Studio Grand Oakland is pleased to present Work, A Solo Exhibition by Miguel Bounce Perez. In this Exhibit, Miguel has created a stunning body of new work, representing the different styles he works in. As an active muralist in the Bay Area and internationally, it is rare to find his art on a scale that can hang in a gallery.
Miguel, known to many as Bounce, is a highly respected and much followed artist with roots in Berkeley, CA. He is a mentor and teacher to many who encounter him through his designs, murals, and hand styles on walls or by meeting him in person. His art centers on themes of indigenous visibility and sovereignty, liberation for all people, and calls forth a discipline or grind that is deliberate, unrelenting, and, simultaneously, poetic.
Work is centered around the theme of "workin' it out," as Miguel states. The word work conjures up many different ideas for people. Some dread the word work. To others, work is the passion that keeps them motivated. For Miguel, it's a constant balance between labor and love...
work from home
putting in work
got that work
work it out
you better work
work work work work work
i go to work
shit don't work
tommy ain't got no damn job...
Miguel Bounce Perez
Miguel Bounce Perez is a muralist and designer with an additional focus on photography and video. Raised in Berkeley, California, his “home base” shifts between California, New York, and Mexico.
In 2007, he appropriated his father's lowrider car club and opened a community art space in Berkeley under the same name, Pueblo Nuevo. Pueblo Nuevo provided space for emerging and professional artists to showcase work as well as participate in workshops with local master artists. In addition to curating exhibits, Miguel keeps the Pueblo Nuevo name and mission alive by creating space for collaborative productions and artistic exchanges everywhere he goes.
His art and murals have been featured publicly and in galleries across the U.S. from New York to California as well as Philippines, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Colombia, Mexico, Canada and the United Kingdom. Notable galleries include Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (SF), Galería de la Raza (SF), de Young Museum (SF), Casa Vallarta (MEX), and the Cornerhouse (UK). Perez is also an integral member of the Trust Your Struggle Artist Collective which create murals, mural tours, exhibitions, and workshops, globally.
Bounce's work has given him the opportunity to paint and build with communities from Latin America to the United Kingdom. Whether locally or internationally, Bounce's art represents the liberation of all people.
Website | Instagram: @misterbouncer
Opening Reception :: Friday, June 24th, 2016, 8pm-11pm
Sounds by 3rd Degree (Instagram: @fistuptv), & Joe Quixx (Instagram: @joequixx_lsb)
Free give aways & possible lumpia
On View: June 24, 2016 - September 10, 2016