MARS-1 is a left-handed artist who spends most of his time in the right side of his brain, communicating through a visual language. His unique imagery explores possibilities of otherworldly existence through highly developed, multi-layered landscapes. Often employing a fuzzy-logic aesthetic, Mars-1’s artwork has a sentient appearance, like a tulpa—which in mysticism, is the concept of a materialized thought that manifests into physical form. His unique style has been described as urban-Gothic, sci-fi abstracted, quasi-organic form.
Early inspirations include: graffiti, animation, comic book characters, ufology, extraterrestrials, unexplored life, mysteries of the universe, alternate realities and the abstract quality of existence. At the age of 13, Mars-1 began writing graffiti in his hometown of Fresno. He later attended Academy of Art in San Francisco, where he currently lives and works, remaining heavily active in the city’s contemporary art scene.
"We've known Mars since we first had the idea to open a gallery. We had known of his work for years, basically from his graffiti years, and we had watched him evolve into a gallery artist. His style is so original, and truthfully we don't think anyone can even try to do what he's doing. He's worked in so many mediums and we have genuinely never seen a Mars-1 piece we don't like. He's a true talent and an artist that would be a wise investment for anyone looking to add solid pieces to their collection."