Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Official info below:
New Works by Sandra Equihua, Matte Stephens, & Israel Sanchez
November 7th – December 3rd, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 7th, 6-10pm
Subtext Gallery is proud to present a whimsical adventure with Sandra Equihua, Matte Stephens & Israel Sanchez (shown above). Combined, Stephens and Sanchez have noteworthy clientele including Disney, Herman Miller, American Express, Cartoon Network, and Comedy Central. Sandra returns to Subtext following work on Nickelodeon’s El Tigre, which won her an Emmy in 2008. Together, their work creates a quirky, unexpected journey of character and color. So join us at Subtext as we present a pre-holiday trifecta of inspiring works by three talented artists.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Check out some of his amazing UPA art from Amid Amidi's must have book Cartoon Modern:
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater
5 pm “The Influence of Jules Engel on Contemporary Animation”
7 pm Cocktail Reception and Exhibition of Fine Art by Jules Engel
To purchase tickets or make a donation to support The Jules Engel Endowed Scholarship Fund, please go to the secure Jules Engel Centennial Celebration ticket page.
Some of today’s most inventive practitioners in the art of animation come together to honor the far-reaching legacy of Jules Engel (1909–2003)—animation pioneer, fine artist, and one of the most beloved educators in CalArts history.
The Jules Engel Centennial Celebration begins with a roundtable discussion entitled “The Influence of Jules Engel on Contemporary Animation.” The distinguished panelists are all former students of Jules at CalArts:
Jorge Gutierrez, creator of El Tigre
Steve Hillenburg, creator of SpongeBob SquarePants
Mark Kirkland, director on The Simpsons
Mark Osborne, director of Kung Fu Panda
Joanna Priestley, independent animator
Henry Selick, director of Coraline, The Nightmare Before Christmas
The roundtable is followed by a cocktail reception and an exhibition of fine art by Jules Engel, now available for purchase.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
The amazing Ben Zhu of Gallery Nucleus (one of my favorite galleries!) and Jon Gibson & Derek from I am 8-bit were kind enough to invite me to a Street Fighter (my all time favorite video game!) Tribute Art Show. Only a coward would refuse!
I'm doing two paintings inspired by my favorite characters Blanka (a monster from Brazil) and El Fuerte (a luchador from Mexico).
Growing up, this game really changed my life. In every Mexican arcade or little shop with a Street Fighter 2 machine, you could witness all the struggles of life: the rich versus the poor, the north versus south, the First World versus the Third World -- and more importantly, you versus thousands of unknown kids.
Out of loyalty to Latin America, I always played Blanka from Brazil. Back then there were no Mexican characters, so a giant green monster had to do. In his storyline Blanka, like most telenovela orphans, is trying to reunite with his mother.
12x12 acrylic on canvas
"EL FUERTE ES EL MAS MACHO"
20x16 acrylic on canvas
Nucleus and I am 8-bit are proud to present, with support from CAPCOM, a Street Fighter tribute group art exhibition.
April 25, 2009 - May 11, 2009
Opening Reception / Apr 25, 7:00PM - 11:00PM
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
ich bin 8-bit
Curated by Love Ablan, Jon M. Gibson, and Derek Puleston. I am 8-bit, the annual Los Angeles computer game aesthetics art extravaganza, comes to Berlin with a twist. ich bin 8-bit uses standard Post-it Notes to create the ultimate pixelated canvas. It is a show within a show, featuring an all-enveloping installation by Jude Buffum, and original doodles by some of the most prolific character designers in animation and comics including Emmy-winners Jorge R. Gutierrez and Sandra Equihua, Gabe Swarr, Jim Mahfood and MyTarPit.
Rosenthaler Str. 39, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Mar 17-Apr 11
*UPDATE pics from the show by Jude Buffum
Jude put my stuff in the bloody stump of the amputee character!
Check out this video of the making of:
Monday, March 2, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Baba Looey has always been my all time favorite Ed Benedict design.
This was my super macho take on him for a tattoo design for my pal Xander Leighton, a really cool artist from Mukpuddy in New Zealand. Hopefully after his wife Karla Hansen tattoos it on him they send me a pic and I'll post it.
I always wanted to do an epic Spaghetti Western with Baba Looey avenging the death of Quick Draw McGraw. If anyone at Cartoon Network has the power to allow this shoot me an e-mail :)
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
The theme of the show is LA myths:
Meet Super Popo! You know all those thousands of poos you find on the sidewalks of Los Angeles? Yeah, the ones we think are from dogs? They are actually gifts from Super Popo, an illegal alien luchador (Mexican masked wrestler) from outer space. Those poos are his kind-hearted gifts to Angelinos for shooting their guns and sending him bullets on Cinco de Mayo.
I love LA...
* Here's a link to the gallery in case you want to buy some of the art from the show.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I chose to do a Mexican myth I heard in a Mexico City market from a hobo about how the devil was intimate with God's wife, she became pregnant and then God raised all Mexicans as his own. And that is why Mexicans all have the devil in them. Yeah, I think it's pretty scientific too.
Here it is in Spanish:
Contado por un borrachito en el Mercado de Sonora.
“Una noche, Tata Dios y el mismisimo Diablo (con cabeza de chivo), estavan jugando domino y enborachandose. A todo dar! La esposa de Tata Dios estaba dormida en su recamara. Se les termino el pulque y Tata Dios, de Buena gente, se va a la tiendita a comprar mas. El canijo Diablo se aprovecha y viola al la esposa de Tata Dios! Cuando el regresa nadie dice nada. Al dia siguiente la mujer de Tata Dios esta embarazada. Tata Dios nos crio a todos
The show will feature paintings and art from various artist including Robot Soda, Mr. Kone, Zoveck, Lerms and many more.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
The theme of the show is LA myths. And as everyone living here knows, there is a rumored "perfect burrito" in this cursed city. A burrito so perfect, that it would immediately kill you from its glorious taste.
To this day, I have never found such perfection. The journey continues...