Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

Dongria Kondh



4' x 3.5'
house paint on butcher's paper
2014
This is what happens when you have a tiny studio, you start hanging your work in the hallway. Trying to take a photo in a 3 foot wide hallway is an interesting challenge. It's sort of like yoga.

You can see the wrinkles on the paper from painting on really thin paper. It creates an interesting texture. Wheatpaste does a marvelous thing to this paper, these paintings. It smooths them out and allows them to fuse with whatever surface they are being bonded with.

I'd like to reproduce these paintings, so that I can make them available for people to own, not just as public art in the commons, but in their houses or yurts. Making stencils of each one is one option, but then I loose the wonderful blending and continuous tones in the piece. Stencils are definitely a different type of mark making, which has it's own value. Offset printing would be amazeballs, but super expensive, also I need a really high quality photo of the painting after it's wheatpasted (smoother)

If anyone reading this has any feedback or suggestions, please feel free to contact me at artist.proof at gmail.com. If you are a professional photographer and would like to do a trade of art for high res photos of my work, EMAIL ME!  Direct commission inquiries to this email as well. If you are interested in having me paint a mural on your building, in your house or on your forehead, please do let me know!




Friday, July 11, 2014

art on bricks




original painting, wheatpasted on Berry Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn




Thursday, July 10, 2014

Seven Arrows

Young Inuit Woman
house paint on paper
4' x 3'
July 2014



Monday, July 7, 2014

dustbowl kid




48" x 31"
house paint on paper
july 2014

also, these three kids made their street debut over in williamsburg on N5th:


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Lmnopi Studio time


Tewa Boy 



From a photo taken by Lewis Hines of Young Doffers in a Cotton Mill in Fayetteville, Tenn in 1910


Quilcene Boy


I've been making large paintings on paper this month. It's very enjoyable, however, I can't edition these unless I make stencils, which I could do, only I am finding the process of stencil cutting no longer that enjoyable. Hell, it was never really enjoyable for me, only the finished product was satisfying. Now, switching back to the paintbrush from the xacto knife, what a relief! What a joy!
These are painted with house paint on thin non archival brown paper. Perfect for wheatpasting. However, I feel somewhat attached to these and putting them out on the street, while, is one of the goals when making work on paper, runs a very high probability that they will get defaced or destroyed rapidly.
Taggers seem to get great joy from tagging right over the faces I paint, kind of like dogs pissing on walls.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Quilcene Boy

for artist inquiries, please contact Lmnopi at artist.proof@gmail.com

Quilcene Boy
4ft x 3.5ft
paint on paper
June 2014

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