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Skulls be Springin’

Posted in Art, Misc, Paintings with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 16, 2013 by josean

It’s been a bit since I’ve last posted, but for good reason.  Time constraints have pushed the printmaking back, but I’d been sketching a lot which eventually turned into some paintings.

Zombie Hand

 

Holy Zombie Hand

 

Punk Rock Foot

 

I’ve also been working on some stuff for a couple shows this summer. I’ll be showing with a couple great artists so stay tuned for more info on that soon.

Winged Skull I

Winged Skull II

Hearts for Brains

Will of God

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I was also lucky enough to be able to put up some installs at Tattooed Mom‘s on South Street in Philadelphia.  I’ve gotten to know the owner and he’s a big promoter of the arts, especially street art.  If you ever been upstairs, you’d totally understand.  I put up a couple masks up, which I’ve had laying in a back room for a couple years.  I also put up some tiny canvases, about 2×2 each.  We’ll see how the glue holds, since people love their souvenirs (although I say if you can get if off the wall, you deserve it).

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I’ll be posting updates regarding new work and the summer shows, but you can keep up with up to the minute tomfoolery on twitter, facebook, and now on instagram! Don’t forget to check out my esty shop for original art and prints (new work coming soon!)

Miscellaneous Debris on Wood Panels

Posted in Art, Paintings with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2012 by josean

Here are a couple of panels I’ve done within the last week.  I’ve been obsessed with painting on wood panels lately, and with the last good First Friday in Philadelphia coming up, I tried to get as much done as possible (Always waiting til the last-minute.)  I’ve tried to make them in a way in allows me to sell them at a decent price without breaking the wallet.  Most of these were inspired by stickers I have done in the past, as well as current series that I’m working on.  Whatever doesn’t get sold on Friday will be up on my Etsy shop this weekend, so stay tuned!

 

Fall sale! 25% off everything

Posted in Art, Misc, Paintings with tags , , , , on September 25, 2012 by josean

I’ve been neglecting my Etsy site lately, but I finally got around to it! I’ve got over 40 paintings/prints and I want it out of my house.  Use promo code 25OFF to get 25% off anything in my shop!Image

Free Art Friday II

Posted in Art, Paintings with tags , , , , , , , , on July 18, 2012 by josean

I’ve been doing Free Art Friday for a little over a month now and it’s been great.  I’ve given out quite a few pieces so far, about 30 or more (I’ve taken the liberty to start free art Wednesdays and Thursdays).  The plethora of discarded student canvas panels I’ve collected at the end of the year give me the fodder to make and give out so many.  My students are aware and like the idea of what they thought was trash has become a collaboration of sorts.  I’ll be sure to continue until I run out of canvases, but I know I’ll just end up buy more canvases.

A few of the paintings I’ve bestowed on Philadelphia:

 These last two were at Tattooed Mom’s Bar.  The owner had found one    of the pieces I left behind a couple days ago and hooked me up with free  tacos!  I was sure to tip the server well.

A lot of these are/will be available for sale through Esty (If you don’t find one on the streets).

Be sure to check out other Free Art Friday artists from around the world: freeartfriday.blogspot.com

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Etsy Shop Now Open!

Posted in Art, Paintings with tags , , , , , , on August 16, 2011 by josean

I’ll be rotating different canvases (there’s about 50 total variations of 3 designs)  .  Follow on twitter for updates!

Summer of the Skull

Posted in Art, Misc, Paintings with tags , , , , , on May 29, 2011 by josean

Summer’s on the way, which means one thing for me: 3 months off! Spring sprung up skulls back in my paintings, and I’m exploring new ways to work with them.  My backgrounds are more coherent, although there is still a bit of randomness and chaos.  I find it humorous the extent that color plays in my work, since about 6 years ago all my work was void of color.  I figured I’d get to it at my own pace, which happens to be perpetually late.

Here are 2 of my most recent paintings.  I’ll have prints available for sale in early June.  Boxy Skull prints now available! or wear it on a shirt

Although I plan to have a cohesive body of work, I don’t plan to limit what I paint.  I do plan to start offering commissioned work and portraits for a limited time.  If anyone is interested, feel free to email or message me through my Facebook page.

Lastly, the newest issue of Gigantic Sequins is coming out real soon (any day now).  This art and literary magazine will be featuring art by Jennifer Maidment, Joshua Gabriel, and a couple of my drawings, plus lots of literary goodness.  Issues will be available at select shops in Boston, NYC, and Philadelphia (other cities TBA), or you can order a copy through Gigantic Sequins.  Preorder now, and you’ll be automatically entered for their Welcome Summer Raffle, which offers ten multi prize packages you can win!  That’s ridiculous! Check out their site for details.

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