Another 2 MSK pieces from 2014 with @travmsk 📸 @ohyaword
3 X MSK from 2012
This portrait from 2013 is as far as I can remember the first on glass that I was genuinely happy with. It’s the first time I really nailed the process and use of mediums and it felt like something really new. The boldness of the colours but the immediacy of the method finally felt like something close to working outdoors. This work was the precursor to the Entropy show at @inner_state the same year. The work feels entropic, fragile or combustible in some way but the heads were always floating, separated from the body like a self contained planet.
Seems like a lifetime ago now - “Help, Stuck On This Crazy Island”, from 2011, one of my first genuine forays into art beyond graffiti and the beginning of painting at a larger scale. I honestly felt that way at the time but hindsight as they say is 20/20 - been home for the summer and it’s really not that bad! 😄. Anyway, it’s going to be another year of living out of a backpack and somehow finding some sense of normality and balance in that. Got some huge things in store - it’s going to be a while before I can share everything but if I can keep the wheels on this wagon turning then a lot of what I’ve been working towards will finally fall into place this year. Im nervous and excited and also heading into a lot of new territory, wish me luck!
A few tribute pieces for friends from over the years - @erichazenyc @rime_msk @zesmsk
5 Askew pieces from 4 great friends. A few of these were painted during the time my energy was super low after being in hospital and I feeling was super FOMO 😂 so I can’t even express how happy I was each time. @_revok_ @berst_1 @sofles @sleazymccheesy ❤️✨✨✨
A few TMD pieces from around 2012 including this first one which is one of my all time favourites!
Probably not the most tasteful piece in retrospect but this was @sofles and my tribute to Whitney Houston painted 6 years ago today.
Super proud of my friend @nniidetroit who has his solo show opening next week at @playdetroit - Nic’s one of my most favourite people out there, had so many great times hanging out over the years, he’s a true artist to the core. ・・・
Go behind the scenes with us during our studio visit with Nic Notion as he prepares for Amerixan Notion: his first Solo Exhibition, opening February 16th from 6-9P at PLAYGROUND DETROIT.
It’s been an epic month exploring the North Island with @jazzysf & finally experiencing so many places for the first time. Pink Beach, Cathedral Cove and Blackwater rafting at Waitomo have all been firsts for me as well. Ticked off the big one yesterday which was the Tongariro Alpine Crossing - it was incredible but super challenging as Mother Nature threw everything she had at us. We did 24.4km’s walking yesterday in 33,225 steps and climbed the equivalent of 206 floors. We got hot then drenched, then frozen then hot again and today our legs barely work 😂. I’ll put a bunch more images in my story.
Just a little Smooth Crew appreciation post. Auckland’s old school was pretty incredible. All photos from the smooth inc Facebook page.