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Writing on walls since '84
Artist | Professional | Other
United States
Estria began spray painting in Hawai'i in 1984 and has since painted hundreds of murals. He was an influential leader of the "Golden Age" of graffiti Writing (1980’s) in San Francisco, pioneering painting techniques of characters and scenes. He is also one of the inventors of the stencil tip, a modified cap used by graffiti Writers worldwide to create thin airbrush-like lines. Estria has painted in Peru, Italy, Mexico, Japan, Honduras, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Honolulu, Charlotte and San Francisco.

Since 1993 he has taught graffiti Writing classes and lectured at universities on Writing’s social and political impact. He garnered national attention with his arrest for graffiti in 1994 appearing on CNN and the National Enquirer.

Estria’s mural clients include President Clinton, Vodafone, Toyota, MTV, McDonald’s, Sega, McKesson, Nokia, the Mills Corporation, the Cities of San Francisco and Oakland, and the County of Alameda.

He has served the community through his non-profit cultural work for over 29 years.

Estria’s life work has been to build and advance community through mural projects. Currently his focus is on impacting the Writing culture over the next 10-20 years.

He uses color to create moods in ways that can only be created with the human hand, ways that mimic reality, but exaggerate and distort it. His work is fun, cultural, political, vibrant and always technically precise.

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SANEmporium Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
A watch for a watch!?!...
NickyG1 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
You`re work is really awesome..great!
SHYN1CSK Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome work!!
artildawn Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
I've seen your art Honolulu. Nice to finally find who did it.
THISISAPES Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
thanks for watching :)
Mr-Bastos Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
EUKEE Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Mate, MONOKROME are running a competition to win the MONOKROME book [link]
and all you have to do is submit a few of your best blackbook designs to
Competition ends this Monday 23rd April 2012

Get involved! :D
sailormoonangel22 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi! I’m a contributor for #Sellers-Showcase. Thankyou for joining our group; we really appreciate it and we hope that you find it very beneficial. Please read the "Rules/Guidelines" section on our homepage before getting started, and remember that we will only accept submissions that have some indicate in the artist's comments of being for sale, or that have prints enabled. If you need any further help, feel free to note the group or leave a comment on the home page. Thanks!
EOK73 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
nice works! hot gallery! greetz from germany.
sonnywong001 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
been a fan for years, good to see you on here! Peace - Sonny Wong
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