Tristan Eaton’s Escape The Night mural for POW! WOW! Hawaii was one of the biggest ones at this year’s edition of the festival. Getting a flat, clear, three story high and wide wall was perfect for the Los Angeles-based artist to show his skills and signature style. Creating another collage like mural, completely executed with spray paint, didn’t only show Eaton’s talent for visual art, but also his incredible skills and control of spray paint as medium. The entire image was made up of various images that included clean, corporate looking characters and text, abstract patterns and elements, as well as realistic parts and sections. As if he wanted to sample each technique and style, he patched together these different images, literally creating a monster of a mural.
After roughly sketching the image the first day, it took Eaton four days to complete this complex image, and the result is seriously impressive to say the least. With the cleanliness and sharpness of printed out vectored images, this hand painted mural is a perfect example of what a strong medium spray paint can be, and how far the graffiti culture has evolved. Along with painting this wall for the festival, Tristan Eaton also released a limited edition print through 1xRun’s POW! WOW! 2104 Featured Artists Series.