Chicana/Gypsy/Italiano, Los Angeles, under the radar, self-taught, artistic graf phenom, MROC, a.k.a. MELO, is unstoppable. Precisely because, there is no destination. Infinite is the mindset and wicked skillz is the stilo. The work speaks for itself in a familiar language of words, colors and symbols that always touches on the transcendental within human experience.
(Image: Motus Apperendi, 2008 by MROC)
A magical reality emerges from MROC’s work that suggest a mystical flow modified through the lens of an East Los Angeles lifestyle full of beauty, pain, music, art, and adventure. Color sent forth from the universe manifests in each illustration through animated forms grounded in lived experience – true to the game with a twist. How does one function as a vessel for the divine, a medium for energy, in a world built on static structures, labels and categorizations? Shake it up. Dance. And, try to survive the impact of various collisions with so called reality.
(Image: Karma Loop: What Goes Around Comes Around, 2008 by MROC)
Not only does MROC, a.k.a. MELO, have the gift of imagination, she has the gift to manifest. To many, where her mind, body and spirit travels probably seems quite foreign. But, to those who walk a fine line between formlessness and form, where the former is home and the latter is unchartered territory, MROC’s artistry captures a multidimensional vibration in 2D. Representin’ for life lived outside the box, and better for it, her work redefines the matrix and gives anyone who views it a chance to fly with angels (fallen or otherwise), if only for a moment.
(Image: Angel Dust, 2008 by MROC)
MROC currently lives and works in Tucson, Arizona, where she specializes in putting her custom touch on multiple mediums including: clothing, leather, accessories, indoor and outdoor-public/private murals, tattoos, and more…To view more work visit myspace.com/mrocla.
(Above left to right: The World Is Mine, custom t-shirt by MROC. MROC with more custom t-shirts.)