L.A. writer RELIC blends urban style and sensibility with renaissance-quality execution.
Staking claim to the name in ‘87, Relic found that graffiti was the spark that ignited his creativity. He found comrades in the Second To None art crew (successors of L.A.’s first graffiti crew) who helped propel his work by providing inspiration and guidance through art and expression.
Armed with the knowledge that there could be a lucrative career in art, he enrolled at Pasadena’s Art Center College of Design.
The following years brought opportunities highlighted by the creation of murals and art for numerous motion pictures and television shows. Knowledge combined with scholastic discipline provided the necessary elements to extend his skills into art directing.
In 1996, Relic and Tempt co-founded BIGTIME: The Magazine of Urban Art & Expression. Their contributions have set industry standards, gaining BIGTIME acclaim as the “Best Graffiti Magazine” by the LA Weekly.
Relic’s work has been showcased at numerous museums and galleries, including the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Smithsonian.
Graffiti art has gained worldwide attention. It extends its hand and appeals to all people of today’s diverse culture. At the forefront of this new generation is RELIC who—for over 25 years—has propelled L.A. graffiti art to the forefront of today’s urban audience.
In August 2012, RELIC will be presenting in the Crewest Front Gallery his very first LA solo show, KUYA. KUYA opens Saturday, August 4, 2012 and will be on view through August 28, 2012.