STRONG WIND / STRONG TREES
Keep It Moving
Fight the good fight!
The Redbull art show was a big turn out. Obviously it was strange since it was run by corporate backers and LabArt, not sure if either of those entities have their finger on the pulse. Going on a limb, my guess is NO.
There are SO many talented artists in L.A. and the line up seemed so-so. There were rumors Mear and Kofie would be in this show, but when the details surfaced and the location was revealed things got shook up. Whatever, who knows? TSF was still proud to show work with Codak, Ernesto, Smear, Siff, Sept, Kophns and some other heads….
T$F killed the project by combining spray paint and screenprinting, a medium no other participant explored. We’re proud to always use an alternate approach for these group exhibits. Wait til you see what we’ve cooked up for the second Warner Brothers Records gallery- it’s a show stopper!
The place got packed the fuck out, they over promoted the shit out of the event, the cops came, fire marshal, all that jazz. The real kicker was right before the reception started Redbull sat down all the artists and had a meeting to coach us how to promote redbull. Specifics on how to properly hashtag, twitter links, instagram links, and on and on. It was pretty disgusting. We were instructed to contact everyone we know and beg them to txt msg votes for our work, in order to win a trip to Miami. A good ‘old fashion popularity contest, one of our favorite kinds of competition, second only to a traditional foot race.
Our T$F social networking sites were recently flagged and disabled, so no problem ignoring that aspect, we lost several thousand facebook “friends”. I did however ask my mom to vote, she came through the gallery with me. Oh but wait, mom dukes said she didn’t bring her cell phone. You know you got no chance when you’re own parent won’t even vote for you. HAHAHAHA! Thanks momma!
That wasn’t even the funniest part! One of the 3 “winners” would be chosen by a panel of “celebrity” judges that included the owner of the gallery space- who coincidentally represents several of the participating artists- I wonder who he voted for?!? Then some random z-list actress, probably from Gossip Girl or 7th Heaven type show, and finally Chad “I swear I’m not racist” Muska. I can respect Chad for being a pioneer in 5-0 grinding a handrail, but having him judge my art makes as much sense as me judging him in the X-Games! STOOPS!
Redbull did kick down $175 to me for art supplies, which was great, and I do honestly enjoy their energy drink product, but what a circus the event was! I can’t wait to see the video. GOOD TIMES!
Here’s a gallery of photos from the show. I took this from random websites. Click to enlarge.
Here are the first photos from the artwork of “I’M WITH stUpid” by The $tatus Faction.
More photos to come, and don’t miss our bar bangin’ closing reception on Saturday April 28th!
Photos courtesy of E.M.S. (TSUS), and check out his blog OTHER FLOWERS
The world keeps turning!
Recap of our Hollywood show soon to come.
This week, The Status Faction participates with Redbull!
Check out the show on Thursday, come thru, drink, and vote for TSF to go to Art Basel.
TO RSVP CLICK HERE
keep it moving!
2012 is promising so much good shit in the mix! We’ve got our new art solo art exhibit opening April 1st, but the friday before that 3rdOne will be participating in Warner Brothers Records first art show. The show is titled “Vinyl Revisionists” and the artists were asked to redefine, remix, and re-appropriate 12″ record art from any album on the WB label’s discography.
To rsvp for the show, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pretty sick line up with RISK, AXIS, TIM BISKUP and CAB in the mix.
3rdOne remixed THE TALKING HEADS “Remain in Light” album
IT’S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN!
Crushed this wall out with a bunch of handmade posters from Nos, Third1, and Phylo.
The dope photos are courtesy of the TSUS homie 2wenty.
This cat has been painting with light lately and shit is raw.
If you don’t know, know you know.
Submission for the new Crewest show. (Details below)
Crewest proudly announces “Blow Up L.A.: The Art of Blowing Up Your City” an exhibition opening on February 4, 2012 and curated by Gonzo247 of Aerosol Warfare. Blow Up L.A.! is part of the traveling Blow Up (Your City!) Aerosol Warfare exhibition which features customized Jamungo BUD & NADE vinyl dolls by national and local artists as well as other artwork. Artists with backgrounds in graffiti, street art, design, illustration and other urban expressions will customize the urban vinyl toys with no given limitations. The stylized urban toys and other artwork will be on display and for sale at Crewest Gallery from Feb 4, 2012 through Feb. 26, 2012.
Exhibiting Artists: ASHIRA SEIGEL, BEAU POPE, BEZERK ONE, CAT CULT, CEASE ONE, ERIC MARTINEZ, FLIP ONE, GOOD HAPPENS, PRIMO, JESTER, PILOTFX, W3R3ONE, ROMEWON, DJ BATTLEMONKEY, REVEREND BUTTER, ABELS, CBELUM, SKEEZ181, DECKWGF, VALERIE G, JUSTIN GARCIA, TEXASCRAZE GWS, KAADI, KELYNE REIS, KWEEN ONE, NICKY DAVIS, PHYLO TSF, PYRO, SABRIAN CLARK, THIRD ONE TSF, TOK1, T KLENOW, VOTE RIGHT and more….
To celebrate Halloween this year The $tatus Faction decorated some mini coffins.
These coffins were stashed in areas through L.A. with the help of http://www.CreepyLA.com and HiddenLA.com
Here’s some photos of our work and some pictures of the lucky spooks who found the prizes.
Here’s some pics from the last artwalk. Photography courtesy of the talented Jennifer Strauss!
Shout outs to Canvas L.A. magazine, Club Exchange L.A., and The Site Unscene for making this all happen!
(Click the enlarge)
Maximillian Gallery at Sunset Marquis Presents:
Summer Break 2011
A Gallery Artist Group Show
Featuring: Mary Lynn Rajskub, Marky Ramone, COPE2, Amaranth Ehrenhalt, Jean Faucheur,
DESIRE OBTAIN CHERISH, Smear, Free Humanity, CYRCLE, Septerhed, Destroy All Design,
DeeKay, Snyder, Jérôme Curchod, Gregory Siff, Andy Appleton, Mowgli, Ben Hoffman, Leba,
Kophns One, Zombie, Dan Nelson, 2wenty, Dr.eye and The $tatus Faction
SATURDAY AUGUST 20, 2011 6PM – 9PM
Exhibition: August 20th, 2011 – September 7th, 2011
Every Day, 1PM – 8PM, and by appointment (Closed Mondays)
(Los Angeles, CA. August 2011) Maximillian Gallery at Sunset Marquis is pleased to present
Summer Break 2011 – Emerging To Established – A Gallery Artist Group Show. This summer
show features some of the most original, prolific and talented artists in LA and beyond.
This exciting exhibition presents current work as well as older work from emerging street
artists to established artists with work hanging in collections including The Smithsonian.
Joining the mix are artists from the entertainment world such as Marky Ramone of The
Ramones and Mary Lynn Rajskub of “24” fame, whose art is sought after by discerning
collectors worldwide. From the Manga world comes an original Speed Racer painting by a
newly discovered artist.
FOR MORE INFO VISIT:
T$F still holding down
photos by NDA, Darryl Oliver and CTE Creative,
The Status Faction tries to avoid logo spoofs for the most part, but this opportunity was too good to pass up. Follow the journey as TSF campaigns to jam Atlanta.
If you know Atlanta then you’ve seen their city seal.
The Atlanta city seal includes the Phoenix rising from its ashes, symbolic of the city’s rebuilding following its destruction during the Civil War. Two significant dates are outlined on the city seal: 1847 – the year the first city charter was established – and 1865 – the year after Atlanta burned at the hands of General Sherman, yet the same year, it rose from the ashes stronger than ever. On the seal is the word “RESURGENS” which is latin for “rising again”.
We’re pretty sure this seal has been graphically flipped more than a few times, but The Status Faction wanted to turn it completely inside out, both visually and textually. Our goal was to invert the meaning from ‘rising again’ to ‘revolting against’. We’re not clear if “INSURGENS” is proper latin, but it’s our spin on the english spelling “insurgence” meaning: the action or an instance of rebellion; an insurrection. That covered the typography of the city seal.
The second aspect was the rising phoenix, we replaced it with the skeleton of a bat.
In Western culture, the bat is often a symbol of the night and its foreboding nature. The bat is a primary animal associated with fictional characters of the night, both villains like Dracula and heroes like Batman. What could be a better creature to represent the nocturnal T$F rebels?!?!
At the beginning of Summer, 3RD1 and NOS head south to “The A” (nobody actually calls it Hotlanta). Our goal being to reproduce this graphic in monumental scale, and without asking permission. We find a prime spot along Atlanta’s Beltline, adjacent to the city’s newest skateboard park and along a highly trafficked pedestrian route.
Coincidently it’s right under what the city named the “FREEDOM PARKWAY BRIDGE”
T$F used house paint, foam brushes, and rollers for this project.
Always being one thing or another- we dealt with some light rain while painting in the dark.
Here’s the finished work:
We also added an enormous full spell out of “THE STATUS FACTION” letters, in case you can’t read.
However successful the work was, we didn’t stop there, we also cremated the city with 2,000 stickers for good measure.
Here are just a couple photos of that inclusion to the campaign (click to enlarge):