I have always been a huge fan of the artist David Choe, even before he became a bajillionaire from a lucky gamble with Facebook. I am proud to be a fan from back in the Giant Robot Magazine days. I believe it was the Giant Robot issue of David Choe’s drawings from when he was in a Japaneses prison that made a really big fan.
Part of my motivation to work in a creative field has been molded by artist’s like Choe and local influences like the brief and beautiful run of Giant Robot Magazine. I wanted to be a person who contributed to the arts, but to also contribute to technology. Through out my education and coming to age from teenager to adult I have always been focused on these two areas. What I have discovered is that my art is not conventional and I certainly am not a painter in the true sense of the term. Here is some of my early attempts to painting.
What I did realize is that I am good with my hands and I was raised by two wonderful people who believe in this one simple idea…
In other words, anything is possible. You just have to think about it in a different way. So, the reason I painted was to because I wanted so bad to be an artist in the true sense of the name, to be a person who had an incredible talent some way or another. Around this time in my life I was introduced to cars. Specifically two cars, a shit brown 1982 Dodge D50 pick up truck and a 1988 Volvo 240 DL wagon. I learned how to fix cars and how to make them cool.
Enjoy this video its one of the best on well a very unique subject. If you look closely you can see the hip hop artist Maklemore hiding in the background. My V-O-L-V-O.
So, much of my influences have came from many different facets, but what happens when you give a wannabe graffiti, mechanic, engineer, and designer an air compressor. You get a guy who loves to try new things.
I have entered into a new realm and have begun to utilize actual technology to create the art I choose to make. Enjoy the following photos of my primed chair using a cheap Harbor freight spray paint gun.