Bien Urbain

July 14, 2014

Two paintings for the excellent Bien Urbain in Besacon, France.  These were done outside an public school full of very brilliant, funny, energetic kids that supported me like I was their football team.  I feel like we won.

Photos by David Demougeot

Girona

June 20, 2014

Girona, Spain – Milestone 2014.

Seeing Interesni Kazki, 108, Brad Downey, Akay, Boris Hoppek, Cyop & Kaf, and Sam3 do their thing is really great.

Alice

May 11, 2014

Alice Gallery.

Just Before Brazil

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Vernissage

Works on paper by:
Maya Hayuk, Todd James, Steve Powers, Poch, HuskMitNavn, Sozyone Gonzalez, Atelier Pica Pica, Invader, Hell’O Monsters, Parra, Boris Tellegen, Colonel & Spit, Momo, Paul Wackers, Bruno Brunet, Bjarke P z Olsen, Sophie d’Ansembourg, Jaba, HoNeT, Dave Decat, Sixe Paredes, Michael Swaney, 2 shy, Guy Yanai, Samuel François, Escif, Cleon Peterson

Atlanta

May 8, 2014

Photo: by Joshua Gwyn

Organized by non-profit volunteer powered Living Walls, in the Boulevard Tunnel between Old 4th Ward and Cabbage Town, this mural was enormous and could only be accessed with scaffolding and ladders.  I have no idea how many people helped paint this.  There were at least 20 volunteers on just one day, and different faces all week.  Everyone put in exceptional effort, working under the highway and freight train overpasses, beside heavy traffic and my noisy generators, in strong sun and four days of rain.

Photo: by Joshua Gwyn

Photo: Joshua Gwyn

So the credit goes to these people and the organizers, fundraisers and non-profits, and people that brought us water and cookies, and two children that brought us jelly beans.

It was also great to meet and work with the people of Living Walls.  Thanks everyone!

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Studio

April 16, 2014

 

Lotus

April 15, 2014

Lotus is a magazine of architecture in Italian and English.  Their last quarterly looks at common space, and includes examples of art done in public by types like myself.

 

Graffiti Art #20

January 21, 2014

The profile in Graffiti Art Magazine is out now, and it’s sweeeeeet.

Drawings

January 15, 2014

May Gallery has made the drawings from my recent show “Butt Joints” available on their website here.

Framed ballpoint pen on notebook paper, 8″ x 10″ signed on the back in pencil.

Theses are very “fresh”.  I was creating as many as 30 in one sitting, which surprised me since I normally spend days working on one composition. Then a select group became a publication with May Gallery’s Risograph and Constance’s finishing, as a zine, available here, and the 40 best of these originals are displayed at the “Butt Joints” show, and now online.

There is something important in these drawings, for me, in that I let everything go to mush. All my familiar shapes and compositional games are at work, but without the hemmed-in geometries. I’m seeing the mess is slightly more complex and surprising. The same composition done freehand goes different every time I try it, ruined different ways with unconscious unknowns. Using geometry involves more absolutes, and searching for absolute best arrangements which is like finding perfect dead ends.

The paintings for Butt Joints also have something to do with these drawings, of course, but it’s still developing. Something’s opening new and unknown and it’s exciting.

 

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