MURAL PROJECT 2019 ARTISTS

 
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AARON BEST

I was born in Orange County, California but my family moved out to Colorado when I was 2. My earliest exposure to art came in the form of doodles and sketches I would work on in class. I became more interested in art in high school through taking AP classes and through my own exploration of digital art in the form of Photoshop and Illustrator. By the end of senior year I decided that visual art should be more than just a hobby and began exploring the possibility of a career artist. I entered the University of Northern Colorado in 2014 for a Bachelor’s in Fine Art. The time I was in college was spent mostly working in my own studio and hanging out with other like minded artists. I spent time working on solo and group shows, outdoor events, and public murals all while balancing classes. It was a stage of rapid development in my life that ultimately left me feeling burnt out. I decided to take a break from pursuing a degree and focus my attention elsewhere. I always knew I would go back and finish my degree and after a year and a half I decided it was time. I began attending the Colorado University of Denver in 2019 but not for a degree in visual art, but for Architecture. I knew architecture would be a good fit for me as it would allow me to develop my skills as an artist while also fusing those interests into a related field. Much of what I’ve learned as an artist has helped lead my design process. Overall, art has opened a lot of doors for me and continues to be an inseparable part of my character.

@aarondavidbest

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ALEO

Through the use of graphic patterning, large areas of gradients, and expansive compositions, I create a sensational and retinal experience for the viewer of my paintings.
I find that areas of flatness and high contrast create a visually stimulating composition. My paintings appear to be created from the computer. Yet, when examined up close, the viewer can clearly see each stroke is created with a brush.
The adaptation from digital to analog excites me and drives the ideas within my subject matter. The translation by human hands is what truly intrigues me. Unlike the machines we create, we are imperfect and so is painting.

@aleoart

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AEROSE

Aerose (Julia Morgan) is a local street artist whose public art practice is built around empowerment, self-actualization and emancipation of the viewer through creative enhancement of their communities. Her art reveals the wildness that simmers beneath the civilized exteriors of today’s humanity, emphasizing our connectedness to each other and environment through internal landscapes that blend imagination and waking reality. By merging nature and impalpable psychic territories through paint, intention and manifestation of our deepest dreams and most secret thoughts can be brought to visual fruition and given space to breathe and grow. Aerose utilizes spray paint on many large-scale projects, as it is an optimal medium to explore the themes of ephemera and permanency demonstrated in her work, while being efficient, archival and weather resilient. Aerose’s murals interrupt and add to passerby's daily experience by providing colorful windows into alternate realities, encouraging contemplation and inspiration. Aerose’s work seeks to envelope the mind and gaze of the viewer in the same way that we are held by feeling, each other and the cradling universe within which we dwell, allowing the viewer to exist in the spaces between mind and matter, dreams and reality. Art unites, empowers and transcends all illusions of separation, and has the capacity to truly alter minds and societies-- this is the main impetus behind Aerose's creations!

@aerose_art

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A.L. GRIME

Ally Grimm (A.L. Grime) is an illustrator, painter, and muralist based out of Denver, CO. She is fascinated by the way in which humans process emotion and communicate. She seeks to explore the bridge between man and machine by breaking down emotion into patterns that reflect art through the lens of technology.

@a.l._grime

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AARON BEST

I was born in Orange County, California but my family moved out to Colorado when I was 2. My earliest exposure to art came in the form of doodles and sketches I would work on in class. I became more interested in art in high school through taking AP classes and through my own exploration of digital art in the form of Photoshop and Illustrator. By the end of senior year I decided that visual art should be more than just a hobby and began exploring the possibility of a career artist. I entered the University of Northern Colorado in 2014 for a Bachelor’s in Fine Art. The time I was in college was spent mostly working in my own studio and hanging out with other like minded artists. I spent time working on solo and group shows, outdoor events, and public murals all while balancing classes. It was a stage of rapid development in my life that ultimately left me feeling burnt out. I decided to take a break from pursuing a degree and focus my attention elsewhere. I always knew I would go back and finish my degree and after q year and a half I decided it was time. I began attending the Colorado University of Denver in 2019 but not for a degree in visual art, but for Architecture. I knew architecture would be a good fit for me as it would allow me to develop my skills as an artist while also fusing those interests into a related field. Much of what I’ve learned as an artist has helped lead my design process. Overall, art has opened a lot of doors for me and continues to be an inseparable part of my character.

@aarondavidbest