My finished mural for @PangeaSeed @seawalls_ Churchill
"On the Brink"
The tension between human societies and the natural environment is a reoccurring theme in my work. In a town such as Churchill, built directly on the central migration route of polar bears, this tension is not only prevalent but exacerbated.
Depicted are two scenes, a local conservation officer from the town and a flurry of Polar bears, Arctic sleigh dogs and or wolves. Instead of directly man vs nature here, it is two sides of the same coin. Both humans and endangered species are in a state of fight or flight. A heightened sense of emergency due to climate change and the long list of global issues place everything in a precarious position. In a town such as Churchill the tensions are local but the story is global.
Presented by @travelmanitoba and @kalbarteski. Special thanks to @behrpaint @montanacans_usa
To hear the full write up see @pangeaseed's post. For those that would like to know more about the Arctic sleigh dog watch the documentary "The Last Dogs of Winter" . Huge thanks to the @pangeaseed team and to the town of Churchill for an incredible adventure
Opening tonight in Detroit! Before heading to Churchill I completed a new scratch piece for the upcoming group show at @inner_state with @thinkspace_art .
Broken Timeline (Star Catcher)
A bizarre dream where the past and future collide and the cyclone of creative destruction rages. Solidified in stars, history illuminated.
Go see these tiny lines in person
・・・ 'LAX / DTW : Detroit Hustle II’ •
TONIGHT - Friday, June 30 from 6-10PM
Inner State Gallery
1410 Gratiot Avenue
Detroit, MI. 48207
Another detail of the latest project with @pangeaseed @seawalls_ in the subarctic region of Canada. Missing the intense beauty of Churchill and the incredible crew of artists and producers that were there.
A peek at my latest project in Churchill, Manitoba, the polar bear capital of the world. An absolute incredible project by @pangeaseed @seawalls_ Final shots shortly!
Out here in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada for something very special!
17 artists - 17 murals - 6 days - 1 cause!
Guest videographer @reidov (Winnipeg) captures the first days of this latest edition of @pangeaseed Foundation's @seawalls_ program in Churchill, Manitoba presented in collaboration with @travelmanitoba and @kalbarteski.
The artists are now all painting for a purpose and transforming forgotten landscapes. Follow along for more video updates from Reid!
Thank you to our partners @calmair @viarailcanada @behrpaint @montanacans_us @lushcosmetics @bell_mts @churchillwildsafaris @umanitoba @rbc @frontiersnorth, Ookpik Air, @lululemon, @volcom, The Northwest Company and the town and community of Churchill!
VC: @reidov - Music by @flumemusic
Looking at @muralfestival like 🙇 as my pals crush Mtl. At least I am getting a steady stream via IG, mainly @halopigg and catching nice details like this by @ranndomized 📸 🙏🇨🇦♥️
The latest installation completed in Montreal 🇨🇦. Very honored I was invited to realize this work in time for @muralfestival. Massive thanks to @stlaurentlamain , MURAL festival and @peeblesparadise for making this possible. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Aerosol, wood and latex
28'x15' (dimensions vary)
The imagery within this piece is inspired by monuments around the city such as the iconic George-Etienne Cartier structure in Mont Royal, created in 1919 to celebrate the culmination of Canada as a nation. Through manipulating the image of the angel I am celebrating and challenging this historical representation as Canada reaches it's 150th birthday.
The site of this installation is also heavy with meaning and importance for Montreal. One of the oldest business on the Main Street of St.Laurent stood here for almost a century, a family owned and operated Jewish tombstone and monument factory, L.Berson and Fils. Closed recently, this site stood empty with ghostly reminders of history and mortality. The prospect of the new development is what sits in the foreground of the installation, creating within itself a monument to the struggle of keeping culture alive in our world today and how to respect and represent what history can often miss.
Collaborative mural with @adnate for the @thebushwickcollective
Following the mural @adnate painted in 2015 of a Tibetan boy in Bushwick, we decided to keep that theme alive. Celebrating the Tibetan people and the survival of their culture, one portion depicts a Tibetan refugee Adnate photographed in India, with a Buddhist Mandela painted by @lastnight_collective . For my portion I chose to paint a snow leopard. Not just an important symbol of Tibet but a metaphor of the plight both the species and cultures face amid extinction and oppression. Tibet, 2nd to Syrians, are the most oppressed population in the world today. Awareness about Tibet has been raised but to little avail. The world needs increasing pressure as the amount of oppressed grow. Massive thanks to @montanacans @montanacans_usa for the paint support on this.
Working on a collaboration with my pal and crew mate @adnate at the @thebushwickcollective ! Such a good shot by @pixelatedstreets
The original of 'Crumbling As We Climb' has been framed up and is on view at @firstamendment for the group show 'Onset'. In great company with pals @vanessa_alice @caratoes @jade1rivera and a bunch more of uber talent. Show runs to Aug 17 so check it out if you are in San Fran!
Latex and Colour Pencil on Arches Huile 140 lb (300gsm) paper
30 x 22 Inches. White Frame.
Email [email protected] for inquires
Best day of my life
On my last day in Churchill this gorgeous wall called me. I managed to put this image up that has haunted me for years now. Calling out amid extinction, the silent roar dissolving into the fog of memory. @pangeaseed @seawalls_ for making it all possible.
"The Moleskine Project VI" opens tomorrow night! Very happy to be in this group show with some really talented artists. [email protected]_art in San Francisco.
7 / 8 / 17 - 7 / 29 / 17
Spoke Art is pleased to present the sixth annual Moleskine Project, a group exhibition curated by Sydney-based artist Rodrigo Luff and gallery owner Ken Harman. This dynamic format-driven group exhibition spans across the globe, artistic professions, styles and media to delve into the intimacy of the artists’ sketchbook.
Another assemblage work recently completed for a very special show. 'Shattered Approach'
Latex and wood
You can bid on this artwork to support this amazing cause through www.youngnewyorkers.com or link in the bio.
Very honored to be a part of this charity @youngnewyorkers . They have developed something really important which diverts youth sentenced to prison time to an arts program instead. They recently hit a benchmark of 400 youth moving through the program and having their cases dismissed. Giving people not just a second chance but an opportunity to learn a new language is beyond valuable. The event for the auction is happening this Wed May 10th at 548 west 28th st. in Manhattan. Purchase a ticket online and bid on the artwork there or in person at the event.
Really excited about this assemblage direction. First proper test fusing the install and studio work.
"As Time Marches On" is an immersive kinetic installation utilizing repetition and composition to create a sense of motion in multiple mediums.
The old circular window in this room acts as a stand in for a clock and a view into the movements of the day. Playing with the architecture of the space, a mysterious and incomplete narrative unfolds. A figure in a mask navigates a perilous and chaotic environment while marching forward. Is the figure from a post-apocalyptic world, or is it a rescue worker responding to a tragedy today? The lack of information in the scene allows the viewer to construct their own narrative without a definitive beginning or end.
Thinking about the issues of our current age, from the social and political to the ecological, this scene becomes an lology for the global crises we face today and in the future. The piece challenges the viewer to consider how important our steps are as time marches on.
From the Streets show is on view until July 15th, go take a gander at @artswestchester @212arts @mccaigwelles
Great capture by @l0upr3z