HelloMelo “Sleepless Nights”Thursday, July 25, 2013
The graffiti artist HelloMelo has an upcoming art show opening in San Francisco titled “Sleepless Nights”. The show opens on Saturday, August 17th 7–10pm at Campfire Gallery. Along with the opening of the show, there will also be a live painting session on the Saturday starting at 12pm before the show.
Defining myself as an artist and what I create is connected to the “rogue” and “risky” behaviors I feel destined to be a part of. As a child, I was captivated by the colorful graffiti and allure of the unknown. I desired to claim Detroit with skill and precision, changing styles, materials, and always pushing my art to the next level. I enjoy portraying characters with a deep sense of reality, conflicted with a free flowing, heavily contrasted, intense, and colorful vibe that every person can connect to. Many people talk about life and struggles that happen in the ordinary every day goings on. I try to emulate my feelings concerning society and norms, my world, the connections we have with our man-made world versus the natural world and how we imprint ourselves in it. “You make your own mark on society; let it be your best.”
Craig Zaretsky and Rachel Ybarra, Partners & Curators
3344 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110