“Munk One” – the name should definitely ring a bell. He’s the man responsible for some of Upper Playground’s most controversial and amusing graphics this year. This is the man that brought us :
(all available @ upperplayground.com)
So, without further ado Upper Playground and FIFTY24PDX bring you:
Fall is upon us, and with that, Upper Playground in association with FIFTY 24PDX Gallery proudly present,
“Dream Beautiful and Unusual”
-a collection of new works, some that glow in the dark, by the multifaceted artist and designer, Munk One.
Who is Munk one?
Munk One grew up in Southern California and studied Art History and Illustration at Pasadena Community College. However, his real education came through his work experience at a silk-screen and merchandise company while still in high school. Trained in traditional media, computer arts, and in the art of tattoo, Munk One’s work has taken on a variety of forms. His client list includes bands such as Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet for my Valentine, Korn, Red Hot Chili Peppers and No Doubt. Apparel companies that boast Munk One designs include Upper Playground, Tribal Gear, True Love, False Idols and more. Munk was also featured in Juxtapoz magazine earlier this year.
Music, popular culture, politics and personal experience make up the elements of Munk One’s inspiration. He pulls icons directly from what inspires him, communicating clearly and directly with his audience. Themes in his personal work have incredible range, from dark and grotesque, to bright and optimistic, to ironic and humorous- all while retaining a gorgeous aesthetic very specific to Munk’s innovative style.
An opening reception for “Dream Beautiful and Unusual” will be held on Thursday, October 1st from 6:00-9:30pm with Munk One in attendance.
Beverages will be provided by Widmer Brothers Brewing Company.
An encore reception will be held Thursday, November 5th from
Show runs October 1st, 2009- November 21st, 2009
Web addresses of importance:
Munk One: http://www.munkone.com
Fifty 24PDX Gallery: http://www.fifty24pdxgallery.com
Upper Playground: http://www.upperplayground.com
FIFTY 24PDX Gallery / Upper Playground
23 NW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97209