The “Year Of The Labbit” custom show is coming up in Los Angeles. My hand-painted custom version of Frank Kozik’s “Labbit” will be one of the pieces in the show. Thursday night is free to the public. Other artists include: Camilla d’Errico, Edwin Ushiro, Stan Sakai, Yoskay Yamamoto, and of course Frank Kozik.
Here’s my new piece, “Overnight.” It will be on view at TINY TRIFECTA, in Williamsburg from April 9th to May 1st, 2011. It’s only about 4″x6″–probably one of the smallest pieces I’ve done in years, and made entirely of paint–no canvas.
TINY TRIFECTA: 100 artists, $100 each piece, on the 100th day of the year.The Cotton Candy Machine 235 South 1st Street (between Roebling and Havemeyer)
Brooklyn, NYC 11211
First Look: Alice By Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda
“You go through so many things as a child, then you grow up and discover that none of that stuff mattered, except for the impression it made on your mind.”
– Joan Walton Callaso
Take four of today’s most talented artists and visualizers, one of the all-time great Disney classics “Alice In Wonderland” celebrating its 60th anniversary next year, and inspiration from directors Tim Burton’s blockbuster film version… MINDstyle is proud to present a first look at Disney’s Mad Hatter Project. Alice by Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda combines his interpretation and vision based on the classic, blended with an edge of Burton and fused with his own original painting. Sculpted by Dave Cortes from Inu Art Studio, the highly detailed Alice and Rabbit presents a world of imagination. Plans are in the works for the launch in 2011 in celebration of the classic animation anniversary!
I’ve been invited by Sanrio to participate in “Small Gift,” their 50th anniversary art show. The image above is an unfinished detail of the piece (it’s not the whole thing). My piece will be on display at Art Basel in Miami from Dec 2-5. Go here for more info.
(Special thanks to R. Gastman for coordinating everything)
(above: “Tan Tan Bo” by Takashi Murakami, credit: laist.com)
A painting of mine will be on display in a show called “SugiPOP!: The Influence of Anime and Manga on Contemporary Art.” The exhibition will be on display at the Portsmouth Museum of Art in Portsmouth, NH.
(For fans in the area: this is the first time my work has been displayed in New Hampshire.)
The show runs October 13th 2010 – January 16th 2011. It is a collaborative effort, co-curated by Beau Basse of LeBasse Projects in Los Angeles and Katherine Doyle of the Portsmouth Museum of Art. It features the work of approximately 30 artists tracing the origins of manga, the rise of Japanese Contemporary Art and into how the art forms have influenced artists around the world.
Sugi, the Japanese word for ‘too much,’ represents the extreme characteristics of Japanese manga and anime, which have merged with the American phenomenon of Pop, to become SugiPOP – a blend of Japanese and American contemporary art shaped and defined by over-the-top pop.
The exhibition features an international roster of artists including Japanese masters Hokusai and Kuniyoshi in a display of original Edo period woodblock prints. The exhibit also features Japanese Contemporary artists Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Yoshitaka Amano, Mr., Ai Yamaguchi, Junko Mizuno and Hisashi Tenmyouya. International artists contributing to the exhibit include KAWS, Gary Baseman, Simone Legno, Natalia Fabia, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Yumiko Kayukawa, Seonna Hong, Hush, Morgan Slade, Edwin Ushiro, Luke Chueh, Andrew Hem, Mike Shinoda, SharkToof, Yoskay Yamamoto and more. Finally the exhibition includes original cels from some of the most significant anime films ever made, including Cowboy Bebop and Princess Mononoke.
The Portsmouth Museum of Art is located at One Harbour Place in downtown Portsmouth. Admission is free. www.portsmouthmfa.org
Me decorating the van in front of the theatre 3 minutes ago. About to watch the film…
I started using iGoogle a few months ago, and I think it’s great. It’s a customizable home page, where you can just get the updates you want to get when you open your computer, like CNN top news, Facebook, Twitter, or Youtube top videos. You also customize the “look” of your page. They’ve got Michael Kors, Radiohead, Paul Frank, Dave Matthews Band, Shepard Fairey, and many others…well, iGoogle has a new theme available that I thought some of you might like to use…the MIKE SHINODA GLORIOUS EXCESS theme. Go here to see or use it: