‘Ren & Stimpy,’ ‘Powerpuff Girls’ Artist Chris Reccardi Dies Age 54

American animator Christopher Reccardi, best known for his work in multiple roles for hit series such as The Ren & Stimpy Show, The Powerpuff Girls and Samurai Jack, died May 2 at age 54. The news was shared on Facebook by friend and Ren & Stimpy colleague William Wray, who wrote that Reccari — an avid surfer — “died doing what he loved.”

Born in New York in 1964, Reccardi worked on numerous popular animated series and feature films over his three decade career in Southern California. He turned his distinct artistic talents to character design and storyboarding, as well as writing, directing and producing, and shared his interest in music as a songwriter on several projects.

Reccardi cut his teeth on Beany and Cecil and Tiny Toon Adventures in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, before joining The Ren & Stimpy Show team. His extensive credits also include stints on Dexter’s Laboratory, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, My Life as a Teenage Robot, Chowder, Regular Show, Wander Over Yonder, SpongeBob SquarePants and The Simpsons — to name a few. In 2007, he created a pilot for The Modifyers for Nickelodeon. He was a writer and storyboard artist on Disney XD’s 2017 series Billy Dilley’s Super-Duper Subterranean Summer.

On the feature animation side, Reccardi most recently helped bring Hotel Transylvania 3, The LEGO Ninjago Movie, The LEGO Batman Movie and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water to the big screen as a storyboard, story and concept artist. He was a production artist on Storks, concept artist for the first LEGO Movie, viz dev artist for both Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs movies, and designed characters for Megamind and Monsters vs. Aliens.

Reccardi is survived by his wife, animator and Spümcø co-founder Lynne Naylor.

See more of his work at www.reccardi.com.

Ren & Stimpy

Ren & Stimpy

Chris Reccardi

Chris Reccardi

Chris Reccardi

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Rosto, Filmmaker, Artist and Musician, Dies of Cancer

Award-winning Dutch animated filmmaker, graphic novelist and musician Rosto died March 7, according to a Facebook post by producer Nicolas Schmerkin (Autour de Minuit). He had been undergoing treatment for lung cancer, AWN reports. Rosto had recently been shortlisted for the 2019 César Award for best animated short film for Reruns — the piece which completed his Thee Wreckers Tetralogy. The piece was just this weekend announced as the winner of the ANIMA 2019 Grand Prix in Brussels.

Known for his dark themes and sometimes grotesque characters, Rosto’s work evolved from his rock band The Wreckers (which disbanded and then reformed as Thee Wreckers), whose songs served as the narrative basis for his webcomic Mind My Gap. These stories in turn spawned a trilogy of animated shorts: Beheaded (2000), (the rise and fall of the legendary) Anglobilly Feverson (2002) and Jona/Tomberry (2005), and the spin-off The Monster of Nix (2011) — an ambitious, half-hour work which featured voice roles by Terry Gilliam, Tom Waits and The Residents, dedicated to Rosto’s son.

Each part of the Tetralogy was also inspired by a Thee Wreckers song: No Place Like Home (2008), Lonely Bones (2013), Splintertime (2015) and Reruns (2018).

The founder and owner of Amsterdam-based Studio Rosto A.D, the filmmaker achieved international recognition from his earliest animated projects. Anglobilly Feverson won the Grand Prize for European fantasy short at the Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival; Jona/Tomberry won the Canal+ Award at Cannes and was nominated for the Annecy Cristal — as were The Monster of Nix and Lonely Bones. The latter film also contended at Fantasporto and Hiroshima (where it took the Special Jury Prize) and won the Ottawa Int’l Animation Festival Grand Prize.

Last year, Rosto was feted at the Clermont-Ferrand Int’l Short Film Festival, where he debuted Reruns as part of a special program screening the full Tetralogy and Rob Gradisen and Joao Costa’s behind-the-scenes documentary Everything’s Different, Nothing Has Changed.

See more of Rosto’s work at www.rostoad.com.

[Source: AWN]

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Prolific Boulder Artist Uses CBD to Help Sculpt Through MS

Artist Brian Grossman may have inherited a life of struggle with multiple sclerosis, but he isn’t sentenced to it. The sculptor remains optimistic and fulfilled by a demanding medium, cranking out unique pieces in a north Boulder studio to tell his story.

“I just want people to enjoy what I do,” Grossman says, “And you have to use your own creativity, which is why I do abstract work.” The 66-year-old considers himself lucky to just be alive and doing the work he loves.

“I’ve always been a physical guy,” Grossman says, “Especially when I was younger. I used to lift weights.” But today he uses a wheelchair to get around, having lived with MS for over two decades. Now Grossman uses his work to transcend the physical limitations of his body, sculpting figures that embody the strength of the human spirit.

Grossman carries on his work through the help of friends and a CBD tincture. “It calms my nervous system,” he says, which is essential for working with his hands. A compound of the cannabis plant, CBD has shown potential to treat the pain, inflammation, muscle spasticity and even depression associated with MS, though studies are limited.

Grossman takes his tincture daily, doing his best to keep the pain and fatigue at bay as he molds his thoughts and feelings into his work. His pieces look almost extraterrestrial, as if out of a science fiction movie. To date,
Grossman has made close to 1,400 sculptures

“People ask me all the time, what does my work mean? I tell them [that] it’s whatever you want it to mean,” he explains. “I start carving a piece, and whatever happens, happens. I usually have no vision of what it will be when I start.”

Viewers are encouraged to interact with Grossman’s work. By mounting his sculptures on a 360-degree rotating platform, they get to experience a piece from every perspective.

Grossman was born at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas; his father was in the military, so his family moved around until settling in Boulder. He says that his father was abusive, and he started developing his artistic talents to escape some of the abuse. After a long road of healing the conflict within himself, Grossman was diagnosed with MS in 1984 following an unexpected fall. But stints in the hospital gave him new perspective on the healing process, and he became very focused on sculpture.

However, Grossman’s childhood memories still haunted him as an adult, and he struggled to move on. It wasn’t until he found therapy that he realized he struggled with unresolved trauma. He now uses visual stimulation practices to release fear associated with certain memories, but it can be a painful practice. To help the exercises go smoothly, Grossman has used CBD as a sort of lubrication; he says it also helps him sleep better at night and regulates his emotions throughout the day.

“I feel like I have been granted disability. The idea that my body could become a liability was the farthest thought from my mind,” he says.

A veteran of the United States Coast Guard, bicycle racing and competitive power-lifting, Grossman won many accolades for his strength and endurance in his younger years. Despite a very different physical life now, he’s able to work through the physical limitations of MS by creating work that undermines the disease entirely.

“All of my work reflects where I was at the time, and I was just trying to figure out who I was. The conventional fame, which at one time seemed so important, eludes me, and I wonder what the next chapter in my life is,” he says.

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The artist as an algorithm: robot-made Rembrandt for sale

PARIS (Reuters) – Robots can do many of the jobs previously performed by humans, but could they ever replace artists?

Pierre Fautrel, of the team of French entrepreneurs called Obvious, poses in front of the artwork “La Comtesse de Belamy” (2018), created by the Generative Adversarial Network (GAN), an algorithm that learns to generate new images by being fed a database of existing paintings, during an interview with Reuters in Paris, France, September 21, 2018. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

A team of French entrepreneurs who believe so have written a computer algorithm that can create original paintings with some resemblance to works by Old Masters such as Rembrandt.

The pictures of an imagined “Baron of Belamy” and his aristocratic relations have a smudgy, blurred finish that would not have impressed Rembrandt’s clients, but are good enough for the auction house Christie’s to put one of them on sale in New York in October with a price estimate of $ 7,000 to $ 10,000.

“We are artists with a different type of paintbrush. Our paintbrush is an algorithm developed on a computer,” said Hugo Caselles-Dupre, a computer engineer who founded the group with childhood friends Gauthier Vernier and Pierre Fautrel, who both have a business background.

The signature of the team of French entrepreneurs called Obvious is seen on the artwork “La Comtesse de Belamy” (2018), created by the Generative Adversarial Network (GAN), an algorithm that learns to generate new images by being fed a database of existing paintings, during an interview with Reuters in Paris, France, September 21, 2018. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

The artworks are created by the Generative Adversarial Network (GAN), an algorithm that learns to generate new images by being fed a database of existing paintings – 15,000 portraits in the case of the “Belamy” pictures.

“The visual is not the only thing that comprises the final portrait,” said Fautrel.

“All of the message, and the artistic process to get to the visual, are also important, even more than the final product,” he said, admitting that GAN’s pictures — printed onto canvas and then framed — are fuzzy.

“The fact that it’s not yet perfect, I think is logical because it’s a technology that is still very new, and to have very good results, we need significant calculating power, that for now we don’t have in this small apartment.”

The trio sold “The Count of Belamy” for around $ 10,000 to Paris-based collector Nicolas Laugero-Lasserre.

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“What was astonishing was that they knew nothing about art, nothing at all,” Laugero-Lasserre said.

“In the beginning, I took them for crazy people. And finally, are they crazy, are they genius? We’ll see,”

Some artists are unconvinced that a machine can make real art.

“If there was no anger from Picasso, ‘Guernica’ would never have existed. If Modigliani were not in love with his models, his nudes would be dull and uninteresting,” said painter Robert Prestigiacomo.

“There’s always a feeling behind a painting, always – whether it’s anger, yearning, desire. And artificial intelligence is – well, you have the word ‘artificial’ in it – there you have it!”

Editing by Robin Pomeroy

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Guinness World Records celebrates oldest trapeze artist, highest-jumping dog

LONDON (Reuters) – An octogenarian flying trapeze artist, the owner of the world’s fastest jet-propelled go-kart and a dog named Feather with a flair for jumping are among the record-breaking stars to win a place in the latest edition of Guinness World Records.

Others to feature in the 2019 edition of the book, which went on sale on Thursday, include the creator of the world’s largest knitting needles and an Irish butcher, Barry John Crowe, who has produced the most sausages – 78 – in one minute.

Betty Goedhart, from California, has been named the world’s oldest trapeze artist at 85 and attributes her success to “doing things I enjoy doing”.

“I’m hoping I encourage people, women, to not think that when they hit the age of 55, they are old. We have got a lot more on our journey,” said Goedhart, who only began trapeze classes at the age of 78 but looks as though she has spent a lifetime swinging through the air upside down.

Another octogenarian honored in the book is Sumiko Iwamura, an 83-year-old Japanese restaurant owner who in the evening turns into DJ Sumirock, the world’s oldest professional club disc jockey.

British art student Elizabeth Bond, 31, decided to draw attention to her exhibitions by creating knitting needles that measure some 4.42 meters (14 feet 5 inches) in length.

Another Briton, Tom Bagnall, 26, racked up a record speed of 112.29 miles per hour (181 km per hour) for a jet-propelled go-kart.

Animals also feature among the latest world record-breakers.

Dog owner Samantha Valle from the U.S. state of Maryland trained Feather, whom she adopted from a rescue center, to jump over ever higher hurdles until she set a new canine record at 191.7 cm (6.3 feet).

Reporting by Reuters Television; Writing by Gareth Jones; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg

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Cannabis Helps Artist Transition into New Home After Immigrating From Mexico

Trail Blazers is a series of portraits by photographer Maria Levitov spotlighting cannabis consumers from all walks of life.

Denver has seen no shortage of transplants, but not all of them feel at home right away. Freelance artist Claudia Campero moved here from Juárez, Mexico, and is still finding her groove in the Mile High as she searches for connections to her culture and heritage. To help her feel comfortable while exploring, Campero uses cannabis.

“My name is Claudia Campero. I am a 23-year-old freelance artist and barista. I subscribe to the idea of romanticism in a way that helps form some structure in an ambiguous identity.”

“I immigrated here from Juárez, Mexico, and have struggled with creating personal relationships with heritage, culture, association and presentation. Much of that is expressed through my art and painting, which allows me to create something physical that validates, explores and celebrates a part of me that I have trouble connecting to.”

“I often feel displaced within a society and a community that fails to accept the personal plight surrounded by marginalized optimism — but cannabis helps settle that to better create a safe space where I can foster self-exploration and healing.”

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VFX Artist, Illustrator George Jenson Dies Age 87

George Jenson

George Jenson

Oscar-nominated visual effects artist, art director and illustrator George Jenson — whose credits include sci-fi classics Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983) and several animated series– died May 25 in Henderson, Nevada, of complications from melanoma. He was 87 years old.

Born June 24, 1930 in Calgary, Alberta, Jenson moved to Los Angeles with his family at age six. After serving with the US Army in Germany during the Korean War, he attended the Art Students League in New York City on the GI Bill.

Jenson entered the entertainment industry in 1964 as a production illustrator and storyboard artist at Fox on series such as Lost in Space, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and Land of the Giants. He then transitioned to cartoons as a layout artist/illustrator at Filmation from 1972-75, where he worked on colorful projects like Star Trek: The Animated Series, My Favorite Martians, Mission: Magic! and Lassie’s Rescue Rangers. Jenson refocused on live-action feature films, working as a production illustrator on Escape to Witch Mountain (1975) and Logan’s Run (1976).

Steven Spielberg then hired Jenson on as his production illustrator for Close Encounters of the Third Kind and 1941, and the artist continued to lend his talents to a variety of titles — from 9 to 5 (1980) to Red Dawn (1984) — while maintaining a specialization in sci-fi. Jenson received his Oscar nomination for his contribution to the visual effects of Peter Hyams’ 2010: The Year We Make Contact, a sequel to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey released in 1984.

As a production illustrator and VFX art director, Jenson’s credits include Dune (1984), Poltergeist II (1986), Big Trouble in Little China (1986) and Masters of the Universe (1987). He was art director on Everybody’s All-American (1988), production designer on Solar Crisis (1990), and served as a production illustrator/storyboarder on The Rocketeer (1991), Terminator 2 (1991), Thinner (1996), The Perfect Storm (2000), Doctor Dolittle 2 (2001) and Phantom of the Opera (2004), to name a few.

The artist was predeceased by his older brother, stuntman and character actor Roy Jenson (China Town, Soylent Green) in 2007. George Jenson is survived by his wife, Susie, and children Karen, Eric and Brian.

[Source: Hollywood Reporter]

2010: The Year We Make Contact

2010: The Year We Make Contact

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Blood, sweat and accessories: artist recycles bodily fluids for fashion

LONDON (Reuters) – Struggling to make your fashion more personal? No sweat. A London fashion student can help you decorate your attire with crystal accessories formed from your bodily excretions.

Urine crystals grow on a pair of ballet shoes, as part of a collection by Alice Potts that imagines a future where accessories are grown from our bodily excretions, in the Royal College of Art Fashion Show in London, Britain, June 20, 2018. Picture taken June 14, 2018. REUTERS/Stuart McDill

Royal College of Art graduate Alice Potts showcased her quirky design methods with a pair of ballet shoes adorned with crystals formed from sweat and a fake fur featuring urine-crystals at the RCA’s annual fashion show.

Potts, who has also experimented with blood, believed the odorless but stomach-turning materials, donated to her by fellow students, had environmental and health benefits beyond the limitations of traditional plastic or cotton.

“Instead of using plastic accessories to maybe embellish garments … we can start like growing onto our garments these new materials and more natural materials,” she told Reuters.

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Potts, who kept her crystallization process under wraps, added that in future the concept could possibly be developed to create a bio-sensor to detect high sugar levels for diabetics.

Other environmental-thinking collections on display at last week’s RCA show included a range of clothes produced without sewing any seams. Instead, a new weaving technique was employed, reducing fashion waste and challenging over-consumption.

The show, titled “A Walk Without a Cat”, featured dance performances and live shows rather than a catwalk and was held at 180 Strand, the home of London Fashion Week.

Editing by Patrick Johnston and Alison Williams

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Australian artist emerges alive from three-day burial under road

HOBART (Reuters) – An Australian performance artist who was buried in a steel container under a busy road for 72 hours as part of a so-called dark arts festival was released from his self-imposed prison on Sunday.

Mike Parr, a 73-year-old performance artist whose creative endeavors typically explore physical limits, was entombed in the mini-shipping container late on Thursday and the road was resealed above him.

Oxygen was pumped into the container where Parr had access to water, reading and writing material, a heater and a distress button in case anything went wrong – but no food. He was equipped with a bucket for sanitary use.

The burial act was part of the Dark Mofo Festival on the island state of Tasmania.

It was designed to highlight violence perpetrated by colonialists against Aboriginal communities, the festival said on its website.

Dark arts festivals showcase artwork and performances that often celebrate ancient rituals.

The festival has attracted controversy for placing inverted red crosses across Hobart, Tasmania’s capital, prompting some Christian groups to denounce the installations as satanic.

Parr’s previous performance art included wrapping himself up in fusewire, then setting it alight, and sewing up his face.

Reporting by Melanie Burton in Hobart and Alison Bevege in Sydney. Editing by Jane Wardell, Sam Holmes, Larry King

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Croatian Artist, Animator & Director Zlatko Bourek Dies Age 89

Zlatko Bourek

Zlatko Bourek

Zlatko Bourek, animation and live-action filmmaker and sculptor, died Friday, May 11 at age 89. Organizers of Croatian festival Animafest Zagreb, which marked Bourek’s long career with a retrospective program in 2015, shared the news this week.

Born September 4, 1929, in Slavonska Požega, Bourek graduated in sculpture and painting from the Academy of Applied Arts in Zagreb,  in the program co-founded and headed by celebrated figure sculptor Kosta Angeli Radovani. He began his career in animation as a background artist and production designer on films by Dušan Vukoti? and Vatroslav Mimica: Cowboy Jimmy, Happy End, The Inspector Returned Home, At the Photographer’s, as well as the Professor Balthazar series.

As one of the most esteemed representatives of the Zagreb School of Animated Films studio, he began writing his own screenplays in 1960. His films hold a secure place in the annals of Croatian and global animation history: The Blacksmith’s Apprentice, Far Away I Saw Mist and Mud – an adaptation of The Ballads of Petrica Kerempuh by Miroslav Krleža, Captain Arbanas Marko, Schooling, Dinner, puppet film The Married Life of Little Red Riding Hood (Farce), and others. His works Dancing Songs (1966) and The Cat (1971) are widely regarded as masterpieces.

Bourek remained professionally active throughout his life; in 2014, he collaborated with Pavao Štalter on the acclaimed, award-winning film Wiener Blut, which drew its visual inspiration from the art of Georg Grosz and Otto Dix. He also wrote and directed three fiction films: Cirkus Rex, Crvenkapica (Little Red Riding Hood), and Mr. Ventriloquist. Although expressionism served as Bourek’s primary source of inspiration, his work was also influenced by other art movements and styles, like surrealism and pop art. His themes mostly revolved around folklore, literature, the grotesque, and naturalism.

In 2010, he became a full member of the Department of Fine Arts at the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. He received a great number of recognitions in Croatia and abroad, including an annual Vladimir Nazor Award, the Vladimir Nazor Award for Lifetime Achievement, City of Zagreb Award, Premium of the 4th Zagreb Exhibition of Yugoslav Drawings, the 8th Maruli? Days Award; he was also awarded in Oberhausen, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, and Salerno.

Bourek’s numerous works have screened at Animafest Zagreb since its beginnings in the 1970s, building a strong relationship between artist and festival. The 2015 retrospective program was complemented by a screening of his then most recent work, Wiener Blut, which highlights both the scope of Bourek’s career and his unflagging creative spirit.

Zlatko Bourek

Zlatko Bourek

Zlatko Bourek

Zlatko Bourek

Zlatko Bourek

Zlatko Bourek

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VFX Master Richard Edlund Joins Chapman U as Pankey Distinguished Artist

Richard Edlund

Richard Edlund

Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts is bringing on four-time Academy Award winner (Star Wars: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, Raiders of the Lost Ark) and six-time nominated visual effects supervisor Richard Edlund as the Pankey Distinguished Artist. Considered the “father of the new age” of VFX for his industry-changing work on the first Star Wars in 1977, Edlund has supervised VFX work on dozens of films including Ghostbusters, 2010, Die Hard, Ghost and Multiplicity.

The Pankey Distinguished Artist program includes regular, bi-weekly meetings with filmmakers in a one-on-one setting to mentor scholars through the creative development of a specific project throughout the semester. Instruction will include insightful clips and informative behind-the-scenes “making of” material, Edlund will host industry guests who are the top names in the VFX industry. Edlund’s knowledge and insights will also be available to the larger Dodge community at weekly dinners open to students.

In addition to sharing the creative thinking and processes behind the most significant developments in VFX of the last three decades in the Pankey program, Edlund will co-teach the 16-week Digital Arts Industry Insiders course with Chapman professor and animation & visual effects program director Bill Kroyer, covering the history of VFX from Star Wars to this year’s Oscar-nominated films. Both teachers are members of the AMPAS Board of Governors.

“Not only will our students gain invaluable insight and perspective on how effects are used to tell a story,” said Kroyer, “they will also receive an essential primer on how they may use visual effects in their productions from a true master of the craft.”

Students interested in learning the art and skill of visual effects under Edlund can apply to be a Pankey Scholar here.

Star Wars: A New Hope

Star Wars: A New Hope

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An Artistic Journey: Concept Artist Luca Pisanu

Luca Pisanu

Luca Pisanu

Italian visual development and concept artist Luca Pisanu’s creative passion has taken him on an international voyage. This openness to adventure comes through in his personal artwork and in the pieces he has created for high-profile properties like Disney’s Moana and Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur. Pisanu currently works at Disney Publishing on upcoming titles like Coco, The Incredible 2 and Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet.

How did you get your start in animation?
My love for art started when I don’t even remember thanks to my father that put a pencil in front of me and started what I can call today a job. My family has always been very supportive about my choices and I focused all my studies into something that could be creative somehow. Studying graphic design and then fine arts in Florence helped me tremendously. Drawing was something that I was doing constantly, I remember that the best gift at Christmas was always lots of paper and nice pencils. After Florence, I left Italy to go to London to work on commercials and I joined the VFX industry, always keeping my goals clear and working a lot on my portfolio.

What was the toon that changed your life?

I clearly remember when I saw The Rescuers, the first VHS ever that touched the table of my house. I was just impressed. I couldn’t understand what I was looking at in terms of art but I knew that was something I wanted to learn and do. Then Toy Story, Bug’s Life and so on came out and by then and they were just confirming that that had to be my life one day.

How you got your big break in the business?

It’s a combination of events. I started with my feet into photo retouching and matte painting while I was creating concept arts. I was learning all I could on both sectors and trying to put together all that knowledge and new things into something mine, fresh and appealing. That’s still the goal today. That was the goal and got me many contacts during the years I spent in London. I slowly started to grow, and fortunately people started to [know] my work on their projects more often month after month.

Do you have any words of advice for artists just breaking into the industry?

The best advice I can give is indeed to stay focus, never lose confidence and be open to critics, changes and different opinions. Work hard and try to see what’s really necessary in the short distance in order to get you in your long distance goals.

Of course be nice with people, teamwork is crucial!

I know it sounds very cliché, but there are no shortcuts unfortunately. The art journey is like climbing: in order to go up you have to move right and left, making decisions step by step. My journey is still very, very long hopefully, but my friends I can tell you that our job will give you lots of satisfaction.

You can find more artwork and information for Luca Pisanu at http://luca-pisanu.com.

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dreamer painting

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The Good Dinosaur

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Moana

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Luca Pisanu

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Artist JonMarc Edwards Dispenses Words with “The Debriti Show”

Artist JonMarc Edwards is introducing local Angelinos with a new exhibition venue MARKET, a small literary minded art space located in the heart of Silverlake.

To celebrate it’s first exhibition MARKET will open with “The Debriti Show” Modeled after a medical marijuana dispensary, however, you will not need a prescription to enter “The Debriti Show” is dispensing something more powerful than any drug… words, as it explores that transformational power of language and tangible text.

What is DEBRITI?
Debriti (composed from the words debris + graffiti) are 3D materials or fragments that have been dropped, thrown or placed illicitly or permitted on the ground, floor or other supporting structure, often in a public space.

DEBRITI represents a new relationship and understanding we have with text. Beyond the inherent “meaning” contained in letters and words, besides the myriad of arrangements and systems that utilize these graphic notations to communicate and emote Texts also have “meaning,” “expression” and practicality in the concrete (physical) form.

Texts have physical attributes that when properly used release energetic forces that can empower your daily life. DEBRITI is the conceptual form made physical.

The MARKET dispensary offers many varieties of DEBRITI and options to choose. Including their one- word packets, the “AIR” variety that flutters at a breath, the rare pink Emily Dickinson, or their standard bag of Green, Red or White 100% all natural DEBRITI.

MARKET is located at 612 Silver Lake Blvd., LA CA 90026 (Cross street is Bellevue, 2 blocks N. off the 101 Silver Lake exit).

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