Sunday, January 31, 2010

Omar Little Art Marker Sketch


This is a somewhat sloppy marker sketch of Omar Little from the HBO TV series "The Wire".

For anyone who hasn't seen "The Wire", the TV Show is widely considered (by critics and the public) to be the best and most realistic TV show ever created. It basically tells the story of Baltimore's illegal drug trade from the perspectives of law enforcement, drug dealers, educators, politicians and the media. I admit, As I watched the entire 6 seasons over the holidays I struggled to understand why it was considered the best TV show ever. The plots are intricate and the characters were so flawed that I couldn't find anyone to root for. Ironically, the only character I really identified with was Omar Little, whose occupation was robbing drug dealers. Hardly a good guy, but he seemed to be the only character with a code of "ethics". Anyway, I've had a full month to absorb the series (and its intricacies) and can honestly say not a day goes by that I don't think about that show and its message(s). It's definitely made an impact on me. I'm actually prepared to admit it really is the best TV show ever created. It's had a profound affect on how I view the world that I'm still trying to grasp.

Anyway, for anyone thinking about watching the series be prepared, it's gritty, violent, provocative and disturbing. It's also unlike any TV show or movie you've ever seen. It's actually so uniquely different that it will ruin other TV shows you may have liked previously. That's not just me talking... other reviewers have claimed the same thing.

More about the series here:

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Mixed Media Portrait

This is a mixed media experiment on some scrap Epson Matchprint Proofing Paper. I have to admit I'm really loving the paper. It accepts acrylics, Prismacolor markers, Sharpies and Permapaque Pens extremely well.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Guerrila Art - Vancouver, Canada

Here a few of my free art pieces bound for Vancouver, Canada.

spray paint
drywall sandpaper

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Guerrilla Art - Tehran, Iran


A couple of my recent art pieces made their way on to the streets of Tehran, Iran. These pieces were part of the Brainstorm #10 art project.

Participating Artists Include:
Corsel,Kozet,Ame72,The KRAH,Vera,Failure1,Mister176,Claudio Parentela,Susan Banafti,Omino71,MadOne,Dede confidential,Ghalamdar,Erik Burke,Ootsool,Chiba Love,UberKraaft,Nafir,Khamoosh,Omgh,Sammo, Fantomboy81,Caruana Salvatore,Rachel Greene,Stelle confused,Emud217,Jon Bollo,Regan Tamnui,Leckomio,John Koleszar,A1one,Bonus Saves,Markuza,Sins,Skam,Adriano Paulino,Kamelogana

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Guerrilla Art - Found!!


Back in April ('09) noitaN, Bonus Saves, Itzy and myself got together for a painting collaboration. As is customary our painted pieces are left in public places for people to find and take home. Typically, after the pieces are placed, we rarely know what becomes of them. Well, In this instance a bizarre photo recently emerged from someone's MySpace page depicting our piece hanging in someone's living room. We're still unsure of the story behind the photo but I think it's hilarious. Clearly that art piece found a good home.