This show is finally here. I will be displaying a lot of my newer paintings and illustrations at New City Studios in downtown Phoenix along side of my good friend Amy Radcliffe, who is incredible, and Tobie Milford who will be playing some great music.
812 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, Arizona 85003
March 1st, 2013 7-10pm
I have some creative friends. Daniel Kim is one of the most creative of them all.
He picked up a camera randomly, around the time I started painting, and he is probably the best photographer I know. We’ve been friends for years, but time goes on & on & we get married, get full-time jobs. We can’t go skateboarding whenever we want anymore. We had some catching up to do so he asked if we could hang out and take some pictures one morning & without hesitation I said yes! He’s kind of a big deal.
Check out his work here.
This is what I really look like without all the paint running down my face.
Booker T. Jones x NPR Tiny Desk Concert
I just realized that in 2012, I have only painted 5 paintings, on canvas or linen. Actually, I think 2 of them were on wood. The end of the year is nearing and I was trying to figure out if I had actually wasted year by not creating, but I realized that I spent my year re-creating, re-evaluating, rejuvenating myself into an overall creative, rather than just a spray painter.
I just created a series of 12×12′s that I am calling Spatialism after Lucio Fontana’s theory. What it portrays is depth beyond what meets the eye on canvas, by simply adding slits and slices to the painting. When all is said and done, I will add LED lights behind the canvas to experiment with what is seen and unseen.
It’s been a while since I’ve engaged here. It’s hard to keep up sometimes, however, I have been working a bit.
Not only on artwork. I got engaged a few months ago and now I am planning a wedding. I got a job at a dope coffee shop called Cartel Coffee Lab and I’m trying to put together a show that will hopefully get my name out there as a present Phoenecian creative.
Here’s a sneak peak on some of my work that has been evolving into something a bit more simple, but still my own. Nothing here is “done,” but I can’t wait to reveal it all in December for my upcoming reception at NEW CITY STUDIOS in Phoenix.
Sunday Morning Inspiration
Bill Clinton Plays M83
I entered into a competition I heard about from Tumblr. It is put on by the good folks at Artspace. This morning I got an email saying that I was selected as a semi-finalist which was an awesome way to start my morning.
Even a little attention for what I do is rich for me, but having being mentioned and in a competition with Artspace is incredible.
I would LOVE to keep going in this competition because this is something encouraging for me to keep creating great art.
Follow this link to their tumblr site & click the heart in the top right & reblog if you have a Tumblr!
I’m wanting to move on from solely being a geometric abstraction painter. I love it, but I feel the need to explore in the form of simple small projects. Self-portraits are the way that I have began to explain, but delving into what it would look like to pour color over myself keeping it an abstract painting. Here is the direct link to that series on my website.
I have a buddy named David Blakeman, who not only is a great dude, but an amazing creative visionary. So with his new reign as the creative director, worship leader, on stage stud – he decided to turn the lobby of Redemption Tempe into a gallery of sorts.
He emailed me and asked me if September was good. Perfect.
Here are a couple of images that I have seen on the new lobby with my work via Instagram. Click the images, they’ll get bigger.
Setting up the last of it at A.E. England.
My show at A.E. England gallery is done & gone. The work is off the wall & in my fiance’s garage until it hangs in the new lobby of Redemption Church for the month of September as something to pass the time until December when I get to show at New City Gallery in Phoenix.
Each show I get more and more excited, but I’m realizing that the body of work I present now is old. No one wants it for a decent price – so it seems.
New work new work new york new work.
This is what I am promising for December. Some old, a lot of new conceptual work. Some not so conceptual.
I really just want to love making art again. Really.
This means I have motivation again.
I have a show opening in June!
Dear Christian artists,
When we see those who are walking in more talent… Do we praise or covet?!
Do you pray thy God would raise up more talent kingdom wide like the one you are witnessing, for His glory? Or simply pray that you could be at “that level” for your glory?
I know I need to be less like the latter…
I wrote this bit on my Tumblr, but a friend of mine reposted this on his blog called “Be Honest or Die”
Take a look.
A Bit of a Fighter.