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Another New Mural Goes Up Next To Vinyl

Another New Mural Goes Up Next To Vinyl
Photos: Jonny Alexander
By Stephen Jackson - Published on May 06, 2014.
 This garage door has emerged as white-hot real estate for street artists.
 
We’ve been covering the evolution of murals at this location since March, and there hasn’t been a dull moment yet. First, the Gluten-Free Mural gets tagged. Then, a mysterious artist by the name of “White Buffalo” usurped the wheat-averse image altogether. And now, there’s a new kid on the block. It’s a mural by Chico-based artist Jonny Alexander entitled, “A Cross Section of Land and Sky.”
 
Jonny was in town working as an assistant to famed street-artist “Above”. Together they painted all of the art on the ramps to be used in this weekend’s Red Bull Ride + Style, a fixed-gear bike competition. 
 
He was put in touch with the folks at Vinyl via Above, who helped get him permission to paint on the garage door. He completed the whole thing last Sunday. It took him 11 hours.


 






Originally from San Diego, Alexander just finished his BFA in printmaking at Chico State. He told us that this particular mural is really part of a series of similar subjects. “To me it’s a little cross section of Earth floating in space … A lot of my work deals with stylized or surreal landscapes,” he told us. You can check out more of his work (and more trippy cross-sections) on his website. You can also follow him on Instagram at @jonnyalexander.
 
Jonny is actively looking for more opportunities to paint in SF, so if you are interested, or know someone who is, toss him an email at jonnycalexander {at} gmail {dot} com.