Above: Promotional graphic for the Werkaholic: Solo Exhibition by Keemowerks at on display at the Thumbprint Gallery from June 8th - July 7th, 2013. Courtesy of Thumbprint Gallery.
Much “werk” goes into the work of graffiti stencil artist Keemowerks. The Philippines-born artist has put in a lot of effort to make himself known in the art community of San Diego with his custom, multilayered stencil artwork. Keemowerks is a National City-based, self-taught artist who continues to refine his stenciling process.
Thumbprint will be presenting his work in an upcoming solo show titled “Werkaholic.” It will showcase the artist’s dedication to his craft. The show's opening reception will be on Saturday, June 8th from 5-10pm at Thumbprint Gallery in La Jolla. Complimentary beverages will be served and all ages are welcome.
Keemowerks creates spray painted street art using many layers of mostly black and white spray paint. He combines his own crafted stencils with this layering technique to create deeply defined spray paint art. His custom-made stencils can be up to 15 layers thick depending on how many different elements make up the artwork. Many of his works are derived from his photography. Combined with his stenciling technique, the images he creates replicate a lot of the details found in the photograph.
His Mary Jane Skulls series is his most prolific series and his goal is to finish 100 portraits. He has been featured in previous art shows at Thumbprint, including “Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You” showcasing his spray paint stencils on canvas and mixed media artwork made of layered paper stickers.
The show will be open and free to the public at Thumbprint Gallery from June 8 to July 7.
Location: Thumbprint Gallery La Jolla, 920 Kline St #104 La Jolla, CA 92037 Google Map