Concrete Love (2020) Printmaking by Karlos Marquez
Karlos “BUMPS” Marquez
Carlos Ramon Marquez was raised in the Pico-Union Area, in Los Angeles, California. Karlos has been contributing to the local Los Angeles art scene since 1984. He created his first Graffiti Art pieces with friends under the name “Kartoon”. In 1985, he joined K2S (Kill 2 Succeed) graffiti crew as one of the original members. Since1985 he continued to develop his style by studying art at Los Angeles City College and Associates of Art in Sherman Oaks. His focus and interests were life and full figure drawing by Mark Westermoe.
Due to his keen eye for detail and his polished technique he's collaborated with Cisco Home for the past 8 years, his art has evolved and encompasses a broad range of mixed media pieces including large canvas works and textiles, furniture, and metal pieces for CISCO Home. These pieces are currently on display at CISCO Home stores in Santa Monica, Costa Mesa, Melrose, Pasadena, San Francisco, and New York.
Karlos believes in giving back to the community that has helped him develop as an artist and contributes to projects with Local Shools, Tempt One ALS foundation, Refoundry Project, the META Foundation, and The Ron Finley Project.