My good buddy Kristy Leibowitz is a photographer based out of New York. She was one of the first people I met when I moved up here. She was taking photos for The HOLE gallery. She took my picture and we became cool. Her fashion photography is really enjoyable and quite sexy. You know, I like the sexy things in life. She also takes portrait photos of artists in the city. Maybe one day, (hint, hint) I will be blessed to be captured by her lens for an art photo. Someday, right? Check Kristy’s work out!
THE PHOTOS OF
Via: Kristy Leibowitz
Photos are from Chaos Magazine
I've been chipping away at this new painting and about 10 others. I shifted from color to only using black and white oil paint. Stay tuned for more progress pictures and updates.
A GOOD FRIEND AND ARTIST MAKING WAVES
Check out the work of my good friend Michael Vasquez working out of Miami, FL. I’ve followed Michael’s work for years. When I had my studio in Miami he would come by sometimes and enjoy a beer with me. He has always shown me a lot of love.
His work deals with growing up and not knowing where you belong. Thousands of boys don’t have a father figure in the U.S. and Michael was one of them. I think this is why his narrative focuses on street and gang life. It’s a way for young males to find a home and look up to someone.
MICHAEL VASQUEZ | "The Line Up" 2009 | acrylic on canvas | 72 x 96"
MICHAEL VASQUEZ | "Zombies" 2009 | acrylic on canvas | 72 x 96"
MICHAEL VASQUEZ | "Chain Strangle" 2010 | acrylic on canvas | 60 x 84"
View more works at: Michael Vasquez
TALES FROM MY CHILDHOOD.
KIKI VALDES -
"Rivals" Oil on Panel 2011
Image: David Uribe
THIS IS CALLED: MESSIN'
Ha, I totally forgot about this. This was last summer and my cousin just uploaded these on Facebook. My cousins were on vacation in Miami Beach and me and some other relatives came by to hang out. Once both of my female cousins fell asleep, me and the boys had to take advantage. First we slowly started putting food around them and then we took this epic money shot. Fun times. Makes me look forward to the summer.