1984: an East Los Angeles born and raised 10 year-old kid watches New York hip-hop flick Beat Street for the first time, and his fate is sealed…to live, eat and breath graffiti.
During his high school days, armed with spray cans, said kid set about adorning walls throughout the Greater Los Angeles area as GERM*ONE. But GERM*ONE wasn’t content in focusing solely on can-conceived art and the urban landscape, his head and heart craved a bigger picture.
GERM*ONE took up screen printing and entered the music arena, creating inaugural posters for the Coachella Music Festival, and for such diverse acts as Boy George’s Culture Club, Stan Ridgeway, and DJ Paul Oakenfold. But GERM wanted to go bigger and get more personal with his art. So he started splitting his time between working with and for such world famous designers as Christian Audigier, Russell and Kimora Simmons and pursuing his own, instantly recognizable style.
Somewhere along the way GERM*ONE became GERMIZM and he began developing a signature collection of mixed media portraiture canvases that encompassed every art aspect
of his life thus far. Multi-layered, collage experimentation that blends the abstract with the figurative, the works are so vibrant they are the embodiment of POP art.
Hand-Embellished, Signed and Numbered by GERMIZM
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Additional Stenciled Aerosol on Moab Entrada Rag Bright 290 GMS Archival Paper
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