THE NEW YORK TIMES [ADVERTISING]
We partnered up with Oscar nominated director, Darren Aronofsky, to create a campaign that grants viewers an unprecedented look inside the hardships faced by New York Time reporters on the ground. Each film features exclusive and unpublished outtakes selected from over 100,000 photos taken during different assignments, alongside interviews from these journalists located all over the world, elevating the importance of not only New York Times dedicated journalists, but the truth, which should be reported at all costs.
“Photojournalists risk their safety, their minds and often their lives in order to capture what is really happening in the most tumultuous parts of the world. They rush face first into war, disease and human plight to capture the horrors that are unfolding on and to our planet. Many of their images end up changing us and how we treat each other.
Instead of being maligned and mistrusted, journalists should be respected and thanked. For me, it was an honor to speak with them about their methods and some of their toughest assignments. I hope the commercials pay tribute to the important work these men and women have done and continue to do.” –Darren Aronofsky
ART BELOW LOS ANGELES [ART SHOW]
A few weeks ago, I got selected to be part of an exclusive group of artists that will exhibit their work in Art Below - a London based public art enterprise founded in 2006 - that uses billboard space in underground stations to display artwork by up-and-coming and well established artists, in London and overseas.
This year they are hosted 'Art Below Los Angeles’, giving artists the opportunity to showcase their work on billboard spaces for two weeks at Grand Union Station - California's largest and busiest station, serving almost 110,000 passengers a day and known as 'America's last great railway station'. (Some of the artists selected were Ben Eine, Alison Jackson, Hayden Kays, Anna Fafaliou, Nettie Wakefield, James Mylne, MC Llamas, Johan Andersson and Mr.Brainwash).
Link for press.
100 PIECES [ART SHOW]
On December 1st, 2016, I was invited to participate in "100Pieces" by donating one of my pieces for a silent auction benefiting Safe Place For Youth, a non-profit organization devoted to help the youth of Los Angeles, CA.
ART SLANT PRIZE SHOWCASE [WINNER]
THE ART BEHIND RAWAYANA [ RADIO INTERVIEW]
Today I got a chance to talk in the radio about what goes behind Rawayana's album covers and the great long and ongoing partnership I have with the band.
TRIPPY CARIBBEAN [ALBUM DESIGN]
Another cover created for Rawayana. This time for their third and most successful album yet. The simple and minimalist design have become another icon for the band and is currently leaving a mark everywhere they go.
INDEPENDENT ART BOOK FAIR NYC
This weekend I had the opportunity to exhibit an art book published by Flamingo Publications at the first ever Independent Art Book Fair in New York City.
The book was called "SEXI DRUGS" VOL 1. which features a collection from my latest mixed-media art work, featuring some of the process of what goes behind the work.
WHAT WE DO IS SECRET [ART SHOW]
On Saturday May 14th, me and a group of friends/artists hosted another group show called WHAT WE DO IS [SECRET]. This time we did it at the Old Bowery subway station, we hanged some art on the walls and people lined up in the streets. The turnout was impressing and the feedback was incredible. The next show will be coming on August, will keep you posted.
Here's an article the nice people from Art Report did on the event.
VENGASE I & VENGASE II [ALBUM ART]
I created a graphic language to launch Rawayana's two new singles, which are one eight minute song cut in half. These visuals then carried over through the music video and ended up permanently tattooed in some people's skin.