New Art: Markus Fussell

We've got a new featured artist on the wall, Markus Fussell! Local folks may know him as the guitarist for Shinerunner, from Guitar Center, or from his great space themed paintings that we're stoked to have hanging at the shop right now! We'll be having an opening reception for him on Friday, March 23rd, from 7-9 - and weather permitting, he'll be out on the sidewalk at 5 on Saturday the 24th demoing his process! Stop on by and check it out! From Markus:

Hello my name is Markus Fussell and I am a spray paint artist. I paint using only spray paint, random tools, paper and plastic on poster board, foam board and sometimes canvas. Started spraying back in high school, doing mostly stencil pieces and some graffiti. Did that for a few years and eventually stopped to play music. Started back again in 2002 doing stencil pieces. In 2004 I saw an artist on the streets of NY using only spray paint, doing amazing scenes from outer space and planets. I was blown away! Came home the next week and started myself. Since then, I have done pieces here and there, eventually getting bored. In 2010 I saw the new TRON movie and, oddly enough, got really inspired to paint again and have not stopped since! I really wanted to recreate scenes from that movie along with a new style of spray paint art.

Click on a thumbnail above to see the work bigger!

You can also find out more about Markus at www.wix.com/civilyen/fussΒ and his video art atΒ www.youtube.com/civilyen