Those who have walked the streets of San Francisco will recognize Jet Martinez and Chor Boogie’s colorful styles. The prolific artists are stalwarts of the city’s street art scene and their work can be seen in the Mission District’s ever-evolving, outdoor mural gallery, Clarion Alley. Boogie and Martinez have teamed up for the exhibition “Balance,” opening at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco on November 7.
Taking inspiration from various forms of Mexican folk art, Jet Martinez created a series of acrylic paintings on panel using a gestural technique atypical of his process. Martinez painted each flower using a single, continuous brushstroke, resulting in a meditative rhythm. Chor Boogie pared down the saturation of his typically colorful work, juxtaposing beams of neon color with negative space. His paintings mix figuration and abstraction, enveloping characters in technicolor patterns.
“Balance” will be on view November 7 through January 3 at 111 Minna Gallery.