Archive for November, 2009

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Art Basel (Miami) 2009: Art Whino Gallery @ Charcoal Studios and Urbanite Bistro

November 30, 2009
I am heading off to Miami this week for this years Art Basel 2009. I am extremely excited to be painting and showing several pieces this year as part of Art Whino Gallery’s exhibitions. PaperMonster will be doing several live painting sessions thoughtout the three days as well as handing out tons of free stickers and maybe even some free shirts. Please send me an email to v@papermonster.org if you will be in town for the events and would like to be part of the VIP list for the exhibition events. You can find more info on the entire exhibition schedule at: http://artwhino.com/miami/
Catch the map image and links to more info below. Feel free to send any questions or if you like to meet up in Miami and just chat about at to v@papermonster.org
Event Locations:
Main Exhibit
Charcoal Studios
Across from the Street From Scope
2135 NW 1st AVE
Miami, FL 33127
Google Maps: (HERE)
 
More Info HERE
 
2nd Location
Urbanite Bistro
One block from Pulse
62 NE 14th Street
Miami, FL 33132
Google Maps: (HERE)
More info HERE
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More Photos: “Go Get Your Shinebox” at Brooklynite Gallery

November 25, 2009
I was able to get a bunch of new photos from last weekend’s “Go Get Your Shinebox” opening over at Brooklynite Gallery. Also, stay posted for details on where I will be during this year’s Art Basel Miami which takes place next week from December 3-6. Catch images below and you can find more over at the following link:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/brooklynitegallery/
Enjoy
PaperMonster







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Opening Photos: Brooklynite Gallery “Go Get Your Shinebox”

November 23, 2009
This past Saturday I headed over to the opening of Brooklynite Gallery’s Go Get Your Shinebox group show. The show was fantastic and it was great to see and meet so many people that I have immense respect for including: Meggs (HERE), Aiko (HERE) , Luna Park (HERE), Shai Dahan (from Abztract ) and other amazing friends that passed by for the show. The night was electric with energy and the participating artists in the show brought some quality work out for the crowd to see and even interact with. My specific shinebox dealt with a Mask Shop and playing with themes of dual identities, mystery, and our dreams of becoming something more than who or what we are today. I also had the opportunity to work on another one of my “Black Holes” along the back walls of the gallery along with artists such as Dain, Specter, Dada, Peru Ana, Billi Kid, Kozbe and Chris Mendoza. Overall I had a blast and it is a great show to end November right before heading out to Miami for Art Basel next week. Catch images of the entire opening below and stay posted for more photos later this week.
For more info on Brooklynite Gallery and the Shineboxes Visit: http://brooklynitegallery.com/

PaperMonster working on another “Black Hole”
Dain, Dada, PaperMonster, Specter, and Peru Ana



Far right: Specter wheatpaste
Dain, Dada, PaperMonster

Saddo, Ema
Rae
Ame 72

Peru Ana

Thundercut, Ryca and Collin Van Der SluijsAbove: Peru Ana, Gaia, Miss Buggs, Know Hope, 3TTMan, Ana Schwartz, Medo, Marvin Crushler, Lime and more
Various & Gould & Kuuk, PaperMonster, Least Wanted
Various & Gould, PaperMonster, Least Wanted
Aiko
PaperMonster and Aiko

Plimsoul



PaperMonster and Ren
Thundercut
Chris Mendoza painting
Amazing Crowd! Thanks to everyone who came out.

Meggs and PaperMonster. For more on Meggs visit: http://houseofmeggs.com/blog/

Chris Mendoza
Lara, Jess, and Ren
PaperMonster, Lara, Jess, and Ren

PaperMonster shinebox



Penny, Billi Kid, Saddo, Ema, Ame72, Broken Crow, Rae, Anthony Lister, Ben Frost, Ajuma Walker
Enjoy
PaperMonster

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Saturday NOV 21st @ Brooklynite Gallery “Go Get Your Shinebox”

November 20, 2009
I am very excited about this upcoming show at Brooklynite Gallery opening Saturday, November 21st at 7pm. “Go Get Your Shinebox” is a show that you do not want to miss out. it is going to be huge. Check out the entire lists of artists (HERE). Below catch just a taste of the over 100 artists participating in the show. Hope to see you there!!
-PaperMonster
Also, check out this great interview on the show’s concept over at BrooklynStreetArt.com (HERE)
“GO GET YOUR SHINEBOX”
Featuring Over 100 Artists
Trying to Survive in This Economy
November 21 – December 19
OPENING RECEPTION: NOV. 21, 7-10 PM
334 MALCOLM X BLVD.
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 11233
A or C Subway to UTICA AVE.
PaperMonster
Anthony Lister
Billi Kid
Ben Frost
Ame72
Skewville
Various and Gould
Ema
Enjoy
PaperMonster
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NOV 2009: Unequalled Magazine PaperMonster Interview

November 18, 2009
Unequalled Magazine (HERE) recently sat down and talked with PaperMonster for their latest collection of artist interviews. I had the pleasure to chatting with Ben Warwick, editor of Unequalled Magazine on a huge range to topics including; stencil art, the commercial value of urban art, accessibility and role of technology, as well as some future plans for the end of 2009 and 2010. You can catch some snippets of the interview below and you can read the full version of the interview at the following link:
Unequalled Magazine’s PaperMonster Interview
Info Via Unequalled Magazine::
Q. You describe yourself as a stencil graffiti artist, would you like to expand on this description to help negate any preconceptions a reader may have.
A. “…..We may be considered vandals but our intentions are to express ourselves, motivate, inspire, and continue a movement of beauty and skill that will outlive our generation and future generations to come….” Fore More Visit (HERE)

Q. Graffiti art as a whole has become more commercial and globally accepted in recent years, how has this affected your approach to your work? Has commercial possibilities completely over taken any initial philosophy/passion that drew you into graffiti art?
A. “….It would be great to be paid thousands for projects and collaborations but my name (PaperMonster) is worth more than any check I could ever get for any project. It lives after I die and after I stop painting. It is a very delicate line we walk when as artists we want attention and recognition but the quality and innovation of our work has to be consistent….”For More Visit (HERE)

Q.You appear to welcome the possibilities of new media platforms/technology, for example the wallpapers you created for increasingly popular smart phones, will fans of your work be able to enjoy more of this in the future or was this purely an exposure move?
A. “I think the whole concept is about accessibility. I want my art to be as accessible to people as possible…..”For More Visit (HERE)
Visit PaperMonster’s Interview at Unequalled Magazie Part 1:
http://www.unequalledmagazine.com/art-design/30603/qa-papermonster-2009-part-1
or
Visit PaperMonster’s Interview at Unequalled Magazie Part 2
http://www.unequalledmagazine.com/art-design/30613/qa-papermonster-2009-part-2
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“Go Get Your Shinebox” Group Show @ Brooklynite Gallery November 21st feat PaperMonster

November 16, 2009
On November 21st Brooklynite Gallery (HERE) will open “Go Get Your Shinebox”. This group show will feature over 100 works from artists all looking to answer the question of how to survive in these economic times by creating their own interpretation of a “Survival Box.” Brooklynite Gallery has commissioned some of their favorite established and emerging artist to take on this challenge and the responses are breathtaking. Artists such as Dain, Miss Bugs, PaperMonster, Anthony Lister, Ben Eine, Jace, Thundercut, Skewville, Ben Frost, Jon Burgerman, Specter, Billi Kid, Know Hope, Kosbe, Gaia, Broken Crow, Hush, and many more have all created a one of a kind box, each taking the concept of the show one step further. Below catch a great video put together by the gallery showcasing some of the boxes as well as images of PaperMonster’s shoeshine box which will be featured in the show. You do not want to miss out on this opportunity to see so much talent in one location. For more information and the entire lists of participating visit the Brooklynite Gallery’s Site:
http://www.brooklynitegallery.com/

“GO GET YOUR SHINEBOX”
Featuring Over 100 Artists
Trying to Survive in This Economy
November 21 – December 19

OPENING RECEPTION: NOV. 21, 7-10 PM
334 MALCOLM X BLVD.
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 11233
A or C Subway to UTICA AVE.

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GoldCoin Clothing X PaperMonster Holiday 2009 Shirt

November 13, 2009
GoldCoin Clothing’ new Holiday 2009 line is now available. The line features some great shirts and crew sweaters as well as a special collaboration between GoldCoin (HERE) and PaperMonster. The PaperMonster T-shirt is available in two colorways and features PaperMonster’s distinct paper collage style. For more info visit:
http://shop.followthecoins.com/
Direct Link to PaperMonster T-Shirt Collaboration: HERE
Catch more images of the line below as well as some great reviews via FormatMag (HERE) and MashKulture (HERE)

Click on Image For: Format Mag Coverage of PaperMonster x GoldCoin Collaboration
Click on Image For: MashKulture Coverage of PaperMonster x GoldCoin Collaboration

PaperMonster x GoldCoin T-Shirt: White Colorway (HERE) or Black Colorway (HERE)


Enjoy

PaperMonster