Masks, faces, bears, rabbits, dogs, and monsters

Here is the first collection of scaryfriends…

by Alex Feliciano. a series of masks, faces, bears, rabbits, dogs, and monsters. They have sold out. Second collection coming early 2014.



face, cleanshaven, by alex feliciano, green and navy male face
Cardboard and mixed face, “Clean shaven”, by Alex feliciano 2012.
blue and green cat face, by Alex feliciano 2012.
Cardboard and mixed cat, “Cat Face”, by Alex feliciano 2012.
Running Rabbit in green and blue with color pencil, acrylic on cardboard, by Alex feliciano 2012.
Cardboard Rabbit, “Running Rabbit”, by Alex feliciano 2013.
Cardboard, blue rabbit with a pink star running, acrylic on cardboard, by Alex feliciano 2012.
Cardboard Rabbit, “Pink Star Running”, by Alex feliciano 2012.
Cardboard bear face an Orange bear, just thr face no ears, on cardboard, by Alex feliciano 2012.
Cardboard bear face, “Orange bear”, by Alex feliciano 2012.
Cardboard bear head, looking kinda sad, blue with orange top.
Cardboard bear face, “Sad bear head”, by Alex feliciano 2012.
Cardboard bear face in brown and blue , happy, by Alex feliciano 2012.
Cardboard bear face, “Happy bear face”, by Alex feliciano 2012.
Cardboard monster face, in blue and happy. kinda hairy, by Alex feliciano 2012.2654
Cardboard, “Monster face blue”, by Alex feliciano 2012.
monster dog with purple, blue, and yellow spots
Cardboard, “Monster dog, purple and blue”, by Alex Feliciano
Whole bear in blue, painted with acrylic and colored pencils on cardboard, by alex feliciano
Cardboard, “Full bear in blue”, by Alex Feliciano, 2013
a scaryfriends monster, in bright reds and greens, a little hairy.
Cardboard, “Moster in lively reds and greens”, by Alex Feliciano, 2012

Cardboard head

Dire wolf head for the wall. I started with my dog as a model, and tried to keep it simple. Also keeping supplies simple: a pencil, a box cutter, t square, Elmer’s glue and some scotch tape.
– I quickly sketched my dog, Maggie’s profile. In the picture below you can see it cut out.

I used the two profilesI cut to guide the build. Internal supports where added to so pieces could be built independently them jointed after they where ridged.

This is the the head now, I plan to smooth and paint while maintaining a very square profile. I would love to hear and comments or links to your mask, helmet, trophy sculpture.


day 2:
Ok I said simple right well I thought about it an decided to smoothen out the seams and that led to tubes of acrylic/silicon and then tubes of 100% acrylic.

And on day 3: I adde the acrylic and started to really add some shape.

Clay, plasi-clay
I added 5lbs of plastic clay to the cardboard/silicone head. Two days of working the clay I feel like it’s getting there.


Haven’t been able to get back to work on the head. Looking forward to finishing up and start the mould process.


I have been working on the head, added lots of clay building the neck up and adding fur texture around the face and collar. I have also started 4 new cardboard pieces, at The Sis and Moon Gallery.

Butt sketches

I was drawing the model and a gentle man from the back wondered up in front of everyone and started drawing. This is his butt.

“No. 5”, a drawing by Alex Feliciano

Now at the Hive Gallery, Los Angeles.

This drawing is part of a larger group show “Line Attack 2” at the Hive Gallery, for more info about the show visit the Hive Gallery’s website and for more pieces like this, visit my archives page.

From the Hive’s website…..

The Hive Gallery is proud to present:

May 2013 Line Attack 2!!!

Opening: May 4th 8-11:30PM
$5 Suggested Donation for opening show
Show Runs: May 4- June 1

*A portion of the proceeds for our opening show will go to non-profit Fighting for Fitness, helping train “at risk youth” and obese children in fitness and martial arts

Featured Artist 1: Adam Roth-
“Adam Roth and the Archive of Discoveries proudly present The Age of Astramid,
the first of our ongoing exhibitions from the Argyle Excavation.”
Featured Artist 2: ShaqJizz
Tall Wall Artist: Lisette Pastor Aranda
Installation Artist: Paul Arden

Line Attack Artists:


Michelle Andrade
David Bow
Kristina Collantes
Rusty Jordan
Carlos A. Etcheverry
Andy Michelsen
Dustin Garcia
Hamo Bahnam
JT Steiny
Keenan Kellar
Alex Chiu
Juliette Bensimon Marchina
Josh Crampton


Alex Feliciano
A’Misa Chiu
Annie Terrazzo
Ashford Harrison
Brandon Sopinsky
Brendan Waegner
Carol Powell
Daisuke Okamoto
David Bow
Emily Wong
Ivan Godinez
Ivan Vega
Jango Jim
Jeff Stratford
Jeska Lee
Keith Wong
Kelsey Short
Laura Cosner
Mariya Suzuki
Mary Delousina
Megan Elizabeth Ford
Monica Martinez
Nathan Cartwright
Nicanor Evan
Nikki Garcia Poling
Pascal Cormier
Preston Craig
Rick Strieck
Rob Sussman
Roxy Morataya
Simon Sotelo
Shannon Pollak
Walt Gorecki
Yumiko Awae

Front Room DJ’s:
Mafv Gamma

Back Room Dj’s:


The Hive Gallery Resident Artists:

Alyssa Beasley /Annie Terrazzo / Arlou Somo / / Ave Rose / David Reyes / Diana Levin / Doug Meyer/ / Dulcinea Circelli / Ellen Schinderman / Glenn Fox / Graphation / Greg Gould / Gretchen Ingram / Hollis Hart / Ink Pen Mutations / Jennifer Korsen / Jinx / John Dang / J.Salvador / Keith Wong / Lisa Levy / Luciano Martinez / Marcel DeJure / Marigrace Alebelda / Mark Posey / Meirav Haber / Michelle Hall / Mike Street / Nathan Cartwright / Patrick Haemmerlein / Randy Kono / Rob Sussman / Sara Hedstrom /Sarah Ockuly / Sarah Winkle / Shrine / Sonik / Stephan Canthal / Stephen Holman / Superpao / Teod Tomlinson / Walt Hall

Alex Chiu
Daniella Batsheva
John Haley III

Seraphime Angelis
Medium, Astrologer, Card Reader, Poet



Coast to coast… Again!

ShowCloserJohn, Michi and Alex are working. The “Tenchu” painting is in john’s hands now, Michi has “The chicken lamp” and I am working on “skull 5”.

I would like you to understand how this process works. You may find it hard at first, but the short answer is we paint over and on each others work. This is something requiring a great deal of trust. Our process is as much a collaboration as it is a critic on the work itself  a commentary that carries with it a wet brush. So the painting passes from artist to artist each editing, celebrating, embellishing, and reinventing what was there before. The painting becomes something else.

In April 2008 Art Murmur, Los Angeles was pleased to present “COAST TO COAST BUTTER TOAST”. A show featuring new collaborative work by John Tindel, Michi and Alex Feliciano. The visual mash-up was a lively celebration bursting with texture and quick witted humor. And we are doing it again, With all new work, this time in Atlanta!! at Art Department Galleries.

New work, Painting with others!

feliciano, maxwell, michi, tindel, more


Feliciano is creating new works with Tindel, Michi, Maxwell and Kowalski, starting in 2004 when Michi and Tindel invited Feliciano to come and paint with them. In 2007 we started mailing canvases across the country from LA (Feliciano) to Atlanta (Tindel, Michi and Maxwell) this how the COAST TO COAST BUTTER TOAST show got started. April 2008 was the first show on the West coast. All five of us will regularly be showing work in Castleberry Hill, Atlanta’s historic arts district during the monthly Friday ArtStroll. Kowalski has put together a new space, MadMan Studios, above the Besharat Gallery at 175 Peters Street.

This is a flyer from the show.

feliciano michi maxwell and more

The press release read:

Art Murmur Gallery is pleased to present “COAST TO COAST BUTTER TOAST”

- featuring new collaborative work by John Tindel, Michi and Alex Feliciano.

Fresh from the land of Dixie, Atlanta artists John Tindel and Michi come to Los Angeles to creatively team up with LA artist Alex Feliciano. The Atlanta pair bring with them their southern-fried “folk graffiti” style of painting. Feliciano's own painting style, though decidedly more surreal, is comparable with its graffiti-based origins. This visual mash-up promises to be a lively celebration bursting with texture and quick witted humor.

TindelMichi – “Two Fat Southern Boys That Paint”
John Tindel and Michi ("TindelMichi") have been dazzling fellow Atlantans with their collaborative paintings for the past few years. Like many residents of the south, these two proudly embrace their southern identity, often injecting regional humor and folklore into their colorful, multilayered canvases. This practice of infusing their paintings with a delicate sensitivity for southern culture adds an unpretentious quality to their work, yet the overall effect is indeed sophisticated. The artists cite artistic influences from Neo-Expressionism to contemporary Pop, and draw inspiration from urban hip-hop, free form jazz and poetry. TindelMichi’s collaborative method of working plays out less like a duel and more like a dialogue – a point, counterpoint that yields a delightful and refreshing result.

Alex Feliciano
Originally from Miami, Alex Feliciano moved to Atlanta in 2000, where he met John Tindel and Michi. Together with others, the group formed the artist collective “The Creative Life.” In 2004, Feliciano moved to Los Angeles, where he lives and works today. Alex Feliciano is largely a self taught artist, who at an early age became immersed in the burgeoning graffiti movement. He strongly believes in the purity and nuance gained from life drawing and painting, as opposed to working from photography or with the aid of computers. He continuously adds to his thousands of pages of sketchbooks, images from his own mind, as well as technical studies of his surrounding environment. The result is a fascinating mix of quirky, humorous imagery, based partly on reality and partly on Feliciano’s very active imagination. His paintings often depict bizarre characters engaging in strange leisure activities, and acting out curious and puzzling tableaus. This manner of creating lends an intriguing and deeply psychological undercurrent to much of his work.

Please join Art Murmur Gallery for this visually striking exhibition from three very talented young artists.

At Maxwell's studio in Atlanta.


The canvases below are some of the first painting to be shipped to Atlanta From Los Angeles.



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