The Artists

SPENCER SMITH

Spencer Smith is a multi-disciplinary artist inspired by street, skate, and surf culture. His work seeks to tell thought provoking stories blending abstract expressionism, pop art, and surrealism. He continues to produce clean, accessible, distinct, and memorable works here in Austin.

ASHLEY METRO

Proudly born and raised in Austin, Texas, Ashley Metro knew from a young age that her aspirations would be anything but typical.

The moment she picked up a paintbrush she realized art was her calling. It was through this passion that she would make her impact on the world. Just like her aspirations, the impact she hoped to make was different, exciting, and special.

Ashley began her career in the city she had always called home.

With an unrelenting focus on achieving her dreams, she took full advantage of any opportunity available to her. From creating backdrops for photo shoots, to commissioned murals in some of Austin’s most distinguished venues, her professional resume grew quickly, all before turning twenty-years old. It was then, just days before her twentieth birthday, that she earned an opportunity that would help launch her career beyond the borders of her hometown. Having been specifically chosen by Gabbie herself, Ashley traveled to Los Angeles to style and body paint, performer Gabbie Carter, for the 2019 Pornhub Awards. With a newfound international fan base, Ashley decided to remain in Los Angeles after the award show to pursue the exciting world of opportunity that she had earned.

In Los Angeles, Ashley was not only able to develop as an artist, but as a person.

Coming across people of all different backgrounds, careers, and levels of notoriety, she made a concerted effort to observe her surroundings and those within it. Despite not yet being able to legally purchase a beer, her effort was able to provide her a perspective so profound it would rival that of someone triple her age. With a deep understanding of the many complexities of modern-day society, she began including her observations in her artwork. This can be seen in many of her pieces which tend to focus on social media’s influence on humanity, the ideals that have grasped people of her generation, and many other social narratives that are particularly emblematic of the world we live in.

With her eyes on being a voice for positive change, Ashley hopes her artistic influence will lead to increased self-reflection for an entire generation of people, who unsurprisingly, are plagued by mental hurdles that most are yet to fully appreciate.

While her artwork speaks for itself in regard to its ability to change lives, she is also actively pursuing several charity opportunities where she can help people in need directly. With many new projects in the works, Ashley Metro is a name that will be known by many, in the near future.

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MATT TRU

Born in Las Cruces, New Mexico, 31 year old working-artist Matthew Trujillo now calls Austin, TX his home.

Matthew draws influence from fashion, music, architecture, design and beyond.With a style that some have described as “fine art mixed with street”, Matthew has gained a strong following across Texas for his unique presentation of modern pop art. The use of sharp, graphic-style facial expressions, mixed with a contemporary design lets the paint flow through the painting. All work is left up to the interpretation of the viewer, as they create their own story and get lost in what the muse is thinking and feeling.

Matt Tru’s sensual portraits leave us to create our own story about what his muse is thinking or feeling, still keeping a secret inside.

His creation is influenced by everything from fashion, music, architecture & design to his personal experiences. Makes us wonder about his role in it.

His style has been described as fine art mixed with street, largely consisting of sharp graphic style facial expressions mixed with a design that lets the paint flow through the painting.

Successfully experimenting with the different light tones that bring more intensity and depth to his painting Matthew creates art that is mesmerizing for both male and female viewers and let the imagination run wild.
Matthew resides and creates in Austin

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ALEX RUDD

Alex Rudd is a visual Artist from Tennessee currently working out of his studio in Salida, CO.  His mixed media paintings consist of a wide spectrum of subject matter and inspirations varying from abstract and expressionistic to surreal landscape with everything in between. His work attempts to display a real sense of movement and a transference of information. Rudd has shown both in solo and group exhibitions across Colorado such as Grassroots Movement Gallery (CO), Mirus Gallery (CO), and Exhale group show.

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LISA LETURNO

 

Lisa Leturno has painted custom murals and paintings locally and in many other parts of the world. Her colorful journeys have been an inspiration for her artworks.