Possibilities Are Endless
Possibilities Are Endless
Featuring Work from Victor Malagon, Marcos LaFaga, and Ricky Watts
Exibition Dates: October 28, 2013 - November 21, 2013
Possibilities are Endless is a compilation of “urban art” from three incredibly different and talented artists, Victor Malagon, Marcos LaFarga, and Ricky Watts. Malagon works primarily with oil paints and describes his work as, “shaped panels clashed with vivid colors, razor sharp edges, and wild style 3D!” Marcos focuses his artistry on the intersection of three fundamentals of visual expression, graphic design, typography, and photo realistic renderings, which he seamlessly melds to create a united reflection of contemporary life. Watts has traveled up and down the west coast, painting large murals and establishing himself as a premier street artist in the scene. They will have work on display at the University Union Art Gallery from October 28–November 21. Please join us for a reception the evening of Thursday, November 7, from 6–8 pm.
American born painter, Victor Malagon has attained a Master of Fine Arts degree from San Jose State University. His work has been featured in respected contemporary art magazines and blogs and his work has been sold in many galleries throughout the United States. He describes his work as “Shaped panels clashed with vivid colors, razor sharp edges and wild style 3D!” Using oil paints as his medium of choice, and carefully hand cut wood panels, the artist is able to create magnificent trompe l’oeil paintings that look like sculpture but are completely flat!
With every letter crafted there is a story being told, and with only 26 of them to augment it takes a deft hand and a designer mind to make them distinct. Born in 1978 in Antioch, California, Marcos LaFarga has been developing his true west design aesthetic right in the epicenter of California creativity. His pedigree is one that runs from the wall and the freight, to a BFA in 2006 from California College of the Arts. It is this diverse background that provides him with the depth to move and merge between otherwise separate visual languages. Marcos focuses his artistry on the intersection of three fundamentals of visual expression, graphic design, typography, and photo realistic renderings, all three, which he seamlessly melds to create a united reflection of our contemporary life. With an abundant sense of color value and contrast, a sublime sense of humor, and a sensitivity for the balance our eyes naturally seek; Marcos is creating honest work that effortlessly represents contemporary design and composition. Marcos is always actively seeking that next unique challenge.
As a child, Ricky Watts loved to draw, often creating comic strips involving epic battles between nuclear dinosaurs and the U.S. Army. In junior high, he and his friends experimented with spray paint under bridges around town. Fascinated with the art of graffiti, by high school he was fully engaged, painting elaborate works under the cover of night. After graduation, he traveled up and down the west coast, painting large murals and establishing himself as a premier street artist in the scene.
Looking to expand, Watts enrolled at the Art Institute of California, San Diego campus with an emphasis in graphic design. After college, Ricky began painting on canvas in his spare time. In 2004, Watts’ debut solo show “Spontaneous Combustion” received rave reviews and nearly sold out opening night. Since then, Watts’ shown in galleries in San Francisco, Oakland, New York City, London, Los Angeles, Portland, San Diego and through out northern California. His art has been featured in numerous international print and web publications, Juxtapoz.com, Herman Miller, X-Funs (Taiwan), Refused, Dig-In Magazine, Bay Area Graffiti (book), Flo Multi-Zine and the 2012 Outside Lands Music Festival.
A member of the ZeroFriends collective, Ricky currently works out of his Petaluma, CA studio.