Wat-Aah! Taking Back The Streets

2minxinx2minxinx2minxinx2minxinx2minxinx2minxinx2minxinx2minxinx2minxinxTime is getting the best of me. As you probably noticed, lately I haven’t been painting as much usual. I’ve been taking  my creative self and stepping behind the camera for a little while. I self teach myself everything I know, which I love to be able to say. Though I don’t know much, I’m glad that I have enough skills to get me to where I am so far. I started going to art shows again, and I couldn’t be more excited. I missed it so much. The environment itself is addicting, regardless of what’s being plastered on the walls. Being surrounded by other fellow artists is inspiring. Which only means I need to get my lazy butt picking up some brushes already, it’s about that time.

I met up with Mheartstar, my lovely date for the night. I haven’t seen in her a couple of months, last time being the day we played Princesses for a day with Chevy (Read that post HERE) It was time to catch up and I couldn’t be more excited. Plus I know she’s been wanting to hit up a couple of art shows, and slowly end up having one for herself. I’ve had this event written on my calendar for some time now, and I was eager to go. As luck would have it, I was super grateful for giving MHS the directions before my phone decided to give up on me, somehow I got the black screen of death, and all I wanted to do was just scream!

We met up and arrived at Wat-Aah’s launch event in the city. It was beautiful. I was surrounded by fantastic works of art, and even managed to bump into familiar faces, both in the crowd and artists that were displaying work… like Smurfo. I’ve known him since highs chool, and even though we had cliques of our own, he was always sweet and super talented. There were many other artist that were displaying work like Ski_UrNewYork, Cope2, Indie 184, Jerkface, Iheart and many many more.

Mhs and I were running around ooohing & aaahing at all the works, and basically hunting down booze. We had some champagne and the Brooklyn’s Brewer’s beer was on point. Made me super happy.But then again, when doesn’t booze do that.

Feel free to check out the links below and make some friends!

 

Wat-aah:   Website   |   Instagram   |   Twitter   |   Youtube   |

Smurfoudirty:   Website  |   Instagram  |

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Cope 2 & Kokian: “Under The Influence” Art Show

IMG_1319Cope 2 & Kokian are having a duo art show by the name of “Under the Influence”.  The gallery will be displaying their work thruogh June 7th, 2014 so here are the details below:

Azart Gallery
@ Chelsea 27
617 West 27 Street
New York, NY 10001
212-216-0030

azartgallerynyc.com

Of course, we all  know the open reception is always the best, especially since the artists are there to meet and greet fellow art lovers. This time, there was a short live painting performance  by both artist, which is always a nice little spin on things. I was meeting long time friend Philartiste, who was eager to introduce me to friends, who were visiting New York for the first time, all the way from France, oui!

They were the best, and of course, since we all have our private/secret identities to keep, their pictures and mostly anybody else in this graffiti business  have been pixelated for our viewing pleasure.

I remember when I used to have to do that.

Anyway, the gallery was great, the vibes and people were so energetic. I even managed to bump into my friend Luigi… who apparently, for years we are always in the same place once we compare images on instagram, yet never bump into each other! This time, while I was getting some custom labeled Cope 2 wine, that was brewed by Oliver from 67, we started cracking bc we finally got to bump into each other!

So, I hope you enjoy these photos.. and don’t forget to go to the gallery. A few blocks away was the Juxtapoz art show which you’ll be seeing next 🙂

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