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Spring Break/Cleaning

Posted in Art, Drawings, Misc with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 17, 2014 by josean

Spring time is here, which means that lots of things will be happening artwise for me.  First is my spring sale on my Etsy site.  I’m in need of space in my apartment for new work, and will happily sell some work at a decent price to accomplish that.  So from now until April 25th, you can use the coupon code SPRINGBREAK to receive 25% off anything in my shop.  I’ve also put up listings that had previously expired (many etchings!), so you can can take full advantage of this offer.  69 (more soon) prints, paintings, etchings, and drawings to choose from.  

 

In Phish related news, I’ve been hard at work on stuff to sell this summer.  With my wedding in August, this will be a slim year show-wise.  I’ll be at the Mann Center in Philadelphia (huzzah!  20 minutes from my house)  for their 2 night run July 8th and 9th and Merriweather Post Pavillion in Maryland on July 26th and 27th.  Sadly I won’t be making it to SPAC ($$$), but I won’t discount a possible night at Randall’s Island.

I’ll have some new antelopes to sell, including some Philly related ones.

I’m on the fence whether I want to offer these as prints or just try to sell the originals at the lots.  They are currently available on my Etsy shop, but I’ll be making more if they sell out for this summer.

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_DSC0037Sketch for a possible Mann Center Poster.  It’s very fitting, since the Mann is right next to the Philadelphia Zoo.  I Actually looked up every Phish song that was named after an animal and drew a map showing where you can find them at the Philly Zoo.  Sadly there are no ocelots or llamas there…

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More to come soon!

 

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Musicopia

Posted in Art, Drawings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 13, 2013 by josean

I recently was asked to create some holiday cards to help benefit Musicopia, a Philadelphia organization that makes sure that music stays in school.  They have various programs that help instruments get in the hands of children, and help them play and perform in the area.  I made some cards, including these Festivus cards which will be sold at a fundraiser held at the 3G Lounge on 3rd and Girard in North Philly December 13th.  I was excited to be involved, since it helps a good cause in my community, plus Festivus cards are fun to do!

Festivus Pole

 

Airing of Grievances

Feats of Strength

Minimalistic Kramer

South Street Spring Festival: The Epilogue

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

I meant to post these a couple weeks back, but totally forgot!  The Festival was great, I had Froot, R2F!P Nub, and Dash join me at Tattoed Mom’s tent. We sold a bunch of stuff, and got to meet a lot of people familiar with our work.  I’ll be putting the stuff I didn’t sell on Esty soon, so be sure to check it out!meet a lot of people familiar with our work.  I’ll be putting the stuff I didn’t sell on Esty soon, so be sure to check it out! Also be sure to check out the work of my fellow artists (You won’t be disappointed)

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Doing collabs is a great way to get people to watch over your shoulder.

ImageOur view for about 8 hours.  We couldn’t help but take refuge inside Tattooed Mom’s from time to time.

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ImageFroot posing with a Pnub piece.  Now hanging over my tv in the living room (the painting, not Froot)

I really appreciate these guys coming together at the last minute and represent Tmoms and Philly…some great artists in this city.  Find Froot, Pnub, and R2F on instagram, most of their stuff is for sale.  You can also usually find us on First Fridays in Old City Philadelphia!

(Thanks to the peeps whose pics I used!)

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!)

All Saint’s Day

Posted in Art, Misc, Paintings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 6, 2012 by josean

Friday, November 2nd was the opening for the All Saint’s Day show at 161 West.  I shared the space with the work of Mike Ellyson, which couldn’t have been a better match.  Our work, heavily influenced by religious symbolism and imagery, nicely complimented a day that celebrates All Saint’s Day as well as Day of the Dead.  161 West, a gallery in the Fishtown area of Philadelphia, once housed a die cut factory, giving it a large space with high walls. This space worked well to create a church-like atmosphere, which worked perfectly with our work.

 

 

 

Many thanks to Jessica Murphy for setting these up!  These little altars she made definitely made my calavera stickers a lot more eye catching!

Once it got late, we turned out the lights for a more appropriate ambiance

Mike Ellyson’s altar to college football.  This epic installation features an altar surrounded by 245 paintings, each one representing an individual college football team.  An undertaking that took 3 years, this was the first time all of them were shown together.

 

 

 

The show will be up a couple weeks, so be sure to check it out if you are in the Fishtown area.  You can contact the gallery for times, or set up an appointment.

Check out more of Mike Ellyson’s work at www.mikeellyson.com

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in Misc, Paintings with tags , , , , , , on July 23, 2012 by josean

I took advantage of Friday’s unusually cool weather to head out to Center City, Philly for free art Friday.  I put out about 9-10 canvas panels, took pics of most of them.  Enjoy, strangers!

               

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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