st. Mars art 101


Mars’ art history 101

Variety: Never making up my artistic directional mind(thanks ADD!): ….fine art(BFA…large scale painting & printmaking)…..

….then an airbrushing biz, then web design….

…then a failed attempt at comic-styled art….

…then digital illustration….

& now, circling back to fine art….

…a new cycle of Mars is coming!

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Artist Bios part 2

Artist Bios part 2

 

Hey! As a second preview for my http://valentiger.com upgrade….here are a few gems!

 

Brian Ewing

http://www.BRIANEWING.com

  

1. Brian Ewing

3. San Francisco, CA (for now)

4. 1/12/74

5. Single

6. zilch

7. Illustrator, designer and gig poster artiste’

8. Pencil and ink. I draw and ink everything by hand and then rock the rest on the computer. Most of my gig posters and art prints are SCREENPRINTED. Like Emek but not as “fancy pants”.

9. http://www.BRIANEWING.com

http://ewingbrian.livejournal.com/

http://www.revengethroughbetterliving.com

10. Working in the music industry is part of my job so I listen to way too much music. Uhh… Nick Cave, Ramones, Coheed and Cambria, Brand New, Stiff Little Fingers, Generation X, Buzzcocks, X, The EX, Turbonegro, Iron Maiden, Taking Back Sunday, The Michelle Gun Elephant, The Damned, Screamin’ Lord Sutch, Interpol, Mastadon, High On Fire, Atmosphere, N.E.R.D., Gym Class Heroes, Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss, Slo Burn, Radio Birdman, Tom Waits, and anything that has to do with Billy Childish. I suck at answering this question. It’s my job, so I listen and like a variety of music. Blessing and a curse.

11. Oy vey…Hmmm… Dave Johnson, Moebius, The Hanuka Bros., Hernandez Bros., Adam Hughes, Ryan Sook, Tara McPherson, Bradstreet, The Drink and Draw Social Club, Serpieri, Dave Crosland, Ash Wood, Mahfood, Mignola, The EC guys, Paul Pope, The Studio, Becky Cloonan and Wrightson. There are a ton more but nobody gets past the first few names.

12. Pushead, Emek, Andrew Bawidamann, Methane Studios, Invisible Creatures, Ragnar, Terada, Nirasawa, Takeya, Moser, Mucha, Klimt, Hohlwein, House Industries, Burlesque, Jay Ryan, Phil Hale, Dan St. George, Stephen Somers, Frazetta, Range Murata, Kozik, Coop, Forbes, Hampton….make it STOP!

13. My friends. They keep me honest. They also inspire me. We’re always recommending stuff to one another. Music and movies are a big inspiration to me. So is a stroll through an art museum or looking at porn. What, like I’m the only person that does that?

14. http://www.rocketsociety.com

http://www.gigposters.com

15. Cartoons: Ghost In The Shell (1&2), FLCL, Jin-Roh, Appleseed, Family Guy, Samurai Jack, Venture Bros., and the Simpsons.
Comic Books: Hellboy, 100 Bullets, Black Hole, Pirates of Coney Island, East Coast Rising and the old EC Comics.

16. Useless dust collecting crap. Like: Frankenstein, Pushead, Hellboy and Kid Robot Stuff. I also started collecting original art. I’m a book junkie too. Moving sucks for me.

 

Van Arno

http://WWW.VANARNO.COM

  

1.) Artist Name: VAN ARNO

2.) Legal Name: VAN ARNO
3.) Location:(Country,State): LOS ANGELES,CA,USA
4.) Date of Birth :1-24-63
5.) Married_____ or Single__X_____
6.) # of Children 0_
7.) Profession/Primary Skill : FIGURATIVE PAINTER
8.) Preferred Medium:_OIL PAINT

9.) Your URLs: (if any ) WWW.VANARNO.COM

***Inspirations:
10.) Favorite Music/Bands: JOHNNY THUNDERS
11.) Favorite Comic Artists: MIKE MIGNOLA
12.) Favorite non-Comic Artists: GAMBATISTA TIEPOLO
13.) Other inspirations:_______________________________
14.) Favorite Links (List two or so…): NA
15.) Favorite Cartoons/Comic-books LIL ABNER
16.) What do you collect: NOTHING

 

KMNDZ

http://www.kmndz.com 

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Question 1.) Artist Name:
KMNDZ (command Z)

2.) Legal Name:
Johnny Edward Rodriguez

3.) Location:Pomona California

4.) Date of Birth : 1974

5.) Married

6.)# of Children 3

7.) Profession/Primary Skill :
Design Director, Fine-art

8.) Preferred Medium:
Acrylic on wood

9.) Your URLs:
http://www.kmndz.com
http://www.myspace.com/kmnd_z

***Inspirations:
10.) Favorite Music/Bands:
Bob Marley, Dead Can Dance, Clash, did I mention Bob, Ozomatli

11.) Favorite Comic Artists:
Bill Watterson, Berkeley Breathed

12.) Favorite non-Comic Artists:
Ryden, Arron Horkey, Daniel Despain

13.) Other inspirations:
Juels Verne, Robert Rodriguez, my family, Life of Christ

14.) Favorite Links
google.com

15.) Favorite Cartoons/Comic-books
Avitar, Songe Bob, Invader Zim, Jon K’s mighty mouse

16.) What do you collect:
Art, some hot wheels, working on my motorcycle collection

 

 

thanks,

- st. Mars

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Artist Bios part 1

Artist Bios part 1

Hey! As a preview for my http://valentiger.com upgrade….I will be posting some of the new featured artist profile/bios!  I have been collecting these artists’ profiles for several years now.  Its really fascinating to discover about an artists interests and influences!  The Valentiger site already hosts about 60 bios (all completed by the artists themselves) & a few interviews. The site will be completely upgraded in a few weeks with about 20 new bios…..but first, here are a few previews!!

Colin Christian

http://hotboxdesigns.com/

1.) Artist Name: Colin Christian
3.) Location: Florida,USA
4.) Date of Birth : 30/03/64
5.) Married
7.) Profession/Primary Skill :sculptor
8.) Preferred Medium:fiberglass
9.) Your URLs: (if any ) hotboxdesigns.com
***Inspirations:
10.) Favorite Music/Bands: movie scores,Radiohead,Zero 7,Bjork,Mozart,Beethoven,electronic and ambient music
11.) Favorite Comic Artists: Joe Chiodo,Milo Manara,Simon Bisley
12.) Favorite non-Comic Artists: Ron Mueck,H.R. Giger,Carlos Huante,Wayne Barlowe.
13.) Other inspirations: Stanley Kubrick,Barbarella,H.P.Lovecraft,60′s/70′s interior design, 50′s sci-fi movies,fetish girls,supermodels and hot chicks in general…
14.) Favorite Links (List two or so…):www.rottentomatoes.com,www.suicidegirls.com
15.) Favorite Cartoons/Comic-books: The Incredibles,the Simpsons,Family Guy,Tom and Jerry,Heavy Metal,2000AD.
16.) What do you collect: movies,movie scores,hot chick photos and autographs.

  

Gary Taxali

http://www.garytaxali.com

 1.) Artist Name: __Gary Taxali 
 3.)   Location:(Country,State): ___________Toronto, Canada 
4.) Date of Birth :____Nov 5, 1968
 
5.) Single___X____
 
7.) Profession/Primary  Skill : ____Pictures
 
8.) Preferred  Medium:__________Mixed Media
 
9.) Your URLs: (if any )  ___________http://www.garytaxali.com
 ***Inspirations: 
10.) Favorite Music/Bands: ____MC5
 
12.) Favorite non-Comic  Artists:  ______The Russian Avante Garde, Dr, Seuss
 
13.) Other  inspirations:__________typography, package design
 
14.) Favorite Links (List two or so…):  ___http://www.xe.com   http://www.dictionary.com
 
15.) Favorite Cartoons/Comic-books_____BLAB!
 
16.) What do you collect: ____Vinyl Records, Old Books
   

Chet Zar

http://www.chetzar.com/

 

2.) Legal Name: Chet Zar
3.) Location: u.s.a., ca.
4.) Date of Birth :Nov 12th, 1967
5.) Married: Yes
6.) # of Children: 2
7.) Profession/Primary Skill :Painter of Dark
8.) Preferred Medium: Oils
9.) Your URLs: http://www.chetzar.com, http://www.myspace.com/chetzar
***Inspirations:
10.) Favorite Music/Bands: Minutemen, Devo, Nomeansno, Dead Kennedys
12.) Favorite non-Comic Artists: Beksinski, Giger, M.C. Escher, Mucha, Norman Rockwell, Frank Frazetta, Christopher Owen, James Zar
13.) Other inspirations: Alan Watts, Wesley Willis, Jello Biafra, Noam Chomsky
14.) Favorite Links (List two or so…): http://beinart.org/ http://www.beksinski.pl/
15.) Favorite Cartoons/Comic-books: Milton the Monster
16.) What do you collect: Vintage Walter T. Foster Publications 

More previews this week!

- st. Mars

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Popcalyptic Design

http://www.shinybinary.com/

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Eric Sin : http://lftovr.projectsd.net/eric.html 

 

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 Jericó Santander : http://www.rarz.net/

I am sooo in love with this pic (detail):

suburban.jpg

  

There is something soooo POPcalyptic about this collection: Public Handryers

http://www.polarinertia.com/mar07/handdryer01.htm

(plus…check out his mural/graffiti pics!)

hand162.jpg

   

Messy Art: real product,

Frame Napkin: http://www.kyouei-ltd.co.jp/

  

- st. Mars

  

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ArtTube: HeartThrob

Miss Van, Junko Mizuno & Aiko Nakagawa at Merry Karnowsky

http://mkgallery.com/new_mkg/artists/msv/lrg/invite.htmlRecap of show at http://www.mkgallery.com

Miss Van: http://www.missvan.com/





Junko Mizuno: http://jmnews.exblog.jp/ , http://miznotic.viciously-kinky.net/

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 Aiko Nakagawa: http://www.faile.net/ , http://ladyaiko.com/ - st. Mars

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Artist Mike Giant // spotlight

Artist Mike Giant // spotlight

 

http://www.mikegiant.com

 

OK, after a quick peak at the images on this blog: start reading this travel diary of Mike @ Fecalface & get a taste of what being an art star is like!! – Celebs, Catacombs and Fresh Bombing!!! : http://www.fecalface.com/SF/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=603&Itemid=63

 

Mike Giant is: drawing, tattoos, photography, and graffiti

 

Nice Bio: http://www.magda-gallery.com/ang/gianttexte.htm

 

Interviews:

http://www.rebel8.com/PRESS/SUPER7/14/S7-14.htm

http://www.racketonline.com/version1.4/mgiant/mgiant.html

http://www.voice1156.com/interview_mgiant.htm

Podcast interview: http://www.podcast.net/show/45455

 

Video:

Mike Giant Time-Lapse Tag:  http://www.juxtapoz.com/jux/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1041&Itemid=50

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http://youtube.com/watch?v=MRLWq-er5W4

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http://youtube.com/watch?v=ffn_7IUqp1g

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http://youtube.com/watch?v=1iIvaI1XvTA

 

Other:

Mike & ‘Giant vs Giant’ http://www.thegiant.org/wiki/index.php/Mike_Giant

 

Current Show :

http://www.magda-gallery.com/fr/giantworks.htm

 

You Rock Mike!

- st. Mars

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POPspace: Pop Art on Myspace

POPspace: Pop Art on Myspace

  I confess, I resisted Myspace as long as I could, but I gave in a year or so ago; I am glad I did!  Myspace has become a great ‘starter’ site for a lot of artists & is utilized for marketing for most of the Lowbrow 2.0 crowd.  I myself only use it for art surfing and news posting, but other than that, I find Myspace ugly and the ‘social networking’ aspect defunct.  Before we get to the art, I am plugging VIRB @ http://virb.com !  VIRB’s design is slick, and I actually socially network….I’ve met some great people on there: visit st. Mars @ http://virb.com/mfnd !

  OK, here are a handful of some of the great Popcalyptic artists of Myspace:

 

 James Roper
http://www.jroper.co.uk/
  

Matthew Bone
http://www.myspace.com/destroy_painting

  

Jughead Jones
http://www.myspace.com/jugheadjones13
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jugheadjones/

  

Chistophe Lambert AKA Captain Electric

http://www.lambertcomix.ch/

http://www.myspace.com/captain_electric

  

Herrschulze 

http://www.myspace.com/herrschulze  

  

Atsushi “KRNPX” Kurono

http://homepage.mac.com/kurono316/

http://www.myspace.com/krnpx

  

U235
http://www.myspace.com/u_235_ba

Yasen
http://www.myspace.com/photonovela

  

Thanx,

St. Mars @ http://www.myspace.com/faithinart

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