Archive for August, 2008
(Hint: it is towards the back on the left corner!!)
I will be posting some more fantastic previews of some beautiful pieces which will be part of the solo show.
Paper Monster’s Solo Show “Main Course” Sept 14th-Oct 17th
One of the many paper mountains that covers my studio.When the teal is on it is time to start to work!!
TheAsianEconomist.com is happy to announce that it has launch it’s interview section and we are very glad to have our first interview be with a rising stencil artist, PaperMonster. You can check out more of his work at his blog: http://papermonster.wordpress.com.PaperMonster will be our feature Artist for our first issue of The Asian Economist Online Magazine, stay tune for the release date of the Magazine.
CHECK OUT MORE HERE:
Why did you choose the name PaperMonster?
The name PaperMonster came from a lot of different parts of my life but one was the huge amount of paper that I consume and the mess that comes with stenciling and later having a final product of a beautiful stencil, but then looking at the area around you and seeing the large amount of tiny paper fragments which are so hard to clean up. The name fits well and at the same time there is this opposition occurring where the name PaperMonster is very strong and you imagine chaos but my work is very focused on beauty and subtleties with loud colors.
When did you start doing stencil and what/who influence you in the beginning?
I started about four years ago doing very ugly stencils at the time when I had little to no skills. I used all of the wrong types of materials and had no concept of negative space. The first stencil involved a cartoon character I used to draw constantly and the second stencil was of my face wearing a respirator mask. The cartoon looked great but my face looked horrible. I would spend days on just one stencil and now I can spend only a couple hours and come out with something incredible. I remember buying my first stencil book “Stencil Graffiti” and it blew my mind. I wanted so desperately to be a famous stencil graffiti artist. Things take time and success does not come over night. I still dream about becoming a famous stencil artist.
I get my ideas from real people expressing true beauty. I am inspired……….
More Here (LINK)
There are more exciting projects with CryBaby Art Gallery during September and I will be posting more news soon.
Also stay posted for preview pictures of my first solo show with DirtyPilot.com opening September 14th.
Only 4 pieces left at DirtyPilot before my solo show. Find them here:
(also if you are interested in some commissioned work contact email@example.com)
(above: images via VinylPulse.com)
(above: pics via Joystiq.com)
Check out some photos and links below. Also be sure to check out:
for more coverage on the highly anticipated I am 8-bit show.
PaperMonster sporting Nike Dunk Mids (Peacock)
Here if the info and pictures of some of the press.
Be sure to check out my preview of the two PaperMonster stencil pieces for the show here:
i am 8-bit)
Opening Night Extravaganza
August 14, 2008
8 p.m. to Midnight
World of Wonder Storefront Gallery
6650 Hollywood Blvd
(Thanks to Ren for taking incredible pictures throughout the day!!)
Finished stencil graffiti piece from PaperMonster
Ren sporting her Paper Monster Tee (Buy Here)
Pose 2′s work is mind blowing. You wont realize the beauty and detail within the work he puts in.
ADM Skateboards just released their Fall 08 line of decks including the PaperMonster “He’s Here” Deck. You can purchase the deck for only $59.99 and it s a great purchase!! ADM provides 5% of all revenues from sales to drug awareness programs, skateboard park developments, and other positive non profits across the nation. They are a fantastic company and I am incredibly excited to be working with them!!
To Purchase Click (HERE) ONLY $59.99
You can find your copy here:
PaperMonster is on the cover of Proteus Magazine’s 5th issue. The magazine contains works from some incredible artist and you can download a pdf version by visiting the magazine’s site: http://www.proteusmag.com/
or click on the link directly here for pdf version:
(to save right click and hit save as.)
YouTube Version (Above)
Vimeo link(Better Quality) :http://www.vimeo.com/1464580
Check out the video (above) of the ArtWhino x TAGUR group show opening featuring works from some incredible artist. The entire event was fantastic and it included; food, music, art, and breakdancing. Enjoy!!
Be Sure To Catch More Images Over At Paper Monster’s Flickr Here:
PaperMonster Deck: Only $65.00
To purchase before the full release of the line contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Shane, Tahj and PaperMonster. Tahj purchased the first deck of the night!!
Art Whino goes all out every time to put on a fantastic event!!
PaperMonster Canvas and Custome shoe
PaperMonster, JAZI and Shawn Huddleston.
For more visit Paper Monster’s Flickr Page::::
info via SteetArtLocator.com
Five Continents – Six Artists features artists from around the world including A1one from Iran, Scottish stencil artist Klingatron, Sao Paulo artist Daniel Melim, former US soldier Larry Cyr, Cape Town artist Kudzanai Chiurai and Melbourne’s own Ralf Kempken.
DeVinyl08 – a showcase of limited edition vinyl toys submitted by artists from around the world, indicating the latest trend, where design and art meet.
Stencil Festival’s traditional Group Show, which includes the Emerging Artist Award Competition and includes 15 selected international and 15 Australian artists from six states and territories.
Click on the image to view event details larger.