The Ever Evolving Life and Art of RISK
As one of the first Los Angelinos to paint freight trains and freeway overpasses, RISK has impacted the Los Angeles street art scene for over 30 years. His work focuses on stylized versions of his name in vibrant colors and bold lines. RISK’s career has lead him to many different types of artistic endeavors; various graffiti crews, graffiti tours, commissions, art shows, as well as product and clothing design.
Not only has RISK successfully made the transition from the streets to canvas, but he's also launched Third Rail, a clothing company for which he's won designer of the year awards. As an avid believer that art is “social commentary with color” RISK stays true to graffiti culture throughout all of his works. He produces artworks that are both visually stimulating and that exercise social awareness. Today RISK lives and works in Los Angeles where he feels as though he has come “full circle with the generations”.
As of late the artist has been extremely busy traveling the country and making art from hand painted guitars for Gibson to participating in The American Spirit Special, RISK has been spreading the graffiti gospel. But back home in Los Angeles, he has been making work for a new Freeway Editions collection! Stay tuned for the new limited edition hand painted screen prints from RISK!