Born in Fresno and raised in San Diego, Buffalo One is self-taught and well known for his intricate illustrations that sometimes make their way into the streets of San Diego as wheat pasted posters. Buffalo has exhibited his work in several group exhibitions, usually guided by a theme. In producing work for Nyctophillia, he was able to break away from working with themes to truly focus on his vision being highly influenced by his own experience with the night life. Embodying a colossal energy yet remaining humble in spirit, Buffalo creates his highly detailed work using sharpies, watercolors, prisma pens and color pencils. Burning the midnight oil working several jobs, the night has fueled Buffalo’s latest body of work as he communicates the beauty and wonders he finds in the night.
Join us for the opening reception Saturday, May 10, from 5-10pm. The exhibit will be open to the public for viewing through June 8, 2014.
"With the new series "Welcome Home", my goal is to introduce my audience to another side of my so called creative construction. Within the past year or so, I have strayed away from my normal illustrative painting approach and put the structural buildings, hanging wires, & dripping paint that everyone's so used too, aside.
Welcome Home is all about functional displays, handmade housewares & traditional sign painting all in one. The look is what I call, "vintage-modern". Taking a simple, old, vintage look and adding a clean cut modern twist. I want the audience to be able to take something home and enjoy the art & design aspect as well as the physical attributes of the piece. I am by no means a carpenter, a furniture maker, nor a masonry master. I just like to make simple, vibrant projects that are somewhat relevant to our time with an original handmade look. Within this series, you will see a ton of hand-lettering & typography throughout all the pieces with clever sayings & idioms sprinkled onto the faces of these projects. The hand-lettering process comes from a sign painting approach. Each and every single word, letter, and sentence are all individually hand painted with lettering enamels that will last a lifetime. The types of pieces you will see will be everything from clocks, mail holders, key holders, desktop items, lamps, & more. Overall, it will definitely open up minds to a different type of art show and break them away from something they're normally used too." -Jordan J.