Opening Reception: July 20th, 2012 from 7:00-10:00pm
On View Through: August 18th, 2012


1AM and curator, Mike Tyau, are pleased to present “The Composite Knowledge“, an exhibition that captures the evolution of graffiti writers to fine artists. The collection includes works by Jaybo Monk from Berlin, Germany, Poesia and Sam Rodriguez from San Jose, CA.   All three artists are from the network of, a website dedicated to documenting the progression of graffiti. “The Composite Knowledge” unveils exceptional works by these three artists and shows the act of “compositing” by fusing the playful, unconscious process of painting with the techniques that they have gained over the many years of being fine artists and painting with a spray can. Immersed in the experimental, this exhibition aims to excite and surprise fans, artists, and collectors, alike.


The Composite Knowledge” displays how the intake and mixing of imagery is developed in each of the artists’ styles.  It is refreshing to see the blend of realistic and abstract landscapes that are shaped and created by these three artists in their paintings. Jaybo Monk, Poesia and Sam Rodriguez’s superior spray can skills as well as their remarkable talent to wield a paintbrush have achieved a perfect balance between two art forms, graffiti and fine art.  They are leading the charge to take walls down, push boundaries beyond their limits, and proving that graffiti successfully coalesces with fine art.

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