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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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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.

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)

ImageWe noticed the words “street art” tend to get people’s attention.

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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!)

South Street Spring Festival

Posted in Art, Misc with tags , , , , , , on April 26, 2013 by josean

ImageNext Saturday!  Tattooed Mom’s was gracious enough to let a couple of Philly artists and myself sell artwork at their booth at the South Street Spring festival.  We will have a rotating line up of artists all day including Sloth, Froot, Yerp, R2F!, P Nub and UWP (Possibly more!)  Free stickers for kids and adults, and don’t forget to bring your black book!

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!)

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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