Saturday, June 28, 2008

Wind-up bird

It's pretty sweet working in the studio, besides gathering up some of that tastey knowledge, and enjoying a healthy dosage of Kirin Ichiban and Five Oaks... it gives me a swift motivational kick in the beee-hind to keep producing pieces at a faster pace. Here's a little preview of some of the pieces I've been working.

I kind of failed on the last piece...I was really digging the piece when i started, painting the insides and everything, but I totally dropped the ball when it came to the finish of the face, so I was pretty depressed about it. It turned out to be a bit of a blessing though, I was able to focus and really develop a clearer mental process for the ladder pieces.

There's still alot of elements I really enjoy about it so I'm going to try and bring it back...let's see how round 2 goes...HADOUKEN!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Our Dance...

Here's a little 'in between' piece I just finished. With this one I wanted to go off of a feeling rather than conscious thought. I'm finding different things about the process behind these pieces that I might be that I'm becoming more familiar with the media, or that I'm starting to commit to the vision I have in my head more.....or maybe it's George Michael...who knows!

12" by 14.5" mixed media on paper

"I don't want your freedom
I don't need to play around
I don't want nobody's baby
Part-time love just brings me down!"

*note: this piece is not about George Michael

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Tainted Young

Here's one of the pieces that i recently finished up. I started this one out with the focus of 'communicating' the message I had in mind. The main idea for this piece kind of sprung from the movie 'Point Break'...just kidding...I was thinking about how some people can become jaded so early on in life, and and whether that comes from something that's happened to them, or a thought that's threatened their innocence.

24" by 22" mixed media on paper
I also wanted to try a different process, to try and find different methods that are more representative of the way i want to work. It's been pretty challenging and most of the time pretty painful too, but I think it'll be worth it. Anyhoo, on to scanning the next beast...

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Samui goings on

So things here in LA have been pretty awesome... we've been kickin' it with the project:boys in the loft here in Little Tokyo, going on little field trips to museums, show openings...its been, as they say in america..."rad"!
work space in the loft
Yuta 'going for it' in front of project.
Beau... probably giving a pep talk to yosk and nate.
Yuta...enjoying the little things
Tessar...showing off his strong eyes

Nara dog at Royal Tea
We were all blown away by Tiffany Bozic's solo at Kinsey/Deforges
Yuta kind of fell in love.
12" by 16" mixed media on paper

Artwalk was a pretty incredible experience, the were people flooding the street of Culver City checking out the galleries and pieces. Here's another piece i had on display @ project:gallery for the artwalk. Thanks to everyone who came out to check out the festivities. We've all been working alot in the studio, so i'll post some of that soon! LAter!