Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Somewhere over who's Rainbow?

 Somewhere over who's Rainbow?, MDF, Flock Steel, 2010
Things might not be as they seem... Further investigation using the iconic AK-47. The title makes reference to the song "Somewhere over the Rainbow" from the Wizard of Oz where Dorothy sweetly sings about some dreamy non-existent Utopia. Truly a classic of Hollywood creating contemporary mythology. The Rainbow, a symbol of good, the calm after the storm and any other number of similes and metaphors in literature, music and art in this particular case serves as a warning for the wary to have a good second look before venturing forward.
 Somewhere over who's Rainbow?, MDF, Flock Steel, 2010 (detail)

 Somewhere over who's Rainbow?, MDF, Flock Steel, 2010 (detail)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

{Libro} at Mad is Mad in Madrid

A new collective show that I will be involved in in Madrid that required the artist to involve books in their work in some way shape or form. The show will be in celebration of the 5 year anniversary of the Gallery Mad is Mad and is curated by Roberto Vidal y Luján Marcos. The book as a vehicle for artists is a rich field and personally I'm a huge fan of Brian Dettmer who I had the pleasure of meeting recently here in Barcelona.
Con esta exposición, que celebra el 5º Aniversario de la Galería Mad is Mad, se invita a 27 artistas cuyo trabajo ha sido expuesto en ella, a que exploren las posibilidades del libro como medio artístico. Utilizan en ella un vehículo tradicional de textos literarios o teóricos como base de una experimentación plástica, con el propósito de explorar las fronteras tanto físicas como conceptuales de libro.
El artista es en este caso pintor, dibujante, escritor, tipógrafo, encuadernador, editor, programador, etc. Concibe y es autor de sus propios libros. Profundizar en la idea de libro de artista como nexo integrador de todas las artes, ya sea como soporte o como base conceptual, es uno de los retos que se les plantea.
*Las llaves { }
Como signo doble (de apertura y cierre), suelen encerrar un texto. Por otra parte, cada uno de ellos se puede usar de forma aislada para introducir varias opciones, clasificaciones, desarrollos de lo expresado anteriormente, etc.
Comisariada por nambernain: Roberto Vidal y Luján Marcos
Inauguración: 30 de Septiembre 2010, a las 20:00 horas.
Del 30 de septiembre al 23 de octubre
Galería Mad is Mad
Pelayo, 48
28004 Madrid

Monday, September 13, 2010

Illustration*Play 2 —An Expedition to the Extraordinary

A fantatsic new book from the people at Victionary arrived in the mail the other day that highlights a great variety of creative stuff from a really diverse group. Exciting and rewarding to be included. official blurb and list of the artists included below

 Illustration • Play 2
—An Expedition to the Extraordinary
Edited by Victionary

What does it take to produce photorealistic qualities with a bunch of crayon sticks? What can you do with the unwanted doors or the .22 caliber rifle gift from your dad if you don’t like hunting? Well, have fun with them!

The process of making is an expedition to possibilities. It is an unprecedented excursion beyond set values and limitations, a sweet-and-sour journey that requires great patience, innovation and invincibility to forge ahead. With an interview section graced by the artists’ handwritings, doodles and distinctive characters, Illustration•Play 2, the second volume of our best-selling illustration series, Illustration•Play, is a body of sweat and surprises yielded from the most ordinary things you could find in life. From flat drawings and collage, to papercuttings, crafts, sculptures, bas-reliefs and installations, get prepared to experience the course of discovery and a different perspective of seeing through the extraordinary handworks made by the very playful hands of 24 makers from around the world! Don't sleep, wake up! You might be the next to stun the world!



Alli Coate
Ana Serrano
Ana Venura
Anastassia Elias aka Chadou Yama
Christian Faur
Dan-ah Kim
Emma van Leest
Frank Plant
Gregory Euclide
Guerra de la Paz
Jeff Nishinaka
Jennifer Khoshbin
Kenichi Yokono
Mayuko Fujino
Meredith Dittmar
Michael Velliquette
Nina Braun
Roman Klonek
Ron van der Ende
Sarah Trahan
Severija Incirauskaite-Kriauneviciene
Studio Evelin Kasikov
Walton Creel
Yulia Brodskaya

Friday, September 10, 2010

New Show at Galeria Contrast

Sept. 9 was the opening of my new show in Galeria Contrast, Consell de Cent 281. Titled "How does your Garden Grow?"  the show will be up until the 16th of October, hope everyone has a chance to go by and see the new work. Here you have a couple examples of the space with the work in it. The photos are by Margaret Stepien who is a wonderful photographer and friend.

Dirty Bunny

Dirty Bunny

Unleash your inner dirty bunny....

A bit of exposure in the Phillipines

Recently in the Inaugural edition of Mango Magazine (the same publishers of the magazine