Posts Tagged ‘urbancanvas’

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March 28, 2015

10 Years. This photo is from 2009. Through art I have made some incredible and extremely talented friends. Most of them use small knives to create intricate and beautiful stencils. Layers upon layers that develop into breathtaking images. In 2009 I created the “Friends With Knives”. A growing collection of artists with one goal; to show the world the value and beauty behind stencil art and stencil graffiti. The power that a simple stencil can have to change the world. Many thanks to @dirtypilotcom for giving us the first opportunity to share our work and to my friends @royschreuder @regantamanui @davelowell @benslow @billymode @a1oneakatanha @eyez @elkstencils and @lecko76 Looking forward to the future!!! #PaperMonster #stencil #stencils #streetart #stencilart #streetartists #stencilgraffiti #stencilrevolution #stencilartists #graffiti #graffitiart #graffitiworld #urbanart #urbancanvas #canvas #knives #friendswithknives #dirtypilot #art #artlife #artshow #gallery #galleryshow #spraycan #spraypaint

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March 28, 2015

10 Years. Nothing is promised. Throughout my life I have had incredible amounts of support. People who have taken a risk and believed in me. There are times where I look back and can’t thank people enough for how they have helped me develop as an artist. Galleries like Art Whino @artwhino Dirty Pilot @dirtypilotcom Parlor Gallery @parlorgallery and Metropolis Gallery @angelomadrigale opened so many wonderful doors and helped me mature as an artist. Every show I have I personally hand out stickers with my art work on them. I’ve had people throw out the stickers into the trash right in front of my face. You focus on the good. Hope that you will inspire. Some of the most meaningful emails I have received have been from teachers who use my paintings to teach their students about art. To all of you that have and continue to support me THANK YOU with all my heart!! #PaperMonster #stencil #stencils #stencilart #stencilart #streetartists #stencilgraffiti #streetartcollage #stencilrevolution #graffiti #graffitiart #graffitiworld #art #artlife #artshow #artwhino #dirtypilot #parlorgallery #gallery #galleryshow #drawing #urbanart #urbancanvas #drawing #spraycan #spraypaint #canvas

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March 27, 2015

Day 7. From that show, one painting stood out the most. At the time I was frantically making so many different pieces, using so many different colors for background and stencils that I really don’t know how I ended up with this combination. Everyone gravitated to the colors. One of the most important things about art is to know and understand your audience. At the time they knew something I didn’t. This was the painting that changed it all. It is the reason I still use the same bold colors today. A beautiful mistake. April 2007. #PaperMonster #paint #stencil #stencils #streetart #stencilart #streetartists #stencilgraffiti #streetartcollage #stencilrevolution #collage #art #artlife #artshow #gallery #galleryshow #urbanart #urbancanvas #paint #paper #paste #eyes #drawing #nycart #nycstreetart #artshow

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March 27, 2015

Day 7. The art department in college and I were not friends. I once went to ask if I could do an independent study in stencils and street art and the professor said I could design flyers for their events instead. I wanted to show them that I could do something bigger and better than they had ever done. My friend Tory had the opportunity to put a show together on campus and she invited me to help. I immediately put together a whole shows worth of paintings using anything and everything I had. We went to the dumpsters behind campus and found green fences. I strapped the fences to the top of the golf cart I used for work at the MRC and took them over to the gallery. Tory, Jen and I spent the entire nite before the show opened putting everything together while A-Track songs played till 5am. That afternoon the show opened. All of the art professors came including the one that said I could make flyers for him. I loved the look on his face!! April 2007. #PaperMonster #stencil #stencils #streetart #stencilart #streetartists #stencilgraffiti #graffiti #graffitiart #graffitiworld #stencilrevolution #urbanart #urbancanvas #art #artlife #artshow #galleryshow #paint #painting #drawing #gallery #spraycan #spraypaint #artsupplies #nycart #nycstreetart #atrack #dirtysouthdance #ratatat

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March 27, 2015

Day 7. So where did the name PaperMonster come from? While in college I lived in a theme house called “La Casa Latina.” I had no studio and no real place to make art so I would spraypaint and make my paintings in the hallways of the dorm in front of other people’s rooms. One day while painting I heard a song with the lyrics “monstruo de papel” aka “paper monster” and BAMN!! I looked around at the mess I was making and there it was, my new name. Later, Faile @faileart would form the company @papermonsterart with the same name. I still get emails about when the next Swoon @swoonhq or Bast @bastny print is going to drop. #PaperMonster #stencil #stencils #streetart #stencilart #streetartists #stencilgraffiti #graffiti #graffitiart #urbanart #graffitiworld #urbancanvas #art #artshow #nycart #nycstreetart #canvas #drawing #paper #mess #hallwaystudio #artlife #paint #paintlife

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March 27, 2015

Day 7. In October 2006 the company running our school cafeteria wanted to make some changes in hope of renewing their multi-million dollar deal with the school. Immediately I had the idea of painting the 4 existing ugly grey panels that separated sections of the cafeteria. The catch…. I wanted to get paid one thousand dollars!! I put together the designs and met with the head honcho. I had some leverage since I was part of the committee that was evaluating their contract. He said yes and I immediately went to work alongside my friend Paul. I would eat and paint during lunch and dinner while students watched. I even designed a panel celebrating the work of Blek le Rat @blekleratoriginal using one of my favorite Blek stencils “Last Tango.” In a couple weeks I finished all of the panels. The food service company was never able to renew their contract with the school. October 2006. #PaperMonster #stencil #stencils #streetart #stencilart #streetartists #stencilgraffiti #graffiti #graffitiart #urbanart #urbancanvas #spraycan #spraypaint #art #artcollection #artshow #mural #muralist #nycart #nycstreetart #bleklerat #tango #eyes #pattern #hearts

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March 26, 2015

Day 6. Sharing my love for stencils with other people has always been important. I’ve never taken an art class. Everything I know has come from experience and making mistakes. While in college I set up an annual art event with the help of other clubs on campus. Students could come and make their own free shirts, spraypaint on panels and listen to live music. It felt great to walk around campus the next day seeing people wearing shirts from my event but to be completely honest, getting all of the free left over art supplies was even better!! 2006 #PaperMonster #stencil #stencils #streetart #stencilart #streetartists #stencilgraffiti #stencilrevolution #graffiti #graffitiart #graffitiworld #mural #muralist #urbanart #urbancanvas #nycart #nycstreetart #shirts #design #art #artcollection #spraycan #spraypaint #drew #drawing