Miami based artist, Jose Mertz, draws inspiration for his art in ancient civilizations, eastern philosophy, science fiction, fantasy, and myth. His works combine strong colors, stark lines, precise artistry, and beautiful forms to create dynamic, engaging murals.
Firestorm. Miami, 2016. Photo Courtesy of Jose Mertz.
Woes Martin (Aaron "Angry WoeBots" Martin) is a Hawaiian graffiti artist famous for the angry panda bears in his murals. Woes draws inspiration from hip hop culture, comic books, Saturday morning cartoons, and kung fu.
Photo courtesy of Woes Martin.
Returning Crush artist, Detour (Thomas Evans), is a Denver based artist whose colorful, emotive portraits have earned him national acclaim.
Denver artist, Evan Hecox, gained notoriety as the lead designer for Chocolate Skateboards and today works as a studio artist. His works gain inspiration from urban environments, minimalism, and geometric forms.
Photo courtesy of Evan Hecox.
Self-taught Orlando artist, Boy Kong, creates vibrant works inspired by eastern folklore, graffiti, Ukiyo-e, and surrealism. He was recently featured at Pow Wow Hawaii and Secret Walls NYC.
Photo courtesy of Boy Kong.
Returning the Crush once again, ELLE is a celebrated graffiti and street artist whose work has been featured around the world. She uses a variety of common and uncommon materials in her works including fire extinguishers and markers to create visually stunning creations.
London street artist, Mr. Cenz, works are vibrant, artfully distorted portraits that seek to create unique, abstracted interpretations of beauty.
Photo courtesy of Mr. Cenz
Bruno and Shalak Attack
Bruno "Smoky" is a Brazilian artist based in Canada whose art focuses on social issues, environmental impact, and heritage. He frequently works with his wife and fellow artist, Shalak Attack, on murals together.
Photo courtesy of Bruno.
Internationally renowned Spanish street artist and illustrator, Dulk, will be featured during the 2016 Crush ahead of his new book, The Tortoise and Harriet. His surrealist inspired animal themes translate into fantastical scenes and murals.
Photo courtesy of Dulk.
Blaine Fontana will be making the trek down from Portland once again to participate in The Crush following his participation last year.
Ladies Fancywork Society
Denver based artist collective, Ladies Fancywork Society, works in the realm of "yarn-bombing," using crocheted and knitted works as installation based art. Their works have been featured on the Denver Art Musuem, The Colorado Convention Center's Big Blue Bear, and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts' Dancers.
Photo courtesy of Ladies Fancywork Society.
Japanese artist, Sense, will be returning to Denver for the 2016 Crush after the success of his mural on the Cherry Creek Bike Trail in Confluence Park. Sense focuses on a mix of organic and geometric forms, largely influenced by 3D Printing.
Photo courtesy of Sense.
Regan Rosburg is a Denver based artist and naturalist. She has explored various media through themes of the natural world.
Photo courtesy of Regan Rosburg.
Hollis + Lana
Denver Artist collaborative, Hollis + Lana, is comprised of Conor Holis and Amorette Lana. Their works explore the abstract, colorful, and whimsical in creative and extraordinary fashion.
Photo courtesy of Hollis + Lana.
RiNo based artist, Keith Goble will be partnering with artist Brandon Styles to create an imaginative, dreamscape mural during this year's Crush.
Photo courtesy of Keith Goble
Milagro Tequila's Signature Artist, Beo Hake, from Mexico will be painting for the first time at Crush 2016. His works explore the fantastic in brilliant colors and imagery.
Image courtesy of Beo Hake
Denver artist, Joseph Martinez is bringing his realistic painting skill to RiNo's walls this September. Known for his highly detailed realistic oil paintings, Martinez has recently gained notoriety for his Denver murals as well.
Photo courtesy of Joseph Martinez
Denver Muralist Michael 'Illson' Ortiz, best known for his colorful, graphic stylized portraits of women, will be returning to the Crush yet again to bring another stunning mural to RiNo.
Phoenix based muralist JB Snyder is back at the Crush for another year of painting. His signature style of "painted stained glass" with rich colors and shapes has made him a Crush favorite in years past.
Photo courtesy of JB Snyder
Returning to Crush yet again, MDMN is a comic book, animation, and superhero inspired artist who captures the essence of 90's cartoons in his murals. These vibrant, graphic, pop-art-esque paintings are striking and very unique to MDMN.
Photo courtesy of MDMN
Chicago painter, Max Sansing's striking portrait murals are inspired by some of most preeminent painters of the 20th century. With paint dripping accents on the exceptionally detailed, realistic portraits, his works are distinctive and unique.
Patrick Kane McGregor
Known for his large-scale photo realistic murals, Patrick Kane McGregor has gained notoriety as a prolific commercial muralist. Patrick will be returning to RiNo to participate in the Crush once again.
Photo courtesy of Patrick Kane McGregor
Known for his colorful, graphic poster designs, Lindsey Kuhn will be participating in the Crush this year as one of his first times muraling. With screen printing, pop-art styling, Kuhn's works are reminiscent of Andy Warhol and his contemporaries.
Photo courtesy of Lindsey Kuhn
Denver graffiti artist Taste specializes in graffiti burners with vibrant colors and characters. He will be returning this year to participate in the Crush yet again.
Photo courtesy of Taste.
Founder of the Crush and artist, Robin 'Dread' Munro will spearhead another original mural at the seventh incarnation of his street art festival. His mix of styles, techniques and artistic approaches has made him a staple muralist throughout Denver and Colorado.
Graphic artist Axel Geittman's signature black and white style will grace the walls of RiNo this year during the Crush 2016. With clean lines, minimalistic design, and graphic inspired creations, Geittman's murals are striking and bold.
Photo courtesy of Axel Geittmann
Zehb is a prolific graffiti artist in Denver and particularly in RiNo. Zehb has participated in several years of the Crush and will return again to bring his distinctive style to the walls once more.
Denver artist, Tuke, will be joining the Crush 2016 to bring his unique graffiti and street art to the walls of RiNo. Specializing in a mix of traditional graffiti and stylized realism, Tuke has worked alongside several Crush artists in the past to create stunning murals throughout Denver.
Image courtesy of Tuke.
Miami based street artist, Rodrigo A Londono, AKA Rodwas World, will be returning to crush the walls of RiNo this September during the Crush 2016. Having painted across the globe, his signature, geometric, style is becoming a staple in street art hubs around the world.
Taketo Kobayashi is a Japanese artist specializing in a mix of organic and geometric forms. While his works tends to focus on 3D printed forms, his street art murals are as precise and detailed.
Photo courtesy of Taketo Kobayashi
Scot Lefavor is bringing his talent back to the walls of RiNo at this year's Crush. Known for his striking, comic-book style, Lefavor has garnered interest this past year with his discussion-provoking, controversial works.
Known for his cartoon-inspired characters throughout RiNo, Mike Graves is joining the Crush this year to bring more joyful, quirky murals to the area.
New York artist, Kwue Molly, will be bringing his colorful, quirky style to the streets of RiNo yet again during this year's Crush.
Local graffiti troupe, DF Crew, will be painting again at this year's Crush.
Missouri Artist, Scribe, brings his quirky, colorful, and animated cartoon characters to Denver this year during the Crush. His signature character, Rumpus the Rhino, will fit in perfectly in the RiNo Art District.
Puerto Rican street artist, Alex Pensante (AKA Ease One) brings his tight style to RiNo once again for this year's Crush after participating for the past several years.
Japanese-American Artist, Casey Kawaguchi, is heading to Denver from his native Salt Lake City, to paint one of his beautiful murals for the Crush.
Colorful artist RumTum will be painting another mural at this year's Crush. These vibrant, playful murals are always a crowd pleaser.
Denver Artist MPek is bringing his detailed, creative mural style to Crush again this year.
Artist Anna Charney will be creating her first, large scale mural during this year's event with a creative take of geometric and organic forms.
Contemporary Muralist, Michael Roy (AKA Birdcap) will join forces with Nosey42 for an amazing collaboration during this year's Crush
Oakland Artist, Joshua Mays, will be painting at Cold Crush during this year's Crush. His clean, art-deco inspired style takes geometric and organic styles, bright colors, and stunning portraits to create dream-like paintings.