I am happy to go to Miami this year for Art Miami. De Re Gallery is bringing this painting to Miami this year. It was one of my goals for this year to show work in Miami during Art Basel. Things are looking good and I really believe the best in best to come.
Elephant print is now available in the store. Limited series of 100.
I loved the people.
As a painter I work mostly alone and my studio is in my garage so I don’t always have to get out of my world. It sometimes feel isolated, my personality also plays into this as I like being home.Meeting and talking with so many people was so refreshing and really made me want to do more art and more show to travel more and make more connections.
Pop Austin also gave me perspective that Los Angeles is for making art and my travels are for expending my social life. Meeting people is one of the best things in life and I am looking forward to my art taking me places to meet people.
I am Really looking forward to my next show at the De Re Gallery. I will explore the subject of Trophy hunting in Africa and I will try to show multiple sides of this complicated subject. Get ready for Colors and Animals.
I am happy to report Pop Austin was a success. I sold half of the art I had there. This year's event was by far the best yet. I am looking forward to be part of it next year. I loved the way the space was set up. The Pop Talks were really good too. I loved hearing the unknown story about Warhol. Austin is not yet a big art center but I feel that with time it will change and I am sure Pop Austin will be at the center of it all. Bravo to the whole Pop Austin Team. Thank you for having me.
I went to see their new space yesterday, I am very happy to show my work in such a great Gallery and location. The Gallery is on Melrose right next to the McQueen store. 4 of my paintings will be shown until Oct 22. We are figuring out when my Solo Show will be. I am looking forward to working with the DE RE peeps.
During my last visit to the LACMA, I realized that every time I go to a show or Museum I get inspired by different pieces of art. I believe my mood and life experience shape my taste and allows me to see things with a different point of view. Endless Discovery is what inspires me.
Last summer I painted my first elephant in Spain, since then I have this idea or desire to paint a similar painting but this time I want it to be the size of a real African Elephant (see mock up above). I applied to a Residency with this project in mind and I have a good feeling about it. I cannot wait to work at that scale and bring my art to a new level.
We met on a July 4th. She inspired me to take this picture and to create a painting about her and now I combined both to create soemthng new.
POP Austin- WHO WE ASPIRE TO BE
POP Austin admires Warhol for his CREATIVITY, revolutionary nature, market savvy, and cultural philanthropy. Like the legendary labor models of Warhol’s deeply unusual studios (each known as The Factory), POP Austin looks to SHIFT THE PARADIGM of art consumerism. While building on the ever increasing global success of pop-up galleries, POP Austin borrows elements of more traditional commercial gallery business models (of both primary and secondary markets) and the artist-centric ethos of top tier museums to create something new.
POP Austin personifies the RUGGED INDIVIDUALISM of the American entrepreneur. We also like to think of ourselves as chic global citizens with good haircuts. We see art and technological advancement as partners growing together in tandem. Perhaps that’s because breakthroughs in both ART AND TECHNOLOGY hinge on the creator’s adventurous spirit and bold risk-taking, qualities we champion in all our curatorial undertakings.
We embrace SPECTACLE and theatrics to craft cohesive, unique, short-run experiences showcasing work from artists with backgrounds as varied as is imaginable. In addition to supporting these artists, we educate viewers, creatives, and collectors through our POP Talks, while inciting conversations about challenging artwork. We are also promoting the kind of contemporary art that we would like to see more of in the world. As much as we love to throw an amazing party, our focus is, and will always be, on the art.
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It took me a long time to make the connection between games and my art. I believe games introduced me to Art. My art comes from a place I don't really understand but I am pretty sure there is some gaming stuff in there. There is a big silly Questions that has been around for a while:
Can games be art?
Answer this for yourself.
What I am sure of, is that games can lead to art.
Johnny Romeo has always been there for me if I had any questions about the art world. I love his full on attitude, He has inspired me many times over and for that I thank him as often as possible.
here is is site: http://johnnyromeo.net
and his Instagram: @johnnyromeoart
That is the way I felt while working late on this mural. It was a great moment of quiet and joy. Doing something you have never done and realizing you are up to the task. I got some very good news today about Pop Austin 2016 and the fact that the were going to use my art for the launch announcement. It made me really happy and hungry for more.
A couple of days ago I was watching the famous youtuber CaseyNeistat talking about how he got to this point with 3 million subs and he mentioned an advice he was given early on in his Youtube life: "Keep Uploading". This is something that has been in my head for a week or so. It helps me moving forward and not worry too much about where I am now but gets me excited about the future and all the adventures that are awaiting me. One inch or one mile are not that different as much as you move forward.
I have started a mural on 21st and Pico in Santa Monica. It was been going great so far. I am looking forward to working on it more tomorrow. I will post picture of the progress here.
ELIOTT. 60x60 inches
I lived in Chicago in 92-93 and I would be lying if I told you I wasn't a big fan of the Bulls. I even got to see Jordan play a couple of times. I am very lucky to have seen the Bulls play. Thank you for being great a B-ball guys. I almost got a Jordan Tattoo at 15. I am glad I didn't but if I did get one I am sure it would be fine too.
This is the only work that I have ever done for no reason other than loving it.