Tuesday, December 7, 2010
I celebrated a good friend's birthday last week while painting live at her party. I had a great time. She's a professional dancer who's kind of awesome at it. This piece was only appropriate for Harlem's finest.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
So remember the Chocolate Wonderland series? Welp, my friend requested candy land version- she got a major sweet tooth. Thanks to years of candy consumption and an awesome model, I whipped up the following. Diabetics pace yourself...
Friday, November 19, 2010
Keep sleeping on Jersey if you want to. There's a whole lot of talent and inspiration out there and I'm glad to be a part of it. My girls at Mirage Inc. orchestrated an awesome night of art and music at Mirror Lounge in Newark, NJ. Congrats ladies!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
On Nov. 13th Latosha Thomas, Farida Aliyu, and I had the opportunity to display our work at the Tyson's Corner Macy's in Virginia. Funny, right? I painted live, sipped some warm cider, and vibed to the tunes of DJ Adrian Loving. Photos by Angel Novello.
A comrade of mine, Matt Williams, hosted a great evening of readings and poetry at his crib in Bedstuy. The featured poet was Janis Nicole (NicTowns.com). I did an installation in his hallway. Its always a blessing when people incorporate my art into their homes. I tried a different style and it came out fresh. Gonna be doing more like it.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
So Homecoming was a blur. A bit of my soul is still recovering from the week I spent in DC celebrating w/ my fellow Bison. Nevertheless I still went hard in the paint. Check it
Piece I submitted for auction at CR8 Space Gallery.
Proceeds go to young Black males college fund.
On the yard. Gettin loose.
Live painting at HU Book Store
Live painting at Boys and Girls Club Charity/ Fundraiser coliseumapparel.com
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
So I had an awesome opportunity to do my first mural in Harlem at Harlem Pop, located on 126th and 5th avenue. I entitled the piece 'Window Seats' as if this were a scene you could catch riding in a taxi through Harlem. The video was shot and edited by Theo Hollingsworth. Please, share it and let me know what you think.
Monday, October 25, 2010
The Heart Gallery was awesome Sunday Night. Aside from painting and chillen with kool people, I got to hear Trezure Empire perform before she goes to Japan. She's a dope singer, who captures beautiful energy and emotions in her music. Also peep the painting and let me know what you think. It's for sale!
I paint live at all events. I just want to be around good people and fun times while doing it. Thanks Flo for having me a part of your house warming in BK and feeling my fridge with food to take home.
Contact me for all events. I'll be happy to come paint.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
As usual had a great night of entertainment, food, and love for J. Harris' monthly event Love Jones NYC. The painting went with the theme of the night, "Art of the Rock Star."
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
I was able to collab with the homie Quawee of Life.Love.Lenses Productions on this dope project we did on the Brooklyn Bridge. Check me painting on the bridge and speaking about my past year as an artist and the lessons i've learned.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Shout out to the homie for giving me this challenging tasks of interpreting her tattoo. There's a lot going on with it. A lot of room for interpretation and inspiration. But I'll leave you with these beloved words by three gentlemen from Baltimore:
"It's driving me out of my mind
That's why it's hard for me to find
Can't get it outta my head
Miss her, kiss her, love her, wrong move you're dead
That girl is poison
Never trust a big butt and smile
That girl is poison poison..."
-Bel Biv Devoe
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
My favorite paintings to do come from original ideas and concepts, many of which aren't my own. I like to make pieces personal to my "clients" so that they will make it part of their lives and share it with their loved ones.
My homegirl Al (who is a real dope photographer) gave me a challenging and exciting concept. She wanted the goddess Lakshmi, depicted as a black woman with locks. So thats what I did, all while incorporating objects that are important to Al.
To see the process of how this painting was created click here
Monday, September 27, 2010
Something special is happening in Montclair, NJ and I'm just happy to be a part of it. The last Sunday of every month the Heart Gallery hosts a night of live music, poetry, art, wine tasting and everything in between.
Here's a piece entitled "the seed." Its about establishing relationships to build community.
24x36, acrylic, for sale
Got a chance to put a piece in the newly opened accessories boutique Ehvonnae (145 Front St. Brooklyn, NY). Had some fun with this one. She's the guardian of the store so dont try anything slick.
In the middle of the September I had the chance to paint at a listening party for Bilal. It was awesome. His new album "Air Tight's Revenge" is in stores now. Check out this dope interview to hear more about the album.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
As you can assume from the name, Love Jones NYC is about bringing love to the city. So how appropriate that my inspiration for the night came from the homie, Toyosi. Love is this girl's philosophy and it pours out of here wherever she goes. 3 cheers for love!
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Art Whino was dizzzzzzope! Big thanks to Shane at Art Whino and the Beautiful Nightmare crew for plugging me with this great opportunity to build with the DC creative community. Got two pieces completed on Saturday. Peep below.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Had a great time in DC this weekend. I was able to paint for Johnnie Walker's Raw Listening party for the 'Evol Genius' EP. Also was able to paint for my sister's new crib- had to give a proper house warming gift. Now back to staying busy as usual.