Location: 1503 Hertel Avenue (Get Directions)
The mural for 1503 Hertel Avenue conceived by Buffalo-based artist Chuck Tingley and his painting partner, Cincinnati-based artist Matt Grote (a.k.a. OGRE), incorporates figures and themes influenced by “high” and “low” art, animation from the duo’s childhoods, and international art world–graffiti crossover artists.
The location is alongside the flagship Lloyd Taco Factory in the vibrant business district of Hertel Avenue. Lloyd, which brands itself as "street food on the edge," provides a complimentary backdrop for the artists to produce a mural that responds to the area’s booming enterprises and the influx of youthful audiences that support them.
Chuck Tingley (American, born 1983) is a Buffalo-based artist primarily focused on figurative drawing, painting, and murals. Tingley layers design and abstraction with nostalgia to arrive at a unique, open-ended, and inclusive narrative, rendering his subject matter dynamic and emotional. The artist hopes that his work connects spiritually and psychologically with his viewers in a way that allows them to plumb their own passions and to build unique stories based on their individual sensations and perceptions. In 2017, Tingley participated in the celebrated Freedom Wall mural installation alongside fellow Buffalo natives John Baker, Julia Bottoms, and Edreys Wajed.
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