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Colorful Image Mashups Form Vibrant Murals by Tristan Eaton

Los Angeles-based artist Tristan Eaton combines portraiture and popular culture to create eye-catching murals. His lively and large-scale spraypainted works often juxtapose part of an illustrated, monochromatic face with a colorful mashup of imagery. We see stylized cartoon characters, logos, typography, and intricate patterns, and sometimes he'll layer these elements on top of each other. All of these parts form a larger cohesive shape that impressively spans the length and height of buildings. This isn't the first time we've been dazzled by Eaton's work – we first fell in love with his mural of Audrey Hepburn that graces in New York City's Little Italy neighborhood

Eaton started pursuing street art when he was just a teenager and painted everything from walls to billboards wherever he lived, which includes places like London, Detroit, and Brooklyn. He grew up on comic books, graffiti, and skateboard culture, and his upbringing is evident in these murals. The imaginative works showcase an interest in many different things and create bold compositions that immediately capture our attention.

Tristan Eaton website
via [This Isn't Happiness]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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