Friday, March 28, 2008

monkeyshines


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I love apes. Gorillas, chimps, lemurs, baboons, orangutans,
simians, yetis, sasquatches, sock monkeys, bonobos, and all sorts of primates. Humans I suppose would have to fall into the primate category and as weird as they are I still like 'em.


























































































Wednesday, March 26, 2008

current events


Designed the cover of the latest issue of OMG Weakly. On news stands now! oh, wait...sorry, it's sold out already. damn.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Spring is finally here!


I am looking forward to getting back outside and drawing the vibrant life on the streets of
NYC. Inspired by the slightly warming climate and extended daylight hours more images drawn from life on the sidewalks will be coming soon, Today's post is something I pulled from an old sketchbook. John the Can Man was a 5 year old child in a 50 year old man's body. He would walk around my hood collecting aluminum cans to sell at the recycler. This was made in front of Cafe Bambino in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. I like the NYU Sweatshirt he's wearing. Found it funny that now I'm living in NY and the recycling is considered an annoying option.

The art shows I participated in were awesome! At the Avenue A Sushi event I tried to take pictures but it was too dark and the flash from my camera only washed out the work so I had to let that one go. At the Zealous opening, I got so caught up in the moment as I was excited to actually meet other artists living in the Bronx that taking photos just slipped my mind.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

First NYC show!












My first NYC show is tonight at Avenue A Sushi in the East Village. It's a group show and I am excited to be part of it. Other artists in this show are Heather Polaski, Meghan Burke, Hilary Doyle, John Stack, Shawn Cupid, Sarah Montero, Alison Milonakis, Erik VonPloennes, Mike A, Katie Odermatt, David Corcoran, Alana Delts and Frank Santiago Jr.

Tomorrow is another show at Zealous, a cool little store/gallery here in the Bronx. The top images are from the Zealous show. Pink, Rhode Island Avenue, Corcoran, Spy Camera, Daily News, Dean & Number One are the titles as you scroll from top to bottom. Each one is about 9"x 11" acrylic on board. The theme of the show is 'Scene without a Voice'. My pieces are all paintings of homeless people, a 'scene' which to me truly has no voice in this world.

I am including some images from the last Open Space show in Beacon. It was a great show featuring Polaroid composite by Patrick Winfield. I also added a new link to my friend Jason's cool new website, www.jasontmiles.blogspot.com.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Lily


I made this portrait of Lily, the chihuahua, for my friend Meghan on her birthday last year.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Pepito


This is a portrait of my friend Michelle and her little dog Pepito. I did this portrait 'Big Eye Style' inspired by the Keane paintings of the 1960's as requested by Michelle. Check out her amazing photographs at www.michellepedone.com.

I went upstate to Beacon NY to the Open Space Gallery for a great art opening. Beacon has an artwalk every second Saturday of each month that is well worth experiencing.

Friday, March 7, 2008

'Thee Romulans' record cover

'Thee Romulans' 7" ep Made in Billyburg was a very limited release on the That Taint Music label.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

XXX: Vices and Naughty Bits






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These are some slightly more 'adult' themed pieces. They are actually more more big kids who never truly 'grew up'. Top to Bottom: Drunky Bug, Full Beaver, I Don't Do Windows, Skunky Bud, Coffee Bat, 2 Dogs Fucking [sold], D'Ohhh!, The Old Swimming Hole [sold], George & Jane [sold], I Yam Woddeye Yam [sold], Blowjob.

Li'l Devils






being bad was never this cute: Top - Bottom: Hello Diablo, El Chupacabra, the Incontinent Dark Lord, Baby Zilla & Road Hog

Holy Sustainable Art, Batman!

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A few years ago I stumbled onto a huge cache of half finished art in the dumpster next to my apartment. After that initial score I began to find discarded art all over town. I began to paint 'into' the existing pieces and give each piece some new life. This little themed grouping is de-constructed Catholic religious imagery. From top to bottom: a twist on Leonardo Davinci's Last Supper. Three re-worked Pinewood Art Pieces 'WWJD? or What Would Jesus Drink' which became a hot selling t-shirt, 'What Wood Jesus Daring Do?' & 'What Made Jesus Blue?'. The next one is called 'Jesus Saves...Tokyo' and lastly 'Peep Show'.