Wednesday, December 16, 2009

What the hell have I been doing with my life? Making nice things for you to look at.

So I've been working constantly for the past few days, (I haven't slept in 72 hours) editioning prints, painting, and organizing my portfolios. I took a break monday night to play a show at the Bowery Electric in the city. That was a real cool venue, and you can check out bands for free on Monday nights. But other than that its just been straight work. Tomorrow I will officially be done with the semester. It totally flew by, so much happened, and heres some of my more recent work:

"Would you hit a man with glasses?" 46"x32" reduction woodcut on canvas, edition of 7.

For my advanced printmaking class we had to do a collaborative project, where every student made an edition of postcards. The only limitation was that it was a print on a 4"x6" sheet of paper. This is mine, 2 color screenprint on stonehenge paper, in an edition of 28.

"Biking to the Bluffs" 18"x10" reduction woodcut and silkscreen on stonehenge paper. Edition of 8.

I made an edition of counterfeit David Copperfield autographed photos with Burger King crowns. "King for a Day" 10.5"x8.5" digital and silkscreen on stonehenge paper. Edition of 24.

"I'm not a monster" 23"x30" 3 color screenprint on stonehenge paper. Edition of 5.

I've got a few friends here in the photo department at Purchase, and for their junior show they asked me to paint a holiday scene on the walls. Along with my collaborators Ephraim,Manuel, and Alex, we came up with our rendition of a holiday scene. The show should be up until the end of January, so check it out in the basement of the visual arts building.

I've been working on a massive painting/collage/installation based on events that happened on a friday night in the city.Its going to be over 30 pieces, and will probably reach about 20ft tall and 30 ft wide. This is what I've got so far^.

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Its 4 in the morning right now, and I've got an artist statement due today at 8. Its really difficult for me to write about my work and summarize it in a few paragraphs. I'm still figuring out what it is that interests me as an artist, I'm definitely getting closer, but I'm not there yet.
In need of some inspiration I checked out this video of one of my heros Barry McGee. If I had to name one artist that has a major impact on my work it would be him. Pure genius. Check it out, you'll understand what I'm saying.

Monday, December 7, 2009

How could you be so perfect for me?

These songs are so good, I can't stop listening to them. If you didn't know Julian Casablancas is/was? the lead singer for the strokes and these tunes are from his solo album Phrazes For the Young.

Dig it!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Let the Good Times Roll

"Something beautiful has died" Gouache on 2ft by 4ft piece of cardboard. A few weeks ago my painting class had a guest artist critique with an artist by the name of Clay Ketter. I showed him my last dead bird painting and he really liked the idea of taking something sad and gross and making it beautiful, so I'm going to keep trying to push this idea a little farther.