Thursday, February 25, 2010

el lay so

showing in LA in about 2 weeks for some group show that my childhood friend Timber, curated. dont really know how to approach it as im not the biggest fan of graffiti sure i'll get stabbed for that comment at some point.
anyways, i grew up drawing ninja turtles with him and now im showing in a show he's curating, funny how things turn out that way.

heres a vid of the man at work, dudes a fucking workhorse, he'll draw/drink/drug/slug you under the table anyday. seriously. dont ever sleep on him.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

printing your own currency

2 color screen print on matte board. 5" x 7".
edition of 20.
12 bucks homie.

talkin the talk

been getting ready for 2 shows. drawing...kinda. making a bunch of new screen prints.
i'll get around to takin' good photos in a bit....tho i always say that.....

Friday, February 12, 2010

Under Republic Magazine

Under Republic puts out a dope online zine for free! I fucking love magazines, and free ones are my favorite kind. word on the street is, theyre going to start publishing actual hard copies, cant wait for that new magazine smell....
Anyways, this month, they did an article with GodFather of Graffitti in Fresno, and my personal hero, Knistt.
he drops some fucking knowledge for the kids and for aspiring graffitos.
Knistt is a fucking amazing painter and a gentle giant, he was definitly an early inspiration of mine growing up. When this dude talks, people listen with mouths wide open. check it fooooooooo!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

carry your grocery bags home looking like a G!

printed up these bags today. 8 bucks playa. books are always 5 clams. buy da boaf of 'em and theyre 12 bucks. now dats a deal you can take to tha bank. lug your trader joes free range eggs, home, lookin' like a fuckin' gangsta.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Nothing Too Loose;the book

I made the final run of my "nothing too loose" mini-book that i made for the show of the same name back in december. its 24 pages of en-tanglemints, lies, deception, and acceptance.
heres what the critics have to say;

"you look like a 16 year old that got hit by a truck"
-bobby embry

"you've been washed up for a while now, i just didnt wanna say anything"
-christian vargas

24 black and white pages. 2 color hand printed cover. free perfume samples with purchase. 5 bucks from me. get it at my next show, or contact me and i'll get one to ya.

see all of the pages in the book here.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

San Francisco/ my love is another kind

A couple o' weeks ago, me and Christian Vargas loaded up his truck and headed north to San Francisco to check out our friend Gina Contrera's show. I met Gina many moons ago at an art show we were both a part of inside this church that served as a gallery on the east side of Fresno. Shes an awesome lady, who makes awesome art, and her show was good enough reason to make the drive.

Her show was at this awesome little back room gallery, called, oddly enough, the back room gallery,
in the back of this book store. I didnt get any photos of the opening night crowds, the place was packed the entire night. You couldnt really walk around, or soak in any of the art, which, if you've ever had an art show, you WANT this to happen on the opening night.
We went back the next day and got some photos.

its really great watching your friends grow as artists and watching them hone their skills, especially since in Fresno, most of the artists here share studios, like at Broadway, so its a little tough to go to someones show and really appreciate it, since you watched them make it and you know what to expect. It was a breath of fresh air to walk into a place and see all new stuff by someone you know.

can you spot devendra banhart? joanna newsom? i guess its a wall of the artists that have shown there. gina's in good company.


Gina also works at the Moma, so we got some tickets to go check out their 75th anniversary show (told you, shes an awesome lady) , which is well worth the drive on its own. Getting the chance to stand a few feet away from some amazing and important artwork, is one any artist or person interested in the arts should take up. I got a new appreciation for alot of painters I never really took interest in before I saw them up close and was able to really sink into them; Rauschenberg , and Johns, in particular.

I was looking forward to seeing the Barry Mcgee installation. I had never seen his work before, and I really learned alot about drawing and line work when I was a young buck, by admiring this guys shit. Also, I would just plain rip him off, so I really wanted to see it for myself. He's a true art hero.

simon evans

kara walkers fucking mind blowing

i dont remember this guys name, but these were really great, and they were only sketches for these architectural sculpture bangers.

so happy to see this in real life. im not even kidding.
this guys awesome. napping on the muni- FTW.

we stayed with Christians buddy sean, this is on the second floor.