Excel Mgmt

Mark Gonzales

Bio

If skateboarding had a Mount Rushmore, it features Tony Hawk, Rodney Mullen, and two sculptures of Mark Gonzales. His influence and contributions to modern street skating can only be compared to what Michael Jordan did for basketball. Mark is the GOAT. After forming Blind Skateboards in 1989, he eventually left his own creation, taking his skateboarding and artistic talents on a wild ride before starting Krooked Skateboards in 2002. Since then, MG’s skating, personality, and art have been the focal points of global campaigns with both adidas and Supreme. His paintings have been featured in galleries across the world, and the characters he has drawn into creation have gained notoriety through his collaborative efforts with friends such as Tom Sachs, Harmony Korine, and Spike Jonze. People love “The Gonz” so much, an art show was once curated out of the contents of his storage unit. A used toothbrush sold for $20. Gonz can skate, he can paint, and he can act, but when Mark is burnt out on those activities, his poetry books become a collector’s item the day they hit the shelves. When it comes down to it, Mark operates in his own world, and you either get it or you don’t. The ones that get it can just sit back, appreciate his genius, and let the influence continue for another 30 years.

Media Projects

Film and Acting

Art Shows

Sponsors:
Krooked, adidas, Spitfire, Independent, Supreme, Pro-Tec, Bones Bearings

Age 54 from New York City, NY, USA

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Photography