It’s been some time since my last update. As the artwork stacks, the tunes repeat, and the creative mind turns stagnant, there’s a visceral calling to touch base, and push forward once more.
Is she pretty? A lot of time has gone into the new look, and still is for that matter. I’ve always felt that my skills lie more heavily in design than traditional art, and branding is a big part of the design that interests me. The past few years were muddy, searching for the identity behind this progressing experiment that is “Stencil Killer Art.” I believe that identity is coming to fruition, for the moment at least. The new and first logo, the website, business cards in progress, online ads and promotional material, are all parts of the visual representation; the tone, the mood, the suggestion of personality through design… These are extremely personal ideas being communicated through the simplest representations, but enough philosophy.
One skill I’m happy to return to, and fill my near-decade’s gap in currency on, it video animation. I’m learning to use After Effects, which was an intimidating task without instruction. It’s no Flash, which I was used to animating and coding with, but the potential quality it provides you with is well worth the time it takes to train and practice. Here’s the new animated logo in HD resolution (Change the quality to 1080 for the full effect):
University Open 2013 – ArtsPlace Gallery – Lexington, KY
LexArts is hosting the 2013 University Open, juried art exhibition. The show is juried by Shannon Westerman, Director of the Louisville Visual Art Association. Two of my large pin-up paintings (28×38″ each) were selected for the show and will be on display at the ArtsPlace gallery in downtown Lexington, April 15th through 29th. A special gallery hop reception will be held on Friday, April 19th, 5pm – 8pm.
pARTy for Everyone and PRHBTN v2
In preparation for the second round of PRHBTN, John Winters and Jessica Case (PRHBTN founders) were able to give a handful of us from PRHBTN 2011 the chance to paint up Bullhorn Creative’s uHaul style truck “Bojo” on Main Street, Lexington. This was part of the event “pARTy for Everyone” held by the Lexington Art League in the Cheapside Park area. Sleep deprived and sore from an all night stencil session, I packed the two fresh 6×6′ stencil designs and all my gear to Lexington. I met with Graham Allen, Rick Lewis, Ricstep, Caper West and various others who came to put their work on the truck.
Working from noon util dusk, the sight of all of our combined labor and love driving into the lights of the downtown streets, the gold skull shimmering on the back, was priceless.
PRHBTN 2.0 went off without a hitch. I was able to meet a few facebook acquaintances who had work in the show, and I was even surprised to see some old friends who came out to the party. A long night of pounding bass, tall cans and VIP access raised my spirit to new heights.
Photos from both events can be viewed in my PRHBTN 2012 Facebook Album.
Spray Can Sculptures
I’ve been working on a new project, re-purposing my empty spray paint cans into LED lit, USB powered sculptural pieces.
These and more to come are available for sale in the Art Shop.
“The Doctor Is In…” 15×24 inch stretched canvas.
Hunter S Thompson Stencil Art Portrait
Mixed Media – Urban Collage on 12×12″ tile mounted to wood.
Created as a gift, based on the Tartan Devils Football Club logo.
Out of Sight; Out of Mind – Drone Warfare. 10×22″ stretched canvas.