Upendo is a Watts, California native. As an artist, designer, and lover of life, Upendo’s inspiration is drawn from the streets, sports, music, fashion, friends, political and social issues, pop culture, cartoon characters, and his favorite food - the hamburger. Through hand drawn skills, computer design, and a can of paint, Upendo has developed an original design aesthetic that opened doors to collaborations with Reebok, Nike, Adidas, World Industries, Skateboards, Akademics, Burton, Guess, Gatorade, Columbia/Sony Records, Vh1, Raphael Saadiq, Stones Throw Records, Strong Arm Steady, Black Milk, and Danny Brown. Fonts, verbiage, illustrations, apparel, abstract art and design are combined elements in creating what Upendo calls Graphic Poetry.
During the week of September 4th - 9th, Street Theory Gallery, Underground at Ink Block and House of Roulx unite to bring together local and internationally renowned artists for an inspiring week of street art, panel discussions, exhibits, and celebrations.
The 2017 Underground Mural Project will transform over 100,000 sq. ft. of walls at the Underground Ink park-- from a previously underutilized space between Boston's South End and South Boston neighborhoods into a unique urban park and visual playground. Stay tuned on Instagram for artist announcements and events through the week. Park officially opens on Saturday, September 9th, 2017.
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