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

I’m having a pop-up exhibit tomorrow night with @volume1ne. I’ll be displaying new work I made over the last month as I’ve taken a short residency here. If you’re in KC make sure to come by 6-9pm to check it out! #LilPainTings #I🖤PAIN

I’m proud to announce a recent collaboration I did with @fortnite @epicgames @unrealengine @iam8bit @pinnacleexhibits. I had the opportunity to paint multiple character renditions of characters from the game. I painted everything freehand with spray paint, on over 75 ft of canvas inside a wallless freight container in Irvine, CA for a week straight. My work was then displayed at Game Developers Conference 2019 in San Francisco, CA. I’m very grateful to everyone involved, and really enjoyed this extraordinarily experience!

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.
LINCOLN BIO

📺 📡 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

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