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The Takeover: Art Basel HYPE!

Monday, November 29, 2010
James Walker is doing his thing! Can't wait to see the final work in a few days!




The Takeover: Art Basel HYPE!

Monday, November 29, 2010
Brett Amory and Darryl Peirce working on their murals for The Takeover!

Brett diligently painting away!

Daryll's mural is definitely coming together. 


Lookin' good, guys! 


The Takeover: Art Basel HYPE!

Monday, November 29, 2010
We're looking forward to seeing Josh Taylor's install at Art Basel. The piece will be based off of an excerpt of his comic Blood on the Stones which is:

[...] a metaphysical horror/action series that chronicles the spiritual pitfalls endured throughout
the many lives of Samurai Makabe Terumoto.  Into the depths of harrowing spiritual forests,
Makabe pursues a diabolical force as he strives to rescue his beloved Ayame from certain death
and to elude a fate he cannot escape.  When Makabe chooses to self-expire upon learning of his
soul-mate’s demise, he awakens to a nightmarish hell far more malevolent than he could imagine.  
As he combats unseen enemies and gruesome hallucinations whilst traversing the labyrinthine
passages of his consciousness, he comes to discover that in each of his innumerable lifetimes 
he has been responsible for the death of a person he had loved.  With the assistance of a divinely
 appointed spiritual guide, August Coreserite, Makabe is charged with the task of retracing his
past lives to intervene and save those souls he has forever damned.
 


The Takeover: Art Basel HYPE!!

Friday, November 12, 2010


Peat Wollaeger's promo for Art Basel Miami 2010.

The Takeover: Art Basel HYPE!!

Friday, November 12, 2010
We're so pumped to head to Miami for 2010's Art Basel! Joe Iurato is already busy getting his mural finished for the opening:
















Juxtapoz interview with Ekundayo

Sunday, November 07, 2010
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Ekundayo’s life story is a very unique one (basically his mother and father split and he spent 7 years toted along with his dad on the run until his father passed away and he lived with his sister where he discovered his uncle’s black book that changed his life). Ekundayo’s work illustrates the sacrifices we make in the pursuit of fulfillment, while simultaneously questioning the actions taken to attain it.


Today, I feel:

Like nothing can stop me!

If you had three wishes, what would they be?

For my first wish, I would like to feel like I did when I would draw and paint as a youngster before art became a way to make a living.

Second, I would wish for a HUGE! studio spot were I would invite my favorite artists to create work and collaborate on projects.

Lastly, I would want all my friends and family to be healthy and happy pursuing what they want in life.

Do you consider yourself a funny person?

I'm seriously funny.

If you had one magic power, what would it be?

I would want the power to teleport to places that no other human has ever been before.

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Something that makes you happy?

When I listen to good music and I’ve been painting for so long that I loose all track of time.

Something that makes you mad?

When companies lie to get you to buy something and then they don't deliver all the things they promised to get you to buy it in the first place!

What was your favorite subject in elementary school?

Recess.

If you feel a creative block, what do you do to jumpstart inspiration?

I get out of the studio and just live life or get into shit. When I haven't thought about what I'm working on for a couple hours, I come back to it with fresh eyes.

When someone is taking a photo, do you smile for the camera or turn your head?

I smile while I turn my head so the picture comes out blurry.

Are you a social network enthusiast?

Nope.

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What is a quality you don’t like about yourself?

I can’t show my teeth when I smile.

Last good book you read?

Tuesdays with Morrie.

Who has had the most impact on your life?

Apollo Creed.

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Are you spiritual?

All praises to the most high.

One word to describe your artwork?

Relentless.

What’s missing in your life?

Stability, but I've come to expect the unexpected.

Are you a pet person?

Yeah.

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 Is your artwork understood?

Depends on who's looking, I feel like my art will only make sense in my mind. Ss long as the viewer can take something positive from my work, I'm happy.

 The most trouble you’ve ever gotten into:

A police task force was once assigned to arrest me and some friends.

Where do you imagine yourself in five years?

I imagine I would be thinking about what I would be doing in five years.

More on Ekundayo at www.ekundayo.com

 Original Interview at Juxtapoz.com

New Work from James Walker

Wednesday, November 03, 2010
James put together a sweet time-lapse video highlighting his recent work, check it out HERE!