Juxtapoz // Monday, February 02, 2015
Photographer Brock Brake did a studio visit with graffiti artist Optimist on the occassion of a new gallery show of work made over the last eight years, "Packrat's Paradise."
Graffiti // Thursday, March 27, 2014
Optimist carefully chose this sloppy buff ridden wall to do a roller so his letters stand out more and it makes for a rather cool background. Plus, anyone who does a half-ass buff job like this deserves additional graffiti until they actually do a legit paint job.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Given the name Tim by friends, it quickly morphed in to Optimist, which was a sign for him to become a more positive person.
Graffiti // Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Optimist and Lewse get wild with it on a background with large headed female characters painted by Mesgr.
Graffiti // Monday, July 08, 2013
Optimist: one who characteristically looks at events or conditions with optimism or a believer in philosophical optimism.
Graffiti // Monday, May 13, 2013
Amuse 126 appears to have been keeping busy painting plenty of spots recently. Check out what he’s been up to alongside other writers like Optimist, Sege, Ares, and more.
Graffiti // Thursday, December 13, 2012
If you know where this is, you know it is impossible to miss based on its location. Right on the freeway roller from Optimist and Stuey.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 25, 2012
1AM is pleased to present "Reckoning", a group exhibition reflecting society's obsession with catastrophe, both imagined and real. The collection includes original art by Leon Loucheur, Optimist, Robert Bowen, Pemex, Monty Guy and Chamber Made.
Graffiti // Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The guest book, aka the walls of Optimist’s studio, has seen a cast of graffiti characters over time creating a soup of signatures and color.