Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
I've been reading this book called The Accidental Masterpiece by Michael Kimmelman. It's very interesting and easy to read. Kimmelman writes about the beauty of art which is very hard to define but he somehow does it by mentioning various works that are considered art. When I read most of it it kinda seemed that everything could be art if you just gave enough thought. But then as you read more and more and how photographs taken by "normal" people can be passed as art- taken in consideration the randomness of the shot and the idea that an untrained eye taking the photograph- Kimmelman starts to uncover the other factors of art-making that are often not thought about or even noticed as art by most people. His criticism of the art included in the book is also very helpful if one wants to understand what critics think about when viewing art- and apparently they think about EVERYTHING. If you read this book you will definitely have more to contemplate when viewing art other than just technique and retinal qualities.
Monday, August 11, 2008
Last week I went to Oakland to discuss my upcoming show at Mama Buzz cafe in October with Irene Ross, the curator, and James Lovekin, the other artist exhibiting alongside of me. The show will run from October 3rd to the 25th. Me and Lovekin's art is similar in many aspects. We are both inspired subcultures and our art is popping. I'll be exhibiting all my paintings from the Verses shows and he will be exhibiting from his Sideshow series which I think is currently up in Luca's cafe in Oakland. Irene is super nice and we had a friendly smoke when we went over things.
Monday, August 4, 2008
This weekend was very hot. Not only did the heat get to me but also my friend (in a non-sexual way), Allen Yang, from UCD came down to Hayward to visit me. I told him before hand that I wanted to make a song up and record so i could post it on my blog. We both enjoy music and for different reasons we can't always play because of other things (i.e: being an artist, studying for med school, or just taking poor bubbles out for a stroll.) We went to the music dept at CSUEB and found a room and created "This is the End" in which he gets to play a scorching solo and set up sexy intricate chords that not even the BEST of the BEST can expect in a song recorded on my laptop.
The lyrics were written by me and the base melody was created by both me and Allen. The arrangement and piano is Allen. I hope you guys enjoy the end result. Very Jazzy ;)
This Is The End.mp3