Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

trued.

reebok-basquiat-top-down-sneakers



Via: Hypebeast

MoonLight

As soon as the stars talk,
I listen,
When the moon cries for attention,
I watch,
When the water runs through the rocks and crashes beneath the glow above,
I am amazed,
As the Earth around me breathes,
One realizes,
We share this land,
In it burried deep we find our souls, Dreams, Fears, Happiness, Hope, Love, Creativity, Struggle, Life, Death, Laughter,
One truly realizes ones habitat stretches larger than any mansion,
So when the sun rises,
I wake,
And when I wake,
I am thankful.

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Fianlly got this photo - Chuck Close


I took this photo back when Chuck had an opening on the westside for his new collection, one of the greatest living artist of our time. I aspire to have my paintings in galleries like this man.

Dope Very Inspiring - I want to train - The best capoeira video ever

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Clam Magazine - Article feature - Thankful to be amongst good people doing good things.

I just have to say thank you to Lichiban for putting me down on this. Clam magazine is located at major magazine stands, I got mine at Barnes & Noble. Also featured Theopholis London, Raye 6, Amir Ebrahimi and a great group of other up and coming artist in the BK area.



(Words from Lichiban Blog)
CLAM has only a very limited amount of adds, most of the space is taken up by features of artists/creative folks from around the world...and I mean truly around the world (not just the usual players, but less represented countries from Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe as well). Each issue has a theme, and everybody responds to the same set of questions. You read it and leave feeling inspired by people's vision and passion

Denver Black Arts Festival - COLORADO + Fly Magazine article by: EuDaImoNia GrEeN


FLY magazine Article by: EuDaImoNia GrEeN

a2+b2=c2

A2+B2=C2. Anyone who has taken a geometry class will recognize this formula as the Pythagorean theorem which describes the characteristics of a triangle, but for Anthony (a2) Brown (b2), more commonly known as Concep (c2), it describes much more. It describes the past, present, and future of an artist who is sure to be remembered as one of the great artists of all time. Born in New Orleans, Concep started his painting career as a graffiti artist while in high school in Charleston, SC. After graduating from high school Cep went to college in Florida but found little inspiration there so he moved to Brooklyn where he has made quite the name for himself as a live painting artist and taken several steps on his path to moving from the local fame game of graffiti art to becoming an artist known around the globe. He graduated from Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute in 2003, won MTVs “Art Battles” in 2007, designed the cover art for Eric Roberson’s new CD, and designed clothing for several popular labels including France’s Marithé Francois Girbaud.
If I were asked to describe Concep’s painting I would describe it as the work of Salvador Dali reincarnated as a conscious black man with a love of music, life, self-discovery, and of course, love. At only 28 years old Cep has painted hundreds of pieces and as I flip through a book of his art I am struck by his ability to give life to what I would call urban spiritual ideology. When asked about his inspiration, Cep cited life among other things and stated that “We gotta do the things we’re afraid to do.” He feels that as an artist he has a responsibility to his audience to be completely uninhibited in his work; 110% real. He is sometimes tempted to paint what will sell as opposed to what is truly in his heart and mind, but he refuses to “sell out”. Cep knows that his art is a gift from The Creator and even when it’s scary to share that gift with no holds barred he finds the strength to do it. I, for one, am glad.
If you’re interested in experiencing Cep’s art firsthand, you can check him out at Denver’s 23rd Annual Black Art’s Fest in City Park July 10th, 11th, and 12th. His art can also be found online at HYPERLINK "http://www.ConcepMakeLove.com" www.ConcepMakeLove.com and www.ConcepMakeLove.BlogSpot.com.

Man, so cats' have been like "what's up with you bro? where you be? whats really good?" and basically it's been a lot of running around. A ton of scrabbling, and an overall grind to keep Tings' moving. I recently took a trip out to Denver to show some work in the Black Arts Festival that is held every year and it was a great experience. Big special thanks goes out to Monica Ortega & Kolby(my bodyguard and money counter) for all of their efforts getting the young'boi out that way to expose some folks to the work! While I was there I was fortunate enough to do the local channel 9 news and paint, also featured in two publications Fly magazine (shout to Brandon and Yosef for showing me mad love over at Club Theorie w/ Ashy larry LOL)...and the people over at "The Urban Spectrum" for including me on their cover! LaLing'


While I was away got on my cans again and pieced a bit' just messing around...I mos def need to get back on some walls. The good folks at Masters international art supply co. really held me down on the supplies and vandal materials. Sold MJ2, a tribute piece to Mike but unfortunately i don't have any quality flics. I am really planning on doing a concentrated series of MJ's for the collection, I have yet to nail his energy to a canvas...but the ideas I got are bananas! I'll be showing you something in the next few days.

G Studios Launch Party Sullivan Room NYC - Angie Ski Photos

So the homie G' (G Studios NYC) is a dope photographer and friend of mind. He asked me to do something different for his event so we decided to go big'...The canvas I painted at this party was approx 10x12ft so it was a challenge and I believe it turned out dope. It was a lot of fun to stretch out and have no boundaries while doing this large format piece, the goal of the work is to take the drop back to the studio and use it as a photo backdrop. It's very important for me to continue to challange myself by doing more concentrated work, larger work, and building better communication between my thoughts and a visual aesthetic. Nef Nunez and Duce Martinez are two of the DJ homies that ripped it down through the coarse of the evening. Checkout these flics Angie Ski took, very tight wrap-up of the evening!!!

I have to send a special shout'out to my "potna" Lamar, you already kno my G!









Thanks G' for putting on like this the event was offish!

Monday, July 20, 2009

The Many Things

The easiest 3 pointer from half court Jordan could hit on a Wednesday morning,
The smallest leaf in the largest jungle,
The way the wind feels hitting you after it has traveled over a thousand miles,
The same way the baby on the train is reading your mind then smiles at you to make a connection,
The last slice of pizza that sits until the very end only to finally be consumed by the greedy,
The girl who knows more about you than any girl in the world,
The loudest voice in a concert of 10,000,
The way the morning felt the day after you had such a good night,
The rain outside the window when you notice it and no one else is around.
The dance you made up, that only you really know how to do,
The giraffes eating at dinner time not even noticing the sun as it sets,
The first thing in a line of many things,
The Gold Gucci Link chain that got set next to the brush, that was placed next to the beeper, that rested right above the sneakers which sat on top the speakers.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Eric Roberson - Music Fan First - Album Art Sneak Peak

So some of my homies now I've been underground cooking up some artwork for the Big'Homie Eric Roberson for his upcoming or should I say sixth banger' Music Fan First. Here are the comps. for the cover and the one that was finally selected. The project is turning out really dope, we have over 900 fan photos callaged into a 16+ page cd insert booklet, so if you sent something in chances are you are in the cover ya'dig. His music is the new new of soul R&B and the cover art matches his love for music, hip hop,Soul, his fans and the journey in which has brought him to the level of greatness people are really in touch with. I am happy to be involved and working with such a dope artist and hopefully this is the start to doing more "illy" projects such as this one. Check'out Erro here @ blueerrosoul.blogspot.com