I’m very happy to be part of SALUT! 3, a group coaster show that opens tomorrow night @nucleusportland, (Nov.16 7-10pm), so if you happen to be in the Portland, Oregon area, be sure to stop in and check out this fun exhibition of very affordable art. Just a few of the artists shown below, but there are many, many more...it's a really terrific lineup.
From the gallery: ("Salut" is an expression of friendly feelings used toward one's companions before drinking. In conjunction with our bar, hundreds of coaster artwork will be on display in the gallery. We have an outstanding roster of talented artists from near and far. At $50 each, this is a great opportunity to own original art! Artwork will be for sale at the opening reception, and will be available online the following day. There will be no previews/pre-sales for this show.) Show runs from Nov. 16-Dec. 6, 2018 www.nucleusportland.com
These are my three featured pieces (above, left to right), "Scissor","Clang" and "Zone", all mixed media on cardboard coasters, 4"x4"
ARTISTS SHOWN ABOVE: (LEFT TO RIGHT) (many, many more...see full list at www.nucleusportland.com)
ALEX DOS DIAZ
JEANNIE LYNN PASKE
Coming this weekend to Burbank, CA...”SON OF CONJOINED” (curated by @chetzar and @coprogallery) features an outstanding exhibit of dark artworks that will also include my piece “Vex” (seen here on the promo and available to purchase) It’s all part of “Son of Monsterpalooza”@monsterpaloozaofficial , a fantastic convention for all fans of the macabre in art, films and special effects makeup. Sept. 14-16, 2018 Marriott Burbank Convention Center & Hotel
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Opening this Saturday Sept. 8 at COPRO NASON GALLERY in Santa Monica, CA, the 13th Annual BLAB! Show, curated by Monte Beauchamp. I'm very honored to have a piece in this fantastic group show which boasts an absolutely stellar lineup of artists, so if you happen to be in the Los Angeles area do not miss it. My piece, “Bene Gesserit”, (mixed media on panel, 16”x16”) is loosely inspired by Frank Herbert’s DUNE, and is available to purchase. Show runs from Sept. 8-29, 2018
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Poster art by Femke Hiemstra
These are just some of the illustrators that really made an impact on me many years ago in art school and still inspire me today. I love the work of many, many illustrators of all genres, but I have a tendency to gravitate toward a somewhat darker and more mysterious or expressionistic sensibility. These are some of my all time favorites. (see examples shown in order below)
Franciszek Starowieyski (1930-2009) was an absolute master of the Polish Poster. His bizarre figures and creatures disturbed and fascinated me when I first encountered them as a child in my father’s collection of GRAPHIS magazines back in the 1970s. Roger Dean, most famous for his phantasmagorical collaborations with the band YES. I first became aware of his work through listening to the music of YES and then through his classic monograph “VIEWS”, originally published in 1975. Ralph Steadman, probably best known for his collaborations with writer Hunter S. Thompson. I had taken his book “AMERICA”, pub.1974, out of the local public library as a teenager. I wasn’t particularly interested in the political content of the drawings, but more taken with the extraordinary draftsmanship and outrageous energy of the art, which seemed to border on insanity. Marshall Arisman, editorial illustrator who often depicted violent or challenging subject matter. His dynamic use of color and form knocked my socks off when I first came upon his paintings at the Society of Illustrators in NYC. And finally, innovative illustrator Brad Holland, who is well known for his New York Times Op-Ed spots and editorial work for Playboy magazine. His astonishing, surreal and allegorical pen and ink drawings and paintings have a distinctive and unique stamp that I was immediately drawn to. If you’re not familiar with the work of these artists, do a Google image search and enjoy!
...Stunning book I recently picked up, “The Black Drawings-Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1974-1977” by the Quay Brothers (edited by Edwin Carels and published by Tommy Simoens and Ludion). Essentially blueprints for the remarkable and incredibly unique imagery that would emerge throughout their filmmaking career, the drawings were created during the 1970s when the brothers were still working as illustrators. The drawings are very enigmatic...moody and beautiful, really showing the development of many of their obsessions and visual idiosyncrasies. In addition to the Black Drawings, there are also examples of their illustration work and a number of great photos and film stills. The design of this book is a knockout, really gorgeous. If you’re a die hard Quays fan like me, definitely grab this immediately before it becomes difficult to find.
“Vex”, mixed media construction, 16.5” tall. Available now at COPRO NASON GALLERY, part of the ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS 3 group show which closes this Sat., June 2. This piece would look really fantastic in your own cabinet of curiosities. For purchase inquiries email at (firstname.lastname@example.org)
”Odysseus”2017 (mixed media on panel 30”x26”), currently available at LAST RITES GALLERY in New York and seen here back in the studio just about finished before framing. (Framed version shown hanging at the gallery) As this piece was developing, I began to see the figure, alone and abandoned, in a barren expanse of dry grasses. The helmet-like head and the shapes that made up the figure started to suggest to me something almost Ancient Greek...a warrior left behind in a wasteland or perhaps at sea, lost forever in time.
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A selection of maquette objects that I’ve created. Just a part of my mixed media process which utilizes drawing, sculpting, photography, painting, collage and assemblage. These sculptural fragments are a means to an end. They are some of the “raw materials” that I use in creating a pictorial artwork.
Thanks Hi-Fructose magazine for the feature about my work! Link to page.
I’m very proud to be included as one of the featured artists in the spring 2018 issue of CREATIVEBLOCH magazine along with amazing artists Hikari Shimoda (who’s work is featured on the cover), Bang Sangho and Finn Stone, plus more. Over 70 pages printed on archival high quality stock. Pre-Orders now available at www.creativebloch.com
"Garage Metamorphosis" (mixed media construction on panel 32"x24") part of my latest show on view now at LAST RITES GALLERY in NYC. Through Oct.21. www.lastritesgallery.com
"The Riddle"(mixed media on panel), part of CONGLOMERATE my new show currently on view at Last Rites Gallery in NYC @lastritesgallery through Oct. 21 2017. #williambasso#lastritesgallery
It's been a while, but I have a show of new work called "CONGLOMERATE" currently on view at LAST RITES GALLERY in NYC. The show runs through Oct. 21, 2017. If you happen to be in the New York city area, please stop in and have a look. www.lastritesgallery.com
There’s a feature article about my work in the latest issue of GOTHIC BEAUTY MAGAZINE. It’s available now, so pick one up and check it out...!
I have three sculptural pieces currently at AFA GALLERY NYC in a terrific group show, "Pandora's Box". I'm very proud to be a part of this exhibition.
Jean Pierre Arboleda, Anne Bachelier, Bill Carman, Colin and Sas Christian, Dorian Vallejo, Jennybird Alcantara, Jessica Joslin, Kirk Reinert, Lin Esser, Marie Larkin, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Ray Caesar, Rebecca Dautremer, Stan Manoukian, William Basso, Kathie Olivas, and Yoko d’Hobichie.
December 3rd - January 31st, 2016
Opening Reception Saturday, December 12th, 2015, 6PM to 9PM
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Just a peek... I'll have three new sculptural pieces in a wonderful group show, "Pandoras's Box" opening this week at AFA GALLERY NYC
December 3rd - January 31st, 2016
Opening Reception (RSVP)- Saturday, December 12th, 2015, 6PM to 9PM
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I'm participating in one of two fantastic shows opening this Sat, Nov.14 at KP PROJECTS/MKG in Los Angeles...Travis Louie will be exhibiting a wonderful new body of work, “Watch the Skies” and coinciding with that will be the Ray Harryhausen tribute group show “Wild About Harryhausen”, which has been personally curated by Travis and features a stellar lineup of artists...I’m very proud to have a piece in this amazing exhibition.
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(Guest list will be at the door)
KP PROJECTS // MKG
170 S. LA BREA AVE
LOS ANGELES, CA 90036 // 323.933.4408
Rick Baker / William Basso / John Cebollero / Peter Chan / Steven Daily / Vincent Di Nguyen / Bob Dob / Bob Eggleton / Mark Elliott / Steve Ellis / Tristan Elwell / Mark Garro / Fred Harper / Stephen Hickman / Carlos Huante / Paul Komoda / Lola / Robert McKenzie / Stanley Martucci | Cheryl Griesbach / Vince Natale / Kathie Olivas / Brandt Peters / Stephen Price / Chris Seaman / Miles Teves / Dorian Vallejo / Allen Williams / Chet Zar
"Alchemy from the Cracked Earth", is the title of my piece for Travis Louie's "WILD ABOUT HARRYHAUSEN" group show, which celebrates the brilliant career of master stop motion pioneer Ray Harryhausen and is opening this Sat. Nov. 14 at KP Projects/MKG in Los Angeles. This show has a truly amazing lineup of artists and I'm very proud to be part of it. The piece is an homage to the classic skeleton battle in JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS, my favorite R.H. film. The work of Ray Harryhausen has had a very big influence on me, beginning when I was a small child...as a matter of fact, one of my earliest memories is watching the skeleton battle on television. A true master, Harryhausen combined incredible animation technique with creature designs that were not only beautifully conceived and sculpted, but also had a wonderful sense of personality.
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"Alchemy from the Cracked Earth", mixed media assemblage 11" x 14"
My profile is featured at onefive4gallery as part of their weekly artist 10 point profiles...have a look here:
A look at various aspects of my process on a recent piece currently at HAVEN GALLERY as part of their "Into the Woods" group show. "Harvest", mixed media assemblage and collage on panel. Shown are a concept sketch as well as some of the maquette objects used in my photography...these are some of the "raw materials" used in creating the final work.
on view through November 15th at Haven Gallery.
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View the entire “Into the Woods” show here: http://www.havenartgallery.com/portfolio/into-the-woods/