March 20, 2011


Here’s a little preview of a surprising show I just got a preview of, by LA-based Patrick Martinez.  The title of the show was inspired by a neon piece Martinez completed in 2008 titled “Selling Out is the
New Keeping it Real.”  Here are some of the standout pieces in the show, which runs from March 19th – April 9th at Known Gallery.  Check out the mixed media, with working neon overlaid…


441 North Fairfax Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90036



  1. galinmitev on March 28, 2011 at 7:31 am

    awesome “Wretches And Kings” Video:

  2. thegluelpfan on March 25, 2011 at 10:05 am

    That is a pretty interesting idea…I swear we never get such cool artshows here

  3. brysislupin on March 22, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    This is great!
    I love the “I´m a fighter not a lover” one!

  4. linkinlayra on March 22, 2011 at 12:32 am

    PATRICK MARTINEZ is incredible1 :O

    So are these photos. Can you believe that? —>

  5. rakshasp on March 21, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    LOL!this is the good art!i love it!
    Hey mike!are you guys working in new musics right now?

  6. shivani94 on March 21, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Oh god! Atlast, after a terrible struggle of 3 years,now m able to put a comment on your blog mike…. 🙂

  7. mikeecem on March 21, 2011 at 10:12 am

    i love neon! (without chemistry:D) thank you Mike.

  8. takumademonreborn on March 21, 2011 at 9:09 am


  9. dovingbird on March 21, 2011 at 7:32 am

    This is fascinating, to say the least. Wish I could take a gander at it. I know my artist boyfriend would blow a gasket of excitement.

    Dude, thanks for sharing stuff like this with us. Makes me feel more cultured. >3 Also cool to see what kinds of things inspire you and get your blood pumping.


  10. cctjehh on March 21, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Is LA the city to be when you’re talking about art? I sometimes really wonder what in America could be counted as an “art-city”. I would love to check out some exhibitions (:

  11. alyeska39 on March 21, 2011 at 2:51 am

    Cheddar Cheese Cake sounds like a Wheel of Fortune puzzle XD (Yes, I know it says “Cheese Cheddar Cake”).

    Moving on, that looks like a really interesting medium in which to do art. Cool stuff. I always appreciate it when you share stuff like this. 🙂

  12. Colorize The Future on March 21, 2011 at 2:11 am

    A cheese cheddar Cake for Chester!
    Happy b-Day chester

    Nice Neon gallery

  13. faris255 on March 21, 2011 at 2:08 am

  14. dorito82 on March 20, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Wow! That’s pretty interesting stuff right there!

  15. Shay Adams on March 20, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    I LOVE this! 😀

  16. cincybmxlpfreak on March 20, 2011 at 6:47 pm


    (Happy birthday to Chester and myself! :D)

  17. milasouza11 on March 20, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Good post today *—-*

    But I thought you would make a post about Chester’s BDay haha

    @milasouza11 Camila

  18. kelly jean on March 20, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Does this have anything todo with

  19. lufmeup on March 20, 2011 at 3:05 pm

  20. Alexandra Nofi on March 20, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Yeah, this had me going on a happy artistic story and then I saw the cheese cheddar cake and now that is all I can think about. It sounds very yummy 😀

    Interesting artwork. It’s of course going to be a lot more interesting to see in person than on your blog. There are some days I really wish I had the money to fly to LA or live there. The art shows alone are worth it.

  21. adiek84 on March 20, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Patrick Martinez is really awesome! Known Gallery has some great shows this year! We should definitely keep an eye on them! XD
    Is it bad, that I like it when you’re home instead of touring? I know that you have that band, that I just happen to be a fan of, but I also love your “artsy” side and I really hope that you’ll do an art show soon. I know it’s pretty selfish, but I just want you to create one thing after the next, or even simultaneously! ;-D
    PS: I’m still running that art contest, so if someone wants to participate, just click on my name. Deadline is March 31.
    PSS: Mike, I’m still waiting for that LP Tour date in Cologne or Duesseldorf ;-D

  22. anitazik on March 20, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    I liiked it!

  23. smoshee on March 20, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Think green 🙂

    Please like the video.. boost the confidence of this young man.. 😀

    Thank you 🙂

  24. Claudia B. on March 20, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Cool (I don’t have much to say because this week has sucked the life out of me)

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