Cincinnati Fringe Festival "Mural" Project 2011

Cincinnati Fringe Festival 2011 vs HLA from Higher Level Art on Vimeo.

We've completed our 4th Annual mural project at Cincinnati's Know Theatre. For this year's theme we decided to go ANTI-Mural. Partially playing on the recent pop culture validation of "Graffiti" in the sanctioned art world.

In a nut shell, the wall itself evolved over a 10 day period from a blank wall with a single tag on it to a full scale graffiti production with characters and subversive content, only to finally be covered up by patches of latex swatches attempting to conceal it's existence... and it's all on video.

The patrons of the Cincinnati Fringe Festival that were present to witness the project were visibly confused as to what could possibly be going on with the painting. Once they asked, or were informed by, one of the 15+ visiting artists that were involved, all became intrigued in the concept of a Video/Mural. As well as simply letting a few audience folks know what we were up to, we also invited "one and all" to come scribble, paint or express themselves on the wall. We supplied the paint, they supplied the message. Considering the fact that murals "need" to have approval by those who walk, work, and exist near them, we felt there was no better way to achieve that than letting them do the work. It was a great time! We had approx 300  people over the course of 4-5 hours ransack as high as they could reach on the wall. Then... We let it stay. What we had done was covered up, once again. The only way the actual mural will live on is online via the QR code pasted in the center of the wall.


Day trip to Manhattan to "Try Everything"

We had the pleasure, a few weeks ago, of a trip to Manhattan for a live painting session on behalf of SoBe's "Try Everything" campaign. They had several celeb spokespeople at hand. We had some good conversation with the likes of Hillary Duff, Kate Upton, and Bernie Williams, before we skipped town. It was blazing hot outside (glad to have been working for cold beverages) and we had no time for culinary delights. We came, we painted, we hopped on planes and went back to Vegas and Cincy. It was a good time to say the least.


PowerhouseFactories VS. HigherLevelArt's goon squad...

We are happy to have recently completed an installation/mural at Powerhouse Factories, a local company based on lifestyle marketing and conceptual design for a wide range of clients. The themes we included were derived from such principles as hard work, dedication and stability. We were encouraged to include a lot of ourselves in the final product, and in-turn we reaffirmed what we saw in their work.

We included our recent infatuation with the painting of halftones into the mural to symbolize our pride, and their's, in the screen-printing process. As well, we included stylized photo reproductions to represent the importance of creativity and technique. Much of the installation is completed with a collage of posters, sourced from the extensive range of Bands they've done work for.

As always, click the photos to view them larger and feel free to share our work with your people. We love to get feedback in all forms, Hit us up on ye ol' Facebook sometime, n drop a line... Thanks much, see ya!