Local artist Raul Mejia is taking a big step in growing his business by launching his own online brand at www.raulmejia.com, featuring an online store offering original work, prints, shirts and more to a national audience. Mejia is a very well-known artist in Sacramento, having had his work exhibited in the SMUD Building, Spanglish Arte, Sol Collective, DEEDA Salon, CUFFS Urban Boutique, Centro’s, Ink, Borjon Winery, MoMo Lounge and Mixture. He has also had features in the Sacramento News & Review, Submerge Magazine, NorCal Magazine, Legend Magazine and on the TV show, Turf Wars.
An online store is a logical next step in the rapidly growing career of this local Sacramento artist. Allowing for easy browsing and purchase of items all featuring his artwork, his online store is poised to launch his brand to a national audience in addition to his local presence. According to Mejia, “Sacramento has been an amazing influence on my art and my life, and I want to have the chance to share that influence with more people. I see RaulMejia.com as the perfect opportunity to accomplish this.”
Having recently grown his sales presence in the area, with many of his original works selling immediately as soon as they are revealed to the public, Mejia saw the opportunity to effectively expand sales to a national market. “I’m just excited to be able to share my art and message with such a broad audience so easily,” Mejia says.
ABOUT RAUL MEJIA
Born in Mexico City, one of three siblings, Raul was only 8 months old when his mother carried him to the United States. As recalled by his mother, he was staring at the stars throughout the night’s journey, and his fascination for the universe continues as revealed in the most recent Celestial Beings exhibit. Coexisting between American and Mexican culture, Raul has remained fluid. Beginning roots as an artist with street art, he navigated around the art scene to ultimately create the well-recognized, distinctive, simple lines, crossed with complex subjects with a keen sense of design that always keeps it refreshing. Mejia’s art is non-traditional yet includes elements of his hybrid Mexican and American culture. Innately capturing metaphorical and spiritual elements captivates curiosity, distilling beauty and provoking thought – a reminder of life, death and all the beauty that exists in between in the here and now. Mejia is currently expanding to include graphic design, murals and screen-printing, and is stepping into a curator role.