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Monday, May 31, 2010

Ekundayo’s "Joy Today Jeopardy Tomorrow" @ Thinkspace - June 11th 7-11pm

Hello...

Ekundayo’s first solo show in LA in over three years is coming up on Friday, June 11th at Thinkspace.

Ekundayo

Eknudayo's paintings are simply amazing and is an inspiration looking at his skillful work...when I first saw him painting in person at the Culver City INVASION (May2009), I instantly became a fan...here's a couple flicks from the show.
Ekundayo

Ekundayo

Ekundayo

Check out Ekundayo's paintings here.

Goodbye...

Hello. My name is KEEMOWERKS. It's my pleasure, nice to meet you...

Youngskull Portraiture

 Hello...

I love holidays. You get a chance to stay up the night before, sleep in till noon and be lazy watching daytime television.  However I didn't get a chance to do any of those fun things.  Instead I spent most of the day painting.
This is my second attempt at "Young skull" stencil (you can view the first here)...I used an old frame I picked up at a Thrift store and painted it flat black. It only cost me $1.50. So I picked up a few for future use...


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Hello. My name is KEEMOWERKS. It's my pleasure, nice to meet you...

Sunday, May 30, 2010

*RECAP* Gunnzo DIY Contest & Trading Party

Hello...

I arrived pretty late at Gunnzo and caught the last part of the judging...the customs were awesome and the seeing kids customizing put a smile on my face.
Gunzo

Gunzo

Vandals in training....
Gunzo

The DIY contest had 2 categories and one of them was to bring in your best customs. Unfortunately, there were no names to the customs...here's a few shots.
Gunzo

Winner-Best custom in category 2
custom "Two Faced Hazel" (by Kathie Olivas)
Gunzo

Gunzo

Gunzo

Custom 8" munny
Gunzo

Custom mini munny
Gunzo

Custom mini munny
Gunzo

Custom "Two Faced Hazel"
Gunzo

Custom "MadL" (by MAD)
Gunzo

Another custom "Two Faced Hazel"...a very popular platform and it's not even a DIY...
Gunzo

Custom "Neighbor-wood" (by Mike Burnett)
Gunzo

Custom "Cre8tive Peeples" (by MAD)
Gunzo

Gunzo

The other category for the DIY contest was to customize any DIY platform (start to finish) and completed in 3.5 hours...there was no names to these either.
Gunzo

Winner-Category 1
Gunzo

Winner-Category 1
Gunzo

Paul Kaiju
Paul Kaiju

Paul Kaiju

Paul Kaiju

John “Spanky” Stokes...visit his website here, to see all the info on your favorite designer vinyl figures, art and urban art culture...Spanky also covered the show, check it out here
Spankystokes

Spankystokes

sick resin pieces...The "resin movement" is quickly making it's mark in the urban toy scene...
Spankystokes


Jose Reynoso

Jose Reynoso

Jose Reynoso

El Gumpy
Jose Reynoso

Local artist Jose Reynoso revealed his brand new figure “Gumpy” (Castro edition with custom cigar packaging)...a pretty clean figure. I love the eye brows on this guy.
Jose Reynoso

Jose Reynoso

Jose Reynoso

Not part of the show, but I wanted to share this sweet little toy by Matt Siren (Ghost girl)...When I was in San Francisco and saw one of his wheatpastes, I thought that would look sweet as a toy. I guess he felt the same way.  If you haven't heard of this guy or seen some of this stuff, check his website here.
Matt Siren

Gunzo

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Hello. My name is KEEMOWERKS. It's my pleasure, nice to meet you...

Friday, May 28, 2010

Basic Tuesdays @ Bar Basic - June 8th

 Basic Tuesdays

Hello...

Coming this June, Thumbprint Gallery will be hosting a collection of artwork at Bar Basic (Downtown San Diego)...

Thumbprint Gallery will be featuring a collection of abstract artwork by local artists, including Rich Walker, True, Mofo, Carl Schmidt and Martha Martin. Acroyoga performance by Mara Harris DJ Johnny Tran Local clothing and fashion designers: I’s Ha-Lo Ha-Lo Ms Formaldehyde Live painting by: Hannah Cowan Todd Sanders Sharif Carter Glenn Schulte Chris Monson
The last Basic Tuesday we went to (here) was a great time and the vibe was pretty chill.  So if you feel like forgetting about work; if you like music and art...want to eat some pretty damn good thin crust pizza or down a few Fat Tires, Levitation, and/or Red Trolllys...then come and join us (Nasty crew) to support local SD art.

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Hello. My name is KEEMOWERKS. It's my pleasure, nice to meet you...

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Gunnzo DIY Contest & Trading Party

Gunnzo flier
Hello...

Gunnzo, our very own San Diego based vinyl toy shop will be hosting a DIY (do-it-yourself) custom contest and trading party this weekend. To top it off, there will be 4 special guest judges: Paul Kaiju, kaNO, John “Spanky” Stokes, and local artist  Jose Reynoso who will also be revealing  a sneak preview of his new figure “Gumpy”...so if you're in the San Diego area and feeling creative, make your way to the shop and say hello.

Visit Gunnzo for contest rules and further details, here.

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Hello. My name is KEEMOWERKS. It's my pleasure, nice to meet you...

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Movers & Shakers @ Ronin.Gallery

Hello...

Ronin Galley had another great show this past weekend and the displayed work didn't disappoint...it was simply amazing.

This was another turn around trip for the Nasty crew. But it's all worth while to check out some beautiful and skillful work.

Jaime "Germs" Zacarias

There was a moment when I couldn't move...I should have stayed near the bar.
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Jaime "Germs" Zacarias
Jaime "Germs" Zacarias

Jaime "Germs" Zacarias

James Naccarratto
James Naccarratto

Daniel Peacock
Daniel Peacock

Scott Scheidly
Scott Scheidly

Lyle Motley
Lyle Motley

Jimmy Pickering
Jimmy Pickering

Yosuke Ueno
Yosuke Ueno

Yosuke Ueno

Mark Dean Veca
Mark Dean Veca

Samapeap Tarr
Samapeap Tarr

Jeremiah Ketner
Jeremiah Ketner

Francesco LoCastro
Francesco LoCastro

Tim McCormick
Tim McCormick

Jophen Stein
Jophen Stein

I love waiting in line for free beer
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KANO! check some of his work, here
KANO

Naoto Hattori
Naoto Hattori

Naoto Hattori

Naoto Hattori

Erik Alos
Erik Alos

Erik Alos

Erik Alos

Eric Joyner
Eric Joyner

Michael Page
Michael Page

Michael Page

Molly Crabapple
Gino Joukar collection

Brendon Flynn
Brendon Flynn

Brendon Flynn

Matt Dangler
Matt Dangler

Anthony Pontius
Anthony Pontius

Jeff McMillan
Jeff McMillan

Jeff McMillan

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Sean Christopher
Sean Christopher

Sean Christopher

who's this guy?...I think he's name is Dick.
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yup...he sure looks like one.
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Paul Barnes
Paul Barnes

Ryan "Reactor-88" Crippen
Ryan "Reactor-88" Crippen

This little one attracted so much attention...a live installation of a girl quietly sitting in the corner playing with her IPhone.
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Victor "Marka27" Quiñonez
Victor "Marka27" Quiñonez

look closer
Victor "Marka27" Quiñonez

Aaron 'angry woebots" Martin
angry woebots

Ben Kehoe
Ben Kehoe

Ben Kehoe

Jasmine Worth
Jasmine Worth

Jasmine Worth

Curator Gino Joukar was in attendance showing off his sweet collection...my apologies for the no namers...

Gino Joukar collection

Gino Joukar collection

Gino Joukar collection

Gino Joukar collection

Gino Joukar collection

Gino Joukar collection

Gino Joukar collection

Gino Joukar collection

I think this is Ekundayo...
Gino Joukar collection

and lastly, this was one of my favorite paintings at the show...from looking at the style (especially of the girl's eyes) I believe this to be an original Audrey Kawasaki. if my assumption is correct, Joukar is one extremely lucky guy to have an original painting. Kawasaki's pieces are notoriously hard to get and I'm just speaking of just the prints..
UPDATE:  I'm way off with this one.  This painting is by Stella Im Hultberg, a painter living and working in Brooklyn, NYC...thanks to soma city for the correction.
Gino Joukar collection

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Goodbye...

Hello. My name is KEEMOWERKS. It's my pleasure, nice to meet you...