APEXER also known as Ricardo Richey, is a celebrated street artist who creates colorful abstract patterns by using spray paint. Part of the Gestalt Collective that participates in collaborative murals in San Francisco, Apexer has curated projects on the famous Bluxome Alley as well as other districts of San Francisco, and the SFMOMA display windows in association with St. Johns Community Center. His work has been shown expansively both in the Bay Area and abroad. Past exhibitions include Calligraffiti: Writing in Contemporary Chinese and Latino Art at the Pacific Asia Museum, Bay Area Now 4 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, White Walls, and the Luggage Store Gallery. He was the artist in residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts, and has been featured in documentaries and publications regarding the Mission District in San Francisco.
At VANDAL, APEXER was tapped to design the mural between the lounge and rickshaw room, where he used blue and white spray paint to illustrate the lyrics to a very well-known ode to New York.