I'm super stoked to be doing a show with my great friend, and a true inspiration to me, Mark Matlock. Mark is one of those guys that is so amazingly talented in so many genre's, there is just nothing he really cannot do. He's self-taught and has done canvas and illustrative work for over 15 years. He's been in countless gallery shows across the US, as well as numerous magazines with his illustrative work. We have a lot of the same influences in early hip hop and street art, and I love hearing his numerous stories from his time in NYC and Chicago. Like me, he really seems to enjoy working on a large scale, so our pieces compliment each other well. Personally, he pushes me to become a better artist and challenges me to go outside my comfort zone. The show open on Friday, April 10th at 6pm at my home inside Lulubell Toy Bodega's gallery, and both Mark & I will be there hanging out. Stop by and check his amazing new works on handmade wood canvas'. Below are a sneak peek from both myself and Mark. I'll being doing prints of CREAM (shown below) as well as several other of my new canvas', and the originals will be up for grabs as well. It's all the Downtown Mesa Independent Music Fest that night - so it's a great night to come out!
C.R.E.A.M. Aerosol & acrylic on canvas by Dski One (me), 2015.
Gun Show. Mixed media on wood. Mark Matlock, 2015.
My good friend Robert (xdutchessgummybunsx on IG) commissioned me to paint his DuboRat recently, and I had a blast with this one. First of all, I feel so grateful whenever anyone entrusts a blank toy to me. I'm honored to have people stoked on what I do, and I totally put all my heart and soul into painting. What can I say - the DuboRat by Undead Toys of Japan is an awesome sculpt! His posturing, the details, a little death rot... this is exactly the type of thing that makes painting seem like not painting. It's just fun! I was really stoked on how this guy turned out, and I hope Robert is too!
My friends at Nebula Vaping manufacture e-liquids and hardware right here in Downtown Mesa. They have been huge supporters of me, and I was so excited when they asked me to customize one of their NV 350 Vape Cubes! The NV 350 allows users to have 4 flavors on deck at one time! Next time you are in Downtown Mesa, stop by their shop and check them out. Super nice people, super high quality products. If you are interested in purchasing this custom NV350, head over to their site and nab it here! This guy is a bit hard to photograph, but I airbrushed Frankenstein on the top side, Nosferatu on one side, and Phantom of the Opera on the other. Four custom colored handles were added by Nebula and I bombed their name on the end to finish this great piece off. Here's the finished box: