David Young and I painted this 69 El Camino last january, we finally had a chance to get some footage together of this beast in action. A little inspirational driving Video…..
I have new “Air Kowloon” multiples dropping on monday March 25th @ 1xrun.com. There are 2 editions available, A hand embellished, collaged and distressed wooden box and a limited edition Print.
The boxes are birch wooden boxes 12×18 x 1.75 deep. They are all unique. Individually collaged and embellished there are 25 available. These were pretty time consuming to make. Each box is collaged with an archival glue and sealed with acrylic. The base is then painted with a shellac based paint and the image is sealed face down onto the box. The next step is to remove all of the paper from the original prints until the only thing remaining is the pigment. The bowes are then embellished again with an amber shellac and sanded and distressed and finally sealed with acrylic.
D Young V, Hugh Leeman and myself are preparing up for our opening of Epilogue at Hold Up Art Sept. 8th. On Sept, 4th our first collaborative work will drop at 1xrun.com. It’s a limited edition (30) print hand embellished by all the artists. Each print is unique and the edition number is incorporated into the design of each image. Get it here
There will also be a 2nd color way available opening night at the gallery. A super limited edition of 10
After a few weeks of literally everything on facebook breaking, it finally occurred to me. It’s fucking designed to break, to constantly be confusing, to add features, move features and remove features. Some days you can’t change your profile pic, some days you can’t create a new album, etc. Facebook is working on the principal that if something is frustrating, a challenge and won’t do what you need it to do, you obsess about it.
This makes perfect sense given it’s creator. Prior to 2005, Mark Zuckerberg was a guy who couldn’t have gotten laid in Bangkok wearing a suit made of $100 bills. His whole mindset and in fact his motivation for creating social networks revolved around rejection. So it’s should be no surprise that he created facebook to be exactly the thing formed him, something that is sort of unattainable and fickle. You can post photos, but it’s a pretty shitty platform, you can post video again a mediocre platform, you can do a lot of things, but in the end they are all kind of half-assed and unsatisfying. Zuckerberg basically designed the girl who kinda flirts with you but will never sleep with you, something you are drawn into because you can’t really ever have it. That has to be by design. It’s unrealistic to think that level of ongoing incompetence would be tolerated at an operation the size of facebook. It’s a dangerous thing to let the socially retarded throw a really big party.
Radio Yau Ma Tei is my newest that I created specifically for release at 1xrun. After talking with Jesse at 1xrun we decide we wanted to do something different from a typical limited edition. These print started out as giclees on 300lb acid free water color paper. After that there were really embellished in a lot of different ways. Every print was drawn on with pencils, markers and mop pens and part of the image were overpainted with acrylics. They were then tea stained and airbrushed in 6 different colors. At this point the prints were distressed using sandpaper and steel wool and the text was screen printed onto the image. The test roughly translates as “I have a name but it doesn’t matter”
In addition to the 20 embellished prints there were an additional 3 prints made with the text gold leafed in 22kt gold. This print will be released on 1xrun.com on April 25th. You can see it here
Last month I did the artwork for the cover of this Month’s Sierra Magazine. This was really an ideal situation. It’s a rare opportunity to get to work with a group as important as the Sierra Club. I also had the freedom to simply take this project and do what I do. Really, it was an ideal working environment. It’s always satisfying to be able to do your art while contributing to something you truly support. Some of you from San Francisco’s art community may recognize the model I used for the cover.