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Jake Merten  Murals • Fashion • Painting • Design • Art Direction #SuperSprayin • #Kamehaspraya CHI📍LA

We’re taking over Houston tonight! @secretwalls has teamed up with @upartstudio to bring a live battle to town. All the homies are in, and it should be a good night of competitive live performance painting!

@y.renee317 happy with her new hand-painted jacket I made for her just in time for @c2e2 this weekend.

Dropout 🐻 ドロップアウト

Custom hand-painted jacket commissioned for @scusentino. #kanyewest #collegedropout

Director @b4_flight captured my work process last week while I painted a mural of DBZ character, Broly, at night on a rolldown gate on Melrose Ave in Los Angeles.
January 2019

“He’s learning as he fights!” -Vegeta

Brand new mural of #Broly I painted in LA in honor of the new #DBSuperBroly movie in theaters now!
@dragonballsuper @funimation @akira.toriyama

SqueakyCleanSundays™️ Szn2 Ep2

A new mix by @squeakpivot
Curated + cover artwork by me.
Available NOW on @soundcloud.

📺 📡 Breaking News:
SqueakyCleanSundays™️ returns for Szn2! •

From the same creators that brought you SCS™️ Szn1, comes a tale of two artists, @squeakpivot and Merten, and their return journey toward revival after #thesnap. Will they come back with vengeance? Revamped with a new aesthetic directive and loaded with plot twists, Szn2 is sure to keep viewers, and listeners alike, on the edge of their AirPods.
Available NOW on @soundcloud. LINK IN BIO!

Dragon City Twins 🐉 🐉
DragonBall Mural I painted for @blinechicago over summer 2018. I see a dragon’s head in the surrounding structural area. This was partial inspiration for the piece, along with the window cutouts in the wall, which worked well for a moving Shenron’s body.
Chicago, IL aka Dragon City 📍🐲

Mural I did of @Ug_vavy on @blinechicago over the summer. It’s already starting to peel! It sits amongst other mural works on Hubbard, some painted as early as 1970. I think murals look fascinating with a bit of aging and natural decay. I’m excited to see how mine looks after the winter. 🥶

2018 was one of the best years of my life, and certainly of the last decade. I’m proud of all that I did, which in itself is an accomplishment. Before this year I hadn’t fully accepted myself. But, with the work I’ve done and the people I’ve interacted with, this year has brought me to new levels I never expected to get to. Thank you to everyone who impacted my year. I look forward to going further in 2019!
This is my favorite mural I painted this year. Shout to @blinechicago for helping make it happen.
Inspired by @akira.toriyama. Freehand spray paint.
Photos by @joshuamellin

New wall for my friends at @andantecoffeeroasters located in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.

#tbt • Melrose, Ave • 2016

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