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Ricky Watts

by / Monday, 01 August 2016 / Published in Artists
Ricky Watts

Prolific aerosol artist, Ricky Watts, is known for his abstract work of vibrant color palettes and fluid shapes.

He has developed his own techniques over time, and he is able to go from intricate canvas work to large scale murals like it is second nature. Ricky Watts has been worked on projects for Google, illy Coffee, Mercedes Benz, Big Commerce, Urban Decay Cosmetics, Anchor Brewing Company, and the Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco. Watt’s is also a member of the ZeroFriends collective with Alex Pardee and Dave Correia, and his large- scale murals can be found from Oakland to St. Pete.

When asked about his thoughts on St. Pete, Ricky said, “That’s what’s kind of nice about here, being Florida; we
don’t really have a lot of beautiful architecture, so we sort of use that to our advantage. You know, there’s a lot of
these flat, dull, you know, tan buildings you don’t even notice. But when you start looking for walls you realize this
is just like a gold mine for artists to come here. There’s festivals all over the place, but St. Pete is special in that
way where it’s just like everybody that comes in here is really loving St. Pete, you know can’t believe this little
place they’ve never heard of is so cool.”

600 1st Ave N
St Petersburg, FL 33701

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