Hello world. 2012 has arrived. Geez,... already. Hope all is well with you guys. Finally had a chance to get some things together to post. I just got back from NY last weekend. I was part of a group show with fellow artist/good friends David Hoskins and Douglas Hoffman at Bold Hype Gallery. The show came together really well and the turnout was pretty grand! Thanks again for all the folks that were able to make it and hang out for a bit. It was a blast! Felt great to partake in a gallery show again. Over the past few years I've be chilling on the sidelines handling my corporate day job along with trying to enjoy my social life in SF in my late 20's. I'm happy I managed to pull together a collection of works that were created in between juggling everything going on in my life. I'll keep this rant short and just cut to the chase. Bellow are a couple of paintings I did for the show that haven't been previously displayed on this blog before. This piece was created for our promo ad for our show. At the time we already decided on the name of the show to be "Cerberus". We had a tight deadline for the ad feature so all three us (Doug, Dave, and I) each illustrationd a dog head in our interpretation, pretty much in a night's work turn-around. We chose a limited palette and this is what I manage to come up with.
"Cerberus 1" 10x10 Acrylic and ink on Wood
This piece is brand new piece also created for the show. It's actually a diptych on two wood panels. I photoshoped the line in the middle out to show what it would look like together. This one was really hard to capture a reproduction of due to its wide format and colors. I tried to match it as close as possible to the original colorways. The pink is a lot more vibrant but hard to capture in photo form. I promise it looks way better in person!
"Twin Somber and Ms. Joy" 18x24 (x2) Acrylic on Wood
Here's a time lapse of our collaboration piece. It took us roughly two days to knock this out. This was really fun to work on and it's rad we happen to get the process recorded.
"Cerberus" 48 x 60 (x2) Acrylic on Canvas
Here is a link to all the show pieces up for purchase: ---GO!--- Also here's a link to a nice little write up with nice sampler size pictures to view some of the work. ---GO!--- ***show photos coming soon...
Here'smy piece forthe "Power in Numbers" show: "an ongoing online exhibit of work moderated by Nucleus, this online gallery showcases quality original artwork at affordable prices. All work measures 5"x7" and is priced at $50 or $100. Proceeds from each sale benefits the artist's chosen charity. What used to be an annual event is now ongoing..."-NucleusFeel free to view more info here: http://gallerynucleus.com/pin
A few weeks back I was contacted by the folks at Redshift, they had an interest in my work and extended an invite to partake in a mural project for their office space. I agreed to meet with them, and from there we discuss things further in detail. The brief I received is that they had this huge wall in a narrow passageway which led into their office space. They wanted a piece that started out small and grow into something big alongside guiding/leading you into their office space. They also wanted me to incorporate a list of inspirational phrases/quotes(that they provided) to go along with the piece in someway. As far as my artistic freedom to execute the project, it was pretty open ended. To help get a better idea of which direction to go, I asked them to share some example references of murals/pieces they liked. From what I gathered, they had an interest in bold decorative imagery, with expressive type, and limited color palette. They also had an interest in cityscapes as well. I took all that and mocked up a sketch for them. They enjoyed what I pitched and from there we moved forward onto the painting. It was a pretty smooth transition overall in the project. The folks at Redshift were really great to work with, they were pretty lax and let me do my thing. To accompany this project, they hired Nicole Salmeri (pretty cool videographer) to help document the process in a form of a time lapse video. It was a pretty fun project, I'm glad I had the opportunity to take it on. I worked on it in my off-time from work(day gig) so roughly it took about 30-40 hrs of work. I'll stop ranting now haha. Hope you enjoy. Cheers.
Original sketch for the pitch
Pictures of the wall. The wall is pretty wide and the hallway is pretty narrow hence why it was kind of hard to get really good shots of the piece.