Hey everyone! Since my last update I have busted my ass to get some work to Art Basel with Superchief Gallery for their insane Art Fair infiltration. In the process of creating this piece in a short turn around between coming back to the states with a trip to LA and then back to the Bay to finish a project and paint this piece for Basel, I had very intense conversation with a super close friend and fellow artist about process and truly making art from within. The subsequent painting that went to Basel came from this and is titled A State of Reflection (Armor Studies) as I began to uncover what hides under the surface of my own armor needing to get out and let my real inner power resonate. I feel invigorated in my painting now and have panels lined up and an assemblage installation under way currently.
Literally the day I sent this painting to the East Coast I had to high tail it to the Airport to catch a flight to Hong Kong. For what reason do you ask? Not to work, for once in a long long time. I embarked on a trip to East Asia, HK then to Japan, where the entire purpose was to simply be, travel, experience, learn, eat, and enjoy life. But tbh by the end of it a very close fellow artist and friend had attained an interior wall in Tokyo for me to paint and I welcomed the opportunity to get down. But before any of this happened, and entire trip to Hong Kong and then southern Japan occurred. The food my travel partner and I ate was beyond delicious, beyond soulful. The chilly night air of Fukuoka was amazing. The sites and sounds of Hong Kong were exhaustingly intriguing and down right futuristic, yet firmly planted on a gritty foundation of the past. Blade Runner shit to be sure. Here are some photos to get you started on the journey. In the next installment I will go more in depth about the trip and details of it. Oh and before i forget, Hong Kong had some of the most amazing contemporary art I had seen in some time.