Some artists are forever defending their medium, though if he was smart, Miguel Sandoval would just throw Arquette under the bus and steal all the CBS Friday night glory for himself! Living large and making critics accept a "can of spraypaint in the world of fine art": RATWORK.
Named for the (mis!) conception of graffiti artists as "unwelcome pests", RAT's a Rancho Penasquitos native spray/stenciling vibrant and oft-chaotic canvasses that he primes with bits of paper and "wheat paste to give it texture", though not so much as to make his images all grainy. His newest series takes it to the street...signs by laying them over related designs in joints like "WRHWK" (with a "A Speed Enforced by Aircraft" warning over a screaming, shark-toothed Warhawk prop plane), "CMMNSNS" (with a "Walk on left facing traffic" sign over an angular dude lying face down on city maps), and "WTCHNGVCTN", depicting a screaming face behind "Rest area next right", apparently all "about basic things to find happiness in" -- though anyone searching for that at a rest stop is really just stall-ing. Signage-free, slightly older works include "FTRPRSNTTN" (with a sultry, stenciled broad donning sunglasses for a brazier), an intense, Anton Corbijn-inspired portrait of jazz's Prince of Darkness dubbed "MLSDVS", and the "PCRD" (with a blue-suited Jean-Luc covered with stars), inspired by his youth's Trek-ing, rather than watching something "more conventional like Family Matters", though non-stop TV implies that it probably didn't.
If the piece you want's sold, he'll happily whip up an all-new take (same stencils, different colors), promising never to sell prints in favor of bringing people only "original works of art" -- a concept only someone totally Mentalist wouldn't be able to understand.