In 2001, the BLK/MRKT Gallery was created as a way to present emerging design talent, as well as compelling urban art and fine art. BLK/MRKT's remarkable selection of artists and its professional approach have largely contributed to the increased reputation of Street Art, its transition into museums and galleries and the global acceptance of Urban Art as a leading contemporary art form. "BLK/MRKT ONE" presents the gallery's artists and their work, including both up and coming and established urban and contemporary artists, such as Deanne Cheuk, WK Interact, Dave Kinsey, Bask, Evan Hecox, Marioni Lane, and many more. This book is a "who's who" of the scene and is characterized by the rich variety of styles and visual idioms, its celebration of rising masters and the promise of discovery. BLK/MRKT Gallery branched out from BLK/MRKT which was founded by contemporary artist and accomplished designer, Dave Kinsey, in 1996 in order to bring alternative art to the public and to help close the gap between visual communication, marketing and youth culture.
Both BLK/MRKT and BLK/MRKT Gallery's strength and success lie in their understanding and dedication in continuing to bring alternative works of art to the public.