Holy Post Modern Tin Type Batman!
Done by the fine people at PhotoboothSF (Tin Type shop)
August 3rd Mix Masterpiece art show @ 144 King st.
15 artists, 4 Djs, Video art, Free dance party with Full Bar!
More details later… This is going to be an exciting show!
March 13th 2012- Yoshi’s Art Expo: New art and music
I will have prints, Fine ART Cotton Tees, and my book for sale at this event. There will be a lot of exciting art in the building that night. Come out and support your local artists!
Birth of a Child, 2010 Oil, Ink, and wine on paper.
King Absurdity, 2010 Acrylic and Ink on paper.
April 7th- Arc Gallery 1246 Folsom Group show fund-raising event for earthquake + tsunami victims in Japan. Come out and give your support!
November 20th-Open Studios of my new works, one4eight gallery closing reception , and Moholy Ground Magazine party!
Rebirth of the Western Dragon, Acrylic and ink on paper.
Beautiful Baggage, Acrylic and Ink on paper.
Memories from 2009 Amoeba Factory Party art show. One of the funniest shows ever!
I am in the video at the 3:52 mark all googly eyed.
I approach each work with openness to chance and respect for randomness. They are guiding principles that ensure the process is equally as important as the end result. I start each work with an automatic drawing element, or a variety of random mark-making that dictates a beginning. Each work forms an identity through the marriage of improvisation and structured composition building. I believe this process creates original drawings that have an innate honesty and childlike perspective. There is an organic quality to the flow of the process, which manifests itself in a series of related fragments, abstract thoughts, and memories combine with visual rhyming and a focus on form that reflect a youthful honesty.
I craft each piece as a “Living Painting”: one that is open, changing, and has endless possibilities for personal reference and interpretation. Visual thinking is the subject matter, and the audience’s relationship to the work is constantly changing.
The true nature of my work is to promote the art of play, and link the predetermined to the limitless possibilities of chance and automatic intuition. I derive my main inspirations from my studies of art movements: Dada, Surrealism, Pop Art, Neo-Expressionism, and Abstract Expressionism. Giants in my mental landscape include Yoko Ono, Jean Arp, Joan Miro, and Jean Michael Basquiat. They are a few of the many artists that have challenged themselves and the art community to dive bigger and dig deeper. They have certainly paved the way for me, and influenced my own exploration of style and technique. I see children’s art as a poetic identity to openness. My years working with children (the real Dadaists) have inspired me to be freer, more creative, and a more playful artist. All of these influences have underscored discovery, rebellion and an honest no-holds-barred expression of life that I hold dear in my own work.