The Carlsbad Art Wall (CAW) project continues with its 5th mural to be painted by Los Angeles street artist MDMN on Saturday Nov. 7 (all day).
The east facing wall of Señor Grubby's located at 377 Carlsbad Village Dr. has become an urban canvas for each visiting Los Angeles street artist rotating every 2 months curated by Carlsbad based artist Bryan Snyder. Snyder hand picks each artist and is very excited to introduce you to MDMN.
MDMN is an LA-based street artist with an educational background in animation and graphic design, MDMN has gone from gritty posters on the streets to doing exceptionally clean acrylic and aerosol work in a matter of just a few years. Inspiration from a 90's childhood filled with bright action figures, creepy extra-terrestrial villains, and armies of robots can be seen on every piece of his work. In September, MDMN had his first solo show EVER, PARA, at gallery 38 in Los Angeles featuring over 10 large scale original paintings. He has recently released handmade original action figures and a 25 minute mini documentary. MDMN has painted numerous murals around LA, Miami, Chicago, San Diego, New York, Denver, Phoenix, and the newest work in Honolulu. Focusing on contributing to neighborhoods nationwide (and eventually worldwide) with large animated looks into his world of illustrations of super heroes, his goal is to inspire and encourage creativity from entire communities. Sometimes people lose imagination and dreams through the disheveled paths heaved at us, but through MDMNs artwork you can at least lose yourself for a while in a beaming fantasy world of luminescence and adventure.
Each artist is hand selected by Snyder, who was voted 'Los Angeles Street Artist of the Year' in 2012 by one of the nation's top street art websites Melrose and Fairfax. “One of the main goals of this project is to expose the Carlsbad community to more progressive contemporary art,” Snyder says. “Continuing with a wide range of styles is important. I want each artist to be completely different from the last. One might be strictly a visible experience while another might be based on interactivity. One might be weird and the next might be abstract. What they have in common is all of these styles are foreign to Carlsbad's urban landscape.”
Along with the new art introduced into the Carlsbad Village, the community will be presented with the opportunity to learn from some the of the best street artists/muralists in the world. This urban art classroom will bring a new design, technique and creative process each month. After the initial series of Los Angeles artists, the Carlsbad Art Wall will be opened to all artists of all levels to practice and hone their developing skills. The goal of the Carlsbad Art Wall is to serve as a conduit between aspiring artists and professional artists, to provide a platform to engage and educate the Carlsbad community in the creative act of large scale public painting and to introduce a variety of new art and creative processes to the Carlsbad community.
Snyder is a Carlsbad native who has been an active creative figure in the Carlsbad Village since returning to his hometown after graduating college in the SF Bay Area. Since his return, Snyder has developed a wide range of art events, projects and street installations with the goal of developing a more artistic and creative culture within the Carlsbad village and promoting local business through creativity. Snyder travels the world implementing street art projects into the streets. He was awarded the 2012 Los Angeles Street Artist of the Year.