"West Coast Blues" Oakland themed Mural!
Paying homage to the Blues & Jazz scene of West Oakland! 1930-1960 West Oakland was a pioneering hub in the scene, right alongside New Orleans! This neighborhood piece showcases a historical Oakland chord & its inspiration into modern day arts & music! (13x 50ft aerosol mural)
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"West Coast Blues" Oakland themed Mural!
Paying homage to the Blues & Jazz scene of West Oakland! 1930-1960 West Oakland was a pioneering hub in the scene, right alongside New Orleans! I wanted to create a neighborhood piece that showcases a historical Oakland chord & show its inspiration into modern day arts & music! (13x 50ft aerosol mural)
This mural was painted by Sean Griffin aka Griffin One in late 2015 for THE Port Workspaces at their newest location - in the recently renovated Kaiser Mall building in downtown Oakland. This one of a kind Symmetrical painted mural measureing 150ft x 13ft.
15ft x 100ft portal series Mural, I designed & painted for Barking Hound Village in Dallas, Texas - earlier this month.
• This is view of the mural from across the street of this busy cross roads, where the Downtown Dallas Dart train fly's by every 10 minutes & or cars cross the tracks. I designed & laid out the elements to best work with the obstacles, interaction & visibility, whether your on the fast moving train & or driving up Historical Diar street!
This is a 15ft x 100ft portal series Mural, I designed & painted for the good people of Barking Hound Village in Dallas, Texas earlier this month. They run a few high end Dog Hotels & with this new location, they wanted to bring a fun, dog paradise to Life! Working with a few requested elements of theirs and given creative control, I came up with this layout & approach for the space & environment!
This recent Oakland mural was painted by Griffin One, for the Portal Restaurant! Designed & painted in a ocean / lake portal The mural stretches around the whole dynamic surfaced building -more images & detail pics to follow!
The Portal Restaurant, is located in the heart of Oakland, right near Lake Merritt. Located 1611 2nd Ave, Oakland, CA
These are a few details pics from the different section of the outside Portal Restaurant mural, painted by Griffin One. This mural is located in the heart of Oakland, right near Lake Merritt. ( Full Mural - Previous Image.) Located 1611 2nd Ave, Oakland, CA
This Piece 10x15ft was my contribution to the "Fresh Coat" Mural Project this summer. This event has been held in Napa Valley every 2 years, hosted by the Jamieson Ranch Vineyards. Curated by Ricky Watts, 8 internationally recorgnized artists participated in this year's project, transforming the Winery's large outdoor wall! - Griffin One
This life size shopping cart -Recycling themed urban West Oakland robot mural was inspired by the the recycling center just a few blocks away, from where it is located. Many homeless & less fortunate "entrepreneurs" that use such shopping carts (filled with random finds) to collect their metals, do pass by this wall non stop on their way to the popular Alliance Recycling! Griffin Mural 2013
TurnItIn New Head Quarters located in the Heart of Oakland! This bright & empowering educational theme mural is the lobby center piece to this giant floor! The mural branches over the staircase, connecting the main common area & kitchen together! Turnitin Murals painted by Griffin One 2016
Attached are some close ups of this center piece mural branching over the staircase, connecting the common area & kitchen together! Turnitin Head Quarters painted by Oakland, Bay area Muralist Griffin One.
Commissioned mural for the Oakland Museum of CA Women's Board, on their White Elephant Sale building in JingleTown, East Oakland, CA. This was a Collaboration between: Vogue, Griffin One & Ernest Doty. One of our guiding themes was to celebrate the International flavor and diversity of the city of Oakland. It's said that it may be the largest (or one of the largest) aerosol Murals in the East Bay.
A Special Thanks to: the OMCA Women's board: Suzanne, Carla, and Rose; to Sage (Fuming Guerrilla Productions) for the Opportunity! Photos by: Roger Mulkey (overview) & Bryan Boutwell (close up shot).
This mural was created for a client inside a private residence. Griffin was asked to paint his portals in two of the bedrooms, in this new home out in Scottsdale AZ. Each of two large Portal Vortex themed murals into the different rooms, wrapping 360 degrees around the rooms!
This was one of the last aerosol murals completed by Griffin in Phoenix, Arizona, before moving to the Bay Area in 2012. The title, "Next Chapter" symbolized beginning a New chapter in life, and was inspired by the change that comes with changing cities. Still running - Rosevelt Row Murals
This 2 part production one can see the "Galactic Dub Bug", a green tree air freshener, and the carcass of a woolly mammoth, with purple fumes. It represented clearing out "old beef"! Located in West Oakland, CA. (Photo by: Street View)
Painted in 2005, this themed mural was inspired by Santorini, Greece. Special thanks to Bernd & family for the pool time.
This Mammoth Mural, located in West Oakland, has a classic green tree air freshener, reminding to "Keep it Fresh", adding a fresh scent on old beef wall drama! (Photo by Street view)
"Between Floors" Contest-Winning Mural for the 7 Story Canvas event at the Hotel Zetta in downtown SF. Seven Finalists were chosen to each paint a section of the stairwell in 48 hours, with an SF theme. Special Thanks to: Shawn (of The Flavor Group); Greg Bell & the staff of the Hotel Zetta & Viceroy Hotels; Sean Carabarin (photography & documentation); 1AM SF & MTN Colors for Sponsoring the event; Apexer & BuffMonster for judging the contest; and Juxtapoz & 7x7 Magazine for the shout out!
This mural was commissioned by a client in their private residence in Pacifica, CA. his was a nice opportunity to Transform this living room in a house right by the beach, into an ocean-themed space, complete with Sharks & JellyFish! You can check out a time-lapse of this piece in the Videos section.
Aerosol mural painted at the Not Famous Studios (print & design facility) in Redwood City, CA in 2014. Check out the Videos page for a time-lapse of this Walrus wall taking form!
This Rhino Beetle on a mic mural, is located in the popular street art Sycamore Alley of San Francisco. ( Across from the Elbo Room, in the Mission.) 2015 Photo by: Gus Cutty
"Spartan Fish Rainbow Snatcher"
This Mural was a collaboration with my friend Ricky Watts & My self! It was painted over the afternoon at the festival during the event on Sunday! OutSider Art Triangle. Curated by Jeben & Juxtapoz Magazine.
This aerosol mural, a tribute to Jimi Hendrix, is located at Haight St. & Ashbury St. in San Francisco, on the exterior of the building where Jimi Hendrix once lived (along with Jim Morrison, and Janis Joplin). Griffin was honored to design & paint this mural, assisted by artists Ernest Doty & Eon75 in 2013. Photo by: Street View
Here is a view from the street below, of the "Purple Haze" mural tribute to Jimi Hendrix, at Haight & Ashbury in SF, on the exterior of the building where Jimi Hendrix once lived Griffin was honored to design & paint this mural, assisted by artists Ernest Doty & Eon75 2013. Photo by: Street View
This aerosol mural was created on the side of the Ian Ross Gallery building in San Francisco. It is a reminder of the unknown in the depths of the sea & bringing it to the Surface & Streets of Sf! This creature is a fusion of the Hatchet Fish & the Angler. (Dimensions: 16ft x 16ft)
This was a mural commissioned in 2014, at a private residence in West Oakland. It is a part of Griffin's 'Raccoons of Oakland' Series.
Interior Mural designed & painted for the head quarters of client - Unofish, a start up company in Burlingame, California, that makes high-end one of a kind, footballs & basketballs. With every ball sold, they donate a ball back to the local community! (Aerosol, 24' x 8'ft.)
This Bay Bridge mural was commissioned in 2014, by a client that asked Griffin to include an artistic interpretation (style & motion) of the new Bay Bridge that connects Oakland to SF. In this piece, Griffin sought to use his design to transform the aesthetic of the cold sternness corrugated metal bay garage doors. It is located in the industrial section of West Oakland.
This Venue / performance space & restaurant/bar hosted many indie musical performances, poetry slams & theater groups, and was located in Tempe Arizona. I designed this mural work to complement the theme. (Aerosol, 2011).
Aerosol mural created for Raw Sushi Lounge in the downtown Louisville restaurant's back parking area. 2006
This piece was created for the owner of Alaya in SF, who wanted to add some design elements & a Lotus to the front of her women's clothing boutique. While working with the existing awning & yellow background of the wall in mind. (near 9th Ave & Lincoln, near Golden Gate Park).
Adding a surrealist touch to this old backyard shed at the Compound artist collective in Tempe, Arizona in 2010. Part of the Griffin Tree House Mural Series.
Interior Mural commission located at the Fractaize Gallery & Boutique in Northern California, with a theme inspired by sustainable living. Part of the Griffin TreeHouse Mural Series.
This classic farm field Tree House (part of the on-going treehouse mural series ofGriffin's.) This East Oakland mural was painted for the good folks of Hidden Star Orchards ! They're delicious Apple ciders, chips, extracts and more, can be found at many of the Bay area Farmers Markets & through their website. Photo by: Street View - Tree House mural series by bay area muralist Griffin.-
Alternate title is "Upon the closing of child's eyes, sleeping giants & titans rise." A three artist collaboration between: Griffin One, Ernest Doty & Skinner. Located in West Oakland near Mandela & Peralta. Special thanks to Street View and AllCityPaint. (The gnome and all characters with golden armor were painted by Griffin.) Also, don't forget to check out the mini documentary by GraffHopper Films of this wall coming together on the Videos page! Photo by: Pixelina
A private residence in Tempe, Arizona, that creates a fun optical illusion from the checkered flooring, and adds some organic elements across the top to patch things all together!
Exterior front wall of the Citizen Public House. First Aerosol Public Mural In Old Town Scottsdale. Special thanks to Dan Semenchuk for facilitating the introduction and permit process. 2012
"I'm happy to have had this opportunity to help kindle more interest & support for the Public Arts, especially aerosol murals in places like Historical Old town Scottsdale, Tempe, & the Greater Phoenix metropolitan area. I Hope this will open some eyes & walls, for my fellow muralists to get involved too." - Griffin
This interior mural, painted in 2013, is found along the entrance wall of the Gladly Restaurant and Cocktail Bar in uptown Phoenix, Arizona. The piece showcases some of the tools of the trade, and instruments used by these top rate chefs & Mixologist there!
• The top shows a piece painted for Club Planet X, in central Kentucky. It was an immersive mural where all walls & corners were painted to created an optical illusion as you moved around the space. The adjacent wall covered with a long mirror!
• The bottom, once a small front patio in Phoenix, Arizona with cinder-block walls, was transformed into a tropical island scene that integrated the gate door.
"Its in Our Blood" full wall in foreground & "Candle" pillar in the background where 2 of Griffin's pieces, that were a part of the epic Special Delivery Exhibition at the Carbon Warehouse in Berkeley. This event, hosted by Endless Canvas in 2012, featured over 70 Bay area graffiti & street artists, that painted inside a giant wherehouse in West Berkeley, for an historic Opening Night, and this top floor is said to still be in touched!
These two 1 day painted collab murals by Griffin One & Ricky Watts, were painted live at the OutsideLands Art & Music Festival held at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. (Artic Walrus Mural 2014 & Smoking Wizard Mural 2015.) Sponsered by “Outsider Art” Art Triangle Murals Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, curated by Jeben Berg. ( More live Art Murals in the - Live Art section! )
This HighLands Mural is located in Louisville, Kentucky, in the heart of the Highlands district & neighborhood, one of Griffin's favorite parts of the city! Created in 2005, one of the first public commissioned aerosol mural in Louisville, and was painted on the exterior wall of Wick's Pizza, near the corner of Baxter St & Highlands, over 10 years ago! It has since won LEO Weekly best mural awards several time. Commissioned by Debbie Rosenstein
For Skunkworks Performance & Restoration, from classics to hot rods. Out of San Jose CA. (20x35ft)
This Bird House Mural was created in the back courtyard of the Ear Peace record shop in Berkeley. 2012
The "Viva Hideout" (10' x 30') was painted right near the Las Vegas Strip along the Linq Hotel Promenade in 2014! Special Thanks to the I.S.I Group for bringing more art & culture to The Strip & Vegas & for the invitation to paint this quick piece, a part of the TreeHouse Series.
This mural commission painted on The Sea Of Green building, is located in Downtown Historical Flagstaff Arizona, on the Old Route 66 highway. This Mural showcasing the scenery of this great mountain town, was painted higher up on the wall, due to the volume of parked cars often parked in front of it! Photos by: Tulasi Devi Photography & Hank Holt! 2012
This is a detail pic of one of the right side my tree house mural painted in Flagstaff AZ. Which can be seen from on the Famous Route 66! Sea Of Green Hydroponics Mural
A fun Unique custom piece for a patron of the arts new home, located in North Berkeley, CA.