The first ever ComplexCon is in the books, and it was an unabashed success. The inaugural festival united the worlds of pop culture, food, style, sports, music, and so much more in ways that no other expo had before.
Perhaps the most stunning aspect of ComplexCon was the scores of artwork and installations displayed throughout the Long Beach Convention Center. For two straight days, ComplexCon became the epicenter of the art community, hosting some of the most renowned and up-and-coming artists. ComplexCon’s art headquarters, known fittingly as the Art Zone (sponsored by 1800 Tequila), was hopping all weekend long. Both Montana Colors and Patrick Martinez were on hand, exhibiting their fantastic work in the world of visual art. Here’s some background on the collective and artists who helped make ComplexCon such a memorable experience.
Montana Colors is the go-to brand for most, if not all, of the world’s best graffiti artists. As the number one purveyor of high-quality, hand-sealed aerosol paint cans, street artists from across the globe rely on Montana Colors’ signature sprays, markers, and inks to create their masterpieces.
Patrick Martinez has been creating remarkably unique pieces for the last two decades. Noting hip-hop music and graffiti art as his two chief influences, Martinez has drawn numerous illustrations for hip-hop labels. His aesthetic focuses on everyday objects, such as a Coca-Cola bottle or a Cheetos bag, and he is somehow able to extract incredible, unseen beauty from them.
Be sure to peep more exclusive photos below that capture the incredible work displayed at ComplexCon's Art Zone, made possible by 1800 Tequila.