Opening: Mars-1 "Toward A Distant Dawn" @ Martha Otero, LA

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 09, 2014
As you maybe saw on the site last week, we did a studio visit with San Francisco-based artist, Mars-1, as he prepared for his solo show, "Toward A Distant Dawn," at Martha Otero Gallery in Los Angeles. That show opened this past Saturday, and we got in the old van and drove down to the Southland to see our neighbor show off his new paintings and impressive bronze sculptures. Don't try and lift those. They are heavy.

Mario Martinez (MARS-1) "Toward a Distant Dawn"

Juxtapoz // Saturday, June 07, 2014
Towards A Distant Dawn is an exhibition of new paintings and sculptures by San Francisco-based artist Mario Martinez (aka Mars-1) opening at Martha Otero Gallery this Saturday, June 7th, 2014. Mario Martinez's concepts are informed by cosmology, ufology, altered states of consciousness, his psyche and its relationship to space.

"Ascender," a Collaboration between Mars-1 and Brendan Monroe

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 10, 2013
We haven't checked in with former Juxtapoz cover artist Mario Martinez (MARS-1) in a while and were excited to find out after a recent chat with the San Francisco-based painter that he has released a print from his 2012 collaboration with Oakland-based artist Brendan Monroe. The release follows several other print releases and another fantastic collaboration with another Jux favorite, Alex Grey. 

Mars-1 Mural in Mexico City

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Mars-1 was recently down in Mexico City at the same time we happened to be working in the mega-city, so we decided to hang out with him while the San Francisco artist painted this mural. The fun part is that if you ever wanted to Google Mars-1 Mexico City, you get Jared Leto's band 30 Seconds to Mars. We digress.

Mars-1 "Everything Under The Sun" @ FFDG, San Francisco

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 11, 2011
Opening tonight, November 11, 2011 (the one 11.11.11 reference we will make today) at Fecal Face Dot Gallery is Mars-1's first solo exhibition in San Francisco since 2005. Everything Under the Sun will feature a series of new paintings from the SF-based artist (and former cover artist), and Colin M Day shot a preview video of Mars' in his studio.

Mars-1 @ Fecal Face Dot Gallery, San Francisco

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 24, 2011
Former Juxtapoz cover artist, Mario Martinez (Mars-1) will open a new solo show at Fecal Face Dot Gallery in San Francisco on November 11, 2011. If you haven't had a chance to see some of Mars' work in person, especially his new bodies of work, you are going to be taken to another world. . . .

Opening Photos: Miss Van, Mars-1, and Gaia at Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Juxtapoz // Saturday, May 28, 2011
NYC correspondent Brock Fetch headed out to a heavyweight opening a former Juxtapoz cover artists, Miss Van and Mars-1, and an up-and-coming artist in Gaia, at Jonathan LeVine Gallery this past Thursday night in Manhattan. A bunch of pictures following the jump . . .

Miss Van "Bailarinas" at Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 25, 2011
French-born street and fine artist, Miss Van, whose work we recently saw at MOCA's "Art In the Streets," will be opening a new solo show, Bailarinas, at NYC's Jonathan LeVine Gallery. The show opens this Thursday, May 26, at the same time of Mars-1's and Gaia's shows at the gallery.

MARS-1 Blacklight Flocked Poster with SF Electric Works

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Now nothing says a little early 1970's Haight like a black light poster. Our February 2009 Juxtapoz cover artist, Mars-1, just released a black light print through San Francisco's Electric Works. The Blacklight Flocked Poster is hand-silkscreened with fluorescent UV inks and black velvet flocking. More information after the jump . . .

Jeremy Fish Adds to New Mural in San Francisco

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Jeremy Fish has just put the finishing touches on his property in the midst of the new Lower Haight mural in San Francisco. His master finish incorporates a Silly Pink Bunny statue as the "Hello" moment upon entry into one of the last locals neighborhood in the City. More after the jump . . .

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