Hey everyone. North Carolina was a pretty fast lived moment in time. I always wish there was more time to spend with family and see friends back in the Dirty Durham, but alas 2011 is about to be here and I have a ton of new projects to focus on. First there is Past from the Blast featuring myself, John Felix Arnold X Japanther. The show will be a solo painting show and on site installation piece where Japanther will perform at the opening inside of the installation space on March 4th, and then on April 1st, APRIL FOOLS, Goldwave will be doing live visuals while Omori, First Family, and Great Willow will also bless the installation with musical performances for the closing night! It is going to be an epic project. So get ready for March 4th at Queens Nails Projects, it will definitely be a PAST FROM THE BLAST!!!
Also I recently connected with a buddy of mine from High School and he has started a Snow Boarding Apparel company called Brackish, and now I am doing a signature artist series for the company to be released in 2012. Pretty stoked!!!
“Brackish Our plans for the 2012 line are heating up so we are going to go ahead and let you in on something we are very excited about. We will be collaborating with San Francisco based artist John Felix Arnold III on a series of products. Check his site, his work speaks for itself.”
And last but not least, my birthday is coming up creeping in a little over two weeks. I will be in New York City from January 11th-17th and am stoked to see my family and friends and all my crew and build. I will be looking for new galleries to get involved with, talking to art directors, and causing havok. I can’t wait. Hopefully there will be some painting sessions and some music studio time in there too, I have a lot new tracks to record which will eventually be posted on this site. Till next time, here are some photos from last years trip to NYC…
Here is a photo the Oni face tattoo I received at NYC Adorned Summer 09′. It has since been worked into my left sleeve, but here it is in progress.
Kim from Matt & Kim at a random beach in Brooklyn, NY, summer 09′.
Here it is, some great exposure from Hi-Fructose, one of the raddest art publications/ websites out there covering our crazy world today. Thanks to the awesome folks, and namely, Ken Harman over at Hi-Fructose, for checking out Unstoppable Tomorrow Vol.1 at Old Crow in Oakland, CA. Awesome fish eye photos and a really nice little write up! Here’s what he had to say.
“Now on view at Old Crow Gallery in Oakland, CA is a surprising group show by three San Francisco based artists, “Unstoppable Tomorrow”. Showing together for the first time since the closing of Babylon Falling in 2008, John Felix Arnold III, Christopher Burch and D Young V (who we just saw in Miami oddly enough) present a seemingly post-apocalyptic and proto-punk look at an alternate future. As the three young artists draw upon each others talents, their combined powers make for little obstacles in their own respective futures.”-Ken
What an awesome little holiday heads up for D Young V, Chris Burch, and yours truly! Definitely appreciate the love and hope that our work and the energy that put this show into motion can catch eyes, raise brows, inspire, and really catch some peoples attention on a much larger scale now. Going even bigger in March with Japanther! Now for real, it’s off to North Carolina for some good home cookin!
Check back soon!
You see the post with photos and write up on the Hi-Fructose Website at the link below…
Getting ready to go back to Durham, NC, for a few days. Eating, Family, Friends, Music, you know. Here are a few flics in the meantime of new work I have begun. Gettin ready for March, its going to be pretty amazing!!! Photos and updates from NC to come… Happy Holidays Everyone!
The response has been huge and I will be posting more press soon, in the meantime here is a direct quote from a designer named Melissa who lives in Oakland and works at a major firm in San Francisco. Thanks for posting this on Facebook Melissa, much appreciated!
“If you do anything this month, go see John Felix Arnold III‘s show at Old Crow. His work is nothing short of genius. Simply amazing.”December 4 at 3:26am
The reception was awesome thanks to everyone who came! It will be there for a month so please stop by if you didn’t have a chance to check it out. I will be posting photos and things soon. Another one down! We Out Here!