Posted: November 9, 2012 in Inspiration, Random but Good, Uncategorized
Tags: Art, Atlanta, Beautiful, Beauty, cardboard, city, Culture, Dope, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Travel, World
I apologize that it has taken me so long to post something. I have been swamped with schoolwork and other projects but I have stumbled upon some great work by evol/ctink. They spray paint cityscapes onto cardboard boxes. I thought that they were photos of cities at first and then noticed how intricate the work is. Check em out and visit the site www.evoltaste.com
These paintings are really interesting and I’m curious to see how they are created. Once again sorry for the delay on the post and Thanks for all of the support!
Posted: August 11, 2012 in Inspiration, What is JJ up to?
Tags: Art, Atlanta, Beautiful, Beauty, Culture, Dope, Fashion, gallery, Globe, Hardwork, light, Mixed Media, Photography, Photos, shadow, Vintage, Woodblock Prints, World
So I stumbled upon this artist Kumi Yamashita.Kumi received her bachelor in fine arts at the Cornish College of the Arts in Washington and obtained her masters in fine art from the Glasgow School of Art in the UK. In her series entitled Light & Shadow Kumi uses a single light source along with an assortment of perfectly placed objects to create incredible shadow silhouettes and artwork on walls. I had to do a double take on every piece. Her website is awesome too. Check out Yumi’s work HERE . She now resides and works in New York.
Posted: July 4, 2012 in Inspiration, Random but Good, What is JJ up to?
Tags: Art, Atlanta, Beautiful, Cincinnati, Culture, Dope, elementary, Fashion, Hardwork, Hip Hop, Inspiration, Mixed Media, Movies, Painting, Photography, Photos, Printmaking, Spike Lee, Vintage, Woodblock Prints, World
It doesn’t take much to gain my interest when I hear about a Spike Lee Joint coming out. He is one of my favorite directors to ever do it. Positive message, dope art direction, and all around smooth aesthetic. This should not disappoint. The movie poster is cool as well. Red Hook Summer opens to limited release August 10. I hope its coming to ATL.
Posted: June 25, 2012 in Personal Work, Random but Good, What is JJ up to?
Tags: Art, Atlanta, Bearcats, Beautification, Beautiful, Beauty, Cincinnati, Culture, Dope, education, Hardwork, Hip, Hip Hop, Inspiration, Painting, Photography, Photos, school, Travel, University, World
I have been commissioned by someone to paint Nippert Stadium (18″ x 24″ Oil on Canvas), which is the football stadium at The University of Cincinnati. It is also my alma mater. I remember all of the games that I attended and the fun that was had. Not to mention the tackle football in the snow. Here are some progress images of the painting. I am still in the underpainting stage. It is starting to take shape, more to come soon.
Reference Photo of Nippert
Day 1 Progress
Day 2 Progress
Day 3 Progress
Stay Tuned More to come. Thanks for the support!
Posted: June 16, 2012 in Inspiration, Personal Work, Random but Good, What is JJ up to?
Tags: Art, Atlanta, Beautiful, Beauty, Cincinnati, Culture, Deliciousness, Dope, Family, Fashion, gallery, Globe, Hip, Hip Hop, Jobs, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Single Ladies, Travel, VH1, Woodblock Prints, World
So I know I blogged about this back in January when everything was being set up for the show. I was selected and had the opportunity to show some of my art on this season of Single Ladies. I have attached some screen shots from the episode and I even attached the full episode here as well. I still am in disbelief that it actually got air time. I am humbled and blessed to have an opportunity like this and I am glad that the painting has been so well received. More to come very soon. I promise. Please visit my portfolio site at www.artst.com/profile/ArTisAn
“Homage Ali/Basquiat” Oil Mixed Media on Board 2011 – Jarrett Jamison
Watch the Full Episode HERE
Posted: May 12, 2012 in Inspiration, Random but Good, What is JJ up to?
Tags: Art, Atlanta, Beautification, Beautiful, Beauty, Cincinnati, Culture, Dope, gallery, Hardwork, Hip, Hip Hop, Inspiration, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Photos, Printmaking, school, Tribe, Vintage, Woodblock Prints, World
Artist James Blagden and animator Phillip Niemeyer of Double Triple, collaborated in order to create the original animation and integrate it into evolving cuts of the film Beats Rhymes & Life a Documentary about Legendary Hip Hop Group A Tribe Called Quest. The title sequence breaks out of the black and white and sets the tone for the film with a Tribe-inflected, technicolor palette. In other words, this is awesome.
This isn’t the video but this is their style. Check out more of Double Triple HERE
and James Blagden HERE
Posted: May 6, 2012 in Inspiration, Random but Good, What is JJ up to?
Tags: Art, Atlanta, Beautiful, Culture, Dope, Hardwork, Jazz, Miles Davis, Mixed Media, Music, Painting, print, Printmaking, Trumpet
Enough Said. I will be seeing this. Dope Poster design as well