Art

Inkdrops 026 – Gibson Girls Now Available Individually!

It’s October, in theory my favorite month of the year because of Halloween and the idea that fall is here, in the wake of the late September autumn equinox. I say “in theory” because here in LA we’re still melting in 100-degree heat, but skull-shaped goblets are readily available in drug stores, which means that Halloween is, in fact, approaching, despite this decidedly unglamorous heat. To celebrate, I’m making the ladies of the Gibson Girls Print Set available individually. This means that you …

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The Countdown

Good morning, Biorequiem navigators! It’s been one intense month around these parts, as you can probably tell by the radio silence. Thanks to your generous contributions and help in getting the word out about The Secret Guide to Alternative Beijing – it’s HAPPENING. In fact, it’s happening tomorrow. At this moment, I’m in a tornado of packing and tying up loose ends before boarding a plane for a one-month-long journey in China. My hair is freshly dyed to resemble a …

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Photo Flurry 107 – Accumulation Station

It’s been a busy month at Ebb HQ. Technically, I shouldn’t even be writing right now, but if I don’t dump some of these images and words now, they’ll fester. June began with me preparing a presentation about the ghosts of the Moscow Kremlin for an event hosted by Doctor Paul Koudounaris at the Hyperion Tavern here in LA. Initially, I dove into one of my favorite subjects: Russian folklore, but was quickly reminded that it’s actually fairly stingy with …

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Biorequiem Spring Renewal Sale!

Big art news this morning, and a massive post to match! To start, the Spacefriends sticker set I promised on my Facebook page a few weeks ago is finally up in the shop, along with a ton of original art, rare prints and drawings. I recently decided it was time to make room. Specifically, to let go of the art I’ve grown too attached to and to make room for air, light, cash money and new work. As such, I’ve …

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Inkdrops 025 – Cheburashka’s Holiday

My piece for the Gag Me With a Toon 4 exhibit: Cheburashka’s Holiday 8×10” color pencils on paper. Sold. Cheburashka and Krokodil Gena are Soviet era characters from a stop-motion animation. They’re not especially well-known in the West, but Japan adores Cheburashka almost as much as I do! Here is the original, feature-length Cheburashka, for when you have an hour to spare.

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Photo Flurry 097 – Weekend Warriors

This weekend: a visit to Blacklickorish latex studio + Conjoined closing party + watching Tango and Cash + making Manhattans + watching terrible music videos in bed + a day at the museum + sushi feast + sexy coffee time It seems inconceivable to an 80s action movie enthusiast such as myself, but I’d never seen Tango and Cash until this weekend. It’s packed full of hilarious one-liners, Kurt Russel continuously getting his ass handed to him and Stallone in a …

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Oilslicks 009 – New Limited Edition Prints: Alien Botany

Oh, happy day! After yesterday’s advance announcement for Biorequiem mailing list subscribers, I’m happy to present two peculiar specimens. Playing on my fascination with chapter 8 of A Rebours and the the concept of alien botany, I offer you the first fruit of my dicey investigations, in print form. Available in signed and numbered limited editions of 44, the Cephalotus Geminus and the Cypripedium Lingua are now ready for purchase in the Biorequiem shop, separately or as a set. I can’t wait …

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Photo Flurry 095 – Conjoined 2: The Sequel in 3D

Good morning! Closer to noon here, actually, as I’ve managed to inexplicably sleep past 10 for the second day in a row. After several minutes of cold-sweat-panic and confusion, I’m now enjoying it with a mug of homemade mocha and a pile of photos to dig through. First up, a few shots from the Conjoined reception. Above is me with my paintings – don’t let the squintface fool you, it was a super-fun night! To finally finish not one, but …

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Oilslicks 008 – See the Cypripedium at Conjoined 2!

My latest painting, the startling Cypripedium Lingua, is now finished! Come see it in the flesh, along with the Cephalotus Geminus, this Saturday at Conjoined 2. If you haven’t already, check out this Haute Macabre write-up about Conjoined and, if you’re in LA on Saturday, be sure to come say hello at the show! I heard through the grapevine there will be an interactive robot tentacle, so you know where I’ll be all night. The details: This Saturday, January 21st 8 – …

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Photo Flurry 092 – Work // Play

The past few days have been filled with shoots and interviews and catching up with some of the ridiculously talented people I’m glad to call friends in the midst of it all, while ferociously digging into One Hundred Years of Solitude. On page 180 now. Today I’m diving back into a painting, in hopes of being able to wrap by the 18th. Time for serious caffeination and concentration. This is from my documentation of the Silverlake Zombie thing a couple …

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Oilslicks 005 – Cephalotus, Stage 2ish

I give you a few progress shots of my toothy Cephalotus, being brought into existence for Conjoined – Chet Zar’s group exhibit at Copro Nason on January 21. This is maybe five sessions of varying lengths since the first layer post a few weeks back, as well as one unfortunate 5-hour stretch that ended in me erasing half the piece. The painting was on pause for a few weeks while I was plagued by a nasty case of strep throat, …

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Photo Flurry 086 – First Round of Prints Sailing Away

On Monday, the first batch of limited edition and other prints is heading out of their dim, inky womb and into your warm embraces. You have until Sunday night to get your orders in. The next rounds will ship out on the 5th, 12, the 19th and once more some time after the 26th, and then that’s all folks. Everything you see in the shop now will go away on December 31st to make room. Small bursts of art, merch, …

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Announcing Limited Edition Print Set – Here Until 12.31.11

It’s been one hell of a year, folks, and I’m rolling out the goods to see it off in style. As such, in addition to the phenomenal offer below, I’ll be clearing the Biorequiem shop of everything you see there now at the end of the year. This means that if you’ve been putting off ordering any of these items, the clock is officially ticking. Out with the old and all that. Now, without further ado: Starting now and until …

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Inkdrops 024 – Robot Girl for Isabelle

I took time off painting this week to let the oil dry and to work on tattoo commissions. This one is for a patient, lovely Canadian who first contacted me well over a year ago, but was lost in the email abyss. She initially wanted something heavily biomechanical yet feminine. When I began to draw though, inspiration kept shoving me back to the minimalicious autoreids in Ergo Proxy and the iconic cyborgs in Bjork’s All is Full of Love video. Fortunately, …

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