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Collaborations with Depoe and RasTerms
May 1, 2017, 11:00 am
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A few collaborations I did with DEPOE and RASTERMS last week…

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Untitled #1 by Alone, Depoe, and RasTerms
ink and paint on bristol
9″ x 12″
2017

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Untitled #2 by Alone, Depoe, and RasTerms
ink and paint on bristol
8 1/2″ x 11″
2017

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Untitled #3 by Alone, Depoe, and RasTerms
ink and paint on bristol
9″ x 12″
2017



“I Know You’re Up”

This one is for an awesome girl.
Not sure if she’s close by. Or even in the same city.
But it’s late.
And she’s up…

aloneone-2017-iknowyouareup“I Know You’re Up”
Marsh ink and restaurant take out menus on cradled hardboard
8″ x 16″ x 1 1/2″
2017

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“Punishments”

So a while back someone gave me a blank book filled with graph paper. Seemed like some interesting paper to draw on. Hopefully it would get me over the “hang up” I have with that paper.. it is what my 4th grade teacher, Ms. Casey, made us use for our “Punishments”.

Do something wrong, and have to write your punishment.. on graph paper. One letter, per square… over and over…  until the page was done.

Mess up once?… Start over.

Hand cramping?.. Massage it for 30 seconds, then keep going.

Not learn the lesson?.. Do 5 sheets.

Still not learn?.. The whole class had to do em.

And after they were all done and got a quick check for accuracy?… Ripped in pieces and thrown away.

I  usually got good grades in elementary school, except for… conduct, effort and… penmanship.  So I OFTEN had this one…

Alone1-Punishments-WriteNeater1“Write Neater”

This was another common one…

Alone1-Punishments-IWillNotTalk“I Will Not Talk”

Decades later I realized that some of these punishments had really stuck. And not always in a good way. So maybe the same techniques could be used to “unpunish” myself or or for things that I would consider more positive uses.

Alone1-Punishments-GoTalkToHer(detail)“Fuck That. Go Talk To Her.”

Alone1-Punishments-ASkateboardIsNot“A Skateboard Is Not A Battle Ax”

Alone1-Punishments-BeNiceToHer(detail)“Be Nice To Her”

Oh, and how can I forget? For next level shit we would have to write ONE WORD PER SQUARE…

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“Sorry”

I spent a lot of time almost filling that book. But eventually decided to stop punishing myself…

Alone1-Punishments-NotGuilty“Not Guilty”



“Disconnection Notice (#1)”

Alone1-DisconnectionNotice-1” Disconnection Notice (#1)”
ink on paper
6.75″ x 7″
2014



Fridge Art Fair this weekend

I have a piece over  with COSBE and some his Secret Sticker Club homies in the

Fridge Art Fair
5-25 46th Avenue
LongIslandCity Queens NY
May 8 – 11, 2014

Check it out if you’re over there.

(..…Oh yeah, also on display at Fridge, a must see piece by John “CRASH” Matos, a spray painted….. FERRARI! (Whu-Whu-WHUT?!))



New Studio

Ok, my previous years hiatus is just about over. It’s mainly just been a break from certain technologies (phone/internet/email/..this blog). Well, that… and some other things.

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Keeping a lot on the DL these daze.

But the creating hasn’t stopped (even during that week that I tried).

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Been busy, busy, busy at the new* studio/workspace/lab/honeycomb hideout every night.

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“Wet Pain” (in the works)

 more soon…

* new, as of last year



3D INNOVATIONS AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE TO EAST COAST SKATEBOARDING

Thanks to Anthony Pappalardo and Jenkem for putting this out. Know your skateboarding history.

From JENKEMMAG

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3d innovations started by matt landon in 1990

Along with the rest of the skate-o-sphere, I was shocked to learn that Brian Anderson and Alex Olson quit Girl. It’s the equivalent of quitting pizza or sex–you’re crazy to give either up unless someone has a gun to your head. Rumors quickly surfaced that BA was starting a new brand out of the Skate Mental camp and anyone from Alex Olson to Dill and A.V.E. were going to skate for it. Eventually Anderson started leaking logos on Instagram for his new brand 3d skateboards.

While the name 3d might seem fairly innocuous to most, it really irked the inner skate nerd in me. What was the big deal about the name?

Well it was already used by a company started in Connecticut in 1990 by Matt Landon or Skimps if you know him well. Most people know Brian Anderson is from Connecticut–Groton to be specific–and he’s close in age to both myself and Landon, so he had to be aware of 3d Innovations right? Chrome Ball mentioned getting 3d’s DVD (which is still available here for only $5.00) and Quartersnacks posted a complimentary and detailed review of it in 2011 when it was released. Of course my surprise was nothing compared to how Landon felt when he heard about the new venture. Continue reading



Cold Grillin’

Just a few pics from a new Tumblr I put up. Nothing too serious. Collllld Grillin’


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“String Theory”

A piece from last year. Done with a broken hand and an awkward cast. Seemed easier to not lift the pen, so I just did it one line. After all, EVERYTHING is connected

AloneOne-StringTheory“String Theory”
8″ x 20″ x 1″
Presto White-Out Pen and black One-Shot enamel on cradled wood panel
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NEKST MSK D-30 R.I.P.

The graffiiti world lost another one yesterday with the early passing of Houston  CA  NYC, nationwide crusher “NEKST”…

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“MSK” by NEKST, seen from the Williamsburg Bridge

kgibbs-61391“NEKST” Houston St. (NYC)*

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“NEKST” Houston St. (NYC)**

Nekst-truck“NEKST” (S.F.) **

Image“NEKST” (the Bronx, NYC) **

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“NEKST” MBTA Red Line (Boston) **

* stolen pic from theKeeganGibbs.com

** stolen pic from ?

 



Kevin CYR “In Praise of Rust”

Cool oil painting by Kevin Cyr. A NYC van, complete with rust, dents, and graffiti. And upon close examination… ALONE and NET marker tags (under a paint tag) on the door. Haha.. New York City!

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“In Praise Of Rust” by Kevin Cyr


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Here’s a few more of his paintings…


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from JonathanLevineGallery.com

NEW YORK, NY (April 3, 2012) — Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to announce In Praise of Rust, a series of new oil paintings on panel by New York-based artist Kevin Cyr, in what will be his first solo exhibition at the gallery.

In Praise of Rust 
features paintings of old vehicles seen on the streets of New York—primarily vans and commercial delivery trucks—covered in graffiti, rust, scratches, scuffs, dents and other marks of distinction. Cyr includes a meticulous level of detail in his portrait-like representations with devoted attention to every imperfection and sign of age. Removing the context of the urban landscape, he places a strong focus on his subjects by isolating them in fields of flat, solid color.

The neglected appearance and utilitarian function of these vans carry a bit of nostalgia. Once ubiquitous in large urban cities, they have now become far more rare, replaced by heavily branded box trucks. In the artist’s words, “painting them is my way of documenting a grit that is slowly disappearing from New York. In a culture where people are lured by the appeal of status-enhancing symbols, I find so much character in derelict vans. I have always been interested in painting vehicles that have defined the evolution of the American landscape.”

On the subject of his exhibition title, Cyr says “Rust serves as a good metaphor for this series, a symbol for deterioration and decay. The meaning also changes slightly when used as an adjective, as in: to become ‘rusty’ or impaired through inaction or disuse.”

Common themes in Cyr’s larger body of work have included mobility, sustainability and self-reliance. Referencing consumer culture and the fuel/energy crisis, these paintings offer a subtle commentary on how rapidly the technology of our generation becomes perceived as obsolete, amid an increasingly unstable and uncertain climate of economic and environmental issues.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Kevin Cyr was born in 1976 in Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada. He grew up in Madawaska, Maine and received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. Cyr is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. His paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations have been exhibited by galleries and museums, internationally. In March 2012, Cyr’s work was the subject of an article in The New York Times. Cyr was recently interviewed by fellow artist Dan Witz for a feature that will appear in the May 2012 issue of Juxtapoz, and the May 2012 issue of NYLON Magazine will include a story on Cyr, as well.



“Snowblind” group show


Awesome group show featuring Martha Cooper, Ray Mock, Jesse Edwards, Mike P, Ian Reid, Alexander Richter, Steven Siegel, Michael Fales, Oscar Arriola, Graham Shimberg and Bob Barry.

And while you’re there pick up a copy of  Carnage #2,  “Making Deals”, “The Old New York”  and  “Locked” zines (while they’re still available).

 

Klughaus Gallery
47 Monroe St.
New York, NY 10002

 



LOCKED zine preview
January 10, 2012, 9:00 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

Oh yeah.. some preview pics from the “LOCKED” zine…


OKTO


CAYPE


LOST


SMEAR


KURSE


GRINS


POSTERBOY

ALONE

There’s still some copies left. Grab one here.



“Becoming A Writer” by Harlan Ellison
November 11, 2011, 11:11 am
Filed under: Inspiration, Uncategorized | Tags: , , ,

“Becoming a writer is easy. Staying a writer is hard” – Harlan Ellison

..funny how a lot of these quotes by different writers about writer’s can easily be read into by other writers.



TUMBLR

In an attempt to clean up my computer, I’ve decided to put the pictures that I steal off the internet back on the internet via… Tumblr. For me , I’ll get to have less clutter on my hard drive, and for you.. plenty of stolen-from-the-internet flicks to enjoy. Alot of them are where I get inspiration, some will make you laugh, some are just amazing images, and you will definitely love them all. Here’s a small sample…



Check out more on my TUMBLR.




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