Posts Tagged ‘stencil graffiti art’

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World-Graffiti Interview: PaperMonster

October 13, 2010
I am excited to share one of my BEST and FAVORITE interviews to DATE!! Recently, I sat down with World-Graffiti (HERE) to talk about my work. the current state of the art world, techniques, paint types, what to expect from PaperMonster in the future and a whole ton of other topic. I was really able to tap into all of the things I want everyone to know or learn more about. You can catch the entire interview for yourself at the following link and check out some excerpts from the interview below:
Thanks to World-Graffiti for a fantastic job!!
http://www.world-graffiti.com/2010/10/papermonster-interview-street-art-for-2010-stencil-art/
Click on link to visit entire interview!! 

Via World Graffiti:
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WG – Where do you draw influence from?

PM – I don’t directly draw my influence from one source. I think as an artist you have to create what you want. There are pieces that I make that you will never see because I don’t think they say anything about me growing as an artists. The whole goal is to grow and push your own self yet at the same time you need to know what is going on around you and learn from people around you.

If you don’t feed off the creative vibe around you and use it in a productive way then you will never run out of ideas. REPETITION KILLS. I can NOT stand people who repeat the same image over and over and over. Always the same, no evolution, no new ideas!!! I HATE IT. People get really tired of that and it is what is killing the urban art and gallery scene. It is just bad news overall.

You see more and more galleries just use the same artists who do the same exact thing and the entire scene just needs new life. The same goes for magazines. Over and over you see the same artists and that prevents any new talent from gaining exposure and recognition that they rightfully deserve. It is super sad and one of the main reasons people are not buying magazines. Why,when I can see something new every day online since you have not for the past 2 years.

For me I see it this way; If I wanted to have a quick way out of course I could just repeat a stencil 100 times but what does that say about me and about the time I put into what I do and consider a profession.

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Via World-Graffiti (HERE)
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WG – Did you always combine the stencils with the collage stuff or did it develop over time?

PM – It was a major evolution process from the very beginning. The collage work has just become this huge chaotic mess of newspaper, textured paper, comics, money, paper from Tibet, and a bunch of other elements that I collage together.

In each painting I always put something that you can connect with immediate, whether it is you see Spiderman, Ninja Turtles, Ren and Stimpy, Robocop, etc. Once I create that connection then I develop a whole story within the painting so one you are sucked in to the painting you can explore on your own.

The goal now is to take that experience and develop it to something that is stronger and allows the audience to go through more emotions.

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PaperMonster
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Looney!!

September 21, 2010
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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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PHOTOS: PaperMonster Artist Talk @VMGallery July 2010

July 27, 2010

This past weekend I had the pleasure of giving an artist talk during my solo show “PaperMonster Ate That Little Boy” at Vincent Michael Gallery in Philadelphia. During the talk I covered details about my first stencils, evolution of my work, future project, and work within the solo show. You can check out photos from the artist talk below and make sure to check out the show before it closes on July 31st!!!

PaperMonster speaking on first 3 stencils he ever cut.
PaperMonster’s first stencil of an eye over 6 years ago.
Speaking on the evolution of my style and stencil concepts which were cut but never used.
DirtyPilot Book, Belio Magazine, Stencil Nation Book and various spray-paints
Speaking on evolving work and learning from mistakes.
Types of paper one can cut stencils on including x-ray films.
First life-size stencil and evolution of style/experiments.

Only a handful of these left so contact egault@vincentmichael.com for more info.
PaperMonster and Ren infront of Papermonster’s massive gallery mural piece.
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PaperMonster

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If You Ever

June 23, 2010
For more check: http://paper-monster.tumblr.com/
“PaperMonster Ate That Little Boy” Solo Show Opening July 2ndClick on image to view larger
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PaperMonster
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Photo Explosion Part 2: G40 Art Summit

March 17, 2010
Here is the second batch of photos from the G40 Art Summit curated by Art Whino Gallery. In total there were 5 floors, 500+ artists contributing, and 75,000 square feet… yeah 75 thousand!! The opening party was gigantic and I tried my best to capture some of the best and greatest highlights from the opening. Enjoy the photos and for Part 1 of the photo batch from the show visit (HERE). G40 is open all through the month of March so if you are in the area make sure to catch the show. For more info on the G40 Art Summit visit:
http://www.artwhino.com/g40/
Enjoy
PaperMonsterDrew Storm Graham. Very talented artists. This piece is actually a 3 dimensional sculpture. His work is impressive to say the least. I think I have another photo of Drew’s work below.
This entire room was filled with wires and buttons.




Jim Darling detail of installation
Daryll Peirce Installation

Jim Darling Install
Arabella
John Koleszar
Angry Woebots live painting
Remi Mead live painting.
Daryll Peirce live painting
PaperMonster
PaperMonster
PaperMonster and Ren!!
Peter Chang and PaperMonster
Drew Strong Graham’s work.
That image looks like a 2D illustration but it is actually multiple layers installed on the wall. Well done Drew!

Brandon Hill Installtion
Michael Owen Installation
Michael Owen Installation
James Walker installation
James Walker Installation
Loved these photos of old spray cans.
Leon Rainbow
Jazi

Jazi and Decoy

Emily Greene Liddle
Emily Green Liddle


PaperMonster
SUEWORKS and HERM install
Morten Andersen


Gaia
Gaia
PaperMonster and Daryll Peirce
Scott Brooks and PaperMonster
Angry Woebots finished live painting
Remi Mead finished live painting
PaperMonster and Angry Woebots
Hope you enjoyed the photos!!
PaperMonster