New Panel ALERT
Ready for some fresh work? while we're waiting on some updates to come in, we went ahead and kicked off a few new panels! Let's start off with Panel #6 that started lasted week. Here is the lineup of the talent that will be gracing the panel this time around:
Kieran [K.E.A.C] of San Francisco, CA
Danee123 of Thrift Shoppe Designs in Riverside [woot woot!], CA
Bri Wisengrad of Sin City, NV
Nicky Davis of Cypress, TX
The first person to get nasty on the panel is my girl Kieran Collins. I've seen this artist flourish over the past year and her work is getting more more solid every time she picks up a paint brush. I wish you could all see her work in person because photos just don't cut it! The textures and colors I find in her work are so well thought out and satisfying. I'm really digging how she attacked the collabo project! She went all out and covered the whole thing with a simply sweet sidewalk scene and plastic bag.... that plastic bag is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen...
I'm kieran, and apparently I lag. And am terrible at e-interviews.
I was born and raised in Orange County but have been on the east coast for the better part of my life. I do art school and make art bits.
What is your earliest “artistic” memory?
I distinctly remember tracing platypuses. And also making a drawing of a soccer cleat that read "go for your gole!" Apparently, self-ascribed creativity trumped grammatical correctness.
What are three words that best describe your artwork?
Intimate, textured, processual.
What inspires you?
Shapes, contrast, history, dialogue.
What is your goal in life?
To earn a living making art that is altruistic in nature. And to find an exact copy of my childhood dog, Nikki (dachshund/corgi mix)
Name something you love, and why.
I love chickpeas. I really do. Because of taste, versatility and nutritional value. And I love Italy, for most of the reasons other people love Italy.
What makes you angry?
Slow walkers, umbrellas, and being rushed.
What was your favorite toy as a kid?
What is your favorite toy now?
Pervy, Leanne. Honestly. I guess it would be my rectangle gauge.
What is your “dream” art project?
A collaborative in the distant future with Emilio Villalba at the MoMA (any location)
What have you been listening too while you’ve been working on your
Glasser, Erik Satie, and The Xx. I also like Lady GaGa but dont listen to her that much- and I dun' care.
If you were a cocktail on a drink menu at a bar, what would your name be?
If you could go back in time and talk to “8 year old YOU”, what would you say to her/him?
"I like your platypus. Keep at it. Consider studying art in college, not psychology."
If you could collaborate with any other artist [living or dead], who would it be and why?
Thats hard. Vuillard? Just to steal stylistic choices. Or perhaps Claes Oldenburg, to learn how he thinks- I like the tactility of his work, and his breadth of concept. Or Ruscha. I could go on and on.
What is the best bit of advice that you have ever been given?
If you had a chance to say one sentence for the whole world to hear, what would you say?
I actually don't think I'm qualified to say anything. It seems pretty presumptuous. Maybe I would handout Silly Putty or friendship bracelets?
Also want to say that the panel was inspired by a place in Italy, but it is namely an imagined space now.
Thank you, Kieran. And that plastic bag really is a beauty :)
#6 is off and on the road and is on her way down to the doorstep of my dearest homie and on of Riverside's leading stencilists, Danee "Thrift" Barrera of Thrift Shoppe Designs. Get ready for some fantastic work, because it's on it's way!
Much love and respect to you all,