On April 8, 2011 I worked the Sticker Phiends show at Cartel Coffee Lab in Tempe, AZ. It was a great show with some amazing work by street artists, graphic designers and graffiti writers. It made me feel a bit better about the Phoenix art scene, although it’s still no New York , of course. I guess like everything else here, it’s not that good things (art, food, etc.) don’t exist, it just takes a lot more effort to find them. But enough of my homesick ranting, I loved that the show was such a great fusion of street art, writing, and graphic design (and I got free stickers!). I stayed pretty busy all night and didn’t get to take any photos, but there are some good ones on the Sticker Phiends site http://www.stickerphiends.com/
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As I haven’t actually posted any of my work so far, I thought I’d post some pictures of some of my canvases. These are all from a few years ago, I’ve been focusing on my graphic design work for awhile, but I’m finally getting back to doing canvas pieces. I also got a pack of On The Run paint markers for Christmas, so I’ve been looking for places to use them. These pieces were done with a combination of aerosol, acrylic, and paint markers, and most of them are pretty small. The series with single letters was meant to be part of an entire alphabet. If I can find the same canvases again I will probably complete it at some point. Unfortunately, some of them were damaged a little while I was transporting them. I will probably be posting more as I unpack my stuff from New York, and as I complete more pieces.
I recently discovered this artist’s website and found that his goals sound pretty familiar. He is a fine artist whose work is influenced by both graffiti and typography. According to his website:
Armogedon’s work is a collaboration of typographic elements and exploration with the formal structure of graffiti . By looking at graffiti and studying typography’s visual commonalities as lettering, much can be discovered and revealed. As graffiti matures and diversifies, more and more of it’s aesthetics filters into contemporary art. It has gained acceptance in popular culture at large and now comfortably accepted as a contemporary mode of communication. Graffiti has mass appeal due to its illegality and excitement. Typography is omnipresent in today’s PC-based information society. Armogedon is Striving to blur the line of typography and graffiti striving to find relationships between the two forms of communication.
I find Armogedon 2057’s pieces very interesting (in a good way) especially because he seems to be using shapes and colors of a contemporary three-dimensional looking style of graffiti without necessarily using letters. It’s great to see that there are other people out there with similar goals to mine using different approaches.
You can see more of his work on his website: http://www.armo1.com/home.html