KYOTO, JAPAN ART (EXHIBITION) PT. 2: PETIT MATADOR by DAAS

Part of DAAS’ evolution as an artist, is his new focus on the eyes. He’s using specific colors to ‘highlight’ his subjects’ eyes. After talking to him, DAAS doesn’t always have hidden meanings in his work, sometimes it’s as simple as just liking the way certain colors go together. So maybe subconsciously he chose ‘red’ for this matador (red flag waving the bull.) Part of the beauty of art, is interpreting it the way you personally see it and feel it. I tend to take this approach often with DAAS pieces. He can say there was nothing deeper intended, but it evokes my imagination tangibly.

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18sep14. Kyoto, Japan.

KYOTO, JAPAN (EXHIBITION) IMAGES: ROBERT DOISNEAU

Robert Doisneau, photographer.  This is his 1950 image Le baiser de l’hôtel de ville (Kiss by the Town Hall), a photograph of a couple kissing in the busy streets of Paris. It’s on exhibition in Kyoto at the moment. Posters are all over Gion. Here are some images:

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28sep14. Kyoto, Japan.

KYOTO, JAPAN ART (EXHIBITION): ARTIST, DAAS

Osaka-based, American artist DAAS, is having an exhibition of his work at Taiga do Gallery in Kyoto, Japan from Sep 25-Oct4, 2014. I’ll be doing a several-part series on the exhibition in order to highlight a few of the 13 pieces he has on display. The poster for the event features his work, “Illuminated.” What I found so interesting was how the poster looked throughout Gion, Kyoto’s old historic district, famous for teahouses, maiko, and geisha. So much of the area is preserved for history, so something as simple as getting a poster up, really isn’t that simple. With that in mind, as I walked around, and actually saw the poster up on various walls, sometimes with Japanese people standing around it or walking past it…I thought it looked like its own kind of exhibition  on the street. Here are some of the images:

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28sep14. Kyoto, Japan.

 

BALLS TO THE WALL Pt. 3

Bones: Right Hand. Original Painting

Bones: Right Hand. Original Painting
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“Original painting on canvas 12″ x 6”. Lines were drawn with paint marker and painted in with acrylic. Collage pieces are from things collected on my travels. The painting is finished with beeswax giving it a yellowish tint and a nice smell.”

The Skullminary Arts: Guacamole 2. Original Painting

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“This painting is done on canvas and is 6″ x 9”. The image was drawn using acrylic marker and painted with acrylic. The collage elements in the background were collect while on various travels. This painting is part of a series where ingredients of dishes (or side dishes) are painted on the skull, a la Day of the Dead. It is finished with beeswax giving it a yellowish tint and nice smell.”

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BALLS TO THE WALL Pt. 2

The Skullminary Arts: Guacamole 1. Original Painting

The Skullminary Arts: Guacamole 1. Original Painting

“This painting is done on canvas and is 5″ x 7”. The image was drawn using acrylic marker and painted with acrylic. The collage elements in the background were collect while on various travels. This painting is part of a series where ingredients of dishes (or side dishes) are painted on the skull, a la Day of the Dead. It is finished with beeswax giving it a yellowish tint and nice smell.”  (Only 1 available)

Commissions are welcome!

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BALLS TO THE WALL!

New work from my very talented friend, David Eric Ball:

Bones: Right Foot. Original Painting

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“This painting is done on canvas and is 12″ x 6”. The image was drawn using acrylic marker and painted with acrylic. The collage elements in the background were collect while on various travels. It is finished with beeswax giving it a yellowish tint and nice smell.”

TWIN CITIES TRIBUTE: PRINCE

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“This piece was done using tempura paint mixed with glue, India ink, and chalk. First, I drew the image using chalk, then I used the paint mixture to paint. After the paint/glue dried, I painted India ink across the whole image and then wet-sponged the ink off of the paint/glue to leave this image. The piece is finished with acrylic medium to secure the bonds and create a nice gloss. The corners are raspberry berets and the symbol in the margins, is Prince’s own symbol.
The picture comes unframed in an envelope or rolled in a tube and is 11″ x 16.75″ “

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