Art Gallerythis month marlon sagana ingram
Marlon Sagana Ingram, aka The MSI, is a truly blessed artist and designer. We love all the dense color and BOOM in his work, whether we're talking about coconica silkscreen stylings, on-fire flyers or ink-on-wood portraits spanning time and place. Marlon's design has supported many Bay Area positive endeavors and we think his for-real talent paired up with his commitment to locally uplifting projects make the MSI the perfect choice for our debut.
Because Marlon's coconica work draws from Oakland and Bay Area visual iconography and has been gorgeously sported around town by local excellence (Goapele looks good in coconica, trust), we're featuring the internationally dug fashion of coconica for your lucky self. Check out the gallery, then dip over to Marlon's site to view the tight design and glowing energetics that is The MSI's truly awesome portfolio.
Coconica is stunning in the sense that he dazzles the un-subconscious. It reflects a persona of process and circumstance on the surface with layers of deep knowledge embedded underneath. Each shirt is rich in color emanating life and timeless fashions fusing with indigenous icons, digital raw media, and the architectural monuments of many ages imprinted in the Bay Area. Seemingly incongruous images in communion as crossroads of poly-genesidic beginnings become iconographical testaments to a present-future-past that is native to movement and constant cyclicity.
-Cicely Sweed, Yerba Buena Art Center, SF