Leon “RAIN” Rainbow creatively combines graffiti, street art and other artistic forms into innovative projects and events. He reaches out to wide audience, from galleries to the walls of inner cities. As Debra Miller points out, “Despite his tribal descent, he embraces the city and its cosmopolitan population in a contemporary style.” Art is Leon’s channel for deeper expression. He combines fine art composition and principles with bold graffiti style to react and visually educate on social issues and current events. His students and young audience relates to his style and absorbs Leon’s powerful spiritual message. Currently, Leon serves as the executive director of Albus Cavus in NJ and every year he curates two interactive art festivals and teaches several workshops with the Trenton After-School Program.
www.leonrainbow.com/

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Leon Rainbow in Philly for Miller Fortune

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2012 Burners
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OUTSIDE/IN curated by Leon Rainbow

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OUTSIDE/IN curated by Leon Rainbow

Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts
22 North High Street, Millville, NJ 08332

June 15th to July 14th, 2012

Reception:
Friday, June 15th, 2012 6-9pm
free and open to the public

Video Projections by Andrew Wilkinson

Dave Orantes
Karey Maurice
Demer
Carmelo “Snow” Sigona
Will ” Kasso” Condry
Maxx Moses
Isaias Crow
Delve
Jon “LANK” Conner
Chris RWK
Michael Ciccotello
Luv 1
Decoy
Peter Krsko
Leon Rainbow
Nose Goodwin
Mek
Dez Flykickz
Ricardo Barros
Andrew Wilkinson

Fore more info:
T: 856-327-4500
F:856-327-9280
www.rrcarts.com

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Jersey Fresh Jam 2012

Flyer Design by Elan

The Jersey Fresh Jam is New Jersey’s premiere Hip Hop festival. Since 2005, it has grown from a small, humble event into one the most respected celebrations of Hip Hop culture on the east coast. At the twilight of every summer, aerosol artists from far and wide converge to adorn the walls of Terracycle INC with their signature masterpieces, while local and regionally known emcees, bands, and DJs provide the soundtrack for the days festivities.This event is free and open to the public. Come and share the excitement!

Jersey Fresh Jam presented by Vicious Styles Crew

Terracycle Complex, 121 New York Ave, Trenton, NJ 08638

Saturday, August 11th, 2012 10am-8pm

50+ Graffiti Artists Painting Live

video by: Gentrified

Featured Performers:

Biz Mighty

Black Collar Biz

Venemous 2000

Mortal Shellz

Yasin

King Don

Surg & Hellfire

Rich Quick

Mr Fickle

Feed

Skrewtape

Phace

Physical Graffiti

Tone Liv

Emcee Jermaine

KV

Rhymageddon

DJ AHMAD on the 1s and 2s

Hosted by: OUTBRST

sponsors:

terracycle

content trenton

molotow

bombing science

borden pearlman

copper river

metro pcs

vicious styles crew

rock the dub

sage collective

leonrainbow

for more info contact: Leon Rainbow leon@leonrainbow.com 609-635-1411

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Native American Tribute Wall

Native Wall 2006: Characters by Kasso, Plan, Rain, Pro ,Pheds, Jicarilla Apache Man (left), Kicking Bear (Minneconjou Lakota)

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In March of 2006, VS(at the time we were not an official crew)
completed our first production.  A Native American themed wall. RAIN
had the idea to do this theme which is based around his heritage.
Since he procured the wall, we all agreed to the concept and theme and
decided to really take our time with this one…particularly since the
wall was so big…our largest at the time.

 

PLAN came down from philly to rock out on the wall with his very
technical painting style, PRO(who at the time the wall was procured
was incarcerated) so we wanted till he came home to start and he
banged out a pretty cool straight letter…RAIN produced a Native
American inspired piece and PHEDS(who no longer writes) produced a
nice lil blue burner which was capped off my portrait of Kicking Bear
(Minneconjou Lakota) I also produced another portrait on an Icarilla
Apache Man on the far left.

It was our most ambitious project at the time and we were beyond proud
of it.  It was also featured on the historic graffiti website
“ArtCrimes”.

Native Wall 2011: Ras (portrait), Pro, Demer, Klark, Delve, Rain, Joe Base, Mek, Ras, Kasso (Portrait)

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Fast forward 6 years and VS is firmly established as a crew with
membership throughout the east coast. Our native wall was beginning to
fallen apart after years weather damage. We decide to update the wall
with the same theme, but this time bring out other members to
contribute to the production.

MEK was the first to layout his piece on the new,updated production
and he also produced majority of the background and scenery.
With the exception of the sky that was painted by RAIN.
RAS went over the decaying portrait of the  Icarilla Apache Man and put in its
place a beautiful portrait of a young Native American woman. MEK also
added to the portrait by detailing her outfit, hair and accessories.
PLAN(now DELVE), DEMER, and JOE BASE went high up and produce floating
pieces in the space were only clouds were on the pervious mural.

RAIN, PRO and KLARK produced very well rendered burners which
complimented  MEKS backgrounds perfectly and RAS, even with his fear
of scaffolding, went up high and filled in the last slot with a nice
lil burner. I decided to do a full figure inside of just a portrait
like years before. I painted a medicine man of the Sioux Nation which
covered up the old portrait of Kicking Bear (Minneconjou Lakota).

We collectively worked on this production for a few weeks…compared
to a weekend like the previous.  The one thing we all noticed was the
progression of our skills over the years and how we were able to
attain seamless balance with even with so many personalities.  Good
times throughout the course of this wall and we are looking forward
doing more in the near future!

Description by Will Kasso

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2011 Burners

Here is pics of some of the graffiti pieces I did in 2011.

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5 burners-Klark, Mek, Pre, NM, Rain

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klark

 

mek

 

pre

 

enem

 

rain

 

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Freestyle Fridays Graffiti Paper Edition

Last Weekend I participated in the Estria Battle NYC, in Brooklyn. At the Battle we all got this Graffiti Paper from Cresent Paper. They also used it for the James Top Blackbook Competition. I met the rep and she was very cool. I have worked with many papers and I was a bit skeptical about using spray paint and markers on it. I also use water color so lets throw that in. When I cracked the paper I noticed it was very smooth. I did two test pieces the results are:

Watercolor and Ink Pens

(little bit of wrinkling normal with water color)

Added Some Spray Paint With Scrap Paint

Added Some Spray Paint With Scrap Paint

(took it like a champ some bubbling etc..from using different spray paints)

Finished Piece

Finished Piece adding oil and water based paint markers

Piece 2: Start off with Water color and Ink pens

Added Some Spray Paint With Scrap Paint

Added Some Spray Paint With Scrap Paint

Finished it off with Poscas and Painters

Finished it off with Poscas and Painters

The Graffiti Paper Passed with Flying Colors!! Took whatever and came back for more !!Great Product!!

 

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Jersey Fresh Jam 2011


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Estria Battle, NYC



Saturday, July 16 · 12:00pm – 6:00pm

The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (Tobacco Warehouse)
New Dock Street
Brooklyn, NY

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