Karlos “BUMPS” Marquez
Was born Carlos Ramon Marquez raised in the Pico-Union Central Area, of Los Angeles. Karlos has been contributing to the local LA art scene since 1983 when created his first Graffiti Art pieces with friends under the name “Kartoon”. In 1985 he joined K2S (Kill 2 Succeed) graffiti crew as one of the original members. He continued to develop his style by studying art at Los Angeles City College and Associates of Art in Sherman Oaks where he studied life drawing and full figure drawing with Mark Westermoe.
Due to his keen eye for detail and his polished technique he's collaborated with some of the most prolific Graffiti artists and artists in the world including Joe “Prime” Reza and Kris Cunz. In the past 5 years his art has evolved and encompasses a broad range of mixed media pieces including large canvas works and fabric, furniture and metal pieces for CISCO Home: These pieces are currently on display at CISCO Home stores in Santa Monica, Costa Mesa, Melrose, Pasadena, San Francisco, Nashville, TN, Ponte Verda, FL and New York.
Karlos believes in giving back to the community that has helped him develop as an artist and contributes to projects with Tempt One ALS foundation, Refoundary Project, the META Foundation and The Ron Finley Project.