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SOUL OF THE MESSAGE 2012

S.A.G.E. Collective presents:

SOUL OF THE MESSAGE 2012

Featured Artists:

Will “Kasso” Condry
LUV1
Lank Williams
Leon Rainbow
Aylin Green
Andrew Wilkinson
Roebus-One
DEMER
Vanity
James Carey
Ricardo Coke

Featuring Performances by:

Black Collar Biz and Roebus-One

Spoken Word:
POLO Cortez

DJ Ahmad of the 1s and 2s

Opening Reception:
April 20th 2012
6pm-10pm

Location:

219 Gallery
219 E. Hanover St.
Trenton, NJ

Event On FaceBook

Freestyle Fridays Graffiti Paper Edition

Last Weekend I participated in the Estria Battle NYC, in Brooklyn. At the Battle we all got this Graffiti Paper from Cresent Paper. They also used it for the James Top Blackbook Competition. I met the rep and she was very cool. I have worked with many papers and I was a bit skeptical about using spray paint and markers on it. I also use water color so lets throw that in. When I cracked the paper I noticed it was very smooth. I did two test pieces the results are:

Watercolor and Ink Pens

(little bit of wrinkling normal with water color)

Added Some Spray Paint With Scrap Paint
Added Some Spray Paint With Scrap Paint

(took it like a champ some bubbling etc..from using different spray paints)

Finished Piece
Finished Piece adding oil and water based paint markers
Piece 2: Start off with Water color and Ink pens
Added Some Spray Paint With Scrap Paint
Added Some Spray Paint With Scrap Paint
Finished it off with Poscas and Painters
Finished it off with Poscas and Painters

The Graffiti Paper Passed with Flying Colors!! Took whatever and came back for more !!Great Product!!

 

Interviewed on Madlights Blog

ML:  Can you tell us a little bit about the backdrop here?

LR:  The “Big Head” was a real fun piece for me. I love incorporating the environment into my pieces. I came around the corner taking a pee break one day and I was like damn those windows could be glasses.

ML:  What influences your art the most?

LR:  I think that my environment really influences my art. Living in an urban place like Trenton keeps things real for me.  I try to keep a little grit in all my pieces.  Also, painting with different people really teaches me a lot.  I have learned most of what I know from other graffiti artists.

ML:  Do you enjoy collaborating with other artists?

LR:  I really like to collaborate with different artists.  It makes it fun and when done well it brings the strengths and styles of different artists together to create a stronger piece of art than could be done alone. One thing I have learned from years of collaborating is that not everyone can work together.  It helps to have similar artistic visions or a willingness to be open minded and adaptive.

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