Posted on November 19, 2014
I’ll admit, I personally didn’t know “DG“. I have seen his work many times, and from one artist to another, I always tend to support the arts. Unfortunately with his recent passing, and many broken hearts this memorial/ art show came to be. Not only was the place packed, you could tell how great the vibe was, everyone was celebrating a life, how great it was, how talented he was, how funny he was, how many adored him, and how many he adored back. His mother and sister spoke, which was sad and heartbreaking.
There was a video montage presented by Eric Rivas, that was wonderfully done. I felt like I knew DG after that projection, and I was honored to just even be there at the moment.
There is also a fundraiser for a headstone, so if you would like to donate please feel free to do so by clicking HERE.
My condolences go out to his family, friends, fellow artists and fans. He was obviously very loved in this community we call graffiti, and I’ve never been prouder to even have an ounce to do with that. It’s amazing how much can be done, with a stroke of a brush, a spray of a can, a love of art.
Posted on September 5, 2014
It’s been quite a while since I’ve been to an art show, May to be exact (see that post HERE). It may not seem that far to you guys, but when your favorite past time involves networking with fellow artist friends, 4 months seems like a long time. I usually end up meeting with long time friend Phil, which is always great and we end up catching up on each other’s lives.
Street art has always caught my eye (especially since I come from a graffiti background) and Clarence Rich happened to do it just right. “The Bride” which is Frankenstein’s wife (above) was one of my favorite canvas works that happened to be there. She was posted right next to her hubby (which I failed to show you guys, sorry). Sourdzo and brother killed it on the stage, while Phil and I decided to hit a few books, that weren’t necessarily black. You know me, drawing boobs everywhere.
Goodnight, good vibes.
Posted on June 30, 2014
My original plan was go to Central Park’s annual water fight, where hundreds of New Yorkers get together and well, fight! After stopping by my local toy shop to pick up some water guns (seems like I buy new ones every time, because I always give them away to little kids or something) I met up with good friends Maryann and Kevin, the cutest couple ever.
We finally arrived at the park, even though we thought we were gonna get lost because I never been to that side of the park before. We found the Great Lawn in no time. Now the problem was, we didn’t see anybody wetting each other like crazy. All we saw was people tanning on the grass and baseball being played.
That wasn’t gonna stop us from having fun regardless…. it was each man for themselves, and since there were only 2 guns, someone was assed out on rotation.
We stopped by The Turtle Pond, where Kevin found some berries and got us girls to grow some “cojones” and feed the turtles, one which snapped right away at Maryann. Mine was a bit fussy, and after chasing him for a few seconds, he finally gave in.
The sun was beaming and the water pistols were refreshing after all that catching up and “hiking” we were doing. At least that’s what it felt like we were doing. My combat rain boots didn’t help.
After the stroll, M & K were read for part two of their day, they were headed to Brooklyn Bridge to go bicycling. While walking to the train, Maryann surprised with the cutest gift.
I looooove sunflowers, they’re my favorite flowers if I had to pick one. That and cactus, but back to the sunflowers. I have never owned sunflowers, let alone received them as a gift, let alone received them for no reason.
MaryAnn was sneaky about it while shopping for them, I gave her the best hug I knew how. Now they sit on my kitchen table looking absolutely beautiful.
Grungy New York with a side of Pretty ↓
Check out my outfit of the day illustration:
And also, check out Honschar, the artist behind the awesome sidewalk chalk graffiti we bumped into!
Posted on September 29, 2013
I met up with Q to start off a good night. Red bull was curating a competition where artists participatee in by painting a cooler shaped as a cube. At the end of the night, a winner and two runner ups were chosen. The loft was super grungy yet pretty. Which I admired, I had so many ideas as of how to design it if I was ever to use that space for a wedding.
Hahaha… can you blame me, every since Q proposed ive kept my eyes opened for cute little ideas. Even though I want something tiny, he insists in having something a littke bigger. But lets not get off topic, back to the show. . . We bumped into Philartiste, my awesome, cool ass home skillet. We wandered around looking at all the cool coolers and had a good night. I’ll let you guys enjoy the pics, so you can see some good works from artist like MRS, Indie 184, Cope 2, Phetus, Sofia Maldonado, Ur New York, Jerkface, Zimad, Icy & Sot, David M. Cook, Toofly Nyc and many many more. While having a nice walk w Q, I couldn’t help but to fall in love with the moon. It was so bright and beautiful. My camera with its awesome zoom feauture let me take these two shots. AH, I love it!
Posted on July 26, 2013
A documentary and a public family event hosted by Marthalicia.
Throughout the summer of 2013, cameras followed four New York City artists as they joined others at 5 Pointz,
a well-known quarter in Queens, NY, where artists from all over come out to create art and celebrate freedom of expression by showcasing their art across building walls.
The artists took to the famed brick canvas to paint the phrase “The Artist Process” captured it all on film.
Acclaimed New York City “live art performer”
“We all live in NYC, so we all have a rhythm…These are just
layers, you can say, of all the art that has been expressed here…
I hope this event can show and tell people there is a lot of love
for the creating and hopefully this love can equal positive energy.”
The Artist Process,
*The mission for this documentary, is to help non visual artist and artist alike to share their skills to the public.
*The mission of the mural is to work collectively with others, with the sounds provided by the musical performers and poets, as the b-boys and b-girls dance to the rhythm of both the spoken and harmony of the sounds/beats.
Hopefully the public can witness the love we have for what we do, and in return appreciate the struggles of the artist to help understand our need to keep the arts thriving and living, if not for our life time, but for our children’s life time.
“The Artist Process”is a documentary in the lives of New York City artist. The purpose of creating these documentaries or such event is to educate those that are unaware and unfamiliar to the many artist that we have present in our life time, that are utilizing their talents for the betterment of today’s youth. Those that participated in the 2009 summer “T.A.P.”that was held in 5 POINTZ, Queens, can tell you how of a great impact it was for them and others to unite together and perform to the public.This time around, a new twist and idea came about to better help bring a closer view to how the artist see themselves and their art.Meet the ARTIST for the 2013 visual Showcase:
1. T = Host
2. H = Jorge Matarrita
3. E = Anthony T. Morton
4. A = Carlos Javier Gemelo Ramos
5. R = Crystal Clarity
6. T= Paulie Nassar
7. I = Giannina Gutierrez
8. S = Siende
9. T = Andre Trenier
10. P = Ralph Serrano
11. R = Rico Tomas < Mas Paz >
12. O = RIMX
13. C = Christian Cortes
14. E= MINX
15. S = Sek 3
16. S = Antonio KEL
My Mr.Minx dropped me off in Queens and hurried along to work, trying not to be late.
The heat was unbearable and I know I wasn’t the only one feeling it.
I dressed as comfy as I possibly could, knowing I was gonna stain all my clothes anyway.
I decided to work with spray paint and acrylic.
My main focus most of the time was the hair….
oh maaaaan, it took me fooooorever!
Everyone was so nice, networking and cracking jokes.
This Artist Process was part 3, and my second to date. I attended and painted on the first one and not the second one. You can see that post here.
There was so many little kids running around, dancing, breaking, painting and “borrowing” our supplies.
Cortes had the letter C, in blue and grey skulls, with red ones in the background… he made it look so simple and finished it so quickly, 1-2-3.
His shadows and highlights were great.
Sek 3 was pretty damn dope and broke out in a very patriotic piece in red and blue with stars and polka dots….
oooooo…..polka dots ♥
He was pretty good to, I was impressed.
Since I was so busy painting,I knew I wasn’t going to have to much time to get all the shots of this event like I wanted to.
The bestfriend Misha came through and I know she was pretty upset she forgot her SD memory card at home and wasn’t able to take any pics at all.
After everyone was done painting, and yes.. I was one of the last ones to actually finish painting, due to the fact that I was working with brushes.
It’s funny though, because we were all required to submit in a sketch for the respective letter that was given to us, and yes I submitted mine in..
A few steps away the music was blasting and many were dancing.
There was a Bboy, Bgirl competition hosted by Chief 69 going on, and everyone was going in .
On the side there was ArtistNameLong getting his juices flowing and painting the mural DURING the time it’s actually getting painted.
That must be so difficult.
Not only painting what’s not finished, blocked by everyone in the way, but have to duplicate everyone’s work in the process.
I can’t wait to see the end result!
(He’ll be mailing me the end result, so you guys better stay tuned for that)
After all the commotion, Philartiste, Misha, Randy and I went to a diner to catch up and talk silliness.
We walked back to 5 ptz, since the sun went down and was actually better weather… ( so much for that storm that was supposed to happen)
and went inside to see an exhibit, a very sexual exhibit might I add.
The canvases, prints and displays all were incorporated with sex.
The female and male body.
the list goes on and on…..
It was actually pretty cool.
The day was great.