Monday, March 5, 2012

A Twelve Year Journey


For a few months in the winter/spring of 2000, I lived in the house my Grandfather built in Milwaukee. There in the basement, kept warm by a wood stove, I painted a portrait of jazz legend Curtis Counce. Fast-forward to 2011 - while living in Argentina, I sold the piece to a patron visiting from L.A. and agreed to deliver it when we moved back to the U.S. Today , in my art studio in L.A., 12 years after it's creation, I am putting a final varnish coat on it in preparation for delivery. When painting "Curtis" over a decade ago I never would have guessed the journey he and I would have to go on before we found his home.

Currently Listening To:
Song: Headlong Into The Abyss
Artist: We Are Augustines (official site)

Headlong Into the Abyss by We Are Augustines on Grooveshark

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Danko Video 13 (HD) | "Funkyland" | Music by K.Flay

(having trouble viewing the above video? go here)
Relax. Breathe. Fast-foward.

Artist: K.Flay
Album: K.Flay EP
Song: No Duh

The song in the video comes from the mad lyrical skills of K.Flay, off her self-titled EP. You can download her latest greatest EP Eyes Shut from her site here. Do it to it!

More K.Flay news and goodness can be found online at the following places:

FunkylandFunkyland (click image to enlarge)
Converse opened a new flagship retail store on the 3rd St Promenade in Santa Monica. Behind the cashstand is an 11ft x 16ft wall where every six months they will feature a new L.A. artist. I was selected to be the featured artist for the grand opening of the store and this is the mural I brought to life.

The Converse Mural | "Funkyland"

The Orange Gorilla, the mohawk, and me, have been quiet the last few months as we transitioned to living back home in the United States after three and half years of meandering around South America. Rest assured though, that during this recent span of radio silence we've been busy here in L.A. setting up the new Gorilla Studio while simultaneously conspiring when and how to UNLEASH the Orange Beast back on the home front.

As it turns out "when" is now and "how" is the 11'x16' mural I did for the grand opening of the new Converse retail store on the 3rd St. Promenade in Santa Monica. Check it out!

We're back, and it's good to be home...bringing the funk.

(Having trouble viewing the images? They can also be seen on flickr here.)

FunkylandFunkyland (click image to enlarge)

Grand Opening

That DJ Made My Day


Signed with the Chucks I paint inSigned with the Chucks I paint in

5ft Gorilla Head

Adding Five InchesDay 5 - Yeah, so we're gonna need you to come in Saturday to finish those TPS reports and add another 5 inches to the bottom of the mural.

Mixtape Love

Captain of the Scissor LiftCaptain of the Scissor Lift

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A Blank CanvasA blank canvas