We are proud to announce a solo art show by Hawaiʻi-born fine artist Mark Oblow being presented at FITTED’s Hale Niuhi Warehouse this Friday, June 24. His “Hawaii, Stuck To Me” show will continue with an installation at Treehouse on June 27 before a closing show at APB on July 3.
On June 24, we will also be releasing a collection curated specifically for this art show and designed in collaboration with Mark Oblow and his lifestyle brand, moblow. The Mark Oblow For FITTED Collection will be available exclusively in-store and online at 11am HST.
Please continue reading below for a biography on the talented Mark Oblow, his “Hawaii, Stuck To Me” event schedule, and the Mark Oblow For FITTED Collection information. We hope to see you all at the opening reception!
MARK OBLOW BIOGRAPHY
Born and raised on Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi, Mark Oblow’s illustrious and creative career started as a sponsored surfer at a young age.
Turning full-steam towards his true passion for skateboarding at 12 years old, Oblow rode for prominent brands, Vision Skateboards, Independent Trucks and Jimmy-Z.
Relocating to California in 1990, he became an integral and influential leader with Color, Vita Shoes, Indian Ink, Prime, etc.
His ability to develop, inspire and manage people successfully is embedded into the history of brands like Think, Quiksilver, Analog and Gravis, (to name a few) as a team manager and creative director.
In addition to his influence over the past 20+ years helping to define the identity of what we call skateboarding today, his photography career, not surprisingly, has spanned from working with the likes of David Beckham, Snoop Dog, Ozzy Osbourne to Katy Perry.
His first photo ads were in Thrasher Magazine via Alva and Santa Cruz Skateboards when he was in high school.
Over the years, Oblow has been featured in countless publications and periodicals for his design, artwork, photography, and skateboarding.
Today, as a culmination of his life experiences within photography and art, Oblow captures, cuts, paints and immortalizes his subjects within his growing journal entries, mural installations and canvas’, all barreling towards what is identified as a true artist.
His “Stuck To Me” series for 2016 blends all of his various disciplines, combining them with finished polymer resin. Melding surfing and skateboarding into one, the outcome are pieces described as beautiful, personal and timeless.
Mark Oblow’s solo works have shown in California, Brazil and Japan with group shows in Antwerp and Tokyo.
“moblow” is his namesake DIY lifestyle brand supporting skateboarders and artists alike.
He currently resides in Costa Mesa, California.
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“HAWAII, STUCK TO ME” EVENT SCHEDULE
Friday, June 24, 2016 / 6-10pm
Opening Reception at FITTED Hale Niuhi Warehouse
746 Auahi St. Unit D, Honolulu, HI 96813
Saturday, June 25, 2016 / 2-6pm
Open House at FITTED Hale Niuhi Warehouse
Sunday, June 26, 2016 / Noon-4pm
Meet/Greet at Ala Moana Nordstrom, Presented By Electric
Monday, June 27, 2016 / 11-6pm
Special Installation at Treehouse
250 Ward Ave. #233, Honolulu, HI 96814
Sunday, July 3, 2016 / 6-10pm
Closing Show at APB
185 N. King St., Honolulu, HI 96817
Generous sponsorship by:
RVCA, WHAT YOUTH, THE SPEED MERCHANT, ROLLING DEATH MAUI, FITTED, ELECTRIC, STANCE, TREEHOUSE, APB, EQUAL DIST, and SHAKASxALOHAS
MARK OBLOW FOR FITTED COLLECTION
In honor of his first solo art show here in his hometown, we teamed up with Mark Oblow on a specially curated collection of hats and tops in collaboration with his lifestyle brand, moblow. It will be released in-store and online on Friday, June 24 (the same day as his opening) at 11am HST.
The collection consists of four pieces—a 9FIFTY snapback, a 5-panel camp hat, a pocket tee, and a tank top—all featuring original artwork by Mark Oblow.
Both hats feature his signature moblow logo on the front and are made out of nylon micro-ripstop. The snapback utilizes a black crown with his artwork covering the visor and top button. The front logo is stitched in white, while the side and back logos are stitched in pink. It also features mint eyelets, a teal sweatband, and a white snap enclosure. The 5-panel camp hat showcases Mark’s artwork across the entire hat, which also includes white eyelets and pink embroidery on the front, sides, and back. A black clip enclosure and white/pink crest tag are seen in the back.
The Kai pocket tee features an illustration from one of Mark’s pieces of the same name printed on the pocket, with a yellow crown and moblow logo on the back, printed on a black tee. The white WTCF tank top highlights his artwork by filling it within our FITTED logo on the front, while placing a pink crown and moblow logo on the back.