Archive for August, 2009


OPENING PHOTOS: Jinxed Gallery Philadelphia Group Show feat PaperMonster

August 31, 2009
This past weekends group show over at Jinxed Gallery was great!! JoKa brought together a beautiful range of talented artists together and all of the different styles and techniques meshed well together in one space. Thanks so everyone who came down to view the show and celebrate during the crazy hurricane winds and rain. Make sure to visit Jinxed Gallery’s (HERE) new location as they are currently moving to the Philadelphia art district.
Catch some images of the entire show below.

PaperMonster, Leanne Blank, and Josh Taylor


Nose and JoKa collaboration. JoKa paints with toothpicks…yes toothpicks.

Fantastic piece by Daniel Flores

Erik Siader
This piece is done with acrylic and marker. Insanely small and beautiful.

Philadelphia: Jinxed Gallery Aug 28th Friends Stoning Friends Group Show feat PaperMonster

August 26, 2009
PaperMonster will join friends such as 2H, Andrea Heimer, Celeste Rapone, Clint Meister, Daniel Fleres, Downer, Erik Siador, Illworx, Jessica Gamble, JoKa, Josh Taylor, Justin Cipa, Leanne Biank, Michael Shapcott, Nose, and Porkchop over at Jinxed Gallery for a great group show. The show opens August 28th and PaperMonster will be there handing out stickers, signing everything from t-shirts to socks or even a simple sticky note if you bring it. The show is a must see if you are in the Philly Area. Check out more info on the gallery and a preview of my pieces for the show.
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Friends Stoning Friends
August 28th
Jinxed Gallery
620 S 4th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147-1525
PaperMonster- Love Lost
PaperMonster- Inkblot



PHOTOS: Jersey Fresh Graffiti Jam 2009 Trenton, NJ

August 25, 2009
This years Trenton, NJ Jersey Fresh Graffiti Jam which is part of the NJ Graffiti Festival (HERE) was a great time painting along some old and new friends and some very talented graff artists. It was originally scheduled for Saturday but was pushed to Sunday due to Hurricane Bill. You can catch images of the entire days progress and highlights from the event.
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Worked in some collages into the pieces on the wall.

Demer and Will Kasso

Detail of collage and texture.

The final pieces look like pasted images of my canvases.

Leon Rainbow on the chip truck.
Check out Soco up top. Always finny and a great person.
Upper Playground??? Amazing

Demer and MEK on the opposite side of the truck

Out of nowhere I saw a huge tiger head. Incredible


Gallery Guide: Metropolis Gallery Sept 4 Rob Sato and Joseph To Curated by David Choe

August 24, 2009
Metropolis Gallery (HERE) is setting up to have a wonderful show opening September 4th curated by David Choe (HERE) featuring works from Rob Sato (HERE) and Joe To (HERE). Metropolis is an awesome spot that brings together both a retail store and art gallery in one seamless concept/space. I had one of my first solo shows at Metropolis in late 2008 I could not believe the huge crowd that came by. I am sure this opening will also be huge. Metropolis Gallery can be found all over the new September issue of Juxtapoz Magazine alongside the Rob Sato and Joe To interview by David Choe. Catch some images below. This is my first of the many upcoming gallery guide post that I will be conducting to showcase some of my favorite upcoming art events and spaces that work extremely hard to put on some of the most beautiful shows.
Metropolis Gallery
154 N. Prince St. Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone: 717 572 9961 – Hours: Mon-Sat:11-6
Metropolis Gallery:

Juxtapoz Issue # 104 September 2009 featuring Rob Sato and Joe To Interview by David Choe

Rob Sato

Joe To

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PHOTOS: Urban Decay Group Show Opening Photos @ Bherd Studios

August 24, 2009
Bherd Studio Gallery’s “Urban Decay” group show was a huge success in Seattle, Washington. I want to thank everyone who came out for the show and SOULE for curating the entire show. It is great to see so many different styles of art in one space at once. You can catch images from the shows opening below sent over by Michele and make sure to stop by the gallery or visit their site over at
It feels great to show along amazing friends like SOULE and Koleszar.

Koleszar & PaperMonster

Aaron Kraten, Avive & Soule
Jeff Ross
Tim Kapler & Michelle Smith-Lewis


Asbury Park, NJ “Memento Mori” Group Show feat PaperMonster

August 20, 2009
On Saturday, August 22nd right after the Jersey Fresh (HERE) Graffiti Jam I will be heading over for the opening of “Memento Mori” group show over at Parlor Gallery (HERE) in Asbury Park, NJ. The shows feature a group of artists working with themes of beauty, death and from the looks of the line-up my favorite medium: Paper!! The artists include: PaperMonster, Derek Gores, Mike Egan, Jordan Eagles, Zane Lewis, Viva Van Stor, and Tim Liddy. I will be at the event handing out stickers and Parlor Gallery is a beautiful spot extremely close to the beach and always full of great times. Catch more info below:
Parlor Gallery (HERE)
717 Cookman Ave
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
August 22nd 7-11pm


Zane Lewis
Jordan Eagles
Derek Gores
Mike Egan

PHOTOS: Washington, DC Edgewood Mural Event

August 19, 2009
Saturday’s Edgewood Mural Event in Washington, DC organized by Albus Cavus (HERE) was a major success. Although I was not there to take part in the beautiful project I stumbled upon photos taken by Pati Gaitan (HERE) and Love Is Kind (HERE) and they are truly stunning. Some incredibly talented artists where present and raised the bar extremely high such as Will Kasso, Chor Boogie, Pose2 aka Maxx Moses, Decoy, Leon Rainbow, Nose, Delve, Luv1, Demer and many more local and international artists. The work and time put into the project is truly inspirational and every time I see photos like these they push me to create. I hope they do the same for you. Visit the mural if you are in the area:

Rhode Island Avenue Center
550 Rhode Island Avenue NE
Washington, DC

Photos By Pati Gaitan (HERE)::

Chor Boogie
Pose 2

Photos Via Love Is Kind (HERE)
Chor Boogie
Will Kasso and Leon Rainbow


Trenton, NJ: August 22nd Jersey Fresh Graffiti Jam 09

August 18, 2009
This upcoming Saturday, August 22nd 30+ graffiti artists including PaperMonster will be taking part in one of NJ’s best graffiti jams over at TerraCycle. Last year was a wonderful experience and I am extremely excited to paint alongside some incredibly talented graff artists. It is an event that you do not want to miss if you are in the NJ area and your eyes will thank you when you get there. Click on the flier for more information::
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PHOTOS: Progress Shots and Details

August 17, 2009
Things are looking great!! I have been busy in the studio putting together a huge amount of work for new pieces and projects that will be show in the upcoming months/weeks. I wanted to share some of my progress and detail shots of things to come. Stay posted for more news on shows such as the “Friends With Knives” group show (HERE) which I am curating on Sept 17th with some of my talented stencil graffiti friends and also stay posted to a wonderful graffiti jam taking placed this Saturday Aug 22nd.
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MUST VISIT: Albus Cavus Mural Jam DC Sat Aug 15th

August 15, 2009
This is a must visit event. Albus Cavus (HERE) has put together a historic mural project/jam. View more info below::
Info Via (HERE)

If you’re in Washington DC this weekend, be sure to head along Metro’s Red Line to the Rhode Island Avenue station and check out a massive 500 feet long wall that’s being turned into the largest mural of its kind in the city.

On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., more than 100 artists will add to it at a mural jam. The public is invited to help paint and enjoy live music, DJs, food and activities for kids.

The jam is sponsored by the D.C. government and the nonprofit group Albus Cavus, which aims to beautify neighborhoods by creating works of art.

Rhode Island Avenue Shopping Center, 680 Rhode Island Ave. NE (Metro: Rhode Island).


Seattle, Washington: Urban Decay Group Show Feat PaperMonster

August 13, 2009

This upcoming Friday August 14, PaperMonster will be taking part in a group show titled “Urban Decay” at Bherd Studios Gallery(HERE) in Seattle, Washington. The show will feature urban artists including some of my stencil friends such as SOULE and Koleszar which will also be part of a show I am currating along with (HERE)  titled “Friends With Knives” on Sept 17th. More details on that to come. If you are in the area make sure to stop in for the show. It should be a fantastic time with some very powerful art. Catch more details below as well as images of some of the art/artists.

Urban Decay
Artist Reception: Friday, August 14 from 6-9pm
Showing through Friday, August 28
Patrick aka Avive Canada; James Cospito NY; Jeff Ross Seattle;Gurldogg Seattle; Michelle Smith-Lewis Seattle; Omino71 Italy; Paper Monster DC;Tim Blackburn Oregon; Specs One Seattle; Tim Kapler TacomaSOULE* Seattle; JOAB Seattle; Mr. Klevra Italy; Akimbo, Seattle;
Asher Seattle; KOLESZAR AZ; Aaron Kraten, CA
*Curated by SOULE





Jeff Ross
Aaron Kraten
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Paper Monster

SITE ROUND-UP: Sites Galore!!

August 13, 2009
I have had a great time checking out a ton of wonderful sites that have featured PaperMonster on their site. You can catch myself along with great post on art, music, fashion, products, cars, sneakers and much more. Check out the links below and enjoy.

Check out the following sites:::



INTERVIEW: STATUS Magazine Issue# 8 featuring PaperMonster

August 11, 2009
I am extremely happy and humbled to be featured in the latest issue of STATUS Magazine Issue Number 8. I have an extensive interview in the magazine covering my two lives; scientist and artist. The issue features Lady Gaga on the cover and within the issue you can find Devon Aoki, Yone, Sung Choi, Colette’s Sarah Lerfel, PaperMonster and many more features revolving around art, music and fashion. It is great to see my pieces together and you can even catch a glimpse at some upcoming pieces. You can view past issues of the magazine online or visit STATUS Magazine over at:
Excerpt from the PaperMonster x STATUS Mag Interview titled “DOUBLE IDENTITY”::
“It’s not everyday that you get to see a guy with a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences rip up the art scene the way stencil graffiti artist PaperMonster has. ” I admit that it is a massive leap from stencil artist, but at the same time it is very exciting, and I am extremely lucky to be able to do both at the same time. My two lives really melt together at some points and both rely on the exact same thing: Experimenting……”
For your own issue of STATUS Mag Visit:
STATUS Magazine Issue #8 Cover
PaperMonster Interview for STATUS Mag

STATUS MAG Issue# 7 Cover featuring Fafi




August: PaperMonster’s Favorite Things

August 10, 2009
This month’s PaperMonster’s Favorite Things cover everything that is BIG including giant legs, giant faces, and ever bigger spray paint caps. First on the list comes something that I never thought I would see: A Giant Spray Cap CHAIR (HERE) !! Followed by the chair comes the all new season of Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory Season 2 (HERE) which is sure to pull out all the stops. Gold Coin’s (HERE) new Summer 09 line looks fantastic and one of my favorite pieces from the collection is the “Stick Up” tee which will soon be turned into a vinyl toy. After the tee we see two wonderful artists all about scale and beauty. First we have JR’s beautiful new piece show at Paris’ Emanuel Perrotin Gallery and it is followed by Insa’s most recent art show in collaboration with Nike. These two artists are truly pioneers of their respective genres and every single time I view one of their works I feel the urge to create. Lastly, as more news comes from the new Iron Man 2 movie I ran into this incredible trailer of an Iron Man Anime movie which just blew me away.
Catch all the images and links to sites below:::

Fat Cap Chair Image Via:
Stick Up! Tee Via Gold Coin Clothing Summer 2009,
Buy One Here:

Fantasy Factory Season 2 Trailer:

JR’s Work part of STAGES organized by Lance Armstrong in Paris. More Info:
Insa’s beautiful entry way for his “Looking for Love” Exhibition:
Via More:
Insa x Nike’s “IAM1” Collaboration

Iron Man Anime Via Gold Coin Blog:


Paper Monster


NJ: Jersey Gaffiti Festival 2009

August 6, 2009
The amazing New Jersey Graffiti Festival which spans events from July until the end of September is going to be even bigger this year. You can view the flier below and feel free to print it out or send it to your friends. PaperMonster will be taking part in several of the events this year including: August 22nd Jersey Fresh Jam, Sept 18th Urban Art Exhibition, and one of my favorite events along with the Jam is the Streets 2K9 event taking place on September 19th 2009. A huge amount of work is put into these events and I hope that if your are in the NJ/NY/PA/CT area you can come down and share a wonderful time with us.
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Artist AJ Fosik @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

August 4, 2009
I just saw this photo of AJ Fosik’s new piece for Jonathan LeVine Gallery’s group show “Beach Blanket Bingo” and this piece is just mind blowing. Check it out for yourself below and visit for more info.
Photos Via Jonathan LeVine Gallery
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AJ Fosik is AMAZING.

Opening: 100B / Art Primo Graffiti Supplies Store 100B Forsyth St NYC

August 4, 2009
This past Saturday I headed over to 100B/Art Primo Store Opening with Ren. On the way to the opening we found a GEM!! We stopped over at Vanessa’s Dumpling House on 118 Eldridge St
(between Broome St & Grand St) and this place was fantastic. The menu was huge and the prices were super low. So low Ren and I ate like royalty for 8 bucks!! 8 Bucks!! After that we headed over to 100B Forsyth also between Boome and Grand and the line was heavy to get into the Art Primo Store (HERE). Once in the door it was pure magic. The spot sell every and any type of graffiti supply you need including: KRINK, MTN2G, Molotow and Molotow High Pressure (personal favorites), MTN94, Shirts, Markers (industrial, on the run, and Molotow markers), Mops, Stickers, DVDs, magazines, and books. If you are a writer, artist, or just love graffiti this is a great place to check out and have a wonderful time. Even I (PaperMonster) had to pick up some supplies.
The store hours are Wednesday 3-9pm and Friday 3-9pm and by appointment.
For more on 100B and Art Primo Visit:
Catch some images below::

Vanessa’s Dumpling House: HERE

Look at the inside!! Pure Magic.

Plenty of gear.
**MAJOR RULE: To by spray paint or markers you must be 18+ years old or older with ID**
Look at the amount of cans for days!!
These ladies know their graff supplies. If you ask for a Molotow Grasshoper they know EXACTLY what you are talking about. Thanks ladies!!
Don’t even try to rak anything because at the end of the day you will run into him owning that door!
HUGE thanks to Are1 (owner of the shop) and DJ Tony Tone of the incredible Cold Crush Brothers for a great time. The entire shop is just phenomenal and very well done. Enjoy!!
Could not leave the store empty handed. They gave out some wonderful free goodies for everyone who came out. Many thanks!!
After the shop headed over to Central Park for a beauiful walk. Amazing views all over.
PaperMonster and Ren (super jealous that she got to tag at 100B Store)