WHAT: Sebastien Walker to paint Carlsbad Art Wall
WHEN: March 26, 27 (all day)
WHERE: Señor Grubby’s (map)
The Carlsbad Art Wall (CAW) project continues through its 2nd year with the wall’s first international artist. Parisian artist/designer Sebastien Walker, now living in Los Angeles, is scheduled to paint Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Señor Grubby’s in the Carlsbad Village. Mural to be completed Sunday, March 27.
Walker’s intertwining characters and iconography create a colorful universe composed of fun visuals steeped in a lifetime love for thick-outlined cartoons, but in fact, address adult matters on a higher level. Both adults and children gravitate toward Walker’s brightly colored and detailed collages while the most skilled artists marvel at his advanced spraycan technique.
Walker was born & raised in Paris, where he studied graphic design/illustration. He worked at a variety of design agencies in Paris prior to moving to Los Angeles in 2007. In 2011, Walker received a Master’s degree at Otis School of Art and Design. He has since worked as a freelance designer for clients including Hasbro, Bubba Watson, Remind Insoles, MTV and Nissan. He has also been a member of the highly respected ‘The Seventh Letter Crew’ graffiti crew.
In 2015, the east facing exterior wall of Señor Grubby’s rotated through 5 different CAW murals—each painted by a new Los Angeles street artist. Each artist was curated by Carlsbad village based artist Bryan Snyder with the goal of introducing new urban art to the Carlsbad community, as well as providing an educational setting for aspiring urban artists. In its 2nd year, the CAW will be painted by both local San Diego and Los Angeles artists. In addition, Snyder will host an urban art workshop for teens prior to each new mural through a community collaboration with the Carlsbad Boys and Girls Club.
The goal of the Carlsbad Art Wall is to serve as a conduit between aspiring artists and professional artists, to provide a platform to engage and educate the Carlsbad community in the creative act of large scale public painting and to introduce a variety of new art and creative processes to the Carlsbad community.