Wednesday, November 23, 2011
It's been about 5 years since the last time I participated in a Shoe Shine event... I was indecisive on the visual content I wanted to create, I started with paint and texture, but I ended up with a paper collage. All of the paper I used consists of ad posters and security envelopes.
I reclaimed all of the ad posters from walls around town... The ad posters get tagged with graffiti, the city paints over the tags with a soothing shade of beige, and I take it off the wall. I try to let some colors of posters' past show through during my removal, which is also what I try to do with my re-creation, I give them new life. New life and no advertising value, I read a quote somewhere that I can't recall now, but it compliments the idea of creation without an audience.
I have made a handful of "found paper" collages that I really haven't spotlighted too much. I'm still working on making them more impactful in person, I think I need more topography, more paper...
Monday, October 31, 2011
Having a full-time job again has been good... I can pay bills, buy food and gas, etc. without so much worry. I haven't been blogging lately, but I've been actively Tweeting when I have a quick thought.
At the beginning of the month, I had the opportunity to submit artwork designs to Tyler Coomes aka Tycoon, he is a music producer on Dr. Dre's Aftermath label... Tycoon released "The Dark Side of Tycoon" (my last blog post), an album based on audio samples from Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon." I drew up a few concepts for the cover art, all playing off of Pink Floyd's original artwork.
^^^This concept has the prism being wrapped with audio cables of various sizes (all black of course) and audio cables matching the colors of the rainbow exiting out.
^^^This one has replaced the prism with an MPC machine, which many beat producers have used over the years (a staple instrument in the hip hop biz), rainbow light or audio cables shooting out as before.
My concepts didn't make the cut... Either one of these would have been fresh to create for the album, I still plan on making the first concept into a piece in the future, just for me~
The Bogeyman artshow (10-6-2011) at the MAC SPA was fun, it was my first time to show with Eric Matelski, an artist and friend that has been promoting 100+ artshows each year for the last 5 years...
The space looked great and Eric was grilling up fajitas for the patrons.
I didn't get a chance to meet Stan Yan, but I was still highly entertained by his illustrations, my favorite indeed!
My studio-mate Delton invited me to help him bomb/tag a lobby for a wine tasting and release party. Infinite Monkey Theorem is a Denver-based winery, they just released their line of keg-wine called "Monkey Shine," a witty spin-off of the alcohol, moon shine...
We painted for 8 hours in the fumed out room, tags over tags over tags, multiple colors and styles gave the room an urban feel. Delton spent most of his time painting IMT's Monkey logo as the centerpiece to the madness...
The party was the following night of the Bogeyman show, on the rooftop of the historic "Ghost Building" on 18th and Stout in Denver, the cops stopped by a couple times so IMT was doing something right!
People were drinking wine out of mason jars in the spirit of the Prohibition days~
Last but not least for October, Delton and I came together on our first real collaborative art piece in two years! We rocked a Nintendo Entertainment System and converted it into a custom wall-mount arcade.
The finished piece consists of a CNC-routed acrylic cabinet, aluminum, MDF, flatscreen tv, and of course and original NES unit. Painted by Delton, and assembled by me. The unit was part of an 8-bit inspired artshow at Family Affair on Larimer Street in Denver. Please visit my Flickr page to see the piece built from start to finish. Thanks to Alexi for assisting us in the CNC-router department!
Delton and I have been discussing the rebranding of Broken Bread Arts, which we are going to be turning into Studio 72, this arcade unit is just the beginning of our collaborative efforts... Stay tuned, and happy Halloween!
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
I had to pay for the shipping (I still have to technically...), but I really don't care because I'll be paying less than $2.00 per 16oz. container... The Seconds color selection isn't the full spectrum of their normal colors, but I think if I requested more in the future I could stack different a wicked set of pro paints in a bigger range of colors. Awesome! This really made my day, Thanks Golden Paints!
Saturday, October 1, 2011
THE MACSPA & ART PIMP PRODUCTIONS presents the BOGEYMAN group art show. OCTOBER 3rd through 29th 2011 at The MacSpa 1738 Wynkoop, Suite 103 Denver, CO 80202. Reception will be held Thursday, October 6th 6-9pm.
Bogeyman, El Cucuy, El Cuco, The Sack Man, BoBo, no matter what you call him or her, this amorphous imaginary being has been used to frighten children into behaving for centuries. Every culture and family has a different story of the bogeyman. The Bogeyman art show features artists’s own version of the Bogeyman.
Opening Art Reception will be held Thursday, October 6th 6-9 p.m.. This event is Free to the public. Artists will be on site, Tricks and Treats will be served. Reception includes a special record release and live Skype Concert by the band THE LONE GARAGE MASSACRE. Plus local artist and supernatural-mystery author Mario Acevedo will lead a $5 neighborhood walking tour at 8p.m. showcasing the spooky history of LoDo.
Special “Afraid of the Dark” Reception featuring Zombie Caricature artist Stan Yan and another chance to walk with author Mario Acevedo through Denver while learning about our city’s spooky past Saturday October 22nd 10 a.m. - 2 p.m..(Pre-Zombie Crawl). Guests will have a chance to become a Zombie. Stan Yan will be creating Zombicatures on site. Prices ranging from $20-$40.
The MacSpa Regular Hours are: Monday - Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Friday 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. -12 p.m.
Bogeyman artists include: Kyle Banister, Eric Matelski, Tadd Moskal, Scott Ramsay, Jeff Erwine, Chris Schranck, Tony Zellaha, Kamla Presswalla, Harrison Nealey and more + special featured artists:
Cori Buchholz & her Crochet Zombie Dolls
Stan Yan, full-time Denver freelance cartoonist and Illustrator. Stan will have his zombie caricature drawings on display. (Stan will be on site for the Afraid of the Dark Reception Oct. 22nd 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the MacSpa to create personal Zombicatures for guests).
Any and all questions can be addressed by contacting Eric Matelski at ArtPimpInfo@mac.com 303-898-4350
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
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BTW, Thanks Alanna
Sunday, September 18, 2011
I am currently working on a book showcasing a collection of my present artwork. I didn't want to add a bunch of text to the book itself, but I still want people to have an interactive experience... First I thought of using QR (quick response) codes on each page, which at first sounded awesome, then I found the "digital watermark" technology. The technology has been developed by a company called Digimarc, in the past it has only been used to copyright images regardless of any manipulation. Now with apps and codes and the internet, Digimarc is offering new options, Digimarc Discover is what I am going to use in my book... I'm pumped on the concept of the book itself, but this 'discovery' is going to make this book of mine pretty unique!
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Blurb account before Xmas... Good gifts people!
Monday, September 12, 2011
Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle 2010
Produced & directed by Thenmozhi Soundararajan
- Estria Miyashiro
- Marc Bamuthi Joseph of Youth Speaks
- Nate1/MPC - 2010 Judge
- Crayone/TWS - 2010 Judge
- Jason Mateo / EIGB Producer
- Vogue/TDK - Oakland
- Siloutte - San Francisco
- Jher/RTD KOG (2nd Place Winner)
- Twick / ICP - San Franciscso
- Prime / 808 Urban - Honolulu
- Dime / Visual Element - Oakland
- VyalOne / KOD COI - (1st Place Winner) Los Angeles
- Weyland Southon / Hard Knock Radio
Sponsored by Youth Speaks Life Is Living Festival & Montana Colors North America
Friday, September 9, 2011
It looks like there will be a new arts district in the metro area, Lakewood to be exact, right across the street from RMCAD... It could be big, stay aware and support our community! www.40westarts.org -- do your part to help it fund!
Friday, September 2, 2011
P.S. I searched to see what other people have done with security envelopes, here's what I found- http://tinyurl.com/3e9y5c7
Thursday, September 1, 2011
big it with a click
RD: You may have heard about the conflict between Banksy and King Robbo over the last fe...