Legend has it that Ezra Li was born in the Black Mountains of North Carolina on a cold winters morning some time in the early 70's. His father was the chinese mystical poet and martial arts expert Wong Li (otherwise known as Potter/designer Rostislav Eismont), and he was trained in the mystic art of Taoist calligraphy and other mystical sciences at a very young age. His mother was a renegade circus clown turned Kabbalistic theologian, a reader of the sacred texts of nature who read fortunes with the traveling sideshow. (She is currently living undercover as a poet in Honolulu, Hi)
Ezra grew up amidst the din of gypsy caravans and circus freaks, and he learned to love the bizarre and unusual, the magical art of the moment.
He grew to trust in the power of the spirit and the messages of the stars.
It is said that Ezra Li was born with a brush in his hand, and that upon exiting the womb he began to immediately celebrate his entrance into this world by painting elaborate magical talismans upon the walls of the delivery room, all the while chanting OM MANI PADME HUM. To this day Ezra Li continues to express his creative spirit through a myriad of art forms including painting and music.
Ezra's art has been seen in The Luggage Store gallery, 111 Minna Street gallery, the Taylor Fitzpatrick gallery, In Creative Unity gallery, the streets of Oakland, Brooklyn, Paris, Amsterdam, Prague, Los Angeles, Honolulu and San Francisco as well as numerous private collections worldwide. He has worked in collaboration with a wide variety of artists including Doze Green, Jon 156, Phil Frost and a host of other talented artists too numerous to mention. Recently Ezra Li was on crew as a mural painter in the S.F.M.O.M.A. for the Sol Lewitt exhibition. He has appeared on television and radio in the United States and Canada, and in print in the Prague Post and Berkeley Voice as well as his own zine publication Fullcircle.
You can contact Ezra directly by e-mailing him @ Eskae@hotmail.com
Catch Ezra Li as D.J. Darkat every Tuesday and Sunday evening 8pm P.S.T. til late on vulcanradio.com