Yesterday we successfully installed the new@bikestock graphics on the machine. I’ve been following my buddy @josephhuba ’s dedication bringing this awesome idea to reality and can’t wait for the debut ! Really stoked to have the opportunity to work with such awesome people.
Here’s a recent flick of a mural I painted with one of my closest friends, illustrator/artist, Doug Aldrich. Approached by StubHub we were hired to paint a Brooklyn themed mural to make the back office more exciting. With a very tight deadline, hardly any time to plan, and 1 day to complete, we utilized our “aerosol art making” skills to complete the wall quickly and efficiently. Apologies for the image, betters pictures will be posted soon!
i’ve got this epic problem this epic problem’s not a problem for me and inside i know i’m broken but i’m working as far as you can see and outside it’s all production it’s all illusion set scenery i’ve got this epic problem this epic problem’s not a problem for me
Brazilian artists Octavio & Gustavo Pandolfo, identical twin brothers who create painted works together, are known under the moniker Os Gêmeos (@osgemeos), Portuguese for “The Twins.” Their distinct style features yellow-skinned, skinny caricatures that come from dreams they say they have both experienced. The twins’ stunning dream-world-to-real-world collaborative style was influenced by artistic family members in addition to traditional hip-hop culture and the Brazilian pixação movement in the late eighties.
Os Gêmeos have hosted exhibitions at the Los Angeles MoCA, The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Dépayz’arts in France and Museu Colecção Berardo in Lisbon, just to name a few. In addition, their street art can be found in Berlin, New York, Portugal, Florida, London and across Brazil. Follow the progress of many pieces and murals through their Instagram account at http://instagram.com/osgemeos.
Here’s a couple shots from the Crossing Lines show from a couple weeks ago. I will have a video up in the next couple days covering the collaboration piece seen above with myself and Sam Octigan. Upon wrapping things up for the show, I jumped into some other projects in Syracuse, so I’ve been holding out on posting photos of the show. Check back for more updates and posts now that I’m back on the Brooklyn grind. Thanks to everyone who came out and showed support.
A little over a month ago we ran a piece about the Australian artist Sam Octigan and his upcoming exhibition in NYC with the Brooklyn-based Doug Aldrich. That show, “Crossing Lines,” runs tonight in a one-night-only affair from 6 to 9 PM at 319 Scholes Street in Brooklyn, NY. From the press release:
Sam Octigan and Doug Aldrich are two young artists from opposite ends of the world, yet they share a common path leading to their creative outlets. Their works share similar visual theories, yet contrasting subject matters and have been brought together through a love of art, music and the city of New York. With ‘Crossing Lines’ they seek to create personal and collaborative work celebrating their similarities and highlighting their differences.
Doug’s work speaks of a world over-saturated with consumerism and its underlying techniques of marketing. It’s a common emotion to feel disillusioned by what’s worth our attention and their larger schemes to take advantage of our instinctive personalities. The work focuses on the ironies and smoke screens placed before us that not everyone takes the time to acknowledge. Using subtle, humorous narrative and vibrant, graphic colors, his work creates a visually appealing sense for the commonly offensive feeling of disillusionment.
Sam’s work is a move away from his familiar acrylic and oil on canvas and see’s him exploring familiar content and subjects with works on paper. Moving back to a tried and true medium with a new perspective, his work looks at merging the figurative with the abstract through several visually engaging drawings. Crossing lines visually, personally and geographically.
Doug and Sam have set up shop in our basement (read: dungeon) for the past few weeks, working long hours to get their pieces finished up for the show. It’s been exciting to see their work evolve and watch them collaborate on one of the larger pieces. Check out a few progress shots and make sure to stop by the show!