I brought in three new paintings to Sis and Moon’s Gallery today. I look forward to seeing you in the shop.
I don’t know if you know but sometimes Alex Feliciano, John Tindel, and Michi Mecho get together and paint. Three pieces you can come and touch.
“Something in the bushes”, 2010, by Alex Feliciano, Tindel and Michi, acrylic and mixed media on canvas. $2000.00.
“What’s that in the bushes”, 2010, by Alex Feliciano and Tindel, acrylic and mixed media on canvas. $1500.00.
“Robot Love”, 2010, by Alex Feliciano, Tindel and Michi, acrylic and mixed media on canvas. $500.00.
On a rainy afternoon they make monsters out of play-dough and colored toothpicks. The stories they come up about them are awesome I wished I had written it down. The monsters have been living on a “drying” shelf for months and I was going to toss them out during a “people are coming over” cleaning, but I stopped and took some pictures first. I hope the boys, in time, learn to forgive me for tossing them out. 😉
Found this Today via http://thecardboardcollective.com/…..
Welcome to the 2013 Cardboard Costume Challenge!
Their Mission? to inspire the making of awesome handmade cardboard costumes.
They have decided that this year they wanted to adopt a non-commercial, non-competitive approach (less contest, more spirit tunnel) AND to make the event more kid-centered(it’s such a valuable design opportunity for kids.) also wanted encourage adults, who maybe don’t own a sewing machine, or don’t think of themselves as “creative” to branch out and try dabbling in cardboard. more at… http://thecardboardcollective.com/
This weekend got the engine running, kids helped and there was lots of white smoke (the kids thought it was neat). The Fix: Replaced the spark plug and drained the gas and oil out, refilled the gas and oil. Started with a little “starter spray” in the carburetor. From the amount of oil drained out it looks like the case was over full. It’s running like a top now.
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.
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.
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.
This spring I decided to landscaping the back yard. I cut a young oaks to bring more light into the yard. I am reusing it in the landscaping as hand rails and posts. I was moving quickly so I opted to just drop them in a hole and pack in rocks instead of using concrete. Well the branches and trunks are growing, I don’t know what’s happening under ground, but parts above ground are sprouting and the whole thing looks very surreal.
Some of my paintings feature a dog. I like to use “Cow“, he was a big Black, white and tan dog. You can see him in the painting (BlueRoom, left, 2009). He is in the background and he is in the painting on the wall, laying down between the red chairs.
I did a piece dedicated to the dreams he might have had, he was a very active sleeper. I thought about it and tried to imagine what smells would look like. Below is a detail (Cow’s Dreamscape, 3of3, 2008) of Cow.
The triptych has changed over time and givin me chances to re-imagine what it is like to see with your nose. Below is the triptych as it is now..
The first panel was purchased by a collector in 2008 from the “Hive” gallery in LA. I loved the idea of the piece i created a new first panel. Below is the set as it was originally.
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 Champoy
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 Scarecrowoven Simon Sotelo Shannon Pollak Walt Gorecki Yumiko Awae Zea Zoso
Front Room DJ’s: DJ PR Koolskull Mafv Gamma
Back Room Dj’s: TBA
LIVE DOODLE DRAWING BY: Line Attack Artists
The Hive Gallery Resident Artists:
Alyssa Beasley /Annie Terrazzo / Arlou Somo / Artrates.com / 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
BATHROOM INSTALLATIONS BY: Alex Chiu http://alexdoodles.com/ Champoy www.champoyhate.tumblr.com Daniella Batsheva http://daniellabatsheva.com/ John Haley III
Hola, So I have been advising clients away from skeuomorphism in thier designs. You may ask, “Why would you do that, skeuomorphism is dope.” and your right it is cool, but when we go to production the tangental aspect is quickly overshadowed by business needs and dynamic integration quickly blows up budgets. It looks great in the comp, but many times ends up getting scrapped in production.
I love design for design sake, (it’s called art) and in time skeuomorphism design will settle into a nice place so will “flat”. “Flat” for now, will be the new rounded corner. It will be used in places it’s not needed and everything will look like a 50’s ad campaign. This “flat” idea will spin itself out as a new style emerges and replaces “flat”. Maybe a representative monochromatic style (super flat), or using only CSS3 (code flat), or pure line work (anti flat). The great thing is good design will persist..
So today I lost my iPhone (was in wife’s car) and I was kinda lost with out it. But a realized that this thing was more than a reader and I am taking the time to use it to it’s full potential, or at least installing a backup set of apps. I even sketched an angry robot for this post.
John, 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.
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It was an honor and privilege to work along side the marketing team that came up with this little honey. I know first hand how hard they work to bring products like this to the market. I wish them the best.
After moving to Atlanta from LA I was worried that I would have trouble finding a good job. After a few interviews I really started to worry about the job market. Then I interviewed with the team at Sparks Grove, wow sweet. I will be posting goodies and samples soon.
I have also been given the green light from a previous project and I will be add the drawings to my portfolio.
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.
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.
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.
These spreads are from the “all about lizard” book.
The Lizard book was started in 1997 when I started chronicling the adventures of at the time my lizard “frog”. He was not a good pet, I set him free in 1999 and wish him the best. I continue to work in this sketchbook off and on. Some sections gap weeks others years. I will be photographing and sharing as part of a “sketchbook Friday” back fill. Leave a comment and tell me what you think.