Monday, April 7, 2014

Final Product Visualized

I want my piece to be on the floor in the gallery against a wall and I want it to be somehow "bleeding" into the floor. I'm not exactly sure how I want it to "bleed" but that is how I envision my final piece.

The reality of my work in the gallery:
  1. figure out what I want going on to the floor.
  2. place them on the floor

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Exhibition format

The style of art that I enjoy making seems to mostly be seen on brick walls and trains around the city. As of right now I cannot go out and spray paint the city because my mom says I have a future that I have to protect. However I have always been interested in taking street art off the streets and into the gallery. I like the idea of taking something and putting it somewhere it is not supposed to be. I also like the idea of preserving street art. Most times beautiful pieces of art are taken down after a couple of days a lot of times for people to never see again. I would like to bring my work into a place it isnt supposed to be. So I guess for now that means the white gallery walls.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

New Art

It seems that to make it in the art world now you have to have a good mind for business. Before if you were a good artist someone found you and sold your art, but now you have to make more of a name for yourself. You have to be able to find the balance between not selling out while selling yourself. Staying true to yourself and your work while trying to make money seems like it can be hard.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Art & Fear

One of the flaws in my lifetime has been that I haven't been afraid of much. Sure I am afraid of heights and spiders, but I mean the really important stuff. I've fucked up my grades because I wasn't afraid of failure, I've disappointed a lot of people because I wasn't afraid of letting them down, and I've lost 3 jobs because I wasn't afraid of the consequences of not showing up. I've always had a sort of obsession with living in the moment and not worrying about what happens tomorrow. As bad as all of that stuff is, and as much as I know I need to start being afraid of some things. There have been a lot of good things that have come from living life the way I do. Including my ability to make art. I wouldn't say that I am the most technically sound artist, I can't draw from observation for my life, and I can't draw a perfectly straight line. I would argue though that art is just as much about if not more about the idea as it is the technical skills. I've never been afraid of offending people, or taking stuff from other places and changing it to make it my own. I'm usually not afraid that my work isn't good enough because I would rather people look at my art and feel something deeper, rather than look at it and say "he's a good drawer". So I guess I want to be afraid in some parts of my life but I hope that I never become afraid of my own art.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Imagining the 2014 Studio

I've always wondered about the idea of bringing street art into a gallery. There is something about the clash between a world of vandalism and law breaking and the pristine white walls of an art gallery that is exciting to me. I am not sure if I want my work to be in a gallery just yet I'm not sure if it's good enough yet. I think it is a privilege to have your work in the gallery and I don't think I am ready for that privilege yet.