BLOG ENTRY Mar. 6th 2014 VIDEO BLOG 84, DIRECTOR'S Cut ( Extended version) The kick your ass version.
this was a project from Nov. we did on the Youtube lot with Youtube's RED cameras and cranes. Did I use the right names for that shit? Whatever, I love this longer more up close version, check it out.
Thanks to SOH for the love and see you soon for the next installment....
BLOG ENTRY Feb. 20,2014 Illustration for CTRL Industries.
Some stages of this new illustration that will be sublimated into the lining of a NYC themed Jiu Jitsu Gi, which will be the graphic side of a collaboration Gi I will be doing with CTRL. This amongst other embroideries and patch work will be also included in the project. More images to come, but for now have a look at these images below. Also, there's a small number of VDay Brainlingtons still available on Mightyjaxx.com so don't sleep. Here we go....
here is a beautiful mini Doc. on a day in the life with my friends from Brazil... This was really done well. I love these kinds of behind the scene vids.. This Im assuming was to go along with their Hennessy Art Bottle release last year.
Blog Entry, Wed. Jan. 29th,2014 EWOKONE, SP.ONE / GREG LAMARCHE and Queen Andrea AOK in Miami 2013. Art Basel.
So I recently got pretty good lit photos from my MSG homies in Miami of this wall we did. We re did this one ( SP and myself ) and QA decided to add on to the far left of the door which is normally a smaller spot, but she jumped right in and kept the color and feeling over tot he far end. My idea for this corner spot was due to HEAVY grid lock traffic that hits this spot during Basel weekend, I wanted to do another big solid readable "EWOK". Sp, decided to do a pretty strong Wild Style. He was also in a better place to do that since his section was a smoother section of concrete wall. I had to deal with a pretty annoying plastering over of what I'm guessing was a window at one point. As for the actual corner, I decided to add "the Intern" to the top of last years BRAINLINGTON. I heard some people refer to it as a "cat hat" on Brainlington, but it's really just the intern lampin' on top of his head... He got a lot of good feedback over the weekend...
BLOG ENTRY Jan. 25th 2014. SHINING BANDS MAKE HER DANCE. 2014 completion.
Inspiration to adding to this piece, something I felt was missing. The piece had a great feel for the loose and energetic, I felt it needed a balance in it somehow of a rigid and controlled element. After re watching Stephen King's story depicted through the eyes of Stanley Kubrick and then watching all the episodes of David Lynch's Twin Peaks I was drawn to the rug patterns used. I stuck solely to the Shining's Rug pattern as you can see though these progress images below. Earlier last year's blog entry of the painting up to this point can be seen HERE.
The intern doesn't like photographers in the studio.
Annnnnd completed Jan. 2014. The size on this is 4 feet wide by 5 ft tall. Mixed in Media.
Unfortunately this building got sold before we could come back to finish it, I just found this pic on a hard drive and dont remember posting it anywhere so I figured let it get alil shine.... I had a lot of good ideas I wanted to go back and do, this one had potential... oh well.. it happens sometimes.
and then there was that one day at band camp when SP and I took Sotheby's on a field trip to explain the do's and dont's of Graffiti and what door not to walk out of in a gift shop... And they where pleasantly surprised to learn that Graffiti is actually the first real street art, and that stencils and wheat pastes aren't actually the 28th element of Hip Hop..... (confirmed via SKYPE with KRS )
Here's the 2 min cut of the Video project filmed last Friday in LA at the Youtube / Google Space. If you're op Youtbe make sure to subscribe to the SUB OVER HYPE Channel as some pretty interesting stuff will be happening over the next few weeks/months. There will also be another longer 4 min cut of this soon as well, Showing more details and more final results....
Ahhh, It's already November, Where did October go? So Im just going to drop a bunch of shit here to update, no organization, just visual overload. Feel free to digest as you wish.
If you weren't already aware, There's been an EWOKONE "ART" Facebook page created with a bunch of moderators, kind of a mash up of pictures really. It's pretty cool I think, if I ever kick the bucket unexpectedly I wondered what would ever happen to this site... I've spent over a decade adding things to it and it's kind of depressing to think it would just expire, but now this Facebook page popped up and in some weord way I think it's cool that friends and some die hard followers can keep things going.... One of the Moderators had asked me to send them some traffic, so it's the least I could do... check it out by clicking the picture.
This however is my personal Twitter account. I was reluctant over the years to bother with this but it has sorta become it's own thing, feel free to link up with that if you're not already linked to my Instagram @MREWOKONE on your smart phone.
Let's get to some imagery....
There we go.. a projectile vomit of imagery........ that was fun , no?
Oct. 14th BLOG UPDATE BRAINLINGTON x NYCC x MIGHTY JAXX
So we had a pretty big SNAFU this weekend with all the madness at Comic Con. What that means for you is that the NYCC version of BRAINLINGTON will be available to the public while supplies last starting Friday. Please see the info below, and on Friday find your way over to MIGHTY JAXX
BLOG ENTRY Oct. 9th. NYCC x EWOKONE x BRAINLINGTON x TOY TOKYO
So as previously stated, due to not actually selling a product this weekend, I will be in attendance for a very casual signing, come by and shoot the shit, bring a black book/ sketch book, whatever, bring a dunny, a horselington, I dont care, Ill be hanging around but not subjecting myself to sit at a table like a monkey in a cage, unless Im actually selling the figure. STARTING THURS. You can sign your email to the list that will get your a VIP heads up to get your NYCC BRAINLINGTON mailed to you. I'll be present Friday around 5ish, cant say how long Ill be there so be punctual. lol.. See you Friday.
Was emailed this tattoo done from one of my illustrations. A lot of times people email me asking me to design a tattoo but the time involved in creating something specific isn't financially reasonable for the average person then taking that paid for artwork, then paying a 2nd fee to have it done on them by a tattoo artist. So I tell people to take anything you see on my site and use it for free, just email me the final pick.
Above is a rendition of something from a few yrs back I drew, I can only image the hard time the guy had trying to get the feeling for the cross hatching etc... Also I dont know if this is a mirror photo or if the tattoo was done is reverse... still cool.
Lately Ive been immerssed in work so its been hard for me to sit here and update a blog. I have a lot of things going on Ive wanted to announce but just couldn't get here to type any thoughts down for you guys. Here we go, some un answered questions I hope to help out...
New York Comic Con, was supposed to be the release of my new BRAINLINGTON figure produced by MIGHTY JAXX, but unfortunately due to my OCD and the sculpt creating process we actually missed the production and delivery window to get product on US soil and into the Javitz center for a Sat Signing and selling that I am booked for. What this means is that everyone who has been anxiously hangin' tough for me to drop this, and I know a bunch of you only bought comic con tix to get your hands on this : / what's going to happen now is there will be an email sign up located at booth 101 ( TOY TOKYO booth) in the "Block section" and by signing up on this list, you will be contacted directly by MIGHTY JAXX and you will be given a secret link that will allow you to secure your actual NYCC version of my BRAINLINGTON so all is not lost... the only downside to this is that the piece will be sent directly from MIGHTY JAXX to you, and unfortunately I wont be there to sign it the way I would have if it was actually delivered to NYCC on time... I am scheduled to be doing a signing on Sat at Toy Tokyo but since I dont actually have a product to offer, I don't think I'm going to be sitting at a table twiddling my thumbs just signing pieces of paper. So unless we decide to cancel the signing part, I might just be in the area saying hello to folks and walking the floor in search of Comic art... In any event, MAKE SURE you get to TOY TOKYO's booth as ask for the BRAINLINGTON PRE ORDER LIST.... this is your ONLY chance to get your NYCC BRAINLINGTON sent to your doorstep... I may have something esle extra for you guys later, like if you email me a picture of you holding your NYCC BRAINLINGTON, maybe Ill mail you something special hand drawn or something to go with your figure, since I couldn't do it in person there... Ill figure it all out as things unfold...
Here's a couple studio pics of the proto type if you haven;t seen them on my INSTAGRAM ( mrewokone ) This is just a solid grey, the production pieces will be in 5 different colorways, released in different size editions. More info here when that stuff gets decided...
On Oct. 24th I will be showing 2 large scale pieces in Atlanta at the Fay Gold Gallery. Along side some other great people. Below is a word from Fay, please feel free to reach out her directly if you cannot make it to the reception. The show runs thru to January 4th.
In June of this year, motivated by the encouragement and partnership of James Chappius M.D., I came out of a four-year stint as an art advisor to re-open the Fay Gold Gallery at the new Westside Cultural Arts Center. The art world was abuzz with rumors about what I would do next. A clue to my future interest is "GRAFFITI MASHUP", a term that the artist Totem applied to my upcoming show. You are invited to the opening on October 24, 2013 from 6-9pm at the Westside Cultural Arts Center.
It is the first time this iconic and updated roster of artists including: JEAN-MICHAEL BASQUIAT, BORN, CRASH, DAZE, MR. EWOK ONE, HENSE, KEITH HARING, FELIX MORELO, KENNY SCHARF, SHERYO & YOK, TOTEM 2, and ZEVS have been shown in Atlanta."Graffiti Mash Up" exemplifies their current global impact on popular culture. Museums and collectors worldwide are seeking out these masterworks, many of which were created for this show. I feel that Graffiti has reclaimed its importance in the mainstream as an unconventional, revolutionary art form that redefines the visual language of contemporary art.
Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 10 am to 4 pm or by appointment 404 625-9094. FAYGOLDGALLERY.COM