Archive for February, 2010

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March 6th: Arlington, VA G40 Summit Presented by Art Whino

February 26, 2010

The G40 Summit (HERE) is only one week away and opens on March 6th. I will be there completing a great installation and showcasing several new paintings. PaperMonster will be part of the 5th floor exhibition and this is a great exhibition that you do not want to miss. Hope to see you there March 6th. For more on the artists taking part in the exhibition visit: http://www.crystalcity.org/artful/g40artists


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Paper Monster

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Don’t Look

February 24, 2010
Preview photo of a new piece titled “Don’t Look” as I continue to work on a whole new series of paintings for Paris.
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PaperMonster
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Power Animal

February 22, 2010
Get in touch with your power animal!
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-PaperMonster

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Macbook

February 19, 2010
I have some of the most amazing fans in the world! Joan Ang sent over these photos of her handmade Macbook decal using one a PaperMonster sticker. Amazing!! Why did I not think of this? You can check out Joan sites over at Twitter (HERE) or Tumblr (HERE). Also, follow PaperMonster on Twitter (HERE) while you are there. Thanks again Joan!!
-PaperMonster
http://lia-liaison.tumblr.com/
How cool is that?
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PaperMonster
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Gems

February 17, 2010
Check out some more progress photos below as I continue to prepare for my solo show in Paris. It has been so much fun to find some great gems and interesting paper to collage together for these new paintings. Enjoy
PaperMonster

Many stacks of blue.

Hey, Action Man (Above), Meet Iron Man (Below)

Did you know that there was a Mario Brother’s Shampoo? I know I didn’t. Enjoy.

PaperMonster
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March 6th: “G40 Summit” Group Show @ ArtWhino Gallery

February 15, 2010
Saturday March, 6th will mark the opening of one of the largest international group shows this year titled the “G40 Summit.” The G40 Summit (HERE) is being put together by Art Whino Gallery and will be held in one location with over 5 floors of art, each floor representing a specific region (example: 5th Floor NYC Metro Area etc.) This show is HUGE, 75,000 sqft of HUGE. The artists list for this event is also impressive and you have artists such as: Cope2, Indie, PaperMonster, JoKa, Gaia, Chris RWK, Veng, Chris Stain and many more from the NYC Metro Area as well as from California, DC, and International. The full artists list can be found (HERE). PaperMonster will be doing an installation for the event representing the NY Metro Area on the 5th Floor so I will have tons of sneak preview photos and news. For More Info On The G40 Summit Visit:
http://www.artwhino.com/g40/
Opening Date: Saturday March 6th
Location:223 23rd St, Arlington, VA 22202
Map: (HERE)
Art Whino Gallery: G40 Summit
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Preparations

February 12, 2010
Preparations continue for my solo show in Paris less than three months away in May titled “PaperMonster Ate That Little Boy.”(More Details Coming Soon) It is a really exciting time creating so much new material and evolving older works and ideas. I will be posting studio and progress shots of the entire process in the weeks leading up to the show as well as news of upcoming group shows and other projects. Check out some photos below.

25% of the total amount of cans in the studio right now. You don’t want to see where the other 75% of the cans are. It is a mess.
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PaperMonster
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FREE: The Art Street Journal Art Newspaper Subscription

February 10, 2010

While in Miami for Art Basel I ran into my first glimpse into: The Art Street Journal (HERE). It is a FREE, yes FREE art newspaper created by Elisa Carmichael from Carmichael Gallery (HERE). The Art Street Journal has news from artists and contributing writers all over the urban art world and is it an extremely well put together newspaper. You can get your FREE copy by just filling out a simple subscription form here: http://theartstreetjournal.com/

Also, VOTE (HERE) for The Art Street Journal to win a $50,000 grant to continue their amazing work from Pepsi’s Refresh Project. Voting closes on February 28th so make sure to pass this on to your friends and anyone you know who loves art and would love a FREE newspaper.
Click on the link to vote or the image below:
http://www.refresheverything.com/theartstreetjournal


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PaperMonster

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Monkee Design: PaperMonster Interview

February 8, 2010
I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Monkee Design (HERE) for an interview on all things new and old with my art. Monkee Design is an industrial design and student resource blog and during the interview we discussed everything from my mindset when creating paintings, the materials I use, what shows are in store for 2010, resources for students interested in urban art and stencil graffiti, and advise for young people with the desire to create. My favorite part of the interview is that it goes through some of my past work and you can see the evolution in style and quality of the paintings that has taken place through time. You can read the entire interview for yourself over at Monkee Design: PaperMonster Interview (HERE) or click on any of the image below.
http://www.monkeedesign.com/interviews/2010/2/2/papermonster.html


“I think the main thing is to not limit yourself to what materials you use whether they are physical materials or computer tools and programs. Don’t get stuck in “Oh I only use a certain spray paint brand or Photoshop or Oils,” because you can really box yourself in and prevent some real discoveries for yourself. It helps you we well rounded and better prepared for future opportunities or challenges that may come.” -PaperMonster

 


“When I first started to paint I had no supplies or resources, and it is the support of people who have purchased my work, provided me with opportunities to show and encouraged me to continue to create that I have been able to make better quality work. I can not thank people enough for how much I appreciate their support. Never forget people that have been by your side since the beginning. “-PaperMonster

 


“The best piece of advise I can give is: “Take Your Time.” When you are ready then you are ready. I know that sounds like a cliché but it is absolutely true. If you rush your work it will show in the quality. Everyone wants to have solo shows and amazing success but it does not come over night. Take the time to put in a strong effort and people will admire and respect what you do.” -PaperMonster

 

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PaperMonster’s Favorite Things February 2010

February 5, 2010
It is February and that means two things: Winter/Crazy Cold and Valentine’s Day!! Some of my favorite things for this month are gift ideas for Valentine’s day including free tv  shows online, red shoes, and as always a ton of great games to pass the time and relax. You will feel the love of February with any of these gifts in your hands!
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PaperMonster
First up we have the final season of LOST. If you are like me and have been watching LOST for many seasons you know your mind just goes for a loop the entire time trying to figure out what will happen next. You can watch the latest episodes for Season 6 for FREE over at http://abc.com/ Thankfully if you missed most or all of the seasons of Lost you can just read summaries or info on LOST and all the madness at http://lostpedia.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page or watch the final season every Tuesday night on ABC.
Next we have the perfect Valentine’s gift because men deserve gifts too on V-day called the Nike: Auto Flight High “Kill Bill” colorway(HERE) You can find more info on the shoe here http://extrabutterny.com/shoe_store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1100
or click on the image above to view all three views of the shoes. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Followed by my favorite shoes of this month we have one of my FAVORITE games and it is none other than Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (HERE) on the iPhone and iPod Touch. This game is on $9.99 and you can play it for hours whether you are stealing your favorite cars or completing sidemissions such as jetski races or buying new apartments you will not be dissapointed with the quality and fun of this game. For more on GTA: Chinatown Wars for the iPod/iPhone visit: TouchArcade.com


Finally we have two of my favorite games. Now when I write about games my emphasis is on the quality. Why spend $50 for something that is not worth the money of the time? These two games are definately worth the cash. First we have Capcom Vs. Tatsunoko for the Wii (HERE) . This game has been recently released in the US and you have to see and play it for yourself to know how wild the game is. It features head to head combat between characters from both the Capcom and Tatsunoko franchise. Check out the video below or visit http://www.gametrailers.com/game/tatsunoko-vs-capcom-ultimate/10355

for more info and a great review of the game.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMj_lam6_g4


Lastly we have one of the largest games of 2010 so far. Mass Effect 2 for the Xbox360 (HERE). I won’t even go into the details of how long, epic, huge, stunning, and amazing this game is in terms of quality and just pure exciting gameplay. You can check out info on Mass Effect 2 and check out the full review (HERE) of the game which scored a 9.7 out of 10. Do you know how good that score is? It is GOOD. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFajRU4xAVI

Enjoy

PaperMonster

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PaperMonster @ Juxtapoz.com and StencilHistoryX.com

February 3, 2010
Things have been very exciting these past few weeks and I wanted to share two great great sites that recently did some features on PaperMonster. Juxtapoz.com featured the PaperMonster Give and Take Project (HERE) and Stencil History X’s (HERE) Samantha Longhi featured PaperMonster alongside 4 other artists in their Top 5 Stencils Of The Week via Facebook(HERE) . You can catch some direct links to both features below and make sure to check out both Juxtapoz.com and StencilHistoryX.com for some great photos and news about the urban art world.
Also, make sure to check out MyModernMet.com (HERE) which is also a great site if you love great post from all over the web.

Click on image to view PaperMonster’s Give and Take Project Featured @ Juxtapoz.com


Click on image above to visit MyModernMet.com (HERE)

Click on image to visit StencilHistoryX.com
Enjoy

PaperMonster
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You Never Know

February 1, 2010
One of the single most amazing part about being an artist is that you never know where you will have an impact on someone and how far your art will travel and touch people. My art travels the globe and interacts with hundreds of people that I may never meet in my lifetime and that in itself is pretty magical. Check out some new photos of PaperMonster stickers in a rice field and mountainous region of Indonesia for yourself and see what I mean. They are beautiful.
Many Thanks To Fiky For The Amazing Photos.
Click on images to view larger.

Enjoy
PaperMonster