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MORE::Stencil Group Show Pics and Upcoming Group Show Preview

December 15, 2008
The pieces for the upcoming group show for Show & Tell Gallery (Jan 9th) are coming out fantastic and I wanted to share some preview images of what you may expect. There will be more pictures coming soon. Art Whino sent over a link to a ton of new pictures from the Stencil Group Show that I helped organized last month. You can catch some of my favorite images below and you can find more over at:

Stay posted for more news on upcoming shows.Small preview of some stencils to come and some beautiful stencil art pieces.
Russell Howze leaving his mark at Art Whino Gallery.
Shane, John, Stefan (LECKOmio) , and PaperMonster
Number one fan with her PaperMonster Laser Deck. You can find more still available at

-Paper Monster


**MORE: Stencil Group Show Photos and New Video**

November 21, 2008
This past weekend’s show was fantastic!! John Koleszar, LECKOmio, and JTroya have sent over some more pictures from the show and you can catch them below. Also, PaperMonster created a short video of the entire show which you can see at the end of this post or by visiting:
Click on the images below to view larger.
Photo by LECKOmio
Photo by Koleszar

They are such good people. You have to meet them to see for youself!!
Photo by Koleszar

Photo by JTroya

Photo by JTroya
Photo by JTroya


Art Whino: Stencil Group Show from PaperMonster on Vimeo.


Stencil Group Show” Art Whino Gallery Opening Photos

November 16, 2008
This weekend was the opening of the Stencil Group Show for Art Whino Gallery and it has been one of my favorite shows this year. The show brings together stencil artists from all over the world into one collective space where people can truly take in the variety and ingenuity behind beautiful and raw stencil art. The entire collection will be opened until Dec 6th  with a special presentation by author of Stencil Nation, Russell Howze on November 23rd from 12-6pm.  You do not want to miss out on getting some affordable original works from some of the worlds most talented stencil artists including: PaperMonster, John Koleszar, LECKOmio, Chris Stain, Jef Aerosol,  E.L.K., Mefee, SOULE, Janet Bike Girl, Logan Hicks, Dave Lowell, Jazirock, Peter K, Billy Mode, PRVRT and many more.
John Koleszar and Stefan Winterle aka LECKOmio flew in for the show (John from Arizona and Stefan from Germany) and it was such a great experience to meet and work with them. They both helped a ton with the install and brought some incredible art to the event. I can not thank them enough for how big of a help they were and how honored I felt to be working with them. It was a pleasure and they are not just amazing stencil artists, they are amazing people. You can check out their work here: or
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Both are taking stencil art to new heights and pushing the envelope in terms of how intricate and mind blowing stencil art can become.

Check out pictures from the opening and the various artist installs of stencil art below::
(Click on images to view larger)

Ready for the opening.
LECKOmio (left) and Jef Aerosol (right)

Koleszar Install

Check out cans with can stencils on them.
Chris Stain
Janet “Bike Girl” and BlackBooks (above)

From left to right: Chris Stain, PaperMonster, E.L.K. and LECKomio

PaperMonster Install
PaperMonster Detail

Limited Edition Stencil pack made by BlackBooks of PaperMonster, ArtWhino and Scotch stencils.

LECKOmio Detail
His stencils have such quailty to them that they look like photographs.

Koleszar and Stefan/LECKOmio ready to tag.

Jazirock (left) and Koleszar (right)

PRVRT (left) and Billy Mode (right)
Peter K

Dave Lowell
Logan Hicks (above) and Blackbooks and Chris Stain (below)
PaperMonster signing
PaperMonster signing Sabotaz spraypaint
“When people don’t want to give you opportunities, STEAL THEM.” -PaperMonster
I said that once and I still believe that if you want something bad enough you have to do whatever it takes to reach your goal and continue your passion.

Pierre from and PaperMonster

Gabriella, Jazirock, and PaperMonster

Stefan aka LECKOmio and John KoleszarLECKOmio and PaperMonster Senior.
PaperMonster Senior is a master at hanging paintings!!

Packed house!!
-Paper Monster


MSF 2008 Press Images Thanks to Koleszar

October 27, 2008
My good stencil artists friend John Koleszar sent over these scans of press for the Melbourne Stencil Art Festival 2008 which featured stencil art by PaperMonster. You can catch the scans below and click on the images to view them larger. Also, check out Koleszar’s fantastic work over at:

He is an incredibly talented artist and strong person who is battleing cancer and will surely be in great health soon.

Thanks again Koleszar!!
-Paper Monster