Styles Crew.

Instructors: Leon Rainbow, Will Kasso, Joe Base, Demer, Mek, Snow, Ras, Delve, and Surprise Guests!

Indoor: Hive 307,40 Muirhead Ave Trenton, NJ 08638
Outdoor: Terracycle, 121 New York Ave, Trenton, NJ 08608

When: Saturdays, 9:00am – noon

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 blackbooks markers., etc for sale on site.

TO ORDER AND MORE INFO CLICK HERE

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HV Stampede Oxen

Jersey Strong (as an Ox)

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The “Jersey Strong (as an Ox)” design is a play on words combining the “Jersey” Strong Slogan that was recently used as an rallying cry post-Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey with the cliché  “Strong as an Ox”. I took the style energy and colors of graffiti tied to the slogan Jersey Strong to give it a new narrative. From a design standpoint the design is a perfect harmony of warm and cool colors. Each side uses the exact same colors and similar lettering to tie both sides of the ox together.

The word Jersey and the state’s silhouette is filled in greens to represent “The Garden State.” I used the purple dimension and warm orange backsplash to set the green piece off the background. I added strategically placed cyan chips to move the eye to other parts of the ox.

The Strong is basically the exact opposite of the Jersey piece. It uses blues in the fill of the piece to represent the shore. The orange dimension and green black splash helps to give the piece depth. The purple chips finish the “Strong” design.

The design is “Jersey Strong”…are you?
via Hopewell Valley Stampede Site

Inside Ox
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The “Inside Ox” piece shows what the ox’s view could be on a farm. This piece incorporates a warm abstract design in the background and black and white foreground images. This helps to give the imagery in foreground importance.

I chose to paint the skull of the ox to literally show “inside ox”. The birds on the barbed wire fence represent the viewer of the farm. The legs are in opposite colors to help separate them from the rest of the design. In this design I combine an urban style with rural imagery to make the design interesting and current. This design asks the viewer to go inside of themselves to see “Inside Ox”.
via Hopewell Valley Stampede Site

Trenton NJ Graffiti Muralist Graphic Artist