May 25, 2019

DUAL DUEL _ an international exhibition of collaborative works

Anno Domini // the second coming of Art & Design is proud to present:

The dualistic nature of being is something we are born into. From the moment we are delivered in to this material world we struggle to see ourselves as anything but separate from all that we perceive. So if conflict is inherent in the act of comparison, how does one look out at the world and find harmony? Is it even necessary? It’s something our artists, philosophers, authors and poets have contemplated through the ages.

DUAL DUEL is an amazing group show of over 20 artists that were asked to pick an artist of their choosing to collaborate (or combat) with on a work of art. Some artists chose someone dear to them, while others chose an artist they always admired but had never met. And in some cases, the lead artist worked with someone they respect, but never seem to agree with. The exhibit is a palpable swirl of creative forces emitting the true nature of harmony and opposing forces.

Participating artists: Ken Davis x Ellen Murphy (US), Tomas Ives x Alejandro Mono González (Chile), Leon Ka x Socatoba (Spain), Klone x Assi Meshullam (Israel), Denis Korkh x Zero Cents (US / Israel), Travis Lawrence x Drew Roulette (US), Joseph Loughborough x Mark McClure (UK), ManOne x Victor Sepulveda (US), Pablo Martîn x Florencia Fernandez Frank (Argentina), Yasushi Matsui x Kelly Tunstall (US), Poesia x Sam Rodriguez (US), Jhovany Rodriguez x Dario Cruz (US), Satterugly x Play is Soul Food (Mexico), William Schaff x Mike Egan (US), Kevin Earl Taylor x Gianluca Franzese (US), Jessie Rose Vala x Kelie Bowman (US), Jake Watling x Mahtab Watling (US), Derek Weisberg x Shaun Roberts (US), Ian Wilkinson x Dale vN Marshall (UK), Yoshi47 x Ferris Plock (Japan / US), Zero Cents x Qingru Hu (Israel / China), and Zezao x Zeh Palito (Brazil)

Exhibition dates: Mary 3–June 15, 2019

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Pictured: "Cosmic Psychedelic" by Zezão x Zéh Palito (Brazil)


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Dual Duel _ Installation View _ 1


Installation view (L to R):
Poesia x Sam Rodriguez (US)
Pablo Martín x Florencia Fernandez Frank (Argentina)

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May 24, 2019

Dual Duel _ Poesia x Sam Rodriguez


Poesia x Sam Rodriguez (US)
David Alfaro Siqueiros Deconstructed
acrylic, enamel on canvas, 67.5 x 53.75
$7500.

Inspiration for their Dual Duel:
Dedication to David Alfaro Siquieros. In my opinion, we (Poesia and I) are part of Siquieros' and the Mexican Mural movement Legacy. ~Sam Rodriguez

About the Artists:

Poesia
Poesia (San Francisco Bay Area) 1975

Ever since I can remember I have always written my name, whether it was on walls or a piece of paper scribbling it over and over again the same letters “Poesia” have been scribbled 10’s of thousands of times. 25 years later my work still references this repetitive act of mark making. Graffiti was my introduction to art and remains a key inspiration. My artwork references my involvement painting graffiti as an adolescent and as an adult as well as graffiti’s temporary nature as a medium. Painting public art has allowed me to utilize my experience to create larger work who’s impact seems more immediate, even if impermanent. Being influenced by the do it yourself nature of painting in the streets I have incorporated this into my studio work as well. The act of painting remains an important aspect of my oeuvre, as much as the idea of leaving a physical mark behind. Not being a formerly trained artist I have instead relied upon my knowledge and personal experiences painting in public throughout the years to build on. Utilizing new mediums and techniques such as Spray paint have allowed me to utilize traits learned over the years. The need to paint quick and fast is a physical aspect of my work that I embrace.

The act of painting is as much as an influence as graffiti has been on me personally. I choose to produce in multiple series of works. These range from my Old Master series, collage, to gestural and geometric abstract paintings. I also take this approach when painting on walls with different series of work ranging from letter based, to abstract non representational murals. This approach allows me to expand ideas not with one painting or wall at a time, instead I can create large bodies of work pushing through ideas. I paint in a range of mediums and scale utilizing multiple mediums ranging from large scale Insitu installations, Murals and studio work. Insitu (Site Specific) installations have become a new direction for me, these abandoned areas and temporary murals have allowed me to further my experimentation in graffiti and the ephemeral nature of our art form. Placing or removing material from these locations is a newer medium that I am exploring through collage, photography and sculpture.

I have shown internationally in cities including. Milan, Hawaii, Glasgow, London, Paris, San Jose, Miami, Oakland, Monaco, San Francisco, Portland and Los Angeles. I have also traveled internationally painting murals or installations in cities such as Barcelona, Brighton, Glasgow, Miami, Los Angeles, Miami, London, Paris, Cannes, San Francisco, Perpignon, Oakland, Tijuana, Hawaii, New York and San Jose (Anno Domini Gallery).

I am also the founder of the website Graffuturism.com that has led to the Graffuturist group or Graffuturism Movement. Graffuturism was founded in 2010 and has now exhibited as a group in 5 major cities around the world including Paris, Los Angeles, London, Glasgow, and Miami. With a group consisting of some of today’s top contemporary painters Graffuturism has established itself as an emerging movement in today’s Art scene. Graffuturism as a group was named #5 on the list of most important artists of 2012 by Complex magazine.

Samuel Rodriguez
Samuel Rodriguez is based out of San José, California and has had his work shown in public art spaces, museums, companies, galleries and in editorial publications. For a number of years he was self-taught through the graffiti scene, until he later decided to expand his studies by pursuing a Bachelor in Fine Arts at California College of the Arts. Rodriguez has since blended what he absorbed from both experiences to create his current style. He is interested in two types of portraiture which he refers to as, ‘Topographical Portraiture’ and ‘Type Faces’. The Topographical Portraits Rodriguez creates, are made by stylizing a portrait with topographical lines and shapes, in a similar manner to those found through images on geographic maps. His Type Faces, incorporate typography and portraiture. He has stated that he developed these forms of portraiture through countless studio sessions, with the intention to use them as a platform to explore his interest in social, historic, and cultural hybridity.

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Dual Duel Pablo Martin x Florencia Fernandez Frank _ 1


Pablo Martín x Florencia Fernandez Frank (Argentina)
Tiempo (Time)
collage, acrylic on paper, 16.5" x 58"
$550./ set of 5

Inspiration for their Dual Duel
Pablo invited Florencia Fernandez Frank to work together in this project. They share their life and have a daughter called Elena. They have worked together on several projects such as group exhibitions, books and murals (although it has been a while since they've last collaborated on a project).

Pablo started by painting some of his archetypal figures (that refers to monuments, obelisks, and menhirs). Then Flor decided to give birth to the spirits and energy that lived in this mythical spaces. They placed each sheet of paper as in a path and let the collage weave the monolithic figures. As in a connection to the roots that provides the energy for every grow.

About the Artists:

Pablo Martín
Martín lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His work is focused in the origins of mankind, the primitive and collective soul of the artwork. He explores drawings, paintings, ceramics, objects, graphic and installations. He has participated in many collective and solo exhibitions.

In 2009, along with visual artist and teacher Florencia Fernandez Frank he started Periódica::Grupo de Gestión; a self-managed production/exhibition art collective. In 2011 the National Art Fund awarded them a grant for Group Projects to create an international multidisciplinary exhibition called “Lucha Libre! Miradas al Fabuloso Mundo de la Lucha Libre Mexicana”, that he curated. Again in 2014, the National Art Fund awarded them another Group Projects grant to expand this project, inviting new artists to participate and organize a national tour. Since its inception in 2011, he has been part of Proyecto La Estrella; a ​​social inclusion and integration art project at a slum in the outskirts of Buenos Aires.

In 2015 he received an award at the National Award of Visual Arts: Drawing at the Palais de Glace. During 2015 he made an art trip to Paris, Viena and Berlin where he made exhibitions and murals. He has participated in artist’s residence programs in Mexico City and Oaxaca (México), Tilcara (Jujuy, Argentina) and Salta (Argentina).

Florencia Fernandez Frank
Florencia Fernandez Frank is a visual artist born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (b.1975) with vast teaching experience and a genuine interest in bringing Art to everyday life and non-artistic people. Originally a printmaker, I believe that techniques are tools and choose to test their limits, as I believe that art has the power to transform the reality around us. My work includes graphics, objects, drawings, painting, photography, installations, textiles, participatory actions, collective work, visual poetry illustration and video. I’m particularly interested in encounters, crossroads, mixing.

I live and work in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and have developed projects and activities in different cities within Argentina (Córdoba, Mendoza, Santa Fé, Tucumán, Salta, Tilcara) as well as internationally (México, Spain, Croatia, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, United States).

My work is mainly focused in interdisciplinary and collective work. Since 2003, along with two other artists and teachers (Melina Scumburdis and Violeta Cincioni) we created Grupo Faldas www.grupofaldas.blogspot.com to bring collective and participative work to daily experiences. In 2009, along with visual artist and graphic designer Pablo Martín we started Periódica::Grupo de Gestión www.periodica.com.ar, a self-managed production/exhibition art collective. In 2011 the National Art Fund awarded us a grant for Group Projects to create an international multidisciplinary exhibition called “Lucha Libre! Miradas al Fabuloso Mundo de la Lucha Libre Mexicana”. Again in 2014, the National Art Fund awarded us another Group Projects grant to expand this project, inviting new artists to participate and organize a national tour. Since its inception in 2011, I have been part of Proyecto La Estrella; a ​​social inclusion and integration art project at a slum in the outskirts of Buenos Aires. I participated in artist’s residence programs in Mexico City and Oaxaca (México), Tilcara (Jujuy, Argentina) and Salta (Argentina).

I believe that teaching is a crucial part of the artist role in society. Since 1998 I’ve been teaching Visual Language and Art Projects at the Nacional Art University in Buenos Aires, Argentina (UNA, Universidad Nacional de Arte). I also teach various seminaries and workshops as well as a visual experimentation workshop together with artist Gabriela Messuti, called Obrador Taller.

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Dual Duel _ Installation View _ 2


Installation view (L to R):
LeonKa x Socatoba (Spain)
Joseph Loughborough x Mark McClure (UK)
Zero Cents (Israel) x Qingru Hu (China)

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Dual Duel LeonKa x Socatoba


LeonKa x Socatoba (Spain)
Nature
metallic ink, acrylic on acid free paper, 39.5" x 25.5"
$1920. / diptych

Inspiration for their Dual Duel:
I have worked several times with LeonKa in the support of the wall, but this is the first time that we have collaborated in paper format. I like to work with him, because I like his work, for his philosophical depth and his refined aesthetics, we bond quite well. And one very important thing for me is to work with an artist with whom I have a great connection, and with him I have it. I think we have created some beautiful pieces together. ~Socatoba

About the Artists:

LeonKa
LeonKa (1980, Barcelona) is a PhD in philosophy and visual artist incorporating a wide range of mediums. LeonKa’s trajectory began in 1991 with graffiti. One decade later he developed a work related to his main metaphysical fixations. His current work is about philosophical topics. His work has been exhibited in various galleries and museums in Spain, Italy, France, Denmark, London Germany and at Anno Domini in the US.

Socatoba
Visual artist. Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Seville. Her work has been shown in different individual exhibitions, 49 Ways to Draw a Mother Cage Gallery Barcelona, OJOXOJO Gallery Franco de Toledo Barcelona, Socatoba N2 Gallery Barcelona, among others She has also participated in numerous collective exhibitions in different countries, Tingladography Gallery, Oaxaca Mx, USC Fisher Museum of Art, LA, California, Paula Alonso Gallery, Madrid, Spain, MAT International Festival Video Art, Japan and in some International Fairs such as Berline.Liste, Berlin and Circa International Art Fair, Puerto Rico.

Socatoba has many works in private collections, the last acquisition was in the year 2017 in charge of the Museum of Contemporary Art CAC Málaga. AVED Producciones, together with director Daniel Lozano, produced a documentary about her life in Barcelona, which was selected in 2018 at the Incorto Film Festival in Mexico City and at the 40th International Film Festival of the Author of Lugo, Spain.

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Dual Duel _ Joseph Loughborough x Mark McClure


Joseph Loughborough x Mark McClure (UK)
Not the Only Ones at the Party
charcoal, pastel and spraypaint on paper, 59" x 59"
$4000./diptych

Inspiration for their Dual Duel:
This diptych was an investigation of the diagonal and the balance between two different visual languages occuping the same space. It was also a fantastic reason to have a few drinks and studio sessions with a mate discussing various artistic philosophies and compositianal differences between our works. ~Joseph Loughborough

The works explore the theme of “Duel” in every way from the diptych nature of the piece - through to the opposing visual styles both competing and complementing at the same time. It was an exploration of opposites.. the clean edges of my geometry complementing Joe's looser, rougher charcoal marks. My composition and graphic based motifs contrasting with Joe’s figurative awesomeness. The process made both of us challenge ourselves and each other - and raised interesting thoughts about the way we work.. plus it was the perfect excuse to hang out and have a beer. ~Mark McClure

About the Artist:

Joseph Loughborough
Joseph Loughborough (b. 1981) spent his formative years exploring the derelict boatyards and creeks of Portsmouth, on the south coast of the UK. After graduating from Portsmouth University he pursued interests in art, philosophy and skateboarding culture. Living once again in London after nearly a decade in Paris and Berlin he works from his studio in Canning Town.

Mark McClure
Mark McClure embraces public art, installation, sculpture and gallery works alongside bespoke surface design - all in his distinctive, geometric style. His work draws on a background of alternative culture and graphics - and celebrates the blending of fine art and visual design. Working with wood, paint and other materials – he collaborates with interior designers, architects and public bodies to bring the bold works to both private and public spaces. They both stimulate and complement through their use of materials, colour and composition – often reflecting the structural nature of the spaces they inhabit. He has exhibited widely both in the UK and Internationally.

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Dual Duel _ Zero Cents x Qingru Hu


Zero Cents (Israel) x Qingru Hu (China)
Untitled I thru VI
mixed media on paper
Small size (top 4 pictured): 9.5" x 6.5" $200.
Large size (bottom 2 pictured):12.5" x 9.25" $350.

About the Artist:

Zero Cents
Zero Cents (b.1986) is an American-born, Israel-based artist living and working in Tel Aviv. For the past 14 years, the artist has been working both in studio and on the streets, by painting murals and creating site specific installations. The artists work deals with observations on people surrounding him -the lovers and fighters, party-ers, the thinkers, the dancers and the damned.

Through his work, the artist attempts to document the energy the human race creates, the wisdom, morals, values or lack of them that they pass on. While conducting this research, he communicates the subjects’ movement and energy, on a variety of surfaces-from found wood to city walls, using various mediums and techniques without judgment, using these components as a metaphor for forgiveness, hoping to show the human race as it is, in the most authentic and honest way he feels possible.

Since 2007 Zero Cents has exhibited work in a long list of solo and group exhibitions in Israel and around the world including Berlin, Germany, Saint Petersberg, Russia and the USA (Pennsylvania, New York and two solo exhibitions at Anno Domini San Jose).

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Dual Duel _ Installation View _ 3


Installation view (L to R):
Pablo Martín x Florencia Fernandez Frank (Argentina)
Zezão x Zéh Palito (Brazil)
Ian Wilkinson x Dale vN Marshall (UK)

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Dual Duel Pablo Martin x Florencia Fernandez Frank


Pablo Martín x Florencia Fernandez Frank (Argentina)
Monte (Mountain)
acrylic on paper, 49.5" x 46.5"
$1300. /set of 12

Inspiration for their Dual Duel:
This summer (February in the south hemisphere) they spent a couple of weeks in a beautiful seaside in Uruguay. Just in front of their house a wild forest (Monte/mountain) grew. They were thrilled with the diversity and complexity of the flora and fauna that they shared their time and space with. So they decided to try to put this spirit in their work.

About the Artists:

Please see their entry for Tiempo (Time) above for full bios.

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Dual Duel _ Zezao x Zeh Palito


Zezão x Zéh Palito (Brazil)
Cosmic Psychedelic
acrylic on fabric, 49.5" x 54.75"
$4000.

Inspiration for their Dual Duel:
The main inspiration for the work it is Nature. My work and Zéh Palito work both share same value and subject nature, animals, flora and water. ~Zezão

About the Artists:

Zezão
Specialties: Abstract Painting, Abstract Calligraphy, installation, site specific, photography, video art.

Famous for his activity in the underground city, Zezão enters sewers and invades the channels rainwater flowing towards the Tietê and Pinheiros rivers, discovering beauty in monstrous garbage.

His graffiti also adorns walls, sewerage systems and viaducts around the world. Places in which he has exhibited in the past include Brighton, Florence, Frankfurt,Hamburg, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Prague, Wuppertal, San Francisco, Berlin and more.

Zezão will be exhibiting at Anno Domini with a new body of work in August 2019.

Zéh Palito
Zéh Palito loves nature and wants to encourage human city-dwellers the world over to once again look at nature with a bit of wonder. His brightly colored murals feature animals, plants, people and abstract forms. He creates powerful messages that link us, as humanity, to our world around us and to all living beings that coexist among us. Aside from being beautiful pieces of public art that one could stop to look at on the way to perform the daily chores, his pieces possess a hint of narrative wisely provides enough to fill in the absent gaps, giving the observer something to take with them, a message or something to consider.


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Dual Duel Ian Wilkinson x Dale vN Marshall


Ian Wilkinson x Dale vN Marshall (UK)
Emotional Cascade
oil paint, spray paint, oil pastels, varnish, 47.25" x 47.25"
$5100.

Inspiration for their Dual Duel:
When asked to participate I thought "yea!", get Dale and let’s do it. The construction was easy to begin with, I did the preliminary work waiting for Dale to fly in from Ireland. Dale flew in and immediately got stuck in as he should. But, painting is a normally a solitary thing for me and it was initially like I was being blitzed, what was running the right course suddenly veered off in a crazy direction. Had to take stock, look inside and say to myself... "this is a duel!" And looking back, it was but one that has left a strong impression, would I do it again? Don’t know! But glad I did it with Dale; top geezer and great artist. ~Ian Wilkinson

About the Artists:

Ian Wilkinson
Been painting and printmaking since 1978.
My recent work, generally abstract but not solely, has been influenced by two important visits: one to Togo, where I was blessed to discover voodoo at a place of its origin, and secondly, at the discovery of palazzo chiaramonte in Palermo, site of the cells which incarcerated so many innocent people.

Both these places are running through my work at present because....
1. Togo has peaceful coexistence of both Catholicism and voodoo, poles apart! We all need to take note!
2. Spanish Inquisition fuelled by capitalism at the expense of society and humanity. Is this methodology still in place? We need to re-evaluate!
My reasoning is two-fold; surely religions can coexist, and is money a reason to kill?

Dale vN Marshall
Marshall (b. in 1974 Bath, UK) is a contemporary fine art painter currently residing in Bristol England with spells of residency in Wales and most recently Ireland.  A graduate of one of California’s finest art schools, California State University Long Beach (CSULB), and of Coventry University he has had numerous successful solo exhibitions in London and the USA, in particular his first major solo exhibition at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum Walls with Wounds (February-May) in 2014.

Marshall’s career began over twenty-five years ago as a precocious young graffiti artist on the streets of Bath and Bristol.  Outside on brick and concrete walls, Marshall would paint his own rendition of poetry which challenged the graffiti stereotype under the moniker ‘VERMIN’ with bold biographical statements .  To Marshall, the walls were sacred.   They recorded his own personal journey and the words he wrote on them had power and enduring meaning.  Marshall enjoyed this form of expressive freedom and youthful rebellion but it ultimately brought upon him the gritty consequences of street culture, which for Marshall led to drug use and psychotic episodes.

In 1999 he was sectioned in one of Britain’s oldest asylums commonly known as the Cornwall County (Lunatic) Asylum.  He suffered clinical depression for another seven years until he self discharged from antipsychotic medication.

The walls from the street have now been replaced by inspiration of the crumbling walls of his former Victorian workhouse studio in rural Wales, mixed with his own biographical story and journey from the streets to 'post graffiti' on canvas.  These walls and this building not only have inspired but have become an intrinsic part of his multimedia work and it is no coincidence that the building Marshall chose to work in has a strikingly similar environment to the institution in which he was forced to reside in Cornwall.  Marshall continues to use text and his moniker from his graffiti days to form the body of all his paintings.   The works are multi layered and heavily textured, utilising a variety of mediums and methods with a strong emphasis on the paint process and mark making. Dale's aims are to give the viewer a window to his soul and tormented past, a form of self portraiture where the graffiti is now portrayed in the form of a wound that is the starting point to create memorable tension where pain meets perfection and light just about overshadows darkness to create these compelling original works. 

Marshall is proud to challenge the stigma about mental health by sharing and documenting his own personal experience of mental illness through his painting.  He draws on past memories and emotions, each painting standing as a testament that with attention and nurturing cracks and chaos can be transformed into beauty and peace.
To view Marshall’s work one can perceive the pain and chaos the young artist experienced and yet it is this exact pain and chaos the artist now embraces. Each canvas is an attempt to reflect a balance of the frightening and the beautiful through instinctive mark making. 

Dale Marshall has had numerous successful solo exhibitions in London and the USA (including two at Anno Domini 2012, 2015) as well as outside walls around the world. His works are held in private and public collections worldwide.

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Dual Duel _ Installation View _ 4

Installation view (L to R)
Jhovany R. De Ala x Dario Cruz (US)
Ken Davis x Ellen Murphy (US)

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May 23, 2019

Dual Duel Jhovany R. De Ala x Dario Cruz


Jhovany R. De Ala x Dario Cruz (US)
Oax X Cali
mixed media, photography, stencil on aluminum, 24" x 36"
$1500.

Inspiration for their Dual Duel:
This piece is a result of two different artists making a claim on their roots and traditions. Dario Cruz, a self-taught photographer and son of Oaxacan immigrants born in San Jose, CA, and  Jhovany R. De Ala, a self-taught graphic artist and immigrant from Oaxaca residing in San Francisco, CA.

Although one artist was born and raised in Mexico and the other in the United States, both purposefully use their art as a way to reconnect with their Oaxacan culture and history. Grounded in this common thread, they harmoniously approached Dual Duel using different techniques of photography on metal (Cruz) and stenciling (De Ala), and found a balance in their different lived experiences and similarities in artistic processes.

The stencil created by Jhovany is an image Dario’s niece, when visiting the Sierra Norte of Oaxaca, Mexico. She represents the humility and values that come with being raised in a culture that values community and family before the individual self. The background is a monastery in Oaxaca City, where life moves faster and Dario’s niece, although so close has never been and hopes to see one day. ~Jhovany R. De Ala

About the Artists:

Jhovany R. De Ala
Jhovany R. De Ala is a self-taught mixed media artist, born and raised in Oaxaca, Mexico. Specializing in printmaking, he has showcased in Bay Area and international exhibits.

Jhovany’s images show influences of traditional Mexican art mixed with Bay Area culture, and commonly portray modern day destruction and worldwide issues by corrupt establishments. This pain is contrasted by Jhovany’s focus on empowerment, humor and strong representation of nature, alongside portraits of historical activists and individuals from his communities.

Based in San Francisco, California, Jhovany can often be found passing out free art at public demonstrations or working at his studio, La Gubia Gráfica, where he hosts printmaking workshops regularly.

Dario Cruz
I am a self taught photographer based in San Jose, CA but often travels to Oaxaca. My inspiration comes from admiring all the beauty that Oaxaca has to offer from its traditional dances to all its delicious food. I love to share my point of view with the audience in hopes that they one day feel inspired to travel and experience the magic that Oaxaca has to offer.  

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Dual Duel Ken Davis x Ellen Murphy


Ken Davis x Ellen Murphy (US)
Untitled
gouache, 1shot, acrylic on wood, 12" x 9"
$600.

About the Artist:

Ken Davis
Ken Davis (b. 1982) is a native son of the San Francisco Bay Area and has been immersed in the life of sign painter and commercial artist. His education comes about from his grandfather who was a professor of archaeology specializing in the Native American experience and those who were kind enough to share their experiences and knowledge. His work is frequently seen in both brick and mortar shops as well as private collections throughout the world. He lives a slightly nomadic life between the East Bay Area and anywhere he is sent to travel to work on projects.

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Dual Duel Jessie Rose Vala x Kelie Bowman


Jessie Rose Vala x Kelie Bowman (US)
Goddess Talk
Episode 4 The Sustenance of Food 5:32
Episode 5 Melody and Serenity Talk to Nebula 5:23
Video, 2018
Light Hits aka Kelie Bowman and Jessie Rose Vala


Goddess Talk is a collaboration between artists Kelie Bowman and Jessie Rose Vala.
This project begin as an exploration into humor, improvisation, failure, low-fi special effects, and new age philosophy. We aim for Goddess Talk to occupy the space between a public access television show and a really fun acid trip. Goddess Talk is modeled after a late night public access show, with hosts Melody, played by Jessie Rose Vala and Serenity, played by Kelie Bowman. Goddess Talk attempts to create humorous yet earnest explorations of New Age approaches to self-improvement. Through these explorations, the Goddesses often fail, delving into the idea of failure, sitting in the awkward moments of it. The tongue and cheek comedy, is often tested through physical acts, a push-up that is not able to be completed or a re-enactment of the eclipse by the two goddesses rolling over each other on the floor. Each episode shifts from a set of decorative, homeopathic, and art objects to majestic natural landscapes. Goddess Talk exhibits a finely-honed lo-fi aesthetic, featuring dated text and motion graphics, colorful glitches and a cast of flying animals and pop tarts. Goddess Talk offers a critical exploration of the commercialism of wellness therapies and theories, important to consider in our age of quick-fixes and online searches.

Going beyond the humorous, this project pursues the artists’ attempts to find our own methods of freeing ourselves from contemporary oppressive forces. We see Melody and Serenity search for connection and healing through a montage of scenes displaying the frenetic pace of our minds and culture.

About the Artists:

Jessie Rose Vala
Jessie Rose Vala (born 1977, Madison, Wisconsin) is a multimedia artist working in ceramics, video, installation, and print. Vala received an MFA from University of Oregon and a BFA in painting and ceramic sculpture from California College of the Arts in Oakland, California. Her work has been exhibited at Truck Gallery (Calgary, Canada), V1 Gallery (Copenhagen, Denmark), Present Company (Brooklyn, NY), Torrance Art Museum (California), and has been featured in art fairs in New York and Miami, FL.  Vala was an artist in residency at Fjuk residency (Husivik, Iceland), Playa at Summer Lake (OR), Jentel (WY), Can Serrat (Spain) amongst others. She has received grants from the Oregon Arts Commission, PICA, and the Ford Family Foundation. Vala is part of a music and bi-coastal art collaboration Light Hits. Vala is part Ungrund Collective, a collective of female video artists who curate screenings nationally.

Kelie Bowman
Kelie grew up in Clearwater, Florida close to the beach. Kelie went to college at the University of Florida, and began making videos and sculptures. She joined a circus and ran off with them. They were called Cloud Seeding Circus of the Performative Object. Kelie then ran away to Germany to lead bike tours one summer and her travels took Kelie to New York. Kelie’s house burned down on Super Bowl Sunday of 2004, the same night she decided to start a gallery with this guy named Sto. Ten plus years, Cinders is still going, now as a non-profit organization. Kelie makes music and art in the bi-coastal band, Light Hits. She has exhibited internationally, painted several large scale murals and has work in the permanent collection of MOMA, the New York Public Library, RISD, Yale University, St. Johns University and other prestigious institutions. The NYPD ran her over on her bike and broke her back and pelvis, but Kelie is fine now and likes to go on walks outside and plan her career as a manatee camp counselor one day…

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Dual Duel Man One x Victor Sepulveda


Man One x Victor Sepulveda (US)
MEXICAN AMERICAN
aerosol, acrylic, airbrush on canvas, 12" x 36" each piece
$3000./diptych


SELF ESTEEM
aerosol, acrylic, airbrush on canvas, 12" x 36" each piece
$3000./diptych

Inspiration for their Dual Duel:
As two Mexican-American artists, our intent was to create a series of diptychs that portrayed our culture with two different contexts. One, in a historical perspective from the roots of our culture, juxtaposed against the second canvas that shows how our people are currently portrayed in this country.

About the Artists:

Man One
An artist, curator, multi-award winning illustrator, mentor and entrepreneur, artist Man One believes in the transformational power of art and its power to save lives and make the world a better place. Man One believes art gives mankind an essential and irreplaceable cultural language in which to express and know itself. Man One believes art can transcend cultural and socio-economic barriers, fostering understanding, mutual respect and unity among disparate peoples. Man One believes these things are possible because he's seen them happen through the power of his own art and the art of others. Growing up in Los Angeles, Man One developed his love for art, developing his skills as a graffiti artist on the streets of LA. He honed his talents as a fine artist and understanding of art history at Loyola Marymount University where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts.

Victor Sepulveda
Born in Los Angeles, CA. Victor Sepulveda started drawing at the age of eleven. From the beginning he liked drawing and creating, over the years he took art classes in school where he learned to use different mediums and acquired different skills, Pencil, Oil, Airbrush, Digital Illustration, and Graphic Design being some of them. Spending the most time with the Airbrush, it became his weapon of choice, for over twenty years he developed great control over it, being able to do very intricate detail and also developing his own style which has brought him the most recognition.

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Dual Duel _ Installation View _ 5

Installation view (L to R):
Jake Watling x Mahtab Watling (US)
Denis Korkh (US) x Zero Cents (Israel)

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Dual Duel Jake Watling x Mahtab Watling


Jake Watling x Mahtab Watling (US)
Dancing with the Moonlight
acrylic on wood rotating sculpture, 36" x 84"
$2000.

Willin’
mixed media on wood panel, 8" x 10"
$350.


Dust in the Wind
mixed media on wood panel, 8" x 10"
$350.


Return of the Grievous Angel
mixed media on wood panel, 8" x 10"
$350.

Inspiration for their Dual Duel:
Our inspiration was love, life and road trips around Southern California. ~Jake Watling

About the Artists:

Jake Watling
Jake Watling forms his imagery by combining his recorded ideas and experiences with a personal language of signs and symbols. The signs and symbols take many forms, including: architecture, signage, people, animals, etc. His work investigates subjects such as lifecycles, myth and religion.

Jake received his B.F.A. from the College of Visual Arts in Minnesota. He has exhibited his artwork throughout the United States. His work can be found in the Museum of Modern Art collection in New York.

Mahtab 
Watling
Mahtab Watling's work focuses on art, film, literature, architecture, design, fashion, music, culture, and California as inspiration and subject matter.

Mahtab has shown her artwork in galleries throughout the United States. Her illustrations have been published in various local and national publications.

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May 22, 2019

Dual Duel Denis Korkh x Zero Cents


Denis Korkh (US) x Zero Cents (Israel)
Feast
acrylic on canvas, 30" x 48"
$5000.

Inspiration for their Dual Duel:
"I woke up early and hung over. The previous night, I picked up Zero Cents from SJC and we were up late talking about his time in Peru. We talked about ancient humanoids and megalithic architecture. But today we would talk exclusively through painting.  We exchanged a few remarks about the orientation of the canvas and spent the day in silence painting simultaneously.  Since we don’t have bodies when paint - we wouldn’t collide and were able to work the whole of the canvas at the same time.  We were one author and this crazy narrative emerged.  For the next few days we would alternate.  No spot was sacred - everything was subject to constant and fast change.  I can’t imagine having been closer to Zero Cents than this time together.  He is an artist I admire so very much and this was an absolutely paragon event in my work.  What you see in “Feast” is our conversation.

About the Artists:

Denis Korkh
I was born in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine in 1986.  There, I was instilled with many of my core values and sensibilities.  In 1997, my family moved to Cleveland, Ohio.  In 2004, I moved to San Francisco and in 2011, to San Jose where I reside now.

I made a painting here and there but overnight, in November 2013, I became obsessed. I painted and then the next day and every free minute for a long time after.  I made just over a hundred terrible paintings in the first year.

I knew for certain only that I loved the ritual and I realised meaning in the act.  That year, I discovered Anno Domini Gallery and inside I found life-time works.  On these walls were decades of someone's silent contemplation - unconcerned and honest.  I knew then that in a few decades I will produce work that will also have this quietude which will be less a product of my effort and more of time and intimacy.

Zero Cents
Zero Cents (b.1986) is an American-born Israeli-based artist living and working in Tel Aviv. For the past 9 years, the artist has been working both in studio and on the streets, painting murals and creating site-specific installations. The artist’s work deals with observations on people surrounding him: the lovers and fighters, the party-ers, the thinkers, the dancers and the damned.

Through his work, the artist documents the energy the human race creates, the wisdom, morals, values (or the lack of them) that they pass on. While conducting this research, he communicates the subjects’ movement and energy on a variety of surfaces–from found wood to city walls–using various mediums and techniques without judgment. Using these components as a metaphor for forgiveness, Zero Cents shows the human race as it is, in the most authentic and honest way he feels possible.

Zero Cents has exhibited in group shows around the world and solo exhibitions in Tel Aviv as well as three solo exhibitions at Anno Domini.

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Dual Duel _ Installation View _ 6

Installation view (L to R)
Thomas Ives x Alejandro Mono González (Chile)
Derek Weisberg x Shaun Roberts (US)
Klone x Assi Meshullam (Israel)
William Schaff x Mike Egan (US)

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Dual Duel Tomas Ives x Alejandro Mono González


Tomas Ives x Alejandro Mono González (Chile)
Looking at the Storm I
screenprint, collage and color paper, 10.75" x 8.75"
$80.


Tomas Ives x Alejandro Mono González (Chile)
Looking at the Storm II
screenprint, collage and color paper, 10.75" x 8.75"
$80.

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Dual Duel Derek Weisberg x Shaun Roberts


Derek Weisberg x Shaun Roberts (US)
Conversatin 5.
mixed media on archival pigment print, 36" x 24" each panel
$3500./each panel

Inspiration for their Dual Duel:
"In 1976, painter Arnulf Rainer created a series of works which were responses to Franz Xavier Messerschmidt’s sculptures. Rainer called them “Conversations” with Messerschmidt. Conversatin’ V is the fifth iteration of an ongoing series of collaborations and is an homage to Rainer and Messerschmidt.

"Several years ago Brett Amory, Shaun Roberts and myself worked on the first iteration of the Conversatin’ series.  It was a way for the three of us, all ready close friends, to combine our talents and modes of working and to put a lot of our conversations about art and making into practice.  With that work our shared ideas and passions could be put into a realized form. So this is the continuation of that series. Collaboration is something both myself and Shaun have been interested in for a long time, and frequently practice. We both feel it is one of the special aspects of art making; the sharing of ideas with people who are having similar conversations in their work is a beautiful thing.  

"Collaborations can be an incredibly scary but also an extremely rewarding way to work. One has to give up control, be willing to compromise, have trust, be willing to share and can’t be offended if their work is changed or altered. But if you have trust and believe in the work of the artist you are collaborating with, beautiful unexpected decisions and results can be achieved. In part that is why it’s called Conversatin’; conversations take 2 people, it can’t just be one voice talking. Each artist has to contribute, share their ideas and have their voice heard for the piece to really work.

"This is a particularly special collaboration because it includes Shaun’s photography, he is one of the best photographers out there, his vision, his compositions, the ambiance he achieves, his ability to capture deep humanity in his images, are all special. Secondly, I am mostly a sculptor, so my approach to drawings, painting and 2D space will be different.  Also this will be one of the few times I have offered any 2D work to the public." ~Derek Weisberg

"For myself, I was excited for the opportunity to change up our collaborative dynamic. It was thrilling but also somewhat intimidating transitioning from my usual role as Documenter / Observer / Witness, to being an active participant directly making the work alongside Derek. We were at the point of our friendship and working relationship where I had grown accustomed / comfortable with how we made work: Derek would invite me over to his studio to see his latest creations, we'd discuss his ideas and how they've evolved since the last time we met and I would point my lens at his studio, his life, his work, and weave a story via the images I captured. The terminus of that process—like the majority of my photography & video work—ends up digitally: as a blog post, a studio visit slideshow, on Instagram, on a gallery website. The images, merely a representation of a fleeting moment in time and space, have no lasting medium to affix it to the physical world. Knowing that my images, delivered as pixels, as photons emitted from a screen, constantly burning out of existence at 60 cycles per second, at a scale no larger than the palm of my hand was sometimes frustrating. Certainly there was the occasional image that would make it to print—maybe a magazine, or a limited edition run—but that somehow never satisfied the desire produce work that wasn't part of an edition, wasn't a multiple of thousands, or didn't evaporate out of existence once the plug was pulled. 

"For Dual Duel, Derek suggested a new type of collaboration—a new type of 'conversation'—that challenged us to engage in a much more direct fashion. This process encouraged us to translate the mediums with which we worked into another in hopes of discovering a new, unfamiliar visual language for us both. Derek's porcelain sculpture was formed, fired, and translated into a one-of-a-kind large scale photo-diptych that became the foundation for an intensive call-and-response mark-making process between us. Using pastels, oil markers, and graphite directly on to a medium that buckled, warped, pushed back—on a scale beyond portable—helped me materialize the ephemeral nature of photography into a more concrete, emotionally engaging end result. 

'Celebrated photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson was known to say, "To photograph: it is to put on the same line of sight the head, the eye and the heart." Derek inviting me to Dual Duel presented an incredibly refreshing opportunity to invite the hand into Cartier-Bresson's sacred equation of image-making, helping me transform a formerly rote process into something liberating." ~Shaun Roberts

About the Artists:

Derek Weisberg
Derek Weisberg, was born in 1983.  He began sculpting at a very early age starting with the medium of mashed potatoes as soon as he could hold a fork and knife, moving onto action figure assemblage when he could load a hot glue gun, and at age 7 he turned to the medium of ceramics, which was the beginning of his lifelong love and ultimate passion.  He unwaveringly pursued ceramics sculpture throughout his childhood and teens, in Benicia, CA, where he was raised.  At age 18 he moved to Oakland, CA, to pursue his love for ceramics and art in general and attended California College of Arts and Crafts.  At CCAC he received several awards and graduated with high honors in 2005 with a BFA.  Since then Weisberg has co-owned his own gallery, Boontling Gallery, as well as curated numerous other shows.  He has also worked with highly esteemed artists such as Stephen De Staebler, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Manuel Neri, and many others.  In addition Weisberg has maintained a strong and demanding studio practice, exhibiting nationally, and internationally.  Weisberg currently lives and works in NY and is faculty at Greenwich House Pottery.

Shaun Roberts
Shaun Roberts, b.1979, Bangkok, Thailand. 
Born to an American father and Thai mother, Shaun was raised in the urban chaos of Bangkok with a foot in the East & the West. His insatiable curiosity as a child for myriad subjects—ranging from building his own computers to spending countless hours painting in the high-school art room—eventually shaped him into a visual arts polymath. At age 18 he moved to San Francisco, CA to continue studying digital arts at the Academy of Art University where he pursued his passion in graphic design, typography, printmaking, interaction design, motion graphics, photography, and filmmaking. During his time at AAU he was awarded the Adobe Design Achievement Award at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC for his project “Bay Area Exports”. He graduated Valedictorian of his undergraduate class in 2003 with a BFA in New Media.

It was not until after graduating that Shaun discovered his artistic voice. Deeply affected by the passing of his grandfathers (both photographers), Shaun began to explore still photography with renewed fervor. Roberts turned his attention towards
documenting the lives and working spaces of artists. Shaun believes the act of seeing can be an act of compassion, able to ultimately tease out fragments of truth, and elucidating glimpses of the moments of beauty, mystery and dignity of the human experience.

The multidisciplinary nature of Shaun’s art has lead him to working with leading publications, galleries and art institutions.

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Dual Duel Klone x Assi Meshullam


Klone x Assi Meshullam (Israel)
Untitled I & II
mixed media on paper, 13.25" x 9.5"/each
$900. /each

Inspiration for their Dual Duel:
"The works I did with Klone is actually the first time I've artistically cooperated with someone. The connection between us was fascinating and we both really enjoyed "interrupting" each other's work. I knew Klone from the works he was doing in the streets (his main work is street art), and I really connected with them. I think that each of us brought his language into this visual dialogue, and the process was fascinating." ~Assi Meshullam

About the Artists:

Klone
Born 1983 Harkov, Ukraine (former USSR.) Nowadays residing in Tel-Aviv, Israel. Painter/Installation maker; documenting the real and unreal .

My work is dealing with memories , my own and the ones I manage to collect in everyday life from surroundings , if its my childhood in USSR or the coming to Israel , if its the layers of the city , walls crumbling apart and graffiti covering and being covered, people getting old and the new generations appearing every moment; the seacrh is endless thus my work of documenting it is still long... I learn a new language that invents itself along the way.

Assi Meshullam
I was born in 1975 in Haifa, Israel. Since I can remember, I was always occupied with painting and drawing, but I have not always thought I would become a professional artist. I was very fascinated by animals and nature and to be honest, until I was 22 I thought I would be a tour guide or something like that. But in 1997 I made a big trip to South America, and it was in Peru where I found myself very interested in archaeology, ancient cultures and ancient arts. So when I returned to Israel, I signed up for archaeology studies at the university, and in addition, for the sake of adventure, to art studies.

During my academic studies I found myself drawn more and more to art, and towards the end I realized that I wanted to become a professional artist. So, I moved to Tel Aviv, which is the main city in terms of the Israeli art scene, and began to develop a career in art, to exhibit and work in a meaningful way. The archaeology and my interest in nature, animals and ancient cultures have never left me and have always inspired my work in the studio. 

Since 2006 I have been teaching art at the University of Haifa, and for the past two years I have been the head of the Art Department.

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Dual Duel William Schaff x Mike Egan


William Schaff (US) x Mike Egan (US)
Looking for the Fiddles
mixed media diorama, 13.75" x 21"
$850.

Inspiration for their Dual Duel:
"When the opportunity came up to do a piece with elements of Mike Egan's work in it, I was thrilled. As a fan of his work, I was so very pleased to get to incorporate his world into mine, having them both exist together as one piece. Taking two dolls that he makes, I introduced them to my character, Willy the Jack Ass. The three –even with their best intentions– realize their struggles against the ills of the world are having little to no effect. That as they act, Rome is burning. So they have headed off to look for their fiddles.
    That all said, Mr. Egan had no clue as to what I was planning to do with his wonderful creatures. He was just kind enough of trust me and let me run with it. He is that good a guy!" ~William Schaff

About the Artists:

William Schaff
William Schaff has been a working artist for over two decades. Known primarily for his mastery at album artwork, (Okkervil River, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Songs:Ohia/ Magnolia Electric Co./ Jason Molina, Brown Bird, Graveface records, etc.) Schaff is also the founder of Warren, Rhode Island’s “Fort Foreclosure”. The building, lovingly named without the least bit of irony, serves as Schaff’s home and Studio as well as home and meeting place for other artists (most notable resident musicians MorganEve Swain, and the Late David Lamb, both of Brown Bird). There — financial earnings be damned! — William fills his days creating works of art for private commissions, bands, and his own examinations of human interaction.

Mike Egan
I was born outside of Pittsburgh, PA in 1977, currently based in Portland, OR. I received my BFA at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2000. I focused on printmaking at the time which is where I learned about artists like Jose Guadalupe Posada and the German Expressionists like Kathe Kollwitz. After I finished school and returned home I did not have the necessary supplies to continue making my prints, so I turned to painting so I could keep making art. While I wanted to be an artist I felt having a day job that I found interesting was important. I had discovered that there was a mortuary school in Pittsburgh where I could get licensed as a funeral director/embalmer. I knew nothing about the business or what I was getting myself into. I went to school for a year and followed that up with an internship for another year. I learned how to do removals, embalm, do restorations, dress and casket people, do the cosmetics and assist on funerals. I continued to paint and made a lot of bad art. I eventually got a job as an embalmer out in Reading, PA in 2005. Between four locations we did 500 calls a year, so it was a busy time for me. The hard thing about being an embalmer is that you're on call when someone dies, so I spent a lot of time alone in my apartment waiting for the phone to ring. This is where I learned to craft my paintings and style. I thought back to my printmaking days in 2000 and how I loved the bold line work I was doing. So I started to paint in that style and things started to click for me. In 2006, a friend of mine put together a gallery show in Pittsburgh and included my paintings. I sold three the opening night and thought I'm doing something right. I've been working with galleries all over the U.S., (including 3 solo exhibits with Anno Domini,) Canada and the UK ever since. 

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Dual Duel _ Installation View _ 7


Installation view (L to R):
Kevin Earl Taylor x Gianluca Franzese (US)
Ian Wilkinson x Dale vN Marshall (UK)
Travis Lawrence x Drew Roulette (US)

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Dual Duel Kevin Earl Taylor x Gianluca Franzese


Kevin Earl Taylor (US) x Gianluca Franzese (US)
Interloper
oil, acrylic, enamel, glaze and 22k goldleaf on panel, 23.25" x 32.50"
$4500.

Inspiration for their Dual Duel:
"Luca and I are not only friends. We are also studio neighbors. His work is typically quite different than mine although we both have encroached on one another’s surface territory on many occasion. I thought it would be interesting to simply pass a work back and forth a few times between our studios and see what naturally came to light. We were both pleased with the result." ~Kevin Earl Taylor

About the Artists:

Kevin Earl Taylor
Kevin Earl Taylor is a native from Charleston, South Carolina and now lives and works in San Francisco, California. In 1995 he received a B.F.A. from The Savannah College of Art and Design. His work has been exhibited and published throughout the US, as well as internationally.

Gianluca Franzese
Gianluca Franzese is an Italian-born American artist who grew up in New York but lived and worked in San Francisco over the past 14 years. The son of a jewelry maker and a pupil of the old masters of Italian art, he started painting early on, moving through realist, expressive, and narrative styles. With a background in decorative painting, his style has evolved to blend continuous patterns of color with dynamic metal reflections, with meticulous attention to detail and dedication to flawlessness. Each painting plays with the viewer’s perspective, illuminating the spaces in which they reside.

“This collection reflects my belief that beauty is a process that happens over time, with a focus on underlying patterns and geometries found in nature. The metallic elements in the pieces are sensitive to the temperature of the environment, expressing a particular temperament based on context. This responsive variable means that the work is always unique to the time and place in which it is viewed." ~Gianluca Franzese

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Dual Duel Ian Wilkinson x Dale vN Marshall _ 2


Ian Wilkinson (UK) x Dale vN Marshall (UK)
Moira Moire
oil paint, spray paint, oil pastels, varnish, 47.25" x 47.25"
$5100.


(See the inspiration of their collaboration and bios in the earlier post above with their "Emotional Cascade" painting.)

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Dual Duel Travis Lawrence x Drew Roulette


Travis Lawrence (US) x Drew Roulette (US)
Dream or Life with Halo
acrylic on masonite and acrylic on hand carved birch, 23.5" x 18"
$1700.

Inspiration for their Dual Duel:
"Vita Somnium Breve, or Life is But a Dream.
Rather than the woodblock as the medium which transfers the final image, the matrix became the vessel to embody Roulette’s painting. " ~Travis Lawrence

"Travis and I discussed the moments where our unfamiliar memories dance around our minds like the spiral of gold and periodically remind us of the divine nothing. As our physical bodies move forward towards finite, our minds circle our perception, only to joust back in when we are destined." ~Drew Roulette

About the Artists:

Travis Lawrence
Influenced by Jungian psychology and mythology, Travis Lawrence uses the art of printmaking to create illustrious allegorical imagery. The viewer is invited to explore the content of his hand-carved hand-painted Works through a contemplative interaction with the represented archetypes.

Travis resides in the Midwest where he was born and raised. Having a religious upbringing opened his perspective to the interaction with ideas greater than and/or within oneself. He utilizes the art of creation as an act of opening doorways and manifesting these ideas through symbol and metaphor. Similar to alchemy, Travis uses printmaking processes as a meditative procedure of transforming the mundane into a higher state.

Drew Roulette
People call me Count Dubious, the count of all surrounding Counts. No, they don’t call me that. My Birth name is Drew Roulette and I live in San Jose, California. I paint in the style of what I call “Whimsical Trans-psychedelia.” Without malice I like to make people laugh when presented with my paintings - to reflect the world as mysteriously silly with a twist of outré. 

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Dual Duel _ Installation View _ 8


Installation view (L to R):
Yasushi Matsui x Kelly Tunstall (US)
Yoshi47 x Ferris Plock (Japan / US)
Satterugly x Play is Soul Food (Mexico)

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Dual Duel Yasushi Matsui x Kelly Tunstall


Yasushi Matsui x Kelly Tunstall (US)
Orange Crush-MystiCali Popi
acrylic on fabric, 29" x 25"
$2100.

Inspiration for their Dual Duel:
"The California State flower, the California Poppy, has an orange charm as vibrant as my love of California. My collaboration with Kelly Tunstall infused the mystic vibe which California originally has. This poppy brightens the viewer’s mind to be open to a new vision, like a poppy will flower under the sunshine." ~Yasushi Matsui

About the Artists:

Yasushi Matsui
Yasushi Matsui is a painter based in Oakland, California, He has been honing his skill in drawing and painting for many years through live painting at a number of events and festivals, multiple murals, illustrations for commissions, and collaborating with various artists and fashion brands. Recently his artistic effort focuses on a Media Art project, called “EToOto -Painting with Sound-“ to explore a new form of a unity through painting with sound.

Kelly Tunstall
Kelly Tunstall is a San Francisco-based artist known for her paintings of elongated, large-eyed female figures- using a variety of media to create experimental yet classically grounded, layered works that merge graphic expression, stylized representation, surrealism, and sketch. Tunstall works with collage, pencil, acrylic, spray paint, pen and ink, gold leaf and some secret ingredients in her paintings and installations, sometimes in collaboration (as KeFe) with husband Ferris Plock.

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May 20, 2019

Dual Duel Yoshi47 x Ferris Plock


Yoshi47 (Japan) x Ferris Plock (US)
Bonkers, Volume 2
gouache, watercolor, ink on paper, 26" x 20"
🔴 SOLD.

Inspiration for their Dual Duel:
"Ferris Plock and I started a collaborative exhibition between Japan and US in 2016 and have had two group exhibitions (including one last year in TOKYO) but I realized that we have never worked on one piece together, so I started thinking about what would that be like?. I came to the conclusion that my characters and his would definitely create an extraordinary world, so I wanted to make this Dual Duel piece as a kick start of a huge achievement in the future, such as collaboration on a mural project or something. I simply wanted to have fun with our characters playing on one piece." ~Yoshi47

About the Artists:

Yoshi47
At the age of twenty, Yoshi47 moved to California, U.S.A. He spent four years in the Bay Area doing live painting and exhibiting his work in solo exhibitions and art events while working as a bike messenger. In 2006, he returned to Japan. Initially he lived in Tokyo, where he continued to work as a messenger and became involved in the bicycle industry. He continues to exhibit his artwork worldwide with shows in Australia, China, America, Canada, France, Mexico, Sweden, and Taiwan. He currently resides in a country side Chita Peninsula, where he can ride a bike, surf, enjoy fishing, camping and snowboarding.

Ferris Plock
Ferris Plock lives and works in San Francisco CA. He and his wife, Kelly Tunstall,  join forces and collaborate on a regular basis. Much of his work would be described as stylized characters. These days he is very much into patterns, ukiyo-e, bonkers monsters, salads, and long walks. He and his wife have two beautiful children, ages 9 and 6. Their kids keep them young and old at the same time. 

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Dual Duel Satterugly x Play is Soul Food

Satterugly x Play is Soul Food (Mexico)

Inspiration for their Dual Duel:
The connection to develop this work has been a process in which we have been working as a duo artist since 2015 under the name of UGLY FOOD.

"What motivates me the most about the collaboration is the way in which Play is soul food uses recycled materials and reminds me of the importance of playing with materials, like a child who prefers the toy box than the toy itself."

"It is a very free process, but also like a puzzle. The recycled materials is part of our daily journey. When consuming products from our local stores, we instantly see that the packaging is inviting because they already tell a story. The element of recycling creates more journeys within the layers, like the walls in the streets." ~Satterugly

UglyFood was created in London in 2014 by artists Satterugly (Mexico) & Play Is Soul Food (United Kingdom).

They disigned the UglyFood Project as a platform to créate collaborative works of art that express a raw honesty about contemporary culture and social issues. Thier first collection of works was exhibited at Nomad Art Compound, Los Angeles,California in 2015. After some time in the U.S, UglyFood moved to Guadalajara, Mexico, where they now have based their art & design studio, and printmaking workshop; UglyFood House. 

About the Artists:

Satterugly
Satterugly is a complex artist, opposed to the establishment and trends imposed by power of marketing. He explores different artistic techniques such as; graffiti, urban art and the fine arts. He considers the street a consistent plataform to generate social impacts.

In his work Satterugly looks into breaking the art historical paradigms, particularly involving his eschatological characters that always creates a shocking but powerful response from the audiences.

“In these themes, Satter finds a path to the human interior, to that most vulnerable of our parts, or to find the other side of the coin in our individual development. His work functions as a way to unmask us with a satirical, humoristic and uninhibited tone, as if that mask did not exist.“ ~Said Dokins

Play is Soul Food
Ivonne Adel- Bureos (a.k.a Play Is Soul Food) has created works that challenge the senses and broaden the understanding on what ‘Play’ really means in todays societies and cultures through experimental printmaking. 

Play is a powerful tool in creating bridges, refining skills, using the imagination, and invention. It's how we evolve and develop on our own and with others as teams. In collaborations, we create new languages and stories. Creating our own history with the materials we leave behind. 

“Play is so important in our lives, and has been ever since we were born. It’s how we learn, develop, grow, evolve, motivate and inspire ourselves and others…” 

Raised in Scotland, and worked and lived in many cities around the world, Play Is Soul Food returned to Mexico to explore further the meaning and understanding of printmaking in todays society. 

Formerly a fine art printmaking technician at top print workshops like Pace Editions, New York (now know as Pace Prints), and STPI, Singapore (Singapore Tyler Print Institute), Play Is Soul Food has also teamed up with one of Guadalajara’s most exciting street artist, painter and designer Satterugly. Together they collaborate under the name Ugly Food, and have created a fine art printmaking studio in central Guadalajara, named Ugly Food House. 

The insight/inspiration into the work you created for Dual Duel:
The streets have always been a great inspiration for me. The layers of languages, the garbage we leave behind, it's our form of talking about our current affairs and also the history. The streets is our library and playground; holding all the information on our society, and how we communicate with each other.

When we play as Ugly Food we create jigsaw puzzles with messages. Documenting the experiences, journeys and adventures. Some are dark, some are light, and a lot is black humor. We try to be honest about our current everyday cultural and social states, in a raw and playful way.  

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Satterugly x Play is Soul Food _ True Treasure Trash


Satterugly (Mexico) x Play is Soul Food (Mexico)
True Treasure Trash
mixed media on wood, 15.75" x 15.75"
$750.

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Satterugly x Play is Soul Food _ Reward the Pirates


Satterugly (Mexico) x Play is Soul Food (Mexico)
Reward the Pirates
mixed media on wood, 15.75" x 15.75"
$750.

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Satterugly x Play is Soul Food _ Beyond Food

Satterugly (Mexico) x Play is Soul Food (Mexico)
Beyond Food
mixed media on wood, 15.75" x 15.75"
$750.

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Satterugly x Play is Soul Food _ Professional Food Party _ Take It Away Roger

Satterugly (Mexico) X Play is Soul Food (Mexico)
Take It Away Roger
mixed media on wood, 15.75" x 15.75"
$750.

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May 19, 2019

Satterugly x Play is Soul Food _ Professional Food Party


Satterugly (Mexico) X Play is Soul Food (Mexico)
Professional Food Party
mixed media on wood, 15.75" x 15.75"
🔴 SOLD.

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