Join me tonight at Oakland Art Murmur during First Friday’s at Warehouse416 Gallery. I still have 2 “Hip-Hop Royalty” paintings available for purchase. “Badu” sold last week at Plaid Friday, so don’t get caught slippin’ and get yourself an original LP piece before its gone!
Warehouse416 . 416 26th Street. Oakland, CA . 6pm-10pm
I’ve been busy working on a series of wood panels for Warehouse416 in Oakland, CA. This small annual art show features local artworks for under $200 and opens this Friday November 30, 2013. My hip-hop inspired pieces, 7.25″X 24″, on wood panel will be available for purchase tomorrow afternoon during Plaid Friday for $135- a piece. I cannot attend the Plaid opening tomorrow because of family obligations, but I will be around during First Friday December 6th 6pm-10pm if anyone wants to shoot the shit. Each original mixed media painting features an inspirational quote from one of my favorite hip-hop artists, and features the lyrics of the song from each inspirational quote.
If you happen to be one of the three people that follow my blog you probably have noticed I haven’t updated my blog in like 2-3-4 months right? Although you already know I will probably disappoint you in the future with my “lack-o-blog-entries”, I REALLY appreciate everyone’s support and love for my “creative cause” and I will do my best to keep you updated on my art hustle. With that said…I have been MIA lately because I have been swamped with some amazing art opportunities and I haven’t had much time to keep up with my “social media” game. That’s a good thing at the end of the day right?
So…I recently finished an installation at Spotify’s new office in SF and I had the most amazing time creating silly “surprise” pieces for their dope work space. Big ups to Merv and Redboy out of the NYC who curated this project and hooked me up!
I also completed my small mural at Living Art Tattoo in Walnut Creek. I am not only honored to be side-by-side on the walls with GATS, but I am mad appreciative of being apart of an amazing group of talented artists, tattooists, and friends. Here are some photo’s of my progress and completion of my MIA projects. Enjoy!
New work for Warehouse416 show in Oakland
Show opens November 30. All artwork sold under $200-
If you grew up during the video game revolution like I did, one should know about Dig Dug. Dig Dug or ディグダグ Digu Dagu, is an arcade game developed and published by Namco in Japan in 1982. The objective of Dig Dug is to eliminate underground-dwelling monsters (Pookas: A race of round red monsters or Fygars: A race of green dragons who can breathe fire) by inflating them until they pop, or by dropping rocks on them.
I was inspired to create a “custom vinyl set” for Somo’s Gallery’s Custom Munny Showcase from another show I was previously involved in at Chopsticks Gallery in Oakland called “Ode to the Gamer”. Since I grew up with an older brother who introduced me to the gaming world, ie. dragging me along to places like Silver Ball in Berkeley, CA, I was very excited to create a Millennial version of one of the games I loved as a kid through designer toys.
Here is the finished product of my first custom vinyl toy available for purchase at Somos Gallery in Salinas, CA. Be on the look out for more custom toys by yours truly in the future.
Next month I am stoked to be participating in 2 group shows. First, I am creating my first custom vinyl toy for the “Kustom Print, Photo & Munny Showcase” at Somos Gallery in Salinas, CA. The following week, I will be showing at Autobody Fine Art’s exhibition season opener called “Sugar”. Sugars exhibition will feature new and emerging artists from the East Bay, so I am very happy to be apart of this amazing group show. Not to mention they will be serving beer and donuts opening night! Yippee! Please check out my “Shows” section for more event information.
Check out my 5 seconds of fame on The Green Scene’s visit to the Pop-Up Art Show “The Asylum” during Oakland’s Art Murmur on May 3, 2013. 30 artists were given one room to do as they please in a Downtown Oakland office building. The event’s second day was canceled because of the HUGE turnout during opening night. Check back for pictures of this amazing and super fun event.
Tomorrow night, April 26th 2013, I will be painting LIVE at the First Base One Year Anniversary extravaganza in San Francisco, CA. I am not only excited to be painting along side some amazing DJ’s I’ve had crushes on since I was in junior college, but I am also honored to be a resident artist for such an amazing group of ladies who throw down and work super hard every month to bring the Bay an amazing night of fun. Grab your cheap tickets and event info on Eventbrite and I hope to see y’all on the dance floor.
I am excited to be apart of this amazing show currently showing in San Francisco, CA. “Visions and Reflections” at Gauntlet Gallery features work from 50 of the best Bay Area artists who created 12″x12″ pieces inspired by the exhibition’s title. “Modern Man’s Hustle” is my “reflection” on our willful embrace of a system that rewards our worst traits as human beings and continues to force feed our desire for unnecessary crap.
“Visions and Reflections” runs from April 13th-May 18th 2013. Check the Gauntlet Gallery for more information, event pics, and gallery hours.
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