Got to spend a little time with Rime the other day. This is a shot of him showing me his Risk throwieeee….
Here’s some new shots from El Grande Incredible Willie T…. The Wild Ones Video will be dropping soon and the signing for the limited edition WILD ONES X RISK print will be announced shortly… I will also be painting the Billboard on top of the store prior to the signing. MAXX242 will be painting with me. This billboard will be a banger Ya’ll!
Recently I was asked how the beautifully destroyed series came about, here’s the short version….
As young writers pioneering the graffiti scene in Los Angeles, freeways were our answer to Subway Trains in New York. In New York all the commuters rode subways. The writers were making social commentaries to the public on big steel canvases. We were the same youth striving to be heard here on the West Coast. In Los Angeles all the commuters drive on the Freeways. We were making our mark via urban expressionism on these big cement canvases along the sides of the freeway. The thing we had in common was the need to get up, to be heard and or seen. To force society to recognize us and what we had to say or contribute. Now keep in mind to be heard you don’t have to write political messages. A splash of color can speak a thousand words on some mundane dilapidated building or surface. Its kind of funny when I think about years of painting these elaborate pieces with all these interlocking letters etc. I was always entranced with the final picture as a whole. The color on the surface. The total coverage, or piece placed strategically on the sprawling urban jungle. And now I have started a series called “Beautifully Destroyed by Risk”…It is a wash of color on these specific totally mundane items. Even transforming traditional paint jobs. I.E a house or a car to a wash of color.
I have traveled thousand of miles on these intertwined freeways and streets painting these interlocking pieces… its like I’ve traveled artistically thousand s of miles to get to my destination of figuring out what I want to express… I’ve finally figured out the deconstruction process that leads you to a refined final project…..
Beautifully destroyed series #5 Santa Cruz….
I recently stayed with some friends while discussing a future gallery gig in Santa Cruz. They were having a Cinco De Mayo Mustache party in their recently new and improved artists hacienda commune. When I woke up I went out and started painting the Zen Den I was staying in. The canvas started creeping and by the time the party started five were completed. Here’s a couple shots… More coming soon….
# 3 Costa Mesa…..
Got a few shots back from #2 in the series, “a house”…..
Here’s a shot of the first one, “shipping container”
Next week, for the third in the series, I will be painting the exterior of Hollywood hot spot, Winston’s. Winston’s is located on Santa Monica Blvd between Genesse and Spaulding.