Art-enthusiast Warren Brand has long had an interest in collecting, dating back to his father’s antique movie poster collection. At only 24 years old, Brand started his own multi-platform company, Branded Arts, which primarily focuses on curating public murals for large organizations.
Based out of Los Angeles, Branded Arts originally started out in Culver City where they managed to curate over 35 public mural projects within three years. Unfortunately, most of those murals were destroyed by an incoming shopping mall development which prompted Brand’s interest in strictly curating permanent public works.
“Going forward, we will be commissioning celebrated artists to paint public murals at local properties, developments, youth centers, and schools,” Brand explains. “Our aim is to express an inspirational message with these art projects, to provide the community with a creative outlet, and to always promote positive imagery.”
Brand also makes a large effort in reaching out to charities close to his heart. Having grown up attending the local Boys and Girls Club in his neighborhood, he has made a conscious effort to do community outreach throughout America. He insists that being involved with the arts at a young age helped him remain much more focused and driven throughout his adolescence and wants to extend the same experience to as many youths as he can.
Branded Arts recently collaborated with the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles (in partnership with Toyota) to produce three murals for the Special Olympics. Artists Kent Twitchell, David Flores, and Cryptik painted murals throughout LA that commemorate prominent Special Olympics figures.
In 2016, Branded Arts will have one of their biggest projects thus far at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. The one-night affair will aim to showcase young emerging artists in hopes of launching their careers.
Click here to find out more information on Branded Arts and their upcoming projects.