Saturday, May 21 · 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Lotus Studios – 2nd floor loft – 431 Raritan Ave. Highland Park, NJ
SEE SOME BIOS BELOW!!!
$10.00 admission at the door
SATURDAY, May 21st. 2011
TATTOO ARTIST SHOW &
GRAFFITI ART SHOW
DANCE PERFORMANCES by
DIFFERENT EVENT – EARLIER IN THE DAY Sat. May 21 -11:00am – 2:30pm
“LINGERIE & NATURAL LIGHT”
Lingerie Models & Photographers will have the opportunity to collaborate during this photographic session in a beautiful loft. You will have the opportunity to use indoor natural light as well as a studio set up. For studio work Photographer’s are welcome to bring their own portable studios. There is also a small outside courtyard and stairwell that can be used. Photographer’s Registration fee is $75.00. MUST be a member of CJMPF prior to registering.
Turtlevan Productions got to spend time with Graffiti artist Leon Rainbow (Leonrainbow.com) as he paints his first Honda car hood.
Video work by: Bryan Gentry bryangentry.net
Photos by Meili Wu meivisions.com
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.
Had an idea for a basketball theme. So I ran with it. I added the sketch then rocked a few layers of water color. Finished it off with some gouache outlines and highlights.