Optimist Studio Visit: "Packrat's Paradise"

Optimist Studio Visit: "Packrat's Paradise"

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."
Optimist over the buff

Optimist over the buff

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.
Tim The Optimist

Tim The Optimist

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.
Optimist x Lewse with Mesgr characters

Optimist x Lewse with Mesgr characters

Graffiti // Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Optimist and Lewse get wild with it on a background with large headed female characters painted by Mesgr.
Optimistically speaking...

Optimistically speaking...

Graffiti // Monday, July 08, 2013
Optimist: one who characteristically looks at events or conditions with optimism or a believer in philosophical optimism.
An Update with Amuse 126

An Update with Amuse 126

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.
Optimistuey Freeway Roller

Optimistuey Freeway Roller

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.
Pardee's Picks: Reckoning, An Exploration of Darkening Horizons

Pardee's Picks: Reckoning, An Exploration of Darkening Horizons

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.
Sign in Sheet

Sign in Sheet

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.
Optimist A's

Optimist A's

Graffiti // Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Optimist paints a piece for the Oakland A’s in part of a Bay Area sports team production.   Numerous teams are also represented including Giants, 49ers, and Sharks.
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