Thursday, November 21, 2013

Developing tile. Wait... what?


My work has always been about finding new ways to combine my talents into creating new, unique pieces. This often involves hours of research and lots of trial and error to develop these new techniques. I love learning new things and that's really what drives me to continue creating. Earlier this year I was "convinced" that I should buy a cheap film camera. Well as most things I get into, that led to more purchases and in the end, outfitting my studio with darkroom equipment and a whole new set of dangerous chemicals. This new body of work, the photo tiles came from that experimentation. I have spent many months perfecting my methods and am really excited to be showing that work this Saturday as part of the RATIO photography show at EL RINCON SOCIAL. Black and white photography really is a bit of a magical thing. Creating art using nothing more than light and chemicals. Incorporating stencil/ aerosol art with traditional black and white photography adds all kinds of problems that needed to be overcome but I feel that the results are worth the effort. If you are in Houston this Saturday you should definitely stop by to check out the show. Until then, here is a quick video that I shot last night of "the magic" happening. Enjoy.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Almost

This was shared with me this morning by Diogo Machado (@addfuel) titled "Almost".  While the article doesn't have anything to do with time and more about a ratio of 1 to 12 I still thought it was funny to see all of these banners displaying something so close to my "name".  Just off by one hour...

Best part of the coincidence is that I am in my first ever photo show this weekend... and the name is RATIO.

Anyway, just thought this was worth sharing.  The article that accompanies the photo can be found here: http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/15/swiss-outrage-over-executive-pay-sparks-a-movement-in-europe/

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

RATIO


I am really excited to be showing my photo tiles in my first ever photography show later this month.  It is the same night as Art Crawl and will be going late into the night so be sure to check it out after you hit the other spots.  I have been working for many months on this new body of work and am super excited to finally have a chance to show it.

Still Up Yours on Main Street 2


Up Art Studio has done a ton for the Houston street art scene over the past year.  Come out to show support for this 1 night show.  Amazing artist line up including El Pez from Barcelona.  It was Barcelona where I fell in love with street art and decided it was something I wanted to pursue.  The art of Pez was a huge influence of that decision.  Very excited to be showing work next to his!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Os Gemeos x Hennessy: Limited edition bottle signing in Houston


Os Gemeos, the Brazilian-born stars of street art, source inspiration for their color-rich and multi-faceted work from their hometown. The brothers, identical twins Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo, began their career as graffiti artists in the 1980s on the streets of São Paolo. Today, they boast an extensive contemporary body of work ranging from murals, frescoes, paintings and sculptures to mixed-media installations incorporating music and dance.

They will be in Houston on August 26th to sign their limited edition bottles of Hennessy VS at the downtown Specs  (2410 Smith Street) between 5 and 7 pm.

Each Limited Edition Hennessy V.S bottle is individually numbered and will be available here in Houston on August 26, 2013 for $32.00!

You don't want to miss the chance to meet these legends.  Get to Specs early, they will cut off the line before 6:30.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

FunkMotor show at Peveto Gallery


I'm really excited about this show.  Amazing lineup and I will be showing 2 brand new pieces.  If you will be in town Saturday the 13th of July you need to stop by and check it out.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Interactions

A person is seen watching a time lapse video of the canvas being painted.  Photo by Alex Barber.

One of the most interesting things I have found about placing my work on the street is the interactions of the public with the piece.  Whether it's posing for a photo, to pray or even going out of their ways to repair pieces that were defaced (someone actually did this), I am constantly humbled that something that I created could effect someone in a way that would make them want to do these things.

I have tried to carry these same ideas/ interactions into the gallery in different ways.  The most common way is by using QR codes that allow viewers to use smart phones to pull up photos of the pieces on the street or even linking to videos of the pieces being created.  I love that I can use technology in a way that truly makes the experience of viewing one of my pieces multisensory and interactive.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Please vote for me! HUGO RED Clashes.


Friends, I need your help! I was invited by Hugo Boss to enter one of my videos into the HUGO RED Clashes contest on Youtube. The site plays 2 videos side by side and allows you to vote on your favorite. If you can take a minute out of your day to vote for my "Geisha" painting I would really appreciate it. The site seems a bit buggy but I was able to load it up in Firefox. Try that if you run into any problems. Thanks!  http://www.youtube.com/user/HUGOBOSSTV/Specials