October 22, 2010Posted by Scott
These are my two newest pieces that I recently showed at Ayden Gallery last month.
“Move in Silence” 24 x 36 sharpie on Graphix transparency *click on image to enlarge*
“A Conversation Piece” 2 x 48 x 42 spray paint and household latex on wood board. *Click image to enlarge*
This piece is more on the conceptual side of things for me. I often think about public views on graffiti culture a lot, which is why I appropriated the saying “If the walls could talk” as a starting point that draws in the most common person. One of the things that’s most interesting about graffiti is how messages or names appear, and are removed. new ones appear, and are removed again. This back and forth interaction is often never documented or appreciated, it just comes and goes and we forget about the story that is always ongoing. I chose the following message in the piece “Then what would we see” to illustrate what I was discussing was a visual thing, that we see the walls talking versus hearing them. I wanted the painting to have a transparent feel to it, almost as though the viewer would be reading right through the painting to the bare wood underneath. In the street when graffiti is removed its often just painted over with solid colour. I wanted to mimic this idea, but also show what was once underneath at the same time, blurring the layers of application. the first markings I made on the board are as leveled and relevent as the final marks. It was pretty tricky for me to wrap my head around my own idea and how I was going to pull it off. The process was very touch and go with little room for error, the whole time doing it I felt as though it would be really easy to overwork the painting. I didnt expect it to turn out the way it did but I think it came out better than I had imagined.
October 21, 2010Posted by Scott
Difer is doing a Show at the Subway Gallery in London. Here is the flyer.
October 9, 2010Posted by Scott
The man Rons is visiting the rainy city from Toronto. we pulled our gear together and rocked this wall.
Full size image HERE
September 25, 2010Posted by Scott
Bates wasted no time getting this exchange handled. The man is all business.
September 24, 2010Posted by Scott
I was recently invited by RIME to participate in the ongoing Graffiti Exchange Project.
“The Exchange was started in 2005, with six participants from different areas of the United States. The group is currently made up of 35 members from 14 countries worldwide. The participants of The Exchange trade names and personal styles through sketches. This step is repeated until everyone in the group has traded outlines at least once.The sketches are drawn, scanned, and traded via email. They are then printed out and executed by the receiving artist in their particular city.The objective is to create an awareness of distinct lettering styles and trends. The goal is for all in the group to be able to become more versatile through attempts at graffiti styles out of their personal comfort zone. The artists in the group may learn new techniques and compositions from the exchange.”
My first task in the project was to draw a sketch for BATES. I have a great deal of respect for Bates, having him be one of the first European writers I started to follow. I wanted to make sure the sketch came off really polished and the best I could possibly do. I adjusted my process starting with the size. I did the sketch over twice the size as I would normally do(approx 14 x 36 inches), and instead of using a fine liner I did the whole piece in a bold sharpie. I really enjoyed working on this scale. it felt easier than working smaller by the end of it.
After a rough sketch with pencil I then began to ink in sharpie on a large piece of tracing paper.
Halfway through inking, I decided that what I was working on was going to be considered a first draft. I had areas that I wanted to use less black, and areas where I wanted more. I circled any changes I wanted to make in red and started the sketch again on a second piece or tracing paper.
I learned a few new tricks with this one. I’m really glad I took the step to work on a larger scale, I will be doing more sketches like this in the future. Stay tuned on the latest happenings on the exchange HERE.
September 13, 2010Posted by Scott
Heres two pieces I have done recently, they are actually not really that new, but atleast they are online now. =D
“Breathe” Mixed media on 24×36 wooden board
“Never Caught” Mixed media on 24×36 wooden board
September 9, 2010Posted by Scott
An upcoming show that I will be apart of. Come out Vancouver! Heres the event on FACEBOOK