Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tuesday's Track

One of the baddest tracks I have come across in a really long time .
Track: Spiderwebs Artist: Azad Right(Prod. by Jonathan Marquez)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Hatziel's Secret Bootleg Project

I been wanted to this for a while now but been super busy painting but I finally had an opportunity as I replace a painting with this project, the last time I sculpted was about 7 years ago so I became very rusty and didn't even know where to start but "something well learn is never forgotten" -now that's a fucking lie I straight up forgot this shit and it was like learning to walk again, but after a little practice, it was somewhat simple I just apply the same discipline that I do to all  my paintings -keep working on it until ur happy, if you feel unconformable with something change it.

The Sculpt
I actually had two versions of this bust, the first one was a bit longer and really had more detail in the hair and clay pearls but wasn't really the vision I was looking for in the finish piece, I wanted to have the feel of a statue that you can find in the street, a reality that people know and can relate to but with a little bit of the Hatziel touch. Once I had set concept of what I wanted to see, some items were move from sculpt to a after touch (pearls and the bandana) and moved to the next level -Bootlegging the shit out of it! Now I'm Mexican! so it came naturally and I knew exactly what to do.

The Bootleg
I don't really know how the "Toy Community" will feels about me showing their tricks so I will keep it very simple here is the trick ↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B A and boom 30 Lives.

The Mass Production
Once I got a whole army produce (actually I only made 6) ready and dry I started spray them with a basic grey primer leaving the color exposed in the bottom, and moved to the next step - making them a unique work of art.

The Paint and Other Items
I wanted the finish product to look like is been on the street for many years forgotten by the world, I added what happens to marble statues in: acid rain, bird droppings, and yes you know it! "Graffiti" how can I not, is a very important part of what the world is "expression". the 'Black Pearls' it has now become a very important part in my painting at this moment and I wanted for this pieces to also display them along the elongated neck making it as close as possible to my paintings, as a last touch I added real bandanas to all of them just because shit looks sweet!.

This pieces will be available at  "A Very Formal Goodbye" show in the Rising Gallery this May 19. be sure to make it early to catch one of this pieces.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tuesday's Track

DJ Spooky photo by: Lyle Ashton Harris
Reminds me of the Pink Panther!.
Track: Sorry, can't remember the name Artist: DJ Spooky vs. Dub Pistols (Peace In Zaire Mix)

Friday, May 11, 2012

Formal Goodbye

I'm getting ready for "A Very Formal Goodbye", this show is coming this month so I'm working very hard on new paintings and some very well priced small items, also like always I will have prints as well. Here is a big ass preview of the paintings going on sell that night -FYI they will go fast so be ready and add 'May 19' to your calender Don't miss it!. Rising Gallery @ 800 Jackson St. / 05-19-12 / 6-10pm 'Semi-Formal Attire Required'.

Also here is a look at some of the small pieces that I'm currently working on, all done on Bristol 100lb paper (they will be framed), Aerosol, Acrylic and Stencil.

Friday, May 4, 2012


My junior year in high school one day in history class while sitting trying to do my homework before class, I saw I was sitting next to this tall black skinny dude that had a blackbook and was sketching hardcore, from the look of his piece I knew he was a 'Toy' I started a conversation with him about graffiti, styles and other graff related items He also told me his writing's name 'Dipstick', after talking for a while he realized that I was a part of Urban Armee (In that time UA was the shit) and dude flipped cuz he loved my work but most important was a huge fan of Kame (Kame by far was one of the best writer in school) He ask me if I could get Kame and the crew to write in his book I must def agree and took his book, about a week past by after the crew rep on the book it was my turned to do my part like always I had to do a two page set up trying to show off in the book and I remember clearly what I wrote in that book "Is ok if biters copy my style - that shit just makes me stronger!" with a Japanese samurai theme to go with what I though was the coolest quote that I have ever added to a piece, so "I though" but man I was very immature and not adding some thing positive really bothers me now. So later that day I headed to the classroom and as soon as I got to the room I notice that some thing was up with the teacher cuz half of his head was huge and all kinds of red ( Scarlet, Fire, brick, I have more I'm an artist, Scarlet, Flame, Crimson, Fuchsia, Lust, and Magenta) he was looking like the Red 'Elephant Man', it was really hard to ignore and we were about to take a test, Me and Dipstick cracking up real hard during the test cuz of 'Red Skull from Captain America' sitting in front of us, A bit upset he asked us to step outside and stop disrupting the class, so we sat outside and just chilled at that moment I handed him his book back and just tripped out on the teachers head, that was a real moment, that night Dipstick all hyped from the book got up on the school's wall, he gave a shout out to the whole UA crew, and he actually misspell my writer's name (neo < *kneom) on the wall lolz but it was legit. That was the last time I saw him, a couple of days after that Dipstick was hit by a Drunk driver while driving back home with his brother, his brother survive but he didn't, a week or less later his funeral was held, the funeral took place at The Potter's House and half of  the school attended the service, while sitting there I remember what I wrote on his book not realizing that everything you do matter to the people around you, is important to be responsible with your words and the gift chosen for you use them to insert a positive look on peoples life cause you never know. 

"Arduous Dream" Oil / Acrylic on canvas 36x48 . Life is short. tomorrow is not promise to anyone.
Live your dreams, especially if your dreams are impossible. That just make a dream better...

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Tuesday's Track

This is war!.
Track: Seven Nation Army Artist: White Stripes (The Glitch Mob Remix)