Patrick Martinez, Aaron De La Cruz and James Roper | Even Flow at Circuit 12 Contemporary

October 02 2012 . 08:54pm

Renowned contemporary artists Patrick Martinez, Aaron De La Cruz and James Roper will exhibit original work at Circuit 12 Contemporary from October 13th through November 14th 2012.

Titled Even Flow, the show will consist of various works from each artist, including paintings, sculpture, neon and site specific installation amongst other media.

“The show’s title speaks on the honesty of touch, or the particular style of each artist participating in the exhibition.

“All of the artists in the show speak honestly to the viewer, visually.”

Even Flow will depict these 3 artists’ unique expression and approach to contemporary visual art.

Martinez’s work consists of lush and colorful paintings as well as distinct neon, and sculptural works, De La Cruz illustrates an amalgamation of art and design, and Roper’s mixed media pieces are filled with vivid colors, movements and inspiration he derives form his surroundings.

This is the first time all three artists will be exhibiting together.

Even Flow opens on Saturday, October 13th from 6pm-10pm and will be on view until November 14th, 2012. For more information, contact Circuit 12 Contemporary at 214.760.1212 or visit

About Circuit 12 Contemporary
Circuit 12 Contemporary is a Dallas-based outlet for innovative and inspired modern art. Located in the heart of the Dallas Design District, Circuit 12 provides a platform for ambitious emerging, mid-career, and internationally known artists to showcase their work. Founded by Dustin and Gina Orlando, their vision is to show and maintain a broad spectrum of contemporary art; providing not only thought provoking, but unmistakably original, and ground breaking two-dimensional and three-dimensional works, new media and site-specific installations.

About Aaron De La Cruz
Aaron De La Cruz’s work, thought minimal and direct at first, tends to overcome barriers of separation and freely steps in and out of the realms of design, graffiti and illustration. The parameters he has chosen to work within actually allow him to free himself and react to the very limitations he has created. This overriding structure and the lack of deliberation while moving within creates a tension when encountering his work due to the almost computer generated grid like systems he creates by unplanned markmaking. The act and the marks themselves are very primal in nature but tend to take on distinct and sometimes higher meanings in the broad range of mediums and contexts they appear in and on.

About James Roper
The Manchester, UK-based artist focuses on numerous of mediums, including fine arts, film, sculpture and digital art. His work explores a variety of subjects from the heightened realities depicted in Baroque art and modern media to the restraint and release of energy found within complex structures, such as the human body. He has exhibited worldwide, including both solo and group shows in London, Los Angeles, Milan and Barcelona.

About Patrick Martinez
Since his childhood, Patrick Martinez has always been drawing or scribbling on something. In is teenage years, Martinez discovered hip-hop culture, especially its incorporation of graffiti, which is still a huge influence on his work today. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he often depicts his hometown city in a variety of his work and focuses on the phenomenology of his surroundings. Vitality and rhythm are the essence and energy in his artwork. He was named one of the 35 most important artists of 2011 by Complex Magazine.

Circuit 12 Contemporary
1130 Dragon St. Suite 150
Dallas, Texas 75207

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The first 20 prints of the #LP50 series

September 05 2012 . 12:13am

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Linkin Park and Known Gallery present LP50

August 13 2012 . 08:57pm

The tour started in Bristow, Virginia on August 11, 2012 and besides the music Linkin Park and Known Gallery have something special at each and every venue. LP50. 50 screen print posters at 50 venues by 50 different artists from around the world.

At each stop, you’ll find a limited-edition tour screen print poster designed just for your city.  The one above is the first poster of the tour by VICTOR REYES.  Every show will feature a different screen print poster by a different artist.  All in limited quantities, none will be reproduced after this run.

The first set of screen print posters are designed by: Stash, Anthony Lister, Estevan Oriol, Push, Todd Bratrud, George Thompson, Joshua Petker. Manny Sayes, ETNIK, Randy Ortiz, James Roper, Jamie Oliver, Sever, Axis, Augustine Kofie, Greg Craola Sinkins, Jeff McMillan, Dabs Myla and KMNDZ with 30 more artists to come.

Stay tuned for more images and more info.

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