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One of the Leaders of the New Generation of Latino Artists LEVI PONCE

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15 de abril de 2019

Adds Nipsey Hussle Commemorative Mural to his Collection of Commissions 

Vesper Public Relations. Los Angeles, CA. (April 2019) — From the streets of the San Fernando Valley, Las Vegas, Austin, Latin America and Japan, to the steps of the Los Angeles City Hall for the city’s annual Mexican Independence Day and Indigenous People’s Day celebrations, muralist LEVI PONCE delivers yet another masterpiece to start off the first of ten murals this year in the streets of Los Angeles.

His Nipsey Hussle mural brings together some of the top artists in the Los Angeles scene to honor and perpetuate Hussle’s legacy. Over a dozen graffiti writers came together to create a block-long mural on 16th and Estudillo Avenue in Los Angeles to honor the ®Grammy-nominated rapper and community activist.

Click here to watch the making of the Nipsey Hussle mural:  https://youtu.be/bTYvC9s-bM8

Muralist LEVI PONCE has painted over two hundred murals in Latin America, Asia and across the United States. His talent and strong work ethic landed him a job at Walt Disney Imagineering where he has been working for the past four years, creating murals and artwork for Disneyland, Disneyworld, Disney TokyoSea, and Disney Hong Kong, as well as working on films such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Interstellar on the Academy Award-winning VFX team.

 

Recent Murals:

  • Dorothy – Theater West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd W, Los Angeles, CA 90068
  • Hamlet – 4900 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood
  • Jimi Hendrix – 4902 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood
  • Logic and Imagination (Einstein) – Magnolia Science Academy, 13333 Cahuenga Blvd W, Los Angeles, CA 90068
  • Loteria (AT&T campaign in LA, Chi, and NY markets) – AT&T store 6000 Lankershim Blvd
  • Vintage North Hollywood – 12544 Saticoy St S, North Hollywood
  • For more murals visit: https://www.leviponce.com/murals

Ponce is passionate about putting Pacoima, CA on the map through his work and his efforts aren’t going unnoticed. His art has been featured by the Skirball, The Petersen Automotive Museum, LA Craft and Folk Art Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Yucatan Mexico.

Already a media darling, the muralist has been featured on the following outlets in the recent years:

Univisión 2019 ‘Lo Nuestro’ Artista Hispano pinta de color y creatividad las comunidades

https://www.univision.com/noticias/edicion-digital/artista-hispano-pinta-de-color-y-creatividad-las-comunidades-de-pacoima-en-california-video

Univisión 2018 El Arte Urbano

https://www.univision.com/local/los-angeles-kmex/el-arte-urbano-es-importante-porque-mucha-gente-no-tiene-acceso-al-arte-comercial-levi-ponce

 

He’s among the 10 Latin Artists to Watch in 2014 – MSN

http://latinzine.msn.com/entertainment/gallery.aspx?cp-documentid=261740689#image=8

DailyNews (2014)

http://www.dailynews.com/arts-and-entertainment/20140116/take-a-walking-tour-of-pacoimas-mural-mile-saturday\

Los Angeles Times (2013)

http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-c1-pacoima-mural-20130823-dto,0,5208379.htmlstory

Univisión La Semana de La Educacion (2013)

https://www.univision.com/noticias/semana-de-la-educacion/levi-ponce-el-monumental-muralista-de-pacoim-fotos#f9f661f80000

KCET /Artbound

http://www.kcet.org/arts/artbound/counties/los-angeles/mural-mile-san-fernando-valley.html

Fox Good Day L.A.

http://www.myfoxla.com/story/21628965/out-about-pacoimas-drive-by-art-gallery?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=8611717#.UUC3jRy_0pg.facebook\

Fox Studio LA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Of0nrPaiEhE

EFE News Wire

http://video.latam.msn.com/watch/video/levi-ponce-embellece-con-sus-murales-una-milla-en-ciudad-de-california/1gj8gnvkf?from=gallery_es-xl&sf=Relevancy

KCET ‘Departures”

http://www.kcet.org/socal/departures/landofsunshine/writing-on-the-wall/muralist-levi-ponce-uses-van-nuys-blvd-as-a-gallery.html

The Daily News

http://photos.dailynews.com/2013/03/photos-east-san-fernando-valley-muralist-levi-ponce-adds-a-splash-of-color-to-van-nuys-blvd

The Daily News

http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_20825799/los-angeles-artists-bringing-back-mural-culture

Born in Pacoima, California, the visual artist picked up his paintbrush as a child, helping his Salvadorian father paint walls. It was his fathers’ literally colorful and vibrant occupation that nurtured Ponce’s own art, and later turned into a Bachelor Degree in Art with a concentration in animation and now a full-fledged career that boasts an entire mile of works along Van Nuys Boulevard in Los Angeles.

Although his work has been featured in several museum exhibitions, his most significant and self-funded labor of love has been the thirteen murals along Van Nuys Boulevard in the East San Fernando Valley – which he started on his own and then became community projects.

This aspect of the project – its evolution from personal passion to community collaboration – is perhaps Ponce’s most proud achievement. In painting his murals, he has been joined by other artists as well as community folks without artistic experience who found themselves drawn to the art, picked up a brush and began to add their own color and lines. To Ponce, the community coming together in the name of art and culture is the biggest reward he can get as feedback for his purposeful labor.

 San Fernando Valley area murals by Levi Ponce:

  1. Lady of the Valley: Van Nuys Boulevard and Arleta Avenue (on the right-hand side if traveling west toward Arleta)
  2. Born in the East Valley: Van Nuys Boulevard and Bartee Avenue (on Bartee Avenue, left-hand side if traveling west toward Bartee)
  3. The Day the Music Died: Van Nuys Boulevard and Telfair Avenue (next to Bobo’s Restaurant)
  4. Danny Trejo: Van Nuys Boulevard and Tamarack Avenue (on the other side of the Mona)
  5. Pacoima Art Revolution: Van Nuys Boulevard and Tamarck Avenue (on the other side ofDanny Trejo)
  6. Pacoima Kahlo: Van Nuys Boulevard and Ralston Avenue (on the right-hand side if traveling east on Van Nuys Boulevard)
  7. Girl with Hoop Earring: Van Nuys Boulevard and Lev Avenue (right before Lady of the Valley if traveling west, on Lev)
  8. Pacoima Neighborhood Mural: Laurel Canyon and Hoyt Street (right before Van Nuys Boulevard if traveling north on Laurel Canyon)
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