Sunday, November 29, 2009

New Childhood painting and Nupens Work + EXHIBITS IN 2009!!!

That's right I finished this new painting. It was a little harder than I thought but I still finished it fairly quickly. Was having problems getting the right kind of tone for his skin. It would either look too wet or too dry. I think I got it. I chose to left everything else empty to emphasize the natural aesthetics of the back of the whiteboard I'm using. There's two different tones like an amazing minimalist painting. Who knew minimalism can also be found in everyday objects :o

And this here is my Nupens work. I spent a lot of time melting the sharpies with water and layering this thing over and over again. It has acquired a nice painterly quality but it is still grounded in drawing since I chose to leave the finer lines. It came out better than I expected and the white space dictates endless worlds around this event that's happening on paper. It's just so right to leave that amount of space. I forget that it's paper. Also don't forget that I don't care what you think of the white space, your thoughts don't count.

Ha ha ha ha HALLOWEEN BEOTCHES! I helped Devin craft his Lady Gaga costume for halloween. I used foam to create the diamond shapes then I wrapped it in black masking tape and attached it to his jacket. He's wearing it backwards so it looks like a dress. It came out pretty amazing and with cheap materials :)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Free Art? Childhood?

To Open the month I participated in this Free Art event in Oakland Art Murmur. That's right I handed out free art. Okay it wasn't like anything super expensive but I printed out and editioned two of my paintings. It's copyrighted material so there's a little thrill to it ;) Below are some photos of the process and finished product of the free art. Free Art is good because it gets people to collect and value the power of collection of singular objects. It's kind of a romantic idea but I'm from Brazil and I'm the last romantic. Enjoy the pics I might do it again. Maybe I should print out big prints and sell them online what do you guys think? They'd be very cool and detail and big. Maybe bigger than the real thing lol.

I have been working on the childhood series lately but very slowly. That's because I can't find a job anywhere and it has been a little frustrating. Below are some pics of a sketch and a painting in its premature levels. I hope you like where this is going. I'm putting a lot emotion into this :)