See photos from the Black on High opening at Purple DIARY.
Friday, May 10, 2013
I'm excited to announce that I'll be at Rock of Ages tattoo in Austin, Texas May 26-29th for a guest spot. You can make an appointment by giving the shop a call at (512) 804-1213. I'll have some sketchbook drawings with me as well.
This backpiece is on my good friend Fiz and we have been working on it slowly but surely. Hopefully we only have a couple more sessions to finish. It's been a ton of fun, pretty much all my favorite things to tattoo in black and grey, and I'm thankful to Fiz for giving me so much free reign. Can't wait to be done!
Thursday, May 2, 2013
"Do they owe us a living?" ink wash on arches watercolor, 16x20"
This awesome show is opening tomorrow night and if you're in LA, I highly suggest checking it out. The piece above will be showing along with two other paintings of mine and a number of works by good friends.
From Need Supply:
Black On High
Clouds are about to spread over California. This is dirty meets pretty. Black on High is a Brooklyn takeover of Hollywood featuring the dark and gritty work of Alexander Heir, Jess Poplawski, Dilek Baykara, Tamara Santibanez and Othelo Gervacio, who will be showcasing a new body of work based off his childhood obsession with magic. This clan of NY artists will reveal a darker side to the sunny streets of LA with heavy influences from punk and metal culture, washed in black gouache and dripping with ink. Presented by Alexis Gross, the show represents the latest in the curators series at The Gallery. Opening night is this Friday, 8pm.
1621 North Cahuenga
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Fun little tattoo on my friend Billy. He asked for a portrait of himself and I think the resemblance is pretty spot-on.
Big front piece started on Eric, who is a great client in every way. I was a bit sad to start covering the skull with wings on his pelvis, a relic from his "Hell's-Angel-tattooing-me-on-my-mom's-couch-prison-style" younger days (see also: amazing chest piece). Incredibly, Eric still had the original stencil from when he got the tattoo done. It was intended to be much bigger:
Now it serves as a testament to Eric's unwavering dedication to metal imagery, hating religion, or, "how to be cool your entire life".