This RUN includes a 1 inch black wood frame with UV-glass, foam core backing and ready to hang hardware.
"Nocturnal Wisdom represents the pursuit of knowledge and growth through a genuine passion for self expression.
The owl represents death in most native cultures, but in my design it's the "cousin of death." I'm highly influenced by indigenous folklore, pop culture and music. On Nas's Illmatic album he states that he never sleeps because sleep is the cousin of death. The owl and neo indigenous characters are restless and in a state of meditation.
The speakers in the print are a constant in all of my artwork because for me, music is one of the most intense vehicles for self expression. It also represents a universal language that all people can understand.
The Serape shawl represents my Mexican heritage and the polka dots are my interpretation of celestial stars. I hope this print inspires people to express themselves and move forward with there journey with determination and strength." - Marka27
Born in Juarez, Mexico, and raised in Dallas, Texas, Marka27’s foray into the art world began in the city’s streets mastering the art of graffiti. Marka27 moved to the east coast is 1999 and advanced to earn his BFA from The Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. Marka27 also spent many years painting the streets of Los Angeles with C.O.I crew and NYC with FLY-I.D crew staying in touch with his graffiti roots is essential. His murals have become part of graffiti and street art history through legendary hot spots such as Five Points in Queens, Belmont Tunnels, L.A, and the Hall of Fame in Spanish Harlem NY.
Marka27's artwork has been exhibited in galleries across the United States such as: Inner State Gallery, Gallery 1988, Think Space, La Luz de Jesus, The Mills Gallery Boston, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. His artwork has been showcased in lifestyle magazines and books such as Graffiti Planet, Burning New York,I am Plastic Too, Graffiti L.A, Playboy and on the cover of Flux-Designer Toys.
His artwork has been shown along side established artists, Futura, David Choe, Ron English and Gary Basemen. Marka27 also sold artwork through the world renowned Freeman's Auction House. Marka27 has been commissioned to collaborate artistically by some of today's most well know brands such as, Levis, Pioneer, Scion, Converse, Heineken, VH1, Disney, New Balance and Kidrobot.
Now based in Cambridge and Brooklyn, Marka27’s quest for artistic exploration continues. Breaking beyond the canvas’ confines, he created what would gain critical acclaim the MIniGods: Givers of Divine Sound©, a high-end line of designer vinyl toy speakers. His latest artwork is rooted in a style he coined "Neo Indigenous". Marka27's paintings, murals, drawings and mix medium pieces are a fresh perspective of ancient indigenous cultures fused with street and pop culture elements that are relevant to his personal experiences.