Archive for August, 2010

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Video: Koleszar @ Friends With Knives Opening Reception

August 30, 2010

Below is a great video of Koleszar speaking on this stencil art process and even showing an extremely intricate stencil layer which he used on one of the pieces in the show. The “Friends With Knives” stencil group at Crewest Gallery closes this week so make sure to catch it before it is over.
Enjoy

PaperMonster

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More Opening Photos: Friends With Knives Stencil Group Show @Crewest Gallery LA

August 19, 2010
Below is a brand new batch of photos of the Friends With Knives Stencil Group Show curated by PaperMonster opening that took place at Crewest Gallery in Los Angeles California courtesy of stencil artists Henry Quiara. Participating artists in the show included: Blek le Rat, Broken Crow, Chris Stain, Dave Lowell, E.L.K, , HAHA, Joe Iurato, Koleszar, Henry Quiara, Leckomio, Nathan Phaneuf, PaperMonster, Peat Wollaeger, Scotch and Shai Dahan.
For More Visit:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/henryquiara/
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Enjoy
-PaperMonster
Henry Quiara, E.L.K with Blek le Rat in center
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Nathan Phaneuf crisp clean stencil layering on mirror.
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Fantastic 3-D sculpture piece by Peat using stencils.
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Nathan Phaneuf
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HAHA
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PaperMonster
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Great new direction and quality work from Chris Stain
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Chris Stain
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Scotch
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Scotch also featured in LA Times article alongside many of the participating artists
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Joe Iurato
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Broken Crow
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Joe Iurato
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Dave Lowell with insane photorealism skills
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Leckomio, Henry Quiara, and Shai Dahan
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Dave Lowell
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Insane skill by none other than Koleszar. Huge detail and layering of stencils with precision in this piece.
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Nathan Phaneuf
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PaperMonster, Nathan Phaneuf, and Peat W.
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Dave Lowell and John Koleszar
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Koleszar and Man One (Crewest)
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Enjoy
PaperMonster
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Opening Photos: Friends With Knives @Crewest Gallery LA, California

August 12, 2010
Below you can catch photos from the opening of the Friends With Knives stencil group show opening at Crewest Gallery (HERE) courtesy of Koleszar, Nathan Phaneuf and Daily Dujour. The opening was fantastic with a great crowd and special book signing by artists Chaz Bojorquez and you can catch all of the artwork at Crewest Gallery as well as a special toy release of the Bacon Madl vinyl on Friday August 20th (HERE).
CHECK OUT ALL OF THE WORK FOR SALE HERE:
http://www.crewest.com/available/index.html
For More Images Visit:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nathanphaneuf/
and
http://dailydujour.com/2010/08/07/seen-friends-with-knives-crewest/
and
http://www.facebook.com/john.koleszar
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Beutiful photo via Nathan Phaneuf. For more visit:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nathanphaneuf/
Dave Lowell and Joe Iurato
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Chris Stain
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Nathan Phaneuf amazing women with knives and a beautiful piece in the middle by Peat using stencils on a 3D/Sculpture level. INSANE!!’
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Leckomio
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Mirror pieces by Nathan Phaneuf
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Artist Chaz during his book signing .
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Koleszar
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Another beautiful shot of Peat’s work. MUST SEE!! Taking stencils to new levels.
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Love this series by E.L.K.
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PaperMonster
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Koleszar
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Completed!! Electric Windows Final Install

August 11, 2010
Below is the final result of Electric Windows 2010!! Click on the image to view larger and to see everything that went on during Electric Windows visit:
https://papermonster.wordpress.com/2010/08/04/photos-electric-windows-art-event-over-160-photos/
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For more images of all of the installations
http://www.flickr.com/photos/openspacebeacon/
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Participating artists:
Big Foot, Buxtonia, BoogieRez, Cern, Chor Boogie, Chris Stain, Chris Yormick, Depoe, Elbow Toe, Elia Gurna, Ellis G, Erik Otto, Eugene Good, Faust, Gaia, Joe Iurato, Kid Zoom, Mr Kiji, Logan Hicks, Lotem & Aviv, Michael De Feo, Paper Monster, Peat Wollaeger, Rick Price, Ron English, Ryan Bubnis, Ryan Williams, Skewville, and thundercut
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Interview!! Los Angeles Times x Friends With Knives Curated By PaperMonster @ Crewest Gallery

August 10, 2010

The Friends With Knives stencil group show was recently featured in the Arts and Culture section of last week’s Los Angeles Times!! Alie Ward from the LATimes/BrandX and PaperMonster sat down to chat about putting together the group of artists for the Friends With Knives, the value of the stencil art movement, begining my PhD in Biology and much more. You can check out the entire interview online below!! Stay posted for photos from the opening reception at Crewest Gallery!!

http://www.thisisbrandx.com/2010/08/into-the-great-indoors-friends-with-knives-art-show-opens-saturday.html
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Koleszar sent me this photo of the printed article in the LA Times published last week in the Art and Culture section!! More photos coming soon!! Thanks Koleszar!
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Via LATimes/Brand X
“There’s a fine line between what’s an eyesore and what’s really beautiful,” says PaperMonster. “There’s a line between writing on the street, with no purpose versus a very well thought-out message that people can connect with.”

β€œThere’s a lot of work that goes into each stencil and each painting,” says PaperMonster, who notes that many compositions require more than a dozen different stencils and aerosol colors. β€œIt deserves to have a proper space so people can observe it and spend time with it. In the street, the experience is very ephemeral.”
Enjoy
PaperMonster

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August 10, 2010

LA Times article of Friends With Knives Stencil Group Show curated by PaperMonster!! Thanks to Koleszar for the photo.

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July/August PaperMonster’s Favorite Things 2010

August 9, 2010
Things have been so busy that I completely forgot to do my favorite things post for July so this month you get two whole months of favorite things for July and August. Check out all the madness below with tons of videos to watch.
First up we have Metroid: Other M for the Wii which releases this month and is one of the most anticipated games for the Wii this year. Metroid: Other M has a complete new style different than any other Metroid game in the past mixing sidescrolling and first person perspectives with new quick time events. To see what I mean check out the video below:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Igjyh18ebw
Now this blew my mind. Nerf has taken things to a whole new level with their guns!! The new Nerf Stampede which sells for $50+ is a fully automatic firing machine. The Nerf guns that we used to have to pull to shoot will soon be a thing of the past. Check out the entire Nerf http://www.hasbro.com/nerf/en_US/ and buy your own Stampede in less than 30 days!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E81Jm_F6hIE
New sniper rifle from Nerf!! Insane!!
Jackass is back with a whole new movie coming to theather in October and guess in what dimension you can see it in…. 3D!!! You have to catch the entire preview below.
The ending is AMAZING:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFK6Ih8KOis
Now this is where things ger crazy. Microsoft has revealed a ton of new products/games at E3 this year and you will not believe what you can do with their latest addition the Kinect.
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/kinect
This is where games are going and what your kids will be playing very soon without a controller and a brand new way you will look at fitness games. YOU HAVE TO SEE THESE VIDEOS!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY-9_VPcLR4

Kinectimals Demo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-iZjILgm8E

New Fitness Game For Kinect!!

Next we have my dream vision of an underground Batman style parking garage. Every home should come with one. Check more of this amazing concept at:
http://www.fubiz.net/2010/07/16/underground-parking-system/

OHHH YEAHH!! Here we see Terrafugia which is one step closer to a flying car. This new car concept really flys and is awaiting approval and further development. You can check out two great videos below of just what to expect from Terrafugia below:
http://jalopnik.com/5173389/terrafugia-flying-car-makes-first-flight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EW-GVNTpHc


First flight!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqEVpuqcx8A


Animated concept video

More mobile games?? YES! Archetype is the latest app for the Ipod Touch and Iphone that in my opinion is one of the best first person shooter games I have ever seen on any mobile device whether phone or mobile gaming system. This app only cost $2.99 and I can’t stop playing it!!! Catch me in a match under PaperMonster!! Pick your copy at your Ipod Touch or Iphone App Store!! Check out a gameplay video below:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTjizv8Ilf8

When I first saw this I had no clue what it was. It is called Rex Bionics System and it is a system that allows people bound to a wheel chair for whatever reason to be able to take their first foot steps with the aid of this exoskeleton system that allows you to stand and move upright. Check out the wonderful video showing the Rex Bionics System in action. This is a wonderful move forward in science!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGw5DYngHTo
Ren showed this to me last week and it is a new concept being push forward by China to create these massive buses that ride on rails similar to a subway train but cars can drive right through underneath each bus without any problem. Very cool concept and you can check out more of what China is planning next:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv8_W2PA0rQ
Lastly I leave you with two of my favorite videos this month. Hope you enjoy. Check them out below:
Kanye-Power
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L53gjP-TtGE


Chromeo- Don’t Turn The Lights On
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP7mxcvGejQ


Enjoy and feel free to leave a comment below if you loved any of these things or would like to share your favorite thing this month!!
-PaperMonster