“AUTISM AWARENESS” MURAL DONATED BY HEX

2018 has been a great year to bless countless families in Los Angeles with encouragement, education, and medical support regarding children diagnosed with Autism. The City Of Los Angeles STP Foundation put on another FREE EVENT in the city of Lynwood this past month. We were able to contribute our part by painting a mural for the community. Hundreds of kids and parents arrived, participated and were thankful. We love our precious children.

 

IMG_2512IMG_2510

IMG_2514

ART MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN COMMUNITIES

15283943_10154801434528573_4180160815879242704_n

As we are fully aware by now, murals painted by artists for the people have been found to encourage, to inspire, and oftentimes to provoke thinking in hopes of positive change.

Many cities throughout our country have faced incredible challenges with regards to hopelessness, poverty, crime, cost of living increases, drugs and racial tensions.

Art has always proven to be a powerful means of visual and psychological communication. Many community leaders claim it is an important means for environmental enhancement as well as a way of replenishing downtrodden and depressed neighborhoods, transforming them into thriving, colorful public galleries which in turn encouragse kids to feel safer, businesses to sprout and citizens to take pride in their city.

For over 30 years now, Hex has worked hard to bless schools, rehabilitative youth programs, community events and countless individuals lives… quite often for free.

THE BIGGEST CHANGES STEM FROM SELFLESS CREATIVE SACRIFICES AND TEAMWORK TOWARDS PUBLIC GROWTH AND HEALING.

VALDEZ HEX SD MURAL - B

Feel free to contact us if you have public wall space that can bless many others*

PEOPLES MUSIC MURALS

SINCE PAINTING BIG DADDY KANE IN 1992, THE WORLD OF ART HAS ENHANCED CONCERTS, RECORD COVERS, STAGES, TOUR VEHICLES AND PLENTY OF CUSTOM AIRBRUSHED CLOTHING AND JACKETS. HERE SEEMS TO BE A CLEAR CONNECTION WITH URBAN ARTS AND THE HIP HOP SCENE. BOTH ARE LANGUAGES OF THE CITY. BOTH ARE STORYTELLING FORMS OF HUMAN COMMUNICATION. OTHER GENRES OF MUSIC ALSO COME INTO FOCUS WHEN IT COMES TO INCORPORATING THE VIVID ARTS. THE 1960’S HAD RECORD COVERS FULL OF THE MOST INCREDIBLE PSYCHADELIC ARTFORMS AND LETTERING … THE 1970’S ROCK N ROLL ARTFORMS, THE 1980’S METAL AND PUNK BANDS INTERNATIONALLY…. TODAY IS ALSO A TIME FOR SIMILAR CREATIVITY, TEXT AND COLORS.

AS YEARS OF MUSIC CONTINUE… WE ARE STILL HERE TO BLESS OUR SOULFUL PERFORMERS AND AUDIO PARTICIPANTS!

14102302_1104500372990244_860636039756733010_n
RADIOTRON MURAL
14102449_1104500406323574_104492709255223009_n
RADIOTRON FULL MURAL

Big Daddy Kane Tshirt 1993

313792_111898002250491_1585384845_n
QUINCY JONES FREEHAND PORTRAIT 8FT X 8FT

MARLEY

14582332_295748257479264_631390785564049408_n

HEX NAELI POWERHOUSE 2017

(213) 435 9611 – HEXMURALS.COM

TEXT OR CALL US FOR YOUR NEXT CONCERT, ALBUM COVER, GEAR OR STAGE BACKDROPS!

HEX NON-PROJECTOR SPRAYCAN PORTRAITS. 1988 – 1994…. OPENED MANY UNEXPECTED DOORS

USING LADDERS, PLANKS & PRIMITIVE KRYLON SPRAYPAINT…

SEVERAL MONOCHROMATIC PORTRAITS WERE PAINTED IN HOLLYWOOD / LOS ANGELES AREA BACK IN A TIME WHERE FOUNDATIONS WERE STILL BEING SET FOR STREET ART MURALS AND PHOTO REALISTIC SPRAYCAN PORTRAITS WORLDWIDE.

IT WAS DONE BY GRAFFITI ARTIST HEX.

(click link below for article and photos)

2_large

THE USE OF DOVE GREY, PEWTER GREY, AND CHARCOAL GREY WERE INCORPORATED INTO THE BLACK AND WHITE CONTRASTS YEARS BEFORE TRANSPARENT MONTANA 94 PAINT WAS INVENTED. OTHERS TRIED TO DO PORTRAITS IN SILVER FILLS BUT HAD VERY DIFFERENT RESULTS. THE L.A. PHOTOGRAPHS OF HEX MURALS WENT TO EUROPE AND BEYOND BY PHOTOGRAPHERS LIKE JIM PRIGOFF AND FRANK MALT. THEY WERE IMMEDIATELY PUBLISHED IN MULTIPLE ART MAGAZINES AND BOOKS.

image001

INSPIRING MANY.

TODAY….  ARTISTS HAVE LOW PRESSURE PAINT AND NOZZLES THAT, COUPLED WITH 1AM PROJECTIONS, CAN GIVE YOU AN INCREDIBLY SMOOTH AND WELL-CONFIGURED IMAGE AND SETTING FOR VARIOUS TECHNIQUES. BACK THEN, THE SIZINGS AND MEASUREMENTS WERE DONE COMPLETELY IN YOUR HEAD AND OFTEN TIMES BY MOONLIGHT PRESSURED BY PENDING TIME RESTRICTIONS.

pzwihlnWF4PMcRk6xpML1274193479

HEX IS AMAZED AND JOYOUS WITH HOW FAR THE SCENE HAS GONE. ARTISTS LIKE EL MAC, SMUG, BRAZILIAN, PUERTO RICAN WRITERS AND MANY OTHERS… HAVE THANKED HIM FOR THE INSPIRATION AND HIS EARLY WORKS. THEY STATE THAT THESE NON-PROJECTED FREEHAND SPRAYCAN EXPERIMENTS AND MURALS GAVE WAY TO ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES AND EVOLVED THE CULTURE TO WHAT IT IS TODAY.

 

THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS THAT WE ALL HELP INSPIRE ONE ANOTHER… AND THAT WHAT WE CREATE IN ART CAN ALWAYS MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE TO SOMEONE ELSE AND CONTINUES TO EMERGE IN VARIOUS NEW FORMS, FORMULAS AND FASHIONS.

THE KING OF GRAFFITI - LA TIMES REPORTER

(Eye On L.A. / The Reporters nationally televised interview 1990)

(213) 435 9611     HEXMURALS.COM

 

 

“WHEN SPRAYPAINT ART ROCKS HARD LIKE STREET TACOS!”

ABSOLUTELY NOTHING COMPARES TO OUR LOS ANGELES STREET TACOS. YOU CAN SAY THE SAME FOR OUR WEST COAST GRAFFITI ART COLORS AND STYLES.

A PARAMOUNT ORIGINAL JAVI VILLASENOR, AND HIS WIFE DORIAN OPENED A RESTAURANT DIRECTLY ON HOLLYWOOD BLVD. THEY REMEMBERED THEIR OLD FRIEND HEX AND CALLED TO GET THE INSIDE OF THE PLACE PAINTED UP RIGHT.

IT TOOK 3 DAYS OF STRAIGHT ROCKIN FATCAPS AND STOCK TIPS WITH RUSTOLEUMS, ETC. THE CLIENTS WERE MORE THAN HAPPY, THE STEAMY TACOS AND ICE COLD MICHELADAS ARE BEING SERVED… IN THE DOPEST L.A. MOVIE STREET ARTE ENVIRONMENT* MURALS IN ACTION!

CT8

CT12

CT3

CT2

CT11

CT4

062112-211695-Calle-Tacos-Interior-Truck20130909_171955-700x300

Calle-Tacos-Hollywood-Nightlife

(213) 435 9611 – CALL US WITH YOUR OWN PROJECTS IDEAS. LETS MAKE ART HAPPEN!

WHEN GRAFFITI HANGS WITH THE FINE ARTS…

THESE WERE SOME OF THE PORTRAITS I CREATED FOR THE 2012 “BBOYS 2 BMEN” HEX AND SKILL SHOW. THEY ARE CLEARLY A COMBINATION OF MULTIMEDIA ACRYLICS, OILS, SPRAY PAINT, BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS. I INCORPORATED ACTUAL TURNTABLES, HUNDREDS OF BULLET SHELLS, ANTIQUES, ORIGINAL NEWSPAPER ARTICLES, ETC… INTO THE LAYERS. (click link below)

OBAMA HEX21989..jpg
THE LETTERING AND CHARACTERS PRODUCED ONLY FROM PUTTING IN YEARS OF STYLES ILLEGALLY ON THE STREETS…. INTERCONNECTED WITH MORE TRADITIONAL FORMS OF ILLUSTRATION AND PAINTING.OBAMAMY PRECIOUS SUKCHA.jpg5614_146127688572_576113572_3380258_2979584_n5614_146127683572_576113572_3380257_6857927_n
INNERCITY CHILDREN AND FAMILIES UNDERSTOOD THE VISUAL MESSAGES. GALLERY OWNERS AND LAWYERS OFFERED THOUSANDS FOR THESE PIECES… SOME WERE DESTROYED AFTER THE SHOW…. TO NEVER BE SEEN AGAIN. OTHERS HANG IN NEW PLACES.h4PHANTOM HEX
THIS PENCIL ILLUSTRATION WAS PRODUCED DURING THE PERSIAN GULF WAR IN 1990… AND STILL HANGS TODAY.
HEX SKETCH 1990 DESTINED PIECE4627993561_0fb772dc3b_z

7983623887_0ffa2e943e_h-800x533523645_468565076507953_1446976156_nSOUL BURNER
ESPERANZA
DIAMANTES Forever Wounds - a commentary on mental child abuse.jpg

WHO SAID GRAFFITI CAN’T HANG??? NOT ONLY ON WALLS, ALLEYS, TRAINS AND HANDBALL COURT PARKS…. BUT ALSO WITH THE FINE ARTS.

L.A. STREET MURALISTS MAKING THINGS HAPPEN. AGAIN. “MEXICO”

I WILL NEVER FORGET THE PROJECT WE EMBARKED ON IN 1993, WITH EARTH CREW 2000. SEVERAL NATIVE LOS ANGELES TEENAGE GRAFFITI ARTISTS AND TAGGERS (SKILL, DUKE, ANGST, OMEGA, SHOT, NUKE, SK8, JNEZ, RAY ROKER, BEN… ETC) PUT TOGETHER A MURAL FOR THE PEOPLE OF MEXICO WHICH WAS PAINTED ON THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR HOTEL CORTEZ IN MEXICO CITY D.F., I WAS IN CHARGE OF THE LAYOUT. (click link) MEXICO 3 PUTTING TOGETHER VARIOUS CONCEPTS FROM THE TEAM, I SKETCHED THE FINAL VERSION WHICH WAS APPROVED BY US AND THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO FOR THE COVETED CREATIVE SPACE.
THIS WALL HAD BEEN SOUGHT OUT BY LOCAL MEXICAN MURALISTS AND ORGANIZATIONS FOR YEARS, BUT OUR GROUP LEADER, MS. HELEN SAMUELS WAS ABLE TO ACQUIRE IT LEGITIMATELY & PERMANENTLY FOR OUR LOS ANGELES CREW. MEXICO ALL LEFT FROM L.A.X. THAT COLD EVENING, AND THE MURAL TEAM HAD AN INCREDIBLE WEEK OF PAINTING WALLS, AND VIEWING ANCIENT AZTEC PYRAMIDS, RELICS AND LANDSCAPES… I WAS STUCK ON THE WALL AS THE PROJECT FOREMAN AND MAIN PAINTER, SIGNING FOR SCAFFOLDING AND SPLASHING PAINT AND SPRAYPAINT DAY AND NIGHT, REGARDLESS OF THE INVITATIONS TO VISIT MUSEUMS OR EXISTING MURALS BY DIEGO RIVERA, DAVID ALFARO SIQUEIROS AND JOSE CLEMENTE OROZCO WHO ARE KNOWN INTERNATIONALLY TO HAVE ESTABLISHED “MEXICAN MURALISM”… HEX HAD A JOB TO COMPLETE. NO MATTER WHAT. MEXICO 2 ALL OF OUR TEAM ARTISTS PARTICIPATED IN THE STAGES OF THIS MURAL, IN WHATSOEVER CAPACITY POSSIBLE, FROM ART, SUPPLIES, SUPPORT, TV & RADIO INTERVIEWS, ETC. WE HAD A PENDING DEADLINE AND SERIOUS WORK TO DO UNTIL WE FINALLY FINISHED. AGAIN, THE MISSION WAS ACCOMPLISHED. EC 2000 DID IT!

SINCE THEN, I HAVE INCORPORATED MEXICAN IMAGES INTO PAINTINGS, GEAR AND FASHION.

IMG_6472CHICANO HELMETCHICANO LEATHER
SO PROUD OF THE DIRECTIONS MANY OF THE ORIGINAL EARTHCREW ARTISTS HAVE TAKEN. PROUD OF MY HERITAGE AND THE HEART OF OUR GENTE. – HEX 1

SCHOOL MURAL IN SOUTH CENTRAL L.A.

GHETTO KIDS WILL BE SURPRISED WHEN THEY RETURN TO THEIR NEW COLORFUL MUSIC ROOM! ROCKED IN ONE WEEK, MIXED MEDIA FOUNDATIONAL BUFF PAINTS, AIRBRUSH EFFECTS AND OLD SCHOOL KRYLON AND RUSTOLEUM BRAND PAINTS…. HEX SOLO FLIGHTS, TGO STP PRODUCTION. LIL JESME CAME THROUGH ON THE BUS & BUST MISSIONS. RESPECT EARNED.

IMG_9291IMG_9293IMG_9306IMG_9309IMG_9295Untitled-1