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Shop’s Open!

Posted in Art, Printmaking with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2020 by josean

I recently reopened my shop, updating it with some older work, some unreleased stuff, and some new work! I had originally opened it as my Phish and Grateful dead started to take over my original shop, Joseeen.etsy.com .  I wanted a shop for those who may not be fans, not having to scroll through art they wouldn’t have interest in.  Over the years my main shop took over my life, along with working as an art teacher! Now, as a distance learning teacher, I find myself in my studio most of the day, so it seemed logical to go through and find work I had forgotten about.  I went ahead and updated my shop, added new items such as shirts, and just released my first art print in a while!  I’ll be adding more stuff, such as etchings and previously unreleased linocuts.  I’ll also be adding some new prints I’ve been working on

www.joseeen215.etsy.com

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on since January.  Be sure to check it out! http://www.joseeen215.etsy.com

The Dürer Series

Posted in Art, Printmaking with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 16, 2020 by josean

Hey folks! It’s been a while since I’ve last posted here, most of my efforts going towards my other page www.phishart.net . However, in the current times we are in I’ve had a lot of free time, so I wanted to share how I spent my last year artwise!

2019 started with my largest block print to date, 12×18.  Inspired by the  Albrecht Dürer‘s Four Horsemen print, I made it for Phish’s first shows of the year.  Between then and that summer I researched a lot of Dürer’s work and saw the potential of making a cohesive series for Phish’s summer tour.  Each print is inspired by a Dürer print chosen for fitting in with a song or lyric, as well as “relevance” to where they were playing.  I’d redraw the image, but changing it in ways to fit my vision.  They were later transferred onto an 11×14 block, hand printed using oil based ink in editions of 30, along with smaller color variant editions.  Working continuously from February til December, I ended up doing a total of 15 of these (13 for summer tour, 1 for fall tour, and 1 for the MSG NYE run)

Most prints are still available in my shop: www.joseeen.etsy.com

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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!

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