Tuesday, December 27, 2011
LUV1-I was born that way I guess. Only thing I ever wanted to do. In Kindergarten they’d ask what you want to be…then again years past…only answer I ever had “artist”.
LUV1-I draw inspiration from everything, rust, steam, erosion, and the color of sound, the texture of emotion, in art…the monks of Iona, tribal art, abstract expressionists, street art and graffiti from all over the world.
LUV1-All my life. My art has been shown in Jersey City Hall, in Quad Studios in Times Square, Coyote Building in Chicago, and Guerrilla Gallery at Newark’s Penn Station among many other places. I’ve painted on walls in Yonkers, Brooklyn, Jersey City, Philadelphia, Chester (PA), Chicago, Washington DC, and all around Central NJ, but most quantitatively Trenton, and I can’t wait to add to that list. My work has been featured in the Utrecht Supply Catalog, on Liquitex Brushes’ YouTube Channel, many online sites, several NJ newspapers, but the coolest was in Dr. Cornel West’s Memoir “Brother West.”
Friday, December 23, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
Recently, 12/1, matter of fact, my work was included in an exhibition by the National Museum of Hip Hop honoring graffiti at Quad Studios in Times Square. I wasn't able to make the event, but I found this video online. Some dude at 1:30 is posing in front of my Andre Carson (above) which I'll take as a compliment. You can also see my Jessie Jackson Jr. behind the dude rapping
NMoH Presents: The Congressional Black Caucus Graffiti Exhibition from Emerald Gold on Vimeo.
The museum stressed they would give recognition to all the artists, feel like they could've done a better job on that. Looking forward to the day it's an actual museum. Big ups the culture!
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Thing is...sometimes the spontinaeity of the moment flows without intended purpose, to me, these are my favorite pieces. This piece was like that. I actually had a preconcieved direction I was going to go in, using calculated bits of the ad. Maybe it was the mood I was in when I started it, I abandoned form and formula almost immediately. The weather was beautiful when I started, I was just in a good mood, living life and savoring it. I threw out limits and let loose. Think I put some scotch in my coffee that morning...the rest is just good music in my ears and slanging paint.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
the face is a young native american boy I drew many years ago and have used in the past as stickers and wheatpastes, it actually was the first portrait I did in spray. the drawing was done during my kids stay in the hospital, being my son is part black foot, it had personal meaning beyond an affinty for native culture and people. the expression took on a channeling for my frustration with my lack of power in the situation and it's bleekness, yet hope evident in the slight curl of smirkyness on the edges of the mouth. that hope the determination of the human spirit to proliferate and thrive even in the most uphill beatdown positions.
in short, this piece is a bridging of past with present in many different ways to me. 8"x10"
ironic, my first portrait in spray sidebusted the VS Crew using their buff! didn't even know the people behind that roll call PRO, PLAN, and KASSO
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
bank vaults, menu boards, inbetween the lines, apr's, the sound o fit all, the shuffles, the steam, the forced pleasantries. Stains, grinds, encusted buildups, lines, files, traffic, radios, cubicals, and of course...time clocks. Everyday hymns. Drain pipes. Wood panel. Serious business at low budgets. Built in cost. Selfless percentages.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
some clean up for the great Jerry Gant
where once an "eyedea" was
this has been there since I first went down, damn shame after all this time to see it get dissed
gotta do more like this
heyyo! rounding up