21/08/2012

...moments that should have been shared

Hi blogspot, been a long time, I was suprised you still get a few views now and than. I came to tell you that I've been some one else, we have good relationship... I think we should remain friends. Its gonna be hard after everything that we went trough but its for the best.
You will be remembered.
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29/12/2011

...missed moments to share.

Hello blogspot, its been a while. I traveled the distance equal to earthes circumference since the last time I wrote here.

18/01/2011

blank spaces on my wall.



Filling empty spaces in my room with artworks, photos and doodles. The space around you becomes more interactive.
Thats essentially what we do on streets, we make walls to interact with public. It is volontery social work that isn't always apriciated by society itself.
Anyway, we learn to live with it, but then at some point we stop doing for others and start doing for ourselfs, for our own leisure. The messages become bleeker or desappear at all.
It's not bad or wrong. It is great to do what you like.

The following year I am going to explore deeper into essence of graffiti and what it is for me.
Big promise, huh?
well we'll see.

Anyways.
I have a couple of flicks to share. Murals that i've done in a last 2 month.
One of my favorite piece in this style. It ain't perfect but needed effect is archived.
Done with Curve Sage Phex and Italo. South Auckland. Middlemore. Thanks to Dean for inviting and supprting us.
On this wall I used paintbrush first in a very long time. All tags aro done with it, + bits and pieces in the face and background. At that point I was stoked by resuld and desided to use it more in future.

I went to Christchurch for Christmas and New Years for a couple of weeks. Unlike last year I did manage to get in contact with local writers to paint with them.
The first wall we done is at the cooles spot possible. Nice clean wall right in a heart of town. Painted with Fluro (FDKNS x SUG) who was working on it for a few weeks already. I've done my part in about 5 hours or so. Highly enjoyable painting.
I have description of wall on my flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/30965123@N06/5308411553/ so I shall not repeat myself.


Next day me Fluro and EyeQ paint in abandoned sheds. Really cool place. There are so many pieces good and bad. Good times. I did an outline for Fluro, she has quite difficult letters to work with.
Anyway, it was a pleasure to hang out and paint with them. In the time like that the only thing you can think of is "Graffiti is awesome".
It trully is.

A few days after I came back to Auckland, me and Italo were invited to paint out south again.
Cool spot. And boiling hot sun.
I aprroached the wall with a very few cans and a rough idea of what I want.
It turned out quite good. Needs more invistigation thou.
the letters inside face says ARFS, which is the name of crew I recently joined. Very proud to be part of it.

Than I had a week of sitting at home, scetching, learning screen printing trade and doing nothing.
It was well not sure how to descibe it. Was difficult. I found out that I can not sit and draw for a few days straight. I believe its becouse I never had a chance before. All sketches, stencils and painting are done at night when I was free of Uni. Well now I am free 24/7 and I am trying to cope with that.

That week ended with painting at manukau with a whole bunch of people.
The sun had no mercy again.
I found my self having the least paint ever. Sad but good becouse I am forced to try new things. maybe I am just being an optimist. This piece disturbed me out of my ballance. In my oppinion it isnt good. I failed to portray what I wanted and my skill wasn't up to my own standards. I rushed it. do not like when I have those time limits.
However there are certainly a few elements that I will use again.

That is all. Directions are set. The evolution of my characters is inevitable.
Piece
159

2/01/2011

...brilliant ideas to be forgot.


Usually it happens just because I don't right them down straight away.
I have not yet stepped into 2011.
There are still certain things that hold me back.
Need time and sleep.
I shall start with sleep first.

2008 Vladivostok Russia

15/12/2010

... things to be done on average Thursday.

Updating is one of them.
Since BBQ burners I had barely any paint, still I managed to paint quite a bit. And loose a few kg, I wonder if there is any connection.

I've done two solo murals, alone in piece. They are different, well they are an interesting stage of progress. Remarkable.
They are just next to each other.
They are so far away from what I used to do 1 year ago. its good
.

Next, me and Italo painted with Finer and Bles out South. Inside the shop.
I finished that portrait surprisingly quick, 3 hours. However I should have spend a bit more time to fix the eye problem. anyway. it was fun.


Shortly, me and Italo painted at Bob Hill skatepark. Coolest place. Cant say the same about people. I do not posses my ipod any more. Anyway. here's what we painted.



There is more to share. Stay tuned.

29/11/2010

... freshest ideas explored at Netch park.


Alright. On 20-21 of November Auckland saw Ironlak BBQ Burners. I was invited to be one of the 17 artists to work on a massive wall. Line up - 159 REKO ASKEW OCHE SNEK KERSO STRAY BLES HOLIE SAVES SHAKE PHAT FINER DIVA BLAT JAES and VENTS. It was surely a great day, despite the rain trying to spoil it. We had music, food and a.. well an audience. I was as prepared as I usually. I've dona a sketch at 3am in a several hours was already painting it. As usual I did manage to find time for taking photos, here they are.
































Looking forward to see photos from Luke and video if such will be done.
Piece to everyone

159

12/11/2010

things to argue about with Italo Osorio.


Me and Italo aka Holie did a wall over two days at GI.
The weather was merciful and it stopped raining just when we arrived to spot. The spot itself is a dream. We didn't have much of a concept, except color combo.
Good practice. I'm happy with outcome.
Holie's website - http://theholie.com/