Saturday, June 5, Will Kasso and Myself were invited to paint a car at the Grounds for Sculpture. We were very excited about this project being that the Grounds is such a special place and a great art institution. It was surreal with the sculptures and peacocks running around. Turned out crazy the car will be on display for at least the rest of the month. So if your in the neighborhood drop by. Excerpt from original press release:
Grounds For Sculpture will paint a car! Gratuitous of a vehicle
donation by Suburban Wrench of Pennington, NJ, Grounds For Sculpture will conduct a very special demonstration as local graffiti artists Leon Rainbow and Will “Kasso” Condry invoke the spirit of popular avaunt garde artist Keith Haring and the iconic occasion in 1982 when Haring painted a BMW. Experience this unconventional art piece come to colorful life in a modern day variation!
This wall is on the side of T & T Auto, Pennington and Prospect St in Trenton, NJ. The wall has always been some what controversial with the Neighbors, but the owner Cliff always had my back. It definitely did not help that the last two walls, although both had a positive message, involved the devil. So when I decided to re-paint the wall I wanted to do two things: 1. Do the wall in a similar fashion to the way I do my water colors. 2. Paint something beautiful that the neighbors would love. So I worked the background and Ras did the portrait ( a random picture of Model Sincerely Ward). Ras was half-way done with the portrait when one of the neighbors stopped and said that the portrait looked like a demon, because it was blue. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!
Liquitex was out at TerraCycle in Trenton, NJ to help paint a mural on their property with artists Will Kasso Condry, Leon Rainbow, and Mike Ciccotello of ALBUS CAVUS. The mural uses Liquitex Soft Body and New! Liquitex free•style Brushes and is is 23 wide x 8 high. For more information, check out www.liquitex.com or visit us at www.facebook.com/liquitex.
I originally painted the piece on the bottom based on a Spanish landscape painting for my friend Anne in 2003. She had problems with kids running through her alley and tagging her garage door. The piece ran for many years without any issues until about 6 months ago someone tagged some obscenities over it. So, Anne asked me to come repaint it I showed her some of the recent sketches I have been doing and she told me to run with it. The Layout is based on the freestyle friday week #15.
Come watch Trenton’s famous graffiti muralist LEON RAINBOW* in action, as he works his magic and creates a canvas live at decked skateshop. While you’re at it enjoy food, drinks and great deals on our new Spring merchandise. February 28th, 2010
Store opens at 12, painting and party start at 2.
Mika Altskan is a DC photographer who likes to document it all. Check out his latest photos from the Sherman Ave mural. This project was organized by Albus Cavus and Featured work by Chor Boogie, Ultra, Leon Rainbow and Decoy.
One freezing morning, we all got on a bus that took us to all six works of art created as a part of MuralsDC. This program was initiated in 2007 by Ward One Councilmember Jim Graham as an effort to replace illegal graffiti with artistic works, to revitalize sites within the community and to teach young people the art of aerosol painting. It is currently managed by Dominic “Tru” Painter.
In 2008 and 2009, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities in partnership with the Department of Public Works joined forces to further the MuralsDC mission. The goal of MuralsDC is to positively engage the District’s youth by teaching proper art techniques, providing supplies and a legal means to practice and perform their skill in a way that promotes respect for public and private property and community awareness. We celebrate the completion of six new murals, each reflecting the character, culture and history of the neighborhoods in the District.
Peter K, Eric Kennedy and Myself collaborated on the mural that runs up the stairs in this Video. Other muralists include Tim Con, Decoy, Chanel Compton, Kelly Towles, J Coleman, Leonard Brady, Imani K Brown, Fiona Murphy, Kelly Donnelly and others.