Griffin One / national

Griffin is an Internationally recognized visual artist, based out of Oakland, California, whose work spans a variety of mediums, themes & surfaces.


Whether the final artwork is illustrative, abstract & or character driven, each piece tells a unique dream-scape story somewhere between time, function, the familiar & unknown!  The fusion of our modern technological age, embodied in design and form; counter-balanced with nature and elements of the Old World – are over all some central themes that emerge in the majority of my work.


Griffin was born in Nairobi, Kenya. He moved to the US as a child, and grew up in Sedona Arizona. His lucid visual style and continuing exploration of new forms of expression are influenced by a wanderlust that was instilled in him from a young age.

An Oakland-based artist of many mediums & themes, Griffin is an aerosol muralist, fine artist, illustrator & designer. His work fuses elements from our modern technological age with motifs from the old world. Whether it’s through landscapes, character-driven pieces, or abstract works, each of his pieces is a dreamscape story somewhere between time, function, the familiar, and the unknown!

Griffin’s graffiti roots stretch back to the mid-90s; and to this day, he is drawn to creating large-scale aerosol murals, that can be seen around the US and at high-profile cultural events internationally.  In his most recent “Know Matter What” canvas series, Griffin uses multiple mediums to visually infuse organic elements into industrial compositions, which create surreal settings that are windows into alternate worlds.



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