Mear One, born as Kalen Ockerman in 1971, is an American graffiti artist and muralist from Los Angeles, California. He started painting graffiti at the age of 16 and quickly became known for his distinctive style and skillful use of color.
Mear One was heavily influenced by the graffiti culture of the 1980s and 1990s, and he quickly became one of the most respected and well-known graffiti writers in Los Angeles. He is also a member of the legendary graffiti crew, AWR (Art Work Rebels).
In addition to his work as a graffiti artist, Mear One is also a talented muralist and fine artist. He has created murals and public art installations in cities all over the world, and his work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world.
One of Mear One's most famous works is the "Propaganda of the Deed" mural, which was originally painted in Los Angeles in 1997. The mural depicts a powerful political message about the role of art in social and political activism, and it has become an iconic image in the world of street art.
Throughout his career, Mear One has been a vocal advocate for the power of art to bring about social change and to challenge the status quo. He has used his art to raise awareness about issues such as police brutality, corporate greed, and environmental degradation.
Today, Mear One continues to create bold and powerful works of art that challenge and inspire viewers around the world. He is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential figures in the world of graffiti and street art.