Last month, ABL Radio's Snap Lourd was on the scene yet again, documenting the essence of Creative Atlanta. This time she found herself at a local art showcase. As she captured the vibes through photos, our Creative Writer Bri Simpson was there to paint a picture with words. Read the recap below. 

On Saturday, November 19, 2016, Jodee Markers, or simply Markers, held his debut solo art show. The event took place in the Castleberry Hill area, Atlanta’s historic art district, at Push Creatives studio. The solo showcase was part of an installment series for the collective known as Chinese Foode. The group is an all male ensemble of talented artists who have been leaving their mark on the Atlanta art scene for the past few years. Their work spans from street art, to realism portraits, tattoos, photography, and illustration.

Jodee’s style of art is marker illustration. His subject reflects 90’s nostalgia, today’s hip hop culture, and character narratives. He often embeds himself into his work, adding a humorous and personal touch to each illustration.

What makes his work so special is that it’s truly a breath of fresh air in the art scene. Light, sincere, and a unique vantage point, Markers has a handle of who he is as an artist and beautifully shows it. The way he balances out colorful backgrounds and depth with captivating characters in each piece draws the viewer into a world like no other. At his core, Jodee Markers is a young storyteller, sharing his tales of navigating through life as a creative.

For more information on Jodee Markers, follow him on Instagram at @highoffmarkers and visit his website at http://highoffmarkers.bigcartel.com

Lourdes Sukari is the creative curator for AB+L Radio. You can catch her on The Artifact Radio, Wednesday's @ 5PM & Friday's. Also, check out more of Lourdes' art work on her website by  clicking here. www.theartifactcollective.co