'Man Eating Pie at Grand Central Market' acrylic on a public utility box, sponsored through the South Pasadena Arts Council. Intersection of Huntington & Fremont. December 2016
'Flickering Thoughts As Objects' acrylic painted utility box in Glendale on the intersection of Glenoaks & Senora, Paul Juno 2016.
‘Couple Conversing in Pershing Square’
Artist: Paul Juno
Medium: Recycled Behr & Novacolor Paint
Dimension 15ft x 72ft
Location: Little Tokyo Art Complex
211 e. 3rd St. Los Angeles 90013
Pershing Square is one of the more unique parks in Los Angeles County. In the fall of 2014 I drew an anonymous couple talking on a park bench. So universal is a simple conversation in a public space that I wanted to include it as the focal point for my first LA mural. Within this scene I include observations I’ve made with the city’s landscape throughout the weeks and months of wandering and discovering. Some of these are recognizable, including newspaper stands, lamp posts, cement trucks, skyscrapers, trees, cars, faces and who knows what else. I was asked to create this for the Little Tokyo Art Complex, which is an Art Studio space for around twenty odd artists, including myself. The entrance is right through that blue door, and stands as a true oddity in the Wholesale Alley district. I began work in August 2014, and continue to work on it into present day, consistently shifting and evolving as the seasons change and my art changes. The impressionistic color harmonies inherently present in a years worth of coverage acts like a modern day Monet painting. The paint itself was kindly donated to me from many individuals who would have otherwise taken the paint to a recycling plant. This mural is a true gem, adding new color and life to a part of Los Angeles that truly needed it.
This mural is recognized by the Los Angeles Downtown Artwalk and the Los Angeles Mural Conservancy.