Thursday, December 6, 2012

Limited Edition Space Man O.T. Print

After being advised to consider making prints of some of my work by several artists I deeply respect, I finally got over my cold feet.

I am offering limited edition prints of my recent life-size charcoal piece, Space Man O.T. for $150.

There are only 10 prints left - reach out if you are interested in owning one. 











Details:

Limited edition run of 20
11x24in
Archival ink on Canson Etching Rag



Friday, November 16, 2012

Home

I recently was asked to participate in a group alumni show at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. For the show I created a triptych of charcoal portraits exploring the relationship between objects and the ownership of space. 




A stop motion of the creation of "Jason on a Couch" from start to finish. 50 some hours in 30 seconds.




Robert in a Chair, Charcoal & Graphite on Paper, 56x(approx)100 inches




Henry with a Structure, Charcoal & Graphite on Paper, 56x80 inches





Jason on a Couch, Charcoal & Graphite on Paper, 56x87 inches


Statement:

I am intrigued with how objects are utilized to shape the physical and emotional form of the spaces we call our own.  Much of how we regard and respond to the space that we occupy is dependent upon what we place within it. My drawings are an attempt to explore how we utilize objects to make spaces truly ours. In particular, I have become fascinated by the juxtaposition of this concept with individuals who do not have spaces of their own. Much in the same way that the placement of my couch or lamp in my living room allows me to make my apartment a home, the measured and thoughtful placement of objects on the sidewalk or street stakes a claim. This body work seeks to draw attention to the simultaneous absurdity and adroitness of a homeless person marking and possessing a public space. By isolating my subject matter from context, I hope to explore the joyful irrationality of the situation, attempting to bring directly into focus the emotional and spatial interactions that allow these transitions from negative to positive space to occur.  




Thursday, November 8, 2012

Sketching is the best

Sitting on my couch and sketching from a book of incredible portraits by photographer Robert Bergman.

While listening to Laura Marling on record.

So good.








Sunday, October 14, 2012

Cigarette Painting Study

I've been collecting cigarette butts for a while now, with the idea of making paintings with them. Below is a study I recently finished to test the visual possibilities of the medium.




"2,375 x Adrian"
Approx 2,375 used cigarette butts & acrylic paint on wood panel.




Side view

A larger piece is in progress, stay tuned

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Capital Cities Live Drawing.

Recently I was asked by the fabulous guys over at Empty Kingdom to do a live drawing session at a Capital Cities concert they were co sponsoring with Crossroads Entertainment.

The event was a blast, and I completed about half of the 4x3ft drawing during the course of the concert. The rest I finished the next week in my studio.

Thanks to Lucho Cisneros for the fabulous reference photo, shot at a Capitol Cities show in Lima, Peru.




The finished piece. Charcoal & graphite, paper mounted on wood panel. 





The set up, pre-show








Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Drawing #2 stop motion

I set up my dslr to shoot a photograph every 15 seconds over the course of working on this piece, resulting in close to 8000 images. Here they are spliced together into a 2 minute stop-motion. Sorry for the jerky quality, the mirror on my dslr is faulty and the image jumps even though the camera was on a tripod and unmoved for the entire time. 


Friday, July 13, 2012

Home (working title)

I am currently two thirds of the way through a triptych for a show in Santa Barbara in Oct. here is a sneak peak of drawing #2. The full piece is approx 4.5 feet tall by 8 feet wide.








Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Ogilvy One Night Show

Several months back I was asked to do a one evening show at the San Francisco offices of Ogilvy, the PR division of advertising great Ogilvy & Mather. I asked Christine Hostetler, a life-size portraitist who creates stunning images with watercolor and pen, to put together a show with me.  

The show went up last Thursday, and came together well (with a few minor hitches regarding transport of 4x8 foot drawings across town). 

Christine and I both displayed four life-size works in addition to a few smaller pieces.






From left to right: Shao Yu, Guardian, Space Man O.T., Violet  


From left to right: Kenny, Roberto, Elias (Background), Shao Yu, 
 

 Robert In A Chair. 100x50 inches. This piece is part one of a triptych I am working on for a show in Santa Barbara in Oct. Better images to come.


 Christine's small works - a series of portraits of artists at work.

 

Finally, two smaller drawings I recently completed for ArtPad SF - exploring the same questions as Robert In A Chair, but at a much smaller scale. 

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Satellite 66 Show Opening

On the advice of the fabulous artist Laura Wambsgans, I thought I would post images of the recent series that places them in perspective regarding the size. Here are a few photos from the show opening at Satellite 66, taken by Skot Kuiper.

The show is up through June 30 - go check it out.




a future subject, perhaps.




Tuesday, May 22, 2012

6X6 - an interactive online narrative.

I recently officially launched a project with two fabulous creative individuals that I am very excited about.

6x6 is a curated collection of 6 word stories told with 6x6 inch images, and is the (currently high maintenance) baby of Pierce Brown, Christine Hostetler, and myself.


See a few of the stories below, and follow the full project at www.sixxsix.com





















Saturday, May 5, 2012

Hanging time.

All the drawings are mounted, fixed, and wrapped in glassine: ready for transport.

Upward and onward.


Satallite 66: May 11, 7-11 PM.



Sunday, April 29, 2012

Robert

Today  I finished mounting all the drawings for the show. I also hung a print of one of my favorite drawings from the series next to Robert, the subject. He was very excited.

May 11 - Satellite 66 - 7 PM

press release








Wednesday, April 18, 2012

"No Regrets In Life" Show Prep

Getting prepped for the May 11 opening at Satellite 66. Almost ready to hang the work! On another note, I respect framers like nobody's business after mounting just one 4x8ft drawing with invisible hinges. 6 more to mount... 

Thanks Christine Hostetler for the help.




Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Drawing #4

This is Kenny. Kenny might be my favorite person ever. He is always on time and keeps his schedule in immaculate order.

The text on Kenny's hat became the title for the show. Come to the opening of "No Regrets In Life" May 11, 7-11 PM. 



Thursday, March 8, 2012

Drawing #5, complete.

Although I'm currently knee deep in drawing #6 I finally got down to decently photographing the first five drawings. Here is #5. This character must have been a model at some point in his life, he's got more pizazz than anyone I know.

The piece will be shown along with 7 other life size drawings of people from my street corner, 6th and Mission, for the month of May at Satellite 66 here in Soma. May 11. Be there. 

Check back in for drawings 3 and 4, to be posted soon.

Click the images for a larger view




Monday, February 20, 2012

Drawing #5

Today I'm finishing up drawing #5. While I'm keeping it under wraps till the show I thought I'd share a few of my favorite bits. My apologies for the following blatant self advertisement:

May 11 @ Satellite 66 - be there. 


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Drawing #1

I'm a bit behind in posting work, but I've had my nose to the grinding wheel preparing for a show at Satellite 66 slated for early May of this year. The show will involved 7, 4x8ft, Charcoal and Graphite drawings of individuals on my street corner (6th & Mission) Below is drawing #1. Apologies for the low quality image, I haven't had time to photograph the piece with anything except my phone.