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Spring Update

Posted in Printmaking with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 17, 2017 by josean

So it’s been a while since I’ve posted here! The last couple months have been very busy, work and artwork wise. I recently revamped my shop to include a lot of my recent printmaking  I’ve been focusing more on printmaking, including a few new prints and variants.

New prints!

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I created these for my 5th year at the Tattooed Mom’s tent for the South Street Spring Festival in early May.  I had fun with these, creating several variations, including a 3D version that comes with cardboard 3D glasses!  I have a few of these left, which are available in my shop.

Spring Fest!

It was an honor to be asked to join the TMom’s tent during the South Street Spring Festival for the 5th year in the row!  I was able to join a couple other amazing Philly artists to sell artwork and represent the spirit of Tattooed Mom’s.  The owner is a a big supporter of Philly Street art ( just go upstairs!), and rather than just sell some swag in their tent, he’d rather have artists sell their art! Thanks, Tmom’s!

New Shop!

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I recently update my shop to include all my printmaking work. Since I’ve started doing my Phish inspired art, my main shop has been filled with that.  I created another site for my other artwork, www.joseeen215.etsy.com.  I must admit it was often neglected, but I’m working to prevent that!  I’ve added new work, and may add new as well as some older work.

Phish!

Of course there’ll be plenty of a Phish art for the near future.  With summer tour approaching, I’ll be making some posters for some of the concerts, with the Baker’s Dozen Run (13 show at Madison Square Garden during July/August) poster almost done.  I will also be vending at 2 of the PhanArt Shows at the Hotel Penn, right across the street from MSG.  With so many shows in NYC and no vending allowed outside the venue, this will be the chance to grab some Phish art from myself and a bunch of other awesome Phan artists!  I’ll be posting all about my posters for summer tour as well as more in my other site: http://www.phishart.net.  I’ll b repost onto this site, but will be sure not to overwhelm the non-phans!

Drawing to the Dead

Posted in Art, Drawings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 3, 2016 by josean

I recently finished two new illustrations, inspired by the music of the Grateful Dead.

Cosmic Charlie big copy - Copy.jpg“Cosmic Charlie” Ink, watercolor, digital.

Prints available

wla-fadeaway-copy-small“West L.A. Fadeaway”  ink and watercolor/digital

Prints Available

I also created some variants of this illustrations:

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Although I’ve been a fan of Grateful Dead, I had’t done much art related to them until recently.  Last year I was asked to create posters for Without A Net, an all star lineup of musicians playing the music of the Dead. This led me to create a few other illustrations that took elements of my own artwork with a GD twist, which I used to create some posters for the Dead & Co. show in Philly in 2015. And most recently, I created a poster for Splintered Sunlight, an east coast Grateful Dead tribute band.  I avoided illustrating songs as I do for Phish, although I had plenty of people suggesting I do.  It wasn’t until Phish’s recent Nashville show, which had Bob Weir sit in for their second set.  They ended up playing 4 GD songs, which of course I had to illustrate!

bob-weir-setSET 2: Julius > Fuego > My Friend, My Friend, Samson and Delilah[2], Twist[3] > Miss You[4], West L.A. Fadeaway[4] > Playing in the Band[5]

ENCORE: Quinn the Eskimo[3]

This show featured the Phish debut of Samson and Delilah and Playing in the Band. West L.A. Fadeaway was last played October 6, 2000 (383 shows). Samson and Delilah through Playing in the Band featured Bob Weir on guitar. Weir also sang vocals on Samson and Delilah, Miss You, and West L.A. Fadeaway. The soundcheck’s Blues Jam featured a verse of Funky Bitch from Trey and Walking Blues featured Weir on vocals.

I plan to do a couple more songs in the near future, but I’m in no rush.  I want the ideas to come organically, and for it to be original. This can be difficult, on account that fans have been creating Dead inspired art for almost 50 years now!  But it’s a challenge I’m willing to take on!  Stay tuned for some new art in the coming months!

Setlist/notes © 1990-2016  The Mockingbird Foundation, Inc.

Characters Welcome 5

Posted in Art, Printmaking with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2016 by josean

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Tonight is the opening of Characters Welcome 5 at Tattooed Mom‘s in Philly! The show, which features sticker art from around the world, starts at 7pm (21+), with an all ages show Saturday 1-5pm. Plenty of my stickers will be in the show,  and as in previous years, the boards of stickers are available for sale and 100% of the profits benefit youth art programs.

I was lucky enough to have been asked again to help set up for the show, which involves hours of peeling stickers from my favorite artists and sticking them on boards (with the occasional poutine break). This year, the sizes of the boards vary (12×12 to 2ftx4ft), so you’ll be able to find a board that fits your wall space.

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A few of the stickers I made for the show.

The best part of this show is that it brings in street artists from all over the place (Philly and beyond) for a night where the stickers flow freely.  I’ll be giving stickers out to anyone who wants one, as well as some new block prints!  See you there!

Splintered Sunlight 11/25/16

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on October 31, 2016 by josean

I was recently asked to create the poster for Splintered Sunlight’s upcoming show at the Ardmore Music Hall.  This show commemorates the 20th anniversary of them first playing at the Ardmore Music Hall (formerly known as 23 East).splintered-sunlight-a

Event details

Tickets: http://bit.ly/Splint20

Gone Phishin’ Series

Posted in Art, Drawings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2016 by josean

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I recently finished up my latest series, 15 show posters for the band Phish’s summer tour.   I done posters for past shows, but only a handful (aside from my illustrated setlists for every show).  I wanted a bit of a challenge, and wanted every poster to have a common theme.  I also wanted to get back to drawing figures, as well as working with micron pens.  Using the obvious fishing theme, I used the state fish of each venue (as well as fish found in the area for multiple shows in the same state.)  Some of figures used were actual Phish fans who submitted pictures!

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All the posters are available at www.phishart.com.  I also have a couple “unphished” versions available in my Etsy shop.

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Brown Don’t Drown

Posted in Art, Drawings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 9, 2016 by josean

I recently had the honor to participate in an all Latino group show put together by Sean 9 Lugo, a fellow artist from Jersey, who’s work is seen on and off the streets in Philly and NYC. The show took place at 17 Frost Gallery in NYC this July, and featured over 30 artists.

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My piece for the show. It had been a while since I’d done an all graphite drawing.  The piece is still available, contact me for inquiries.

 

Check out this article on Art & Fashion Salon for more pictures of the works in the show.

 

 

Sancti Calvariam

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2015 by josean

I’ve come up with some new(ish) things the last couple weeks.  I’ve continued to draw and paint on new surfaces, including wood, vinyl, floppy disks, ect.  Although some are for sale, the majority of the work I’ve done lately has ended up on the streets of Philadelphia.  I’ve revisited the theme of saints, which has been a favorite of mine.  Each drawing is done with oil markers, as well as copic markers.  They are then installed throughout the city.

They are up all over the city, some prominent, others hidden out of sight.  Philly has a very active and diverse street art scene, and it’s share of devoted fans who document it.  For a sample of what Philly offers check out Elgrba and DDay521‘s Instagram feeds for a taste.

I’ve got 2 larger ones I’ve done for sale via my shop.  I’ll be doing more large pieces in the near future as well

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St. Nicholas-mixed media on encaustic board

St. Patrick

St. Patrick- mixed media on encaustic board.

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