I am extremely proud to announce that I will be participating in the next Bay Area Now exhibition at YBCA in San Francisco.
This highly anticipated exhibition only happens every three years, and from the words of YBCA, “BAN7‘s core idea is to decentralize the curatorial process, and centralize the public presentation of some of the most exciting artistic voices in the region today.”
Look for my work along with Aaron Bray, Kristin Farr, Jeff Meadows, Marc Kate, Brian Tester, and Lori Gordon in the Adobe Books Backroom Gallery curated space.
opens: July 18
on view: July 18 – October 5, 2014
More info >>
Hey all. There’s a pretty cool group show opening up this Saturday over at White Walls Gallery in San Francisco. Guest curated by Sven Davis with a strong line up of talented artists from around the world who have all created work that is 10 x 10 inches. Definitely a good chance to pick up some affordable art. See you there!
More info >>
acrylic, spray paint and pencil on panel
10 x 10 in.
for purchase, inquire within >>
In conjunction with my latest art adventure in Vancouver that resulted in a site-specific installation and a series of works created on paper, I repurposed some of the same visual elements from the show to produce an all new screen print I think you will enjoy.
I have been studying a lot of material about the idea of transcendence for mental clarity and this image is direct influence of that. It symbolizes separating ourselves from a physical reality that can be static and limiting to achieve a new sense of freedom enriched with possibilities.
5-color screen print on Arches 88 watercolor paper
18 x 24 in.
signed edition of 50
Produced in collaboration with: Burrard Arts Foundation
From Mexico to Canada, I can proudly say I have now made work in every country in the North American continent. Thank You to the folks at the Burrard Arts Foundation in Vancouver BC for hosting me the past 3 weeks to make work for the inaugural opening of their impressive new gallery & work space along with my exhibition, In Search Of, consisting of a site-specific installation, mixed media edition on paper, and screen print release.
My camera had a hard time capturing the mood of the space, but here’s a few shots of the final work on display.
Conscious Drift (installation view)
ink, spray paint, acrylic, and 3-color screen print on Arches 88 watercolor paper mounted on panel
30 x 37 in.
signed edition of 6
to purchase, inquire within >>
In Search Of (site-specific installation)
reclaimed wood, spray paint, acrylic, mirrors, and neon
12 x 11 x 8 ft.
Private commission piece for the BAF Collection.
Hey all. Just a reminder that I am currently in Vancouver BC wrapping up a show that opens tomorrow night at the all new Burrard Arts Foundation. More details below. Here’s a few pics from my trip so far.
I was recently invited to come to Vancouver BC to participate in their near on-site studio program. The days are flying by and we open to the public this Friday. If you live in the area, be sure to swing on by.
“In Search Of”
paper works, site-specific installation & print release
opens: April 11 @ 7pm
on view: April 11 – June 14, 2014
Burrard Arts Foundation
108 East Broadway
I am fortunate to be surrounded by talented people in my life who always have projects of their own and I recently had the opportunity to lend a creative hand to help make the following come to life.
1. THEMAYS – “AIRSPACE”
Collaborative Art Direction on a creative marketing campaign for album release.
more >> SOUNDCLOUD.COM/THEMAYS
2. Evil Eyes – “Keep Your Mind on Me”
Prop Design & Fabrication for collaborative Music Video project.
more >> Brilliant Champions // Evil Eyes
The full video is here! Watch the 18-minute documentary about the creation of seven large-scale works for the Grand Hyatt in Union Square San Francisco. Artists David Choong Lee, Mario Mars-1 Martinez, Damon Soule, Ursula X Young, Reuben Rude, and myself all had the honor to paint our largest works to date via a commission for Luna Rienne Gallery.
I am excited that I will be releasing another print with the good folks at 1xRUN again.
“This piece was one of 1 of 9 paintings I produced for my last show, DISTANCIA, that took place in an abandoned building in Mexico City at the start of this year. For me, this piece was the one piece that summed what the entire show was about — breaking away from structure to give way to a new perspective and flow while finding peace in the process.”
These tend to sell out fast, so do what you gotta do. Sale begins Thursday, March 13 @ 12pm PST.
Archival Pigment Print on 330gsm Fine Art Paper
13 x 17 in.
Edition of 60
Or own the original, HERE >>
Back in San Francisco, all I have to remember the amazing time I recently had in Mexico City are my photos. Fortunately, shortly after my residency and show, I was invited by Cultura Colectiva to paint a mural on the streets before my departure and the very talented Fotosintesis video crew captured the whole thing. WATCH the full video below.
Against All Odds
house paint and spray paint on concrete wall
26 x 14 ft
location: Alvaro Obregon @ Cuauhtemoc / Mexico City
Sorry if I sound like a fool in the video, but this was the first time articulating my work in English after 4 months.