For this assignment, I chose to focus on an American graffiti artist MearOne, also known as Kalen Ockerman. MearOne has been at the forefront of LA’s graffiti and mural culture for 30 years and is known for building the bridge between graffiti and fine art. He creates surrealistic, controversial, and thought-provoking works of art, which are usually more than what meets the eye. MearOne creates powerful narratives through his artworks, which involve philosophy, ancient mythology, and modern politics.He combines content and forms to explore the human condition. He has a signature style that includes geometric shapes, magical colours, and mythical figures which interact seamlessly with the natural world. His surrealistic paintings evoke tranquillity, mysticism, thoughtfulness, and wonder, which seeks to share what he sees in the world around him to his viewers. The intricate details in his work draw the viewer in, encouraging them to dig deeper and decipher its many messages.Although his popular artworks are mainly murals, he also does prints, digital work and applies his artwork on various merchandises. By using his art as a medium, He expresses his opinions on current world affairs and aims to spark conversations on the deeper meaning behind his work.

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