December 11, 2009
Here are some shots of the mural Retna and I just finished for the Margulies collection in Miami during Art Basel as part of Primary Flight. This is now our 4th mural the Wynwood district. As usual, I painted the figure, Retna painted the text. Based on a photo I took in SF a few months back. We basically spent the entire time in Miami battling the weather and working on this thing, but we did get to see a lot of really impressive mural art. Special thanks to Books, Lynn+Chris, Hoekz, Slow, the MSG's, 33Third, Beats by Dre, and everyone else that made this possible in one way or another...
November 23, 2009
Retna and I just painted this mural in Salt Lake City, Utah last week. I think this is the tallest mural either of us has done so far, at about 44 feet height. This was commissioned by FICE. It was a special project for everyone involved. Many thanks to Corey B for making it all possible, and the rest of the cool folks at FICE, OTRA, The guy at the gun shop next door who gave me a beanie and hand warmers, Este Pizza, the lovely Bri Acsani for modeling, and everyone else who was supportive of this in any way. The text in the halo is in Latin, the beginning of the Ave Maria (Hail Mary).
"The catalog offers a unique glimpse into the the preparation, installation, and execution of the artist's first ever collaborative exhibition.
Documenting photography by / Yuri Hasegawa
The catalog is limited to 100.
- Signed by both artists
- Numbered out of an Edition of 100
- Embossed cover w/ printed slip collar
- Crated in a screen printed kraft mailer
- 54 Pages
November 12, 2009
I did some painting in Montreal, Quebec recently..the yellow paisano was venturing into a Hasidic part of the city, painted with local aerosol kingpins Senck & Omen. The other piece was a really special project for the new offices of the architecture firm Aedifica. The two kids serve as a subtle reminder of the importance of creating a better environment for the next generation. I'll try to post more shots later.
Merci to my friend Louis C, Val, Snoop, Poutine, and all the fine folks at Aedifica.
November 3, 2009
Just got back from painting in Montreal, really happy with how it all turned out...I will post pictures here as soon as I get a chance.
For now, here is the flyer for the closing/catalog release party for my show with Retna in LA tonight. See you there!
Nov. 3rd, 2009 7 -10 Open to the public
Robert Berman Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave. C2/D5
Santa Monica, California 90404
October 11, 2009
So it's been a hectic couple of weeks so far, but here are some shots of the latest... At the top is a shot of some final touch up work for my show with Retna that's up right now in Santa Monica.. I'll put up more photos later if I have time. The other photos are of a big mural Retna and I just finished for the RVCA headquarters in Costa Mesa. Thanks to Pat & all the great folks at RVCA who helped out! More on the way.... and also, another apology for being so bad with emails lately...
September 23, 2009
September 11, 2009
So I'd like to first and foremost offer my apologies to a lot of people right now for being so bad with emails lately. I've been feeling kind of overwhelmed for the last month or so and have had so much to do that I've put off most correspondence. I hope anyone wondering why the hell I haven't gotten back to them by now can understand and bear with me.. Thanks for your patience.
I'm finishing up pieces right now for a show at the Robert Berman Gallery in LA at the end of this month, and it's been my main focus, but as I get more time I'll try and be better with emails and and catch up with everyone!
Also, here is a new book that was released recently by Gingko Press/Upper Playground of both my art and Retna's, called "Alianza". It's a small 96 page hardcover book, showing my work, Retna's, and our collaborative pieces together. It came out really nice in my opinion, I'm really proud of it and excited about it! You can see a little write-up at ModArt... and you can get a copy from Upper Playground
More updates & art soon...
August 19, 2009
The top two photos are of a quick piece I did on Fillmore for the gallery, with some of Kofie's stuff at the top (much respect to Kofie & Craola!)
The next two shots are of a wall I painted next to Reyes, Steel & Ferm. (thanks guys!)
and last but not least is a photo from a quick little shoot I did with the lovely Ashley, who I will probably be painting sometime soon.. (thanks to Ashley & Kim for setting it up ;)
So here are some process shots + photos of some of the spraypaint pieces in my show at Fifty24SF Gallery in SF this month. The opening was a lot of fun... A huge THANK YOU to all the people that came out to the show! Thanks as well to Matt, Lynzy and all the other fine folks at Upper Playground that helped make it a success!
Also, thanks to everyone that bought one of the "Song of Songs" prints that weekend, and sorry if you wanted one but missed out.
August 4, 2009
These are some process shots of a new print based on one of my paintings that's being released at my show in SF this week. This print has actually been in the works for a while and I think it came out perfect. It was printed in the same manner that the original was painted, by starting with a black base, then printing the darkest colors first, building up and ending with the brightest colors, producing a nice layered effect. I'm really happy with it! It's big too!
This is the info from the Paperworks Laboratories site:
"Songs of Songs" is a 7 color hand pulled serigraph printed by master printer Karen Fiorito. We will be dropping this print to coincide with his solo show at Fifty24SF on Thursday, August 6th from 7pm to 9:30 pm. The edition will drop online at Paperworks Laboratories Friday, August 7th, 2009 at 12 p.m. PST. The first 20 of these will be $250 and going up in price. Act fast and get this stunning image which is currently the subscriber issue cover of Juxtapoz Magazine!
Songs of Songs
7 Color Screen print,
Printed on Black Stonehenge 310 gsm 100% Cotton Archival Deckled Edge Paper.
Dimensions: 30 x 42 Inches.
Edition of 50
Signed, Numbered, and embossed
by the Artist
starting at $250 + S&H
Available only at Paperworks Laboratories
August 2, 2009
July 23, 2009
Damn!....I saw the new issue of Juxtapoz (#103) and was blown away to see one of my paintings used as the cover of the subscriber edition!....and inside there's a 14 page interview with me by David Choe, who tries to get me in trouble....along with a portrait photo at the beginning taken by Estevan Oriol...
After years of reading Juxtapoz, and never actually being in Juxtapoz...here I am... on the cover of Juxtapoz. Not sure how that happened but I feel really honored! Aside from all that it looks like a great issue with some other great art in it...
I'm just posting the cover and the first spread of the interview here for now...maybe more later when I have time.... and you can also get a copy at Juxtapoz.com