SELF PORTRAIT

Did you miss the chance to pick up my newest print release I did with 1xRUN back in August? From now until end of day Sunday, December 7th, the remaining prints are available!! The crew over at 1xRUN were very supportive (and really patient) working with me to get this print released, but the original run was only for two weeks... if you missed it, you missed it. So, you know... don't miss it!! 

SELF PORTRAIT / 6-Color Screen Print on 130lb Mowhawk Fine Art Paper / 18x24 / Signed & Numbered / Limited to 100 / $55 Each (plus $10 for S&H)

 

Payments can be made through Paypal to account inscoe@mac.com

 

 

REWIRE

In August I am proud to participate in REWIRE, an exhibition that brings visual and audio artists together. 

REWIRE is an international line up of visual artists have created works which are now being interpreted sonically by audio artists. Effectively reversing the common record model where the artist creates an image to capture the mood of the music.

The visual works come from a curated line up of abstract urban artists. The audio artists have been selected from the vein of experimental electronic music.

The project will culminate in a multimedia exhibition, book and vinyl box set. Curated by Rob Swain (Gamma Proforma) and Andrea Parker (Touchin Bass / Aperture). 

We need your support to bring this project to life in the form of a book & vinyl box set. The exhibition will take place irrespective of the kickstarter campaign. Opening night, Saturday 9th August 2014 at Gamma Transport Division, Stockbridge, Edinburgh.

Visual Artists

Augustine Kofie
Jerry 'Joker' Inscoe
Poesia
sheOne
Nawer
Stendec
Moneyless
Phil Ashcroft
Derm
Robert 'Tone' Proch
Sebastien Preschoux
Sat One
Graphic Surgery
Felipe Pantone
O.Two
Roids
Clemens Behr
Christopher Derek Bruno
108
Kidghe
Stohead

Audio Artists

Luke Vibert
Divine Styler
Mike Ladd
Andrea Parker / Daz Quayle
Cristian Vogel
Arovane
Einoma
Third Shock
Methodblack
Lyken
Monkphat
Plaster
Clatterbox
GFQ
Quinoline Yellow
Evac
Kero
Dalglish
Bogger
Northburg
Ed Devane

Show your support by going to Kickstarter and pledging a few bits to help see the book and vinyl box set made. Depending on your pledge, you can walk away with something pretty special.

 

COMMISSION PIECES

First, let me apologize for the long silence to this blog, and to the whole website. It's not that I haven't been busy since November, I have, but I have just neglected to keep up with the website and sharing my work as it gets done. I sincerely apologize for that. 

I'll open with two commissions that friend Heidi McBride put together for me. Heidi has been a great help with local work, as of late, and I'm incredibly grateful for all her help and handling of these projects. They've been cool and fun to work on and I've learned a lot from doing them. 

The first commission was for a new realtor in the Portland area. Located down the street from a previous commission that Heidi put together, this one was rather large. Not in the size of the work, but in the workload itself. The new realtor wanted a very graphic interpretation of a map of Portland painted on their main wall, and five of their barn doors custom painted. Below is the mural (still waiting to get good shots of the doors)...


The second commission was for a friend of Heidi's who wanted a piece of my artwork for her home. A great project to work on as I love seeing my work hanging in the home of someone who truly appreciates art. The piece I did was a triptych on wood panels that were each 24 x 24 x 3. Below is the final result...


SKATE & DESTROY

Earlier this year I participated in a retrospective exhibition in Washington DC called Pump Me Up, at the Corcoran Art Museum. While at the opening I met the owner of an art/skate shop called Art Under Pressure, and we made plans to release a custom limited edition skate deck that he would sell at the shop. Limited to only 50 of each cut, these CMYK boards are available now!

You can pick up a Cruiser shape or a regular shape, completely up to your style of riding. 

Boards available here.

 

THREE THE HARD WAY - OPENING

November 7th was the opening reception for Three The Hard Way, a three-man group show featuring Augustine Kofie, Christopher Derek Bruno and myself. Showing all new works at Breeze Block Gallery in Portland, Oregon, Sven Davis curated a great line up with three artists whose works are very different, but compliment each other quite well. Below are some selected images from the show from each artist as well as a collaborative mural done in the back of the gallery.  

 

There's also a nice re-cap of the show with a lot of pictures over at Graffuturism and even a short interview on OPB (Oregon's NPR station) that was done just as the show opened. The interview is 46:00 minutes into the recording, so skip ahead if you want to hear just our bit. Thanks to April Baer for coming out and doing the interview!

SKIN & BONES AVAILABLE NOW

SKIN & BONES are two prints... one is the 'skin' of the artwork, the other the 'bones'. The prints are three color, hand-pulled screen prints masterfully done by John Goff at Serigraphic Systems Inc. Printed using archival inks on 100lb archival paper, each print is signed, numbered and embossed for a limited edition of 50 of each print.  

$75 each

Available here 

 

 

 

SKIN

BONES  

 

THREE THE HARD WAY

It's now officially less than a month away from the three-man group show I will be participating in with Augustine Kofie and Christopher Derek Bruno at Breeze Block Gallery, here in Portland, Oregon. Curated by Sven Davis from Arrested Motion, more information about the show can be found on the event's Facebook page, here

Save the date and come say hi... 

 

NOVEMBER LOOMS AHEAD

Spending long hours in the studio working on new pieces for the upcoming three man group show with Augustine Kofie and Christopher Derek Bruno at Breezeblock Gallery, here in Portland, Oregon. The opening reception is November 7th but there's lots of work to do before then.  

A few shots from the studio... 

 

3339 DIVISION . PART TWO

With the help of Heidi McBride securing the mural and handling all the logistics, and my wife Rachel helping with painting, the mural at 3339 Division is complete. 

I'm pretty happy with the outcome and glad to have had the opportunity to put this mural up in my city. This is my second mural in Portland, and hopefully it won't be my last! 

 

3339 DIVISION

I'm currently working on designs for a mural that will go in the entry way of a new condo building on 3339 Division street, here in Portland. If you haven't been to Division street in a few years… you should go check it out. From 12th all the way up to 52nd the street has transformed into a modern day Hawthorne or 23rd street, and they keep building and renovating! 

I'm working with Heidi McBride (from Heidi McBride Gallery) on selecting a design for the mural. She's been a huge help in planning and securing the space, as well as working with the building owners to make sure everything works for everyone. A huge task!

Below are the two designs I've submitted...

 

 

EXPERIMENTS

I've been doing little studies in the studio as I look to grow as an artist. Little experiments with texture, line and darker colors. Thought I'd share a glimpse... 

 

THE BOOK THAT NEVER HAPPENED

Several years ago a friend of mine, Ian Lynam, took on the huge task of putting together a book about my Graffiti and art career. All I did was supply the photos and drawings, the stories and answered questions... Ian did all the hard work. Design, layout, photo retouch and the task of writing. It was a massive undertaking and he did it all for fun. I had no publisher prospect nor any money to produce it on my own. The finished book never saw the light of day, though I do still have a digital copy on my hard drive which I've glimpsed at a few times over the years with a sad face. 

Ian recently published an excerpt from the book on his website, which you can read here, along with some more recent photos of work I've done that you've already seen posted to this blog.  

Thanks Ian, I truly appreciate all that you've done for me, and continue to do! 

PRINTED MATTERS

This Thursday, May 30th, will be the opening of Printed Matters curated by MadOne at Screaming Sky gallery, here in Portland. The show will focus on all types mediums/methods of printing. The list of artists participating is sure to make this opening one not to miss.  

I'll be featuring my TIVIST print, of which I only have a handful left.

If you're out an about on Thursday, definitely stop by Screaming Sky gallery and check out some art!

WIDER THAN A POSTCARD

This posting should have been done a while ago, and I feel pretty bad about lagging in getting it posted. I apologize for the delay...

Sven Davis has curated yet another successful group exhibit of massive proportions at the rising Breeze Block Gallery, here in Portland. This one features over 200 artists who were tasked with creating up to three pieces of artwork the size of your average postcard. The show opened on May 2nd and runs till June 1st... so even though I lagged in sharing this info, you shouldn't in getting down there to see some of the amazing pieces on display. If you can't make it down there, you can always see the work here and buy it online. Please don't hesitate as works are selling pretty quickly. Once you see the caliber of artists who have participated, you'll understand why folks didn't waste time. 

Speaking of Breeze Block Gallery... Augustine Kofie, Christopher Derek Bruno and I will be doing a three-man show there in November. I promise to keep you all up to date on that as things progress. It's destined to be a banger with Sven Davis at the helm.

Here are my contributions to the Wider Than A Postcard exhibit...

FLIP THE SCRIPT

As mentioned in a previous post, Christian Acker at Handselecta and I worked together to make a font from my handwriting several years ago. I wasn't the only one... Christian worked with a handful of writers to make fonts of their own. It's been a labor of love, one that has finally been published.

Christian is on a small tour promoting the book and will be in Portland, at Upper Playground, April 24th. If the photos from the other tour dates I've seen are anything to go from... this is going to be good, something not to be missed. Especially if you're a lover of all things handstyles. 

If you can't make it to the book release but still want your hands on the book, you're best chance is to pick one up at Upper Playground online, here.

FUTURISM 2.0 BOOK RELEASE

The long wait is over, and definitely worth it... the Futurism 2.0 book has been released! I've been seeing snippets posted to Instagram and Facebook but I finally got a few shots of my pages within the book, so I thought I would share.

This amazing looking book is limited to only 250 copies and packed with over 180 pages of work from the artists who took part in the Futurism 2.0 exhibit in London, late last year. The book also comes with a limited edition print by Phil Ashcroft. Don't let this one slip you by, pick yours up here.

JOKER FONT

About five years ago I worked with Handselecta to create a font that was based on my handwriting. I'm not exactly sure why I've been so quiet about it because I really like the way it came out, and use it often, but it's one of those things that always slips my mind.

With the recent release of the Flip the Script book from Handselecta I was reminded once again of the JOKER font. Click the link to see more of the font, and once on the website you can check all the other great handwriting/handstyle/script fonts that Handselecta puts out. 

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PUMP ME UP

Back in February I was part of a large scale exhibit on display at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, in Washington DC, called PUMP ME UP: DC Subculture of the 1980s. The exhibit was the brainchild of Roger Gastman, a DC area writer himself in the 90s, but also a thorough historian of DC subcultures. The exhibit focused on Graffiti, Punk Rock & GO-GO music... with special appearances by Graffiti writers from that era (including myself), Henry Rollins from Black Flag & Ian MacKaye from Minor Threat, and a host of who's who in the heyday of the GO-GO music world, and GO-GO Graffiti (Meeting Gangster George was a highlight, for me). 

The exhibit itself was massive with a lot of great memorabilia from all three genres... including my first few black books, you know, those precious early 'learning' years. I was proud and excited to be part of this show, and thankful for the hospitality Roger and Conoperative showed me. It was fun seeing old friends, looking at old photos of rooftops we had done, tracksides and tags caught and it was nice reminiscing about all the things we got away with, and some we didn't. 

You can see a great selection of images from the exhibit here and my sketchbooks on display are below...

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AGENTS OF CHANGE

Recently I was invited to be a full time member of the artists group Agents of Change, based out of the UK. I've been friends with a handful of the guys over there for quite some time, and have worked with them on numerous projects over the years, so I've been an associate member (you could say) for a while. However, it's nice to be a full member with such an incredible group of artists who really are doing some incredible things.  

There are some big projects with AOC on the horizon for this year and I'm excited to see the results. The group has a reputation for doing some amazing collaborations with some of the biggest names in our culture. A good example is the Megaro Project where Remi Rough, Steve More, LX One and Augustine Kofie worked together to paint the largest mural in London on the Georgian building in Kings Cross, opposite St. Pancras International Station. Check out the video...

KOFIE & ROUGH

There are two new books available from fellow Agents of Change members Augustine Kofie and Remi Rough

Augustine Kofie's new book Select Exhibition Works: 2001 - 2012 is best described as catalogue-ish type direct breakdown of very select studio works spanning 12 years of my art career. Being this is my first true publication I wanted to make sure that the first manifestation covered a body of works that can clearly show my evolution and growth. From my first true solo show at Frank Sosa’s infamous 33 1/3 bookstore [Banksy’s first LA show followed my solo there in 2001] to the Graffuturism show in Los Angeles to finish off 2012 and about 25 select shown in between.

You can get Augustine's book here.

Remi Rough's new book Images of Home 01 is an A5, 72 page documentation of images you rarely get to see… Mock ups, sketches, ideas, photos and more. 100 copies only, printed on recycled 100gm paper with a 250gm cover. 

You can get Remi's book here.

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