Thursday, July 21, 2011

*Guest Artist* Unique


Nasty Guest Artist : Unique


I'm going to be a bit lazy and just copy and paste Unique's email description.  I've known this girl for quite some time and I never knew she had an artistic side. It's crazy what you find out after so many years.
here's the "scoop" i guess.. hahah
not sure how much into detail you get with your blogs... but here's some background on me.

I got introduced to graffiti through my brothers back when I was 13 years old. I've always had a thing for lettering & colors since I was a kid, so graffiti was PERFECT for me.

Took my 1st trip to NY two years ago, didnt see a lot of graffit cause i was with my mom and we stayed in manhattan practically the whole time. finally just decided that i HAD to make it back out there for a "graffiti hunt". Planned a whole trip based around taking pictures of graffit and eating puerto rican tamales. hahah

ive been following a few graff artists and companies on twitter and this guy Tagone from actually started following me. I hit him up asking if he could recommend specific places for me to visit to get really good pictures. He told me about 5 Pointz and I asked if they had a twitter acct. I started following them, they followed back right away. I was hitting them up asking them what their hours were and the guy started talking about "oh we're closed for the season for painting, except for out of towners". I told him that I really just wanted to visit to take pics and mentioned that I wish I had experience with spray paint so that i could paint. he said oh this could be your first time or you couldve been doing it for years, we welcome all artists. as soon as i knew he was serious, i went out and bought some cheapy cans from walmart & home depot, practiced on a huge canvas first & another two times on plywood. (definitely a different experience from painting on a wall)
I met Dizm & Meres ( the guys who work at 5 Pointz) and two other artists from NY that paint there frequently, VERY friendly & helpful-gave me one of their cans for my outline; seeing that i only went there with 4 cans. and now we all keep in touch through FB. :)
Being that it was my first time painting a wall and it was in NY I can honestly say that that had to be one of THE BEST vacations, experiences of my life!!!! I was telling my family and friends to add that to my eulogy!!! hahahah
How many people can actually say that they did that? :)



Unique's 1st wall piece in 5 Pointz, NY!






Unique's 2nd wall peice in Nasty City



photo 1

"Chaka" piece, a gift for the Aguon Family.
Chaka is their family name meaning "rat" in Chamorro.

photo 2



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A Nasty Addition


Introducing Mia Malia...Mai Ninja's new born!



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Malakai can draw better than you


Malakai just turned 7 this past weekend.  So for his birthday, the Nasty Crew bought him a box crayons, colored pencils and big pad of paper. And as soon as he saw the gift, he immediately busted out the colors and he went to werk!  I never realized how much he loved drawing, till his mom showed us some drawings he did copying pictures from a tattoo book.  I was amazed by the linework this kid already had.



With the matching colors

Kaila says hello too!


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Super 7 - 10 Yr. Anniversary


Subtext Gallery is at it again!


Super7 10 Year Anniversary Art Show
One Night Only! Friday, July 22nd, 7:30-10pm
Food from MIHO Gastrotruck available from 8-10pm

Super7 is celebrating their 10 year anniversary, and Subtext is hosting an art exhibition for one night only on Friday, Julyy 22nd during San Diego Comic Con weekend. The show will feature artwork from many of the artists that Super7 has worked with over the past 10 years. All artwork will be priced at $250 or under, so get there early!

Featured Artists:
Brian Flynn
Josh Herbolsheimer
Bwana Spoons
Martin Ontiveros
Le Merde, Leecifer
L’Amour Supreme
Paul Kaiju
David Horvath+Sun-Min Kim
Invisible Creature
Itokin Park
Koji Harmon
Naoya Ikeda
Kiyoka Ikeda
Ka To Pe
Derek Welch/UNKL
Scott Saw.


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