Prototyping/Production of CORE DECO Collection # 2 is moving right along. Exciting offerings on the horizon. Check out these awesome videos Jeff Griecci at Mint Films put together for the launch last year. Looking forward to making some cool clips of the new stuff soon. Stay tuned!
Last night Tim Clorius and I had the opening reception for our show Free Form Flow at UMF Gallery in Farmington, Maine. The highlight of the show is this collaborative mural we painted earlier this month where we blended our different abstract spraypaint vocabularies. It was a lot of fun, and a real honor for me to work with Tim once again. He has been a big brother to me for the past 10 years. Lots of local press came through during the install : Portland Press Herald + Lewiston Sun Journal + Franklin County Bulldog + Waterville Sentinel. BIG Thanks to Gary Lowell from Chasing The Sun for all the great photos. Here's a link to Full Size Photos. You can Click-Zoom these images. And here's the Mural Panoramic View.
Tim brought the magic with his painterly three dimensional style and I rocked my organic liquid style.
There are some rad moments where the composition blends and different forms weave forward and back.
Here's a quick animation of our freestyle process of painting this monster. Good times!
And here are some opening photos that show the canvases we hung. Click-Zoom or Download XL Photos.
Honored to be showcased in the new issue # 135 of JUXTAPOZ Magazine. At newsstands now. Grab a copy!
BIG Thanks to great friends Caleb Neelon (Interviewer) and Jeff Griecci (Portrait Photographer). And BIG Thanks to Juxtapoz for putting out such an amazing contemporary art magazine. Always top shelf.
I've been focusing a lot of energy in the past weeks on my annual B/W Series. It's very satisfying to slow down the pace and paint in greyscale. This year is the 7th chapter ( 6 + 5 + 4 + 3 + 2 + 1 ) and as always I set a few parameters to work within so the series as a whole will stand together well. All of the art will be on 12x18" watercolor paper (white & black). I am using a combination of wet/sloppy techniques and clean/precise illustration styles. Here's a batch of Background Layers drying before they get more action. Thematically I am trying to simplify compositions and get the point across with less details than in previous chapters. Aesthetically I am experimenting with unique ways of creating depth like these dot grids.
My friends at Lamono Magazine (Barcelona) interviewed me about my explorations in different disciplines, inspirations, community, projects in fashion & functional design, and long term plans. They asked for a website background tile to accompany the feature so I sent them this hyper "Mediterranean Magic" mosaic from my Pattern Archive. *The english Verbatim Interview appears in grey below translation.
Looking forward to this 2-man show at UMF Gallery (Farmington, Maine) with my big bro Tim Clorius. We'll be showing recent works alongside a large new collaborative mural. Tim and I have cosigned a bunch over the years (2006 + 2008) and he's been a key mentor for me. When it comes to Technique & Finesse with a spraypaint can this guy is a black belt. Free Form Flow opens on March 20th from 5-8pm and runs thru April 5th. UMF Gallery. 246 Main Street, Farmington, Maine. Save the date fellow Maine-iacs!