Sunday, January 31, 2010

New Portraits!

Twinkie Chan! (visit her site here)
20x30 Spray Paint on Canvas


Ice Cube (visit his site here)
20x30 Spray Paint on Canvas

(and my website here)

Friday, January 29, 2010

The "Unseen" Series





To view more of this series CLICK HERE
Let me know what you think of them!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

My Studio/Workshop Tour....

I think I'm having a reality check as I write about these pictures....
I need to:
A: Clean up my space
B:Close my eyes and sleep my problem away
or
C: Get a bigger Studio space!

This art clutter is unbelievable!
I found a large bin full of my "mini" work that has never been seen by anyone before( not hardly by me either)!
There's a large closet to the right full of unpainted canvas!
I literally have hundreds of cans of spray paint.... this basket is nothing!
I'm thinking about having a Studio Party Close Out SALE!
what do you think?
(leave your comment below)

Stacks of paintings through out!
And this is only my "indoor" studio at my house!! I have a another one...... stay tuned for pix on that space!
If you would like to come visit and check it all out, leave me a comment!

Monday, January 25, 2010

G40 - THE SUMMIT

A FULL MONTH OF ART EXHIBITION AND EVENTS
FREE EVENT - MARCH 2010 – CRYSTAL CITY, VA

CRYSTAL CITY (ARLINGTON), VA - An office building will get a radical makeover into a progressive, contemporary exhibition space as G-40: The Summit rolls into Crystal City this March 2010. An artistic interpretation of the G-20 political summit, the G-40 will occupy 80,000 square feet of exhibit space with four floors. Each floor will have 10-30 featured artists who will activate the space with murals and installations, setting the mood for their state.

Sponsored by The Crystal City BID, Art Whino and Vornado, the mission of G-40: The Summit is to bring the leaders of the New Brow genre of contemporary underground art together in an effort to explore, discuss and grow this movement, which viewers may recognize from the work of the “Obama Hope Poster” artist, Shepard Fairey. Different hubs of the New Brow movement will be showcased at G-40 including the DC, New York, and California metro areas, in addition to international work.

Throughout the month of the exhibit, G-40 will host musical and visual performances, lectures, and more. From live mural painting to resident DJ’s, G-40:The Summit presents a dynamic new gallery experience bringing visionary artists from across the world to Crystal City.

What:

G-40: The Summit – a dynamic contemporary art exhibit featuring curated works from artists around the world. There will also be visual and musical performances.

Five floors of exhibition space, including a lobby lounge, New York gallery, Washington, DC gallery, California gallery and an international gallery.

Who:

Over 400 contemporary artists from across the country and around the world.

Where:

223 23rd St. Arlington, VA 22202

When:

March 3 – 27, 2010
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 5-10 p.m.
Fridays: 5 p.m.-12 a.m.
Saturdays: 12 p.m. -12 a.m.
Sundays: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Mondays & Tuesdays: Closed

Press Preview Monday, March 1st 5:30-7pm

Tickets:

No tickets are necessary - the event is free and open to the public.

R.S.VP.:

Members of the media who would like to attend should contact Abbey Franke at afranke@scottcircle.com or at 202-362-1444, c: 202-251-4637

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About Crystal City BID
The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is a public-private partnership established in April 2006 to promote the vibrant Crystal City business, retail, restaurant and residential community. The BID is committed to showcasing the area as a world-class destination for visitors, employees and residents. Crystal City is ACTIVE, ARTFUL, ACCESSIBLE, and GREEN. For more information, visit www.crystalcity.org.

About Art Whino
Art Whino is a D.C. based art gallery whose mission is to bring together the freshest and rawest talent from around the world. With over 400 artists in the Art Whino arsenal, from California to New York, Germany to Japan and beyond, Art Whino has become a major platform for showcasing cutting edge work that combines the fine arts with lowbrow culture. Exhibitions cover the whole spectrum of new art media ranging from underground stencil and wheat paste street art to revolutionary soft sculpture and video installation art. http://artwhino.com/

About Vornado
Vornado Realty Trust is a fully integrated real estate investment trust (REIT). Vornado is one of the largest owners and managers of real estate in the United States with a portfolio over 100 million square feet in its major platforms, primarily located in the New York and Washington, DC metro areas. The company's four major platforms include: New York City Office; Washington, DC Office; Retail Properties and Merchandise Mart.









Sunday, January 24, 2010

Pre Register for my Stencil Class in June

Click HERE to Register

No country craft stencils here! It looks like silk screening, but it's stenciling!

The Stencil class will be taught by Kim McCarthy aka SOULE of Urban Soule Design.

This class jumps into action with Kim guiding you through the entire process from the creation of the stencil,
to applying the stencil image on multiple surfaces,using a variety of mediums. Learn to transfer your images onto fabric, paper, wood and many other surfaces.

This is a very fun, hands-on class so you should wear "painting clothes".

Students are encouraged to give renewed life to their vintage clothes, bags, 100% cotton shirt or fabric. (100% cotton works best but a cotton/poly blend will do, shirts with ribbing (raised vertical lines) do NOT stencil well)
also recommend: pillow cases, tote bags, sketchbooks, canvas, etc... which you should bring to apply your stencil(s) on.

* All paint and other materials will be provided for use in the class only. (other stencil material, X-acto knife, cutting board and paints)

Bring your own black and white image to use for the stencil
(printed on paper), keep in mind
you may be tracing the image so the simpler and cleaner the lines, the better.

No more than 5 students per class to allow for plenty of individual instruction.

You will leave the class with your printed stenciling samples, instructions, the custom stencils that you designed for this class, and the confidence to personalize your life with creative stenciling designs!

Ages 18+ only. All levels welcome.

Cost: per person (includes materials fee)

Time: Roughly 3-5hrs

You can reach Kim at urbansoule@gmail.com for more information

Friday, January 22, 2010

24 Years for "tagging"

This is Ridiculous!

Ralph Mirabal will serve three 8 year terms consecutively.




Murderers and rapists get less time than this kid!

The Eye Writer

Graffiti can't be stopped!
California based "Tempt" suffer from Lugaria disease
rendering him incapable to move his arms or legs but
he continues to write graffiti using a special eye gadget
connected to his computer.
(original post from Graffiti Creator)

I couldn't find the way to post the video here, so here is the link.
http://wimp.com/theeyewriter/

Even if you don't like Graffiti, you should still watch this video because of the technology for the disabled.
More information on the their website
eyewriter.org



Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Vote for your favorite Handmade Ceramics! (me please)

I have got nominated for the Poppy Talks Handmade Ceramics Poll!
Please go and vote for me!



Sunday, January 17, 2010

Seeking Galleries...

I am currently seeking to book shows June and forward. Check back here, or watch for information on my official WEBSITE for updates. If you're a booking agent, feel free to contact me if you'd like me to show at your venue.


Friday, January 15, 2010

New Designs

I've listed some new designs today in my Etsy shop..... one of a kind... so be sure to take a look before they're gone!


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Art Whino Gallery Videos

This is a group stencil show I was in at Art Whino in 2008, I know it's older but it's cool
my art is featured at 2:22 -2:47




Here's the Video of the art Whino show with DMC of Run DMC




Enjoy!



Tuesday, January 12, 2010

It's (Ice) Cold Today

A couple new paintings to feast your eyes on.....

Ice Cube



and Ice-T

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Oh my this is funny

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Art Basel Video and Pix

Thank You Art Whino!




See a Hella' lot of photo on Art Whinos Flickr page and read more on their blog!

Amazing Graffiti Video by Suso33

Sunday, January 3, 2010

I Love This City








Saturday, January 2, 2010

A stencil-spray paint portrait of my daughter, the budding artist



Please do not use without permission
© 2010 Urban Soule

Friday, January 1, 2010

Dark and Stormy Winter Days

I took these photos from the car as we were driving to the Oregon coast to visit family, I'm thinking of doing paintings from them.I love the way the clouds look...






Please do not use without permission
© 2009 Urban Soule