Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Scion’s Installation 5 Art Tour will arrive in Minneapolis, MN on April 3rd on the heels of a successful tour stop in Phoenix, AZ. The opening reception will take place April 3rd from 7pm – 11pm at Rogue Buddha Gallery (owned by Nicholas Harper who is one of Installation’s featured artists). Artists J.Shea, Codak and Eye One will be in attendance along with music provided by DJs Jonathan Ackerman and Millions Billions.
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 16, 2009
LA-based urban artists Eyeone and Patrick Martinez got together to put on a two-man show simply titled New Works. It all goes down this Saturday, March 21, 2009 in an opening from 7-10 pm at Tradition in Westlake Village, CA. Eyeone wrote us, “We're releasing a limited-edition 'zine and Patrick is releasing an awesome foam hand that's L.A.-appropriate.” New Works runs through April 19, 2009, but first take a sneak peek at some of our favorite pieces the artist sent our way!
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Eyeone and Patrick Martinez will unveil a new collection of works Saturday, March 21st at Tradition in Westlake Village, California. The two-man show will run from March 21st- April 19, 2009 and showcase Eyeone’s clean, limited color work alongside Martinez’s more colorful and bubbly figurative paintings rooted in strong social commentary. Come out and see the pair’s amazing work during a reception from 7-10pm Saturday, march 21st, 2009. More info on Martinez at www.patrickmartinez.com More on Eyeone at www.eyelost.com
Juxtapoz // Monday, February 02, 2009
Last October saw the launch of Scion’s fifth Installation Art Tour, giving exposure to both established and emerging artists. Installation 5: Self Portraits highlights a diverse array of artists from around the world and visits nine cities including Miami, New York, Portland, Minneapolis, San Jose, Philadelphia and Los Angeles, as well as new spots Phoenix and Detroit. Now the show is ready for it's next stop on February 6th at Perihelion Arts in Phoenix. Participating artists include: Kelsey Brookes, Andy Howell, Blek le Rat, Jeff Soto, David Choe, Patrick Martinez (whose portrait is shown), J. Shea, French, Sage Vaughn, Kofie, RETNA, Ron English, Saber, Usugrow, and many more. This installment of the tour is sure to be crackin, as Phoenix will welcome the tour for the very first time, so do what you gots to do to get out to Phoenix next week. Details at scion.com/installation
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 13, 2009
It’s well known that graffiti and skateboarding go hand-in-hand. Good thing then, that this winter Tradition hosted the On Deck art show. Curated by Eyeone, On Deck featured art on skate decks from some of the top names in the L.A. graffiti scene including: Axis, Adikt, Codak, Dash, Vyal, and more. Vimby stopped by the opening and spoke with a few of the artists including Eyeone, Adikt, and Axis. If you have not yet seen the show, too bad because it’s over now, but look out for an upcoming show featuring Eyeone and Patrick Martinez at Tradition in March.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, November 23, 2008
This October saw the launch of Scion’s fifth Installation Art Tour, giving exposure to both established and emerging artists. Installation 5: Self Portraits highlights a diverse array of artists from around the world and will visit nine cities including Miami, New York, Portland, Minneapolis, San Jose, Philadelphia and Los Angeles, as well as new spots Phoenix and Detroit. On Friday, December 5, the Installation tour opens in Miami during the world- renowned Art Basel, y’know the largest art event in North America. Participating artists include: Kelsey Brookes, Andy Howell, Blek le Rat, Jeff Soto, David Choe, Patrick Martinez, J. Shea, French, Sage Vaughn, Kofie, RETNA, Ron English, Saber, Usugrow, and many more. This installment of the tour is going to be one of the bigger attractions at Art Basel, so do what you gots to do to get out to Miami in December. Details at scion.com/installation
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 24, 2008
Patrick Martinez just designed a few new tees for Uper Playground, including a fit called The Human Ladder. Peep the video Alexander Tarrant made to go along with the release, and then grab your own Human Ladder shirt here. More on Patrick Martinez at www.patrickmartinez.com
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 03, 2008
Because we’re nosey and impatient, we asked Patrick Martinez to send us over an advance look at his portrait for Scion’s fifth installment of its Installation Art Tour, titled Installation 5: Self Portraits. Obviously, the theme of this year’s tour is self-portraits, and Martinez really killed it with his rendition. Creating a self-portrait can pose a particularly unique challenge to an artist, but if the rest of the work in Installation 5: Self Portraits is anywhere near as dope as Martinez’ mixed media painting, we expect all of you to hit up the tour’s first stop tonight, October 4, 2008, in Detroit at C Pop Gallery. Installation 5: Self Portraits highlights a diverse array of artists from around the world, including: Andy Howell, Blek le Rat, Jeff Soto, David Choe, Patrick Martinez, J. Shea, French, Kelsey Brookes, Sage Vaughn, Kofie, RETNA, Ron English, Saber, Usugrow, and many more. The tour will visit nine cities including: Detroit, Miami, Phoenix, Washington DC, Minneapolis, New York, Portland, San Jose, and Los Angeles. You’ve got nine chances; do what you gots to do to get to at least one. Details at scion.com/installation
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 26, 2008
This October, Scion will launch the fifth installment of its Installation Art Tour, which is a program designed to give exposure to both established and emerging artists. Installation 5: Self Portraits highlights a diverse array of artists from around the world and will visit nine cities including: Miami, New York, Portland, Minneapolis, San Jose, and Los Angeles. For the first time, the tour will also pass through the Detroit, Phoenix and Washington DC. This year each artist was asked to create his or her literal, or non-literal interpretation of the theme ‘Self-Portraits’. Video art will be included for the first time in the tour’s five-year history, alongside painting and photography. Installation 5: Self Portraits will feature so many incredible artists, that we suggest you see the entire line-up right over here…
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 08, 2008
Lucky Alvarez (left) and Patrick Martinez (right) recently dropped by to speak to youth at a Make Something! workshop put on by Beautiful Losers and Nike in Los Angeles. Beautiful Losers is a feature documentary film directed by Aaron Rose that celebrates the independent and DIY (Do It Yourself) spirit that unified a loose-knit group of American artists who emerged from the underground youth subcultures of skateboarding, graffiti, punk rock, and hip-hop. The documentary tells the story of how a group of outsiders with little or no formal training, and almost no conception or interest of the inner workings of the art world, ended up having an incredible impact on the worlds of art, fashion, music, film, and pop culture. Make Something! workshops invite local youth to experience creative learning in a non-traditional setting. Workshops focus on subjects such as painting, sculpture, photography, tattoos, music, animation, zines and assorted other subjects that relate to DIY culture. The walls of each “classroom” display many of the works created on-site, and will hence become an ever-evolving gallery of young ideas in artistic practice. Lucky Alvarez and Patrick Martinez took the opportunity to discuss process, inspiration, DIY, and the use of different mediums with the young, eager crowd.