Sunday, May 30, 2010

Demon Seed Update-part3

Here are the last of the pieces for the Demon Seeds show. This four foot by three foot piece was too big to scan, so the pics below will have to do for now.

CREATURE CAR - Acrylics on wood/ 4'x3'

Nazi Demon in London - Acrylics on Wood/ 12"x12"

AMMO DEMON - Acrylics and Spray Cans on Ammunition Case.

For those keeping score, all twelve of these new pieces were done after the Flat Color show between March, April and May. The skate deck piece you see in the background was the only piece from last year that I threw in. It was from the Custom Skully show back in '09, but I think it fits in nicely since it already has the monster theme going on.
Anyway, all the pieces are still hanging at Upper Playground until June 16th. If you have any purchase inquiries, contact the Seattle, Upper Playground store at (206)985-1000.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Demon Seed Update-part2

Minus two of the smaller pieces and the big one from the last post, here are the rest of the pieces from the Demon Seeds show.

GOD IS SCIENCE?-Acrylics on illustration board/18"x25"

BREAKFAST at MEDUSA'S-Acrylics on illustration board/18"x25"

DEMON SEED 2-Acrylics on wood/9"x12"

DEMON SEED 1-Acrylics on wood/9"x12"

FRANKENDEISEL-Acrylics on wood/10"x20"

THREE PRONGED DRAC - Acrylics on Canvas/22"x28"

UNEXPECTED VIGIL - Acrylics on Canvas/22"x28"

SPANGLISH FLY - Acrylics on Wood/8"x 8"

Anyway, I'll get some photos of the last few, soon.
If you have any purchase inquiries, contact the Seattle Upper Playground.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Demon Seed Update- part 1

Thanks to everyone that came out to last Friday night's Demon Seeds show. It was great to see some old and new faces, and catch up with everyone. Sorry if I didn't seem like I was all there, but pulling an all nighter will do that. It was an intense week getting everything ready for the show, but totally worth it. Also, a big thanks to all the Upper Playground crew for making everything go smooth that night.
Speaking of pulling an all nighter, I was so out of it, I never bothered to take any pics. I did manage to get one phone shot taken though. As I was leaving to call it a night, there was one last person that came out for the show. Local Seattle artist Moritat came through to check things out. By the end of the night, the caffeine was finally kicking in, so we popped off a few shots.

Anyway, as soon as I stitch all the scans of the art together and gather some pics from some other sources, I'll post 'em so you can see the rest of the art in the show. Until then, you can check out a podcast I sat in on awhile back. Jared Britt and Christopher Pfeifle, local Seattle artists and musicians in their own right, have started doing a podcast interviewing various local artists. If you want to hear what an artist running on no sleep sounds like while he's being interviewed, check it out the 6th episode here.

As far as the podcast goes, there is some colorful language thrown about, so, heads up. Other than that the topics jump all over the place, from art, to comics, to pure randomness. Hear how a body gets from a crime scene to the morgue, why Superman needs to learn the rope-a-dope, and how NOT to pierce your own ear.

Anyway, that's all for now. More to come soon......

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Interview on The Citrus Report

It's coming down to the wire for the solo show next week. Still have a few more pieces to knock out. In the meantime, I was interviewed by Jen Vertz from the Seattle, Upper Playground. You can read the full interview on The Citrus Report.

By the way, some people were wondering how big the piece on the flyer is. It's 20"x20",on canvas, for those that were wondering. Still using the acrylics. You can see it on the easel in the above pic. Anyway, that's all for now. More to come.....

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Pop-Culture's Beast of Revelation

Just thought I'd post the full image of the painting that was used for the Upper Playground flyer for next week's show. In case you're not a total geek (count yourself lucky) and you don't recognize all the monster heads on the beast, here they are from right to left.

1. Star Trek Gorn
2. Tuan-Taun from Empire Strikes Back
3.& 4. Dragon and Cyclops from The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad
5. One of the Ghidora heads from Godzilla.
6. The Mugato from classic Trek series.
7. The Terror Dogs from Ghostbusters.

Anyway the image is inspired from a description of a beast in the Bible. I'm not religious, but I was exposed enough to it to be familiar with this passage.

Rev 13:1

And the dragon stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. He had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on his horns, and on each head a blasphemous name...

Imagine seeing a picture of that as a kid and then asking your mom what blasphemous means. That will mess with your head a bit when you're four years old.

Would the emergence of a Pop-Culture Beast signify the end of pop-culture as we know it? I hope not. Pop culture is my religion, and I hope it doesn't implode in my lifetime. Join me next week as I build an ark and fill it with two copies of all of my comics.

Anyway, more updates on the show coming soon......

Thursday, May 06, 2010

DEMON SEEDS @ Upper Playground

As mentioned in the last post, I've been recently locked away in the studio getting ready for an upcoming solo show. Super excited to be doing a show at Upper Playground here in Seattle. I'll be posting more art as the show gets closer. More in process shots of some pieces, and I'll attempt to explain the image and name on the flyer in the next post. Until then, save the date. May 21st. Hope to see you there. Stay tuned...........

Monday, May 03, 2010

W3AVE Follow up.

Quick follow up post for last weeks W3AVE (weave) collab at the Henry Art Museum. If you missed it, Here's the skinny. Artists had groups of three and were given blank canvases to be painted on. They then brought their painted canvases to the event and traded with the other artists in their group. Each artist in the group of three had an hour a piece to add something. All the pieces were auctioned off at City Hostel Seattle the following night.

The above pic was my contribution. The other two local artists on my team were EGO and Stacey Rozich. You can check out how the finished pieces came out here along with the other artists in the show. Below is a vid of the set-up at the Henry, courtesy of Bherd Studios.

Anyway, that's what has been going on art wise, lately. Not many posts in the last few weeks because of an upcoming solo show. Been busy getting ready for that. More info to come. Soon........