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Sunday, August 15, 2010

*RECAP* Acamonchi + Surge 2010 @ Thumbprint Gallery

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Local San Diego art gallery, Thumbprint opens it's doors for the "Acamonchi VS Surge 2010" show. The San Diego art scene is quickly growing and with it's recent "Viva la Revolucion" show at MCASD, the local art is going to blossom even more...and what better way to start this new trend is to showcase two local well known street artist.  It was another great show and Thumbprint shows just keep getting better, supporting local art and artist...
[PRESS]  Two legendary San Diego urban street artists collide at Thumbprint Gallery in “Acamonchi vs. Surge 2010” on August 14.  Acamonchi and Surge are two of the most well known names in San Diego’s street art culture. Acamonchi, whose real name is Gerardo Yepiz, revolutionized a generation of young artists from Mexico City to Tijuana using street installation and graffiti as a critical forum. Densely layered panels and murals integrate street graphics-posters, stencils, and graffiti into abstract color fields. In his new work, Acamonchi experiments with painterly techniques using aerosol paint, ink pens, and more traditional pigments.  “Poster illustrations or stickers are common resources of visual communication; in the hands of Acamonchi, and in combination with graffiti tactics, they become veritable terrorist instruments, and the activity becomes a kind of cultural sabotage,” said Yepiz. 

Sergio Hernandez, also known as Surge, has been involved in street art since his youth.  He is also one of San Diego’s most well known street artists. Hernandez was born and raised in San Diego, while his parents have deep roots in Tijuana. In 2004 he received his bachelor's degree in Painting and Printmaking from San Diego State University. Hernandez’s paintings tell stories heard as a child, or stories he experienced himself. His wife and three children inspired him to adopt a style that is playful and that could be appreciated by kids as well as adults. The characters in his work reflect the city and the people he has met throughout his life. He is also heavily involved in music, martial arts, and tattooing. Through painting he has had a chance to show his work in cities across the nation such as Baltimore, Atlanta, Miami, Dallas, Mexico City, and in countries as far away as Australia. He has created artwork for three solo shows as well as contributing to over 50 group shows. [via Thumbprint Gallery]

Acamonchi and Surge 2010,Thumbprint

Acamonchi and Surge 2010,Thumbprint

Surge
Acamonchi and Surge 2010,Thumbprint

Acamonchi and Surge 2010,Thumbprint

Acamonchi and Surge 2010,Thumbprint

Acamonchi (it's the guy sitting on the left). Unfortunately we didn't get a formal photo of him. At the time we didn't know what he looked like until it was too late...
Acamonchi and Surge 2010,Thumbprint

Acamonchi and Surge 2010,Thumbprint

Acamonchi and Surge 2010,Thumbprint

Acamonchi and Surge 2010,Thumbprint

Acamonchi and Surge 2010,Thumbprint

Acamonchi and Surge 2010,Thumbprint

Acamonchi and Surge 2010,Thumbprint

Acamonchi and Surge 2010,Thumbprint

Acamonchi and Surge 2010,Thumbprint

Acamonchi and Surge 2010,Thumbprint

Acamonchi and Surge 2010,Thumbprint

Acamonchi and Surge 2010,Thumbprint

Acamonchi and Surge 2010,Thumbprint

Acamonchi and Surge 2010,Thumbprint

Acamonchi and Surge 2010,Thumbprint

Acamonchi and Surge 2010,Thumbprint

Acamonchi and Surge 2010,Thumbprint

Love Surge's playful characters!
Acamonchi and Surge 2010,Thumbprint

Acamonchi and Surge 2010,Thumbprint

Limited to 80 prints. Go get yours!
Acamonchi and Surge 2010,Thumbprint

E.VIL's blackbook: Surge
Acamonchi and Surge 2010,Thumbprint

E.VIL's blackbook: Gumaro (TWINKS on the IPhone)
Acamonchi and Surge 2010,Thumbprint

*REMINDER*  This Tuesday (8/17/10) is the "Flesh and Fetish" show at BAR Basic.

Goodbye...

Hello. My name is KEEMOWERKS. It's my pleasure, nice to meet you...

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