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Jerkface: Chaos from the Ladder

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Recorded live from an undisclosed location in New York, today’s guest on the show is Jerkface. I would give you an intro to his work and accomplishments but you’re better off just visiting his instagram, search for incarceratedjerkfaces or just jerkface and just scroll through his paintings/murals while you listen.

In this episode Jerkface talks about his excitement for creation, painting, work ethic, cubism, the street life, murals, style, incarceration and the School of Visual Arts.

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Just a heads this episode has some strong language that may not be suitable for children. You been warned, enjoy the show.

Stay Up to Date with Jerkface

  1. Official Website
  2. Instagram

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The Show Notes

  1. Michelangelo
  2. You always have the option to change faces.
  3. Everything is a lie. A skewed version of who they are.
  4. Just the work
  5. Street artist find freedom in hiding their identities.
  6. No desire to be famous or recognizable.
  7. Living in the moment keeps you from being static
  8. Excitement for creation
  9. Cartoon
  10. Batman
  11. Spider-Man
  12. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  13. Queens, NY
  14. Bloods & Crips
  15. 95-96 Gang
  16. When keeping it real goes wrong.
  17. You can get so trapped into the rules, you can’t get out.
  18. REM DF crew – Artist
  19. Rusto
  20. Krylon
  21. MODE –  Artist
  22. Drip –  Artist
  23. Tron – Artist
  24. Dondi – Artist 
  25. Toy – An inexperienced or incompetent writer. Someone whose writing is either wack, who uses sucker tips, or whose style is just plain cheesy. One old definition of “TOYS” is that it stands for “trouble on your system”
  26. To Piece  – To paint graffiti, creating a piece, not just go out tagging.
  27. The Donut Show by Jerkface  (July 17, 2017)
  28. Managing your anger is a key
  29. “Just look at us. Everything is backwards, everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, psychiatrists destroy minds, scientists destroy truth, major media destroys information, religions destroy spirituality and governments destroy freedom.” ― Michael Ellner Quote
  30. Interested in the Truth
  31. “Life is Figurative.” Jerkface Quote
  32. Energy is the only thing that doesn’t lie.
  33. “I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.” ― Socrates Quote
  34. The Meat Suit
  35. The World and its Subjective Experience
  36. The art of revision, keep revising until you can’t not find a flaw. Always pushing for perfection.
  37. SVA Manhattan – School of Visual Arts
  38. The Masters of Cubism (Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Juan Gris, Fernand Léger)
  39. CBS on Four Cubist Masters
  40. ShirtKings
  41. Buffed
  42. 3 eyed Homer (Homer Jerkson)
  43. Sen2 – Artist
  44. 5Pointz
  45. Zimer – Artist
  46. Exit Through The Gift Shop
  47. Hanksy – Artist
  48. Wizard Skull – Artist 
  49. Ragged – Graffiti Term
  50. Respect Takes Maintenance
  51. Fake Jerk
  52. Wu-Tang Chamber
  53. “Don’t depend on someone else, depend on you.” – Jerkface Quote
  54. Infinite Powers Genie Aladdin
  55. Appropriated Art
  56. Jeff Koons – New Hoover Convertibles, Green, Blue; New Hoover Convertibles, Green, Blue; Doubledecker
  57. What Is Art?
  58. Andy Warhol
  59. Supreme Brick
  60. Sociology
  61. Art of the Steal
  62. The Rules of Jerkface – You must advance the idea
  63. What doesn’t come from something else?
  64. Super Jerkio by Jerkface
  65. Why no eyes?
  66. Wu-Tang Forever Album
  67. When you look for something to be mad about you will find it.
  68. “I get the best part of people.” – Jerkface Quote
  69. “I don’t want to change the world from a loud-speaker, I rather do it one on one.” – Jerkface Quote
  70. Q-Tip
  71. Eyes Wide Shut – Film
  72. Cubism – Art Form
  73. Quantum Theory
  74. Quantum Physics
  75. Love and Care
  76. 4 Seconds of Attention
  77. Wu-Tang Care Bears by Jerkface
  78. KA – The Voodoo Tribe – Artist
  79. Phetus88 – Artist
  80. Comic Con
  81. Popeye by Jerkface
  82. E. Honda
  83. Banksy Does New York
  84. 30 Days of Jerk
  85. Fuel the Empire
  86. Jesse Hazelip
  87. “Never take anything too serious, because none of it is real.” – Jerkface Quote

Shout out to Timothy Roquemore

This episode is sponsored by Gorilla Coffee.

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RAE BK on the Process of Creating Art, Film and Life Changing Experiences

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It took a little minute but we finally caught up with RAE BK. In this episode RAE BK talks process, art, film, sculptures, cartoons, Beyond Vaudeville and life changing experiences.

 

 

Show Notes

  • The Legend DJ Kool Herc alongside the first MC – Coke La Rock
  • 130 Allen Street
  • Surprising people
  • Handball
  • Live streaming
  • DJ Chuck Chillout
  • Cazal Glasses
  • New York characters
  • People in the bar next door
  • Experience it
  • Train set
  • Ralph McDaniels
  • Coney Island Freakshow
  • 2014 Visit to Ethiopia
  • Creating jobs for years.
  • Courtesy – East 5th Street – Stand on the Word – Larry Levan The Joubert Singers

Keep up to Date with RAE BK

@rae_bk – Instagram

RAE BK “COMMUNITY SPREAD” APP

 

It’s been said that humor is a good way to deliver a serious message.

 

“CHRYSALIS” A Short Film By RAE

What is it to be born in a state of flux? Spending your days dreaming of an escape, only to realize there might not actually be one. The seven minute short film, “Chrysalis”, maps the journey and evolution of one such creature, a plastic-litter progeny of RAE, sprung from his current reincarnation amidst the debris of a city barren of its accustomed bustle. Our character is instinctively propelled to find a greener world, one of meditative solitude where he can continue to evolve into his higher-self. But what is the end game?

Set between the cobblestoned archways of New York City, and the verdant greens of the great-elsewhere forests, “Chrysalis” looks at the circular nature of development and the search for acceptance of our truest forms. One “Thanks, Come Again” at a time.

Are there just some things that you keep to yourself – That you can’t tell no one not even yourself?

 

“CELLBOUND” (2020)

 

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Solving for X with The Mazeking

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In this episode The Mazeking and Amon talk meditation, Marcel Duchamp, Buddhism, film, physics, the big bang theory, being bullied, the process of living and the purpose of art.

 

More About The Mazeking

 

Official Website

Saatchi Art

Instagram

American artist The Mazeking 飛龍 (Gabriel Asoka) is known for creating colorful, bold, and provocative artworks. He officially began making art in 1998 and started painting, creating various works, ranging from oil on canvas to acrylic on paper. The majority of his work is done in themed series, sometimes taking months or even a year to complete.

In 2002, Asoka had his first solo exhibition in Los Angeles at the O’Melveny Gallery. His love of life, and passion for exploration springs forth in his works of art. His works are about the Unseen (esoteric), Balance (duality), and Energy; what Asoka calls the “three keys”. When asked about his subject matter “I have always been deeply drawn to the esoteric (spirit), science and philosophy. Which are all, one and the same to me”. Inspired by everything from daily encounters to dreams, he explores various themes, including consciousness, sexuality, and the mystical, offering us a richer and more engaging perspective.

Asoka utilizes colors, contrast and forms as symbols. “I’ve used symbols in almost all my work, sometimes it’s just the color of something, or a shape or form, to represent an aspect of something, states of mind or experiences. It’s something that arose in my life and work over time and became part of my process”. Asoka places no labels or categories upon his work. He does not see art in classifications or categories, such as abstract or representational, stating “Everything is abstract in a way and representational in another way, it’s all perception”.

Over the years, his artworks have been collected by private collectors and can be seen in exhibitions around the world. The Mazeking currently lives and works in New York City.

 

Happiness Here Street Art 64NYC

Art by Artist The Mazeking, Happiness Here Street Art.

Show Notes

The Formula Painting

The Formula Painting by Artist The Mazeking

Fashion Maze Carine Roitfeld

Fashion Maze Carine Roitfeld by Artist The Mazeking

 

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The Story of KRINK with Craig Costello

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Krink ® New York City, Courtesy Craig Costello

Krink ® New York City, Courtesy of Craig Costello

 

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Krink: Graffiti, Art, and Invention should have been the title of this week’s podcast episode but it’s already the title of Craig Costello’s new book that just dropped with Rizzoli.

In this episode Craig and Amon talk about growing up in Queens, life in San Francisco, the birth of Krink, Alife, minimizing risk, field testing, racking and the challenges of growing a small business.

 

Krink: Graffiti, Art, and Invention By Craig Costello, Published by Rizzoli

Krink: Graffiti, Art, and Invention By Craig Costello, Published by Rizzoli

More About Craig

Craig Costello, aka KR, grew up in Queens, New York, where graffiti was part of the landscape and a symbol of the city. While living in San Francisco, he quickly garnered attention when his signature “KR” tag popped up throughout the city. As he became one of the more prominent figures on the streets of NYC and SF, he began to hone his craft by creating better tools launching his own line of homemade markers and mops, combining his moniker KR with the word INK. In Krink: Graffiti, Art, and Invention, Costello has compiled a visual memoir: from his early days of the ’80s and ’90s and launch with the hip New York City retailer Alife, which put his brand on the map, to his evolution as an artist and high-fashion collaborator.

Krink: Graffiti, Art, and Invention By Craig Costello, Published by Rizzoli

Krink: Graffiti, Art, and Invention By Craig Costello, Published by Rizzoli

More about the Book

The book showcases Costello’s seminal style and his extensive body of work, including site-specific installations around the world. It also chronicles his myriad collaborations with Alife, Nike, Coach, Moncler, Modernica, Marc Jacobs, Levi Strauss & Co., Mini (BMW), Carhartt, Casio G-Shock, Kidrobot, Medicom Toy, Stance, agnès b., and colette, among many others. Today, Costello’s reach and influence goes far beyond urban street culture. Krink has grown exponentially into a global artist materials brand with expanding collections of apparel, tools, and accessories; while Costello’s unique aesthetic can be seen on objects from sneakers to luxury goods to cars.

Krink: Graffiti, Art, and Invention is both stylish and informative, capturing the ethos of punk and hip-hop culture, and is sure to appeal to the fans of high/low cultural crossovers, as well as die-hard fans of street art and fashion.

Krink: Graffiti, Art, and Invention By Craig Costello, Published by Rizzoli

Krink: Graffiti, Art, and Invention By Craig Costello, Published by Rizzoli

 

Show Notes

  • Craig Costello
  • KRINK
  • Taking Risks
  • Conservative on the risk tip
  • Minimized Risk
  • Keeping KRINK a Secret 
  • Drippy Tags
  • Didn’t write graffiti on trains in the 80s
  • Ink tags
  • Ditto machine
  • Mimeograph
  • Supermarket ink
  • Grew up in New York
  • Graffiti traditions
  • Making ink
  • Being resourceful
  • Graffiti zines
  • Skills Magazine #7
  • TAKI 183
  • Cornbread
  • Silver KRINK
  • The early process of making KRINK
  • Field testing the product
  • Stop racking 
  • ESPO
  • The Art of Getting Over
  • Alife
  • Futura and Stash Recon Store
  • Getting press
  • The Fader
  • Keeping costs down
  • Learning things the hard way
  • No plan 
  • Pigment in solvent 
  • Graffiti carries a lot of baggage
  • Minimal actions
  • The Red Door
  • Sculptural piece
  • Beyond the Streets
  • Scaling up using color 
  • Using fire extinguishers
  • Skating banks at JFK
  • Infamy (Film)
  • Kunle Martins “Earsnot”
  • IRAK
  • Dash Snow
  • Giant silver drippy tags
  • Controlling the narrative 
  • Keep things extremely simple
  • Canon G7
  • Curious Artist 
  • Ricardo Gonzalez – It’s A Living
  • Shantell Martin
  • Built in aesthetic 
  • “Don’t Blame the Tool, Blame the Fool”
  • Hand made in small batches
  • Keeping the standard
  • Quality Control 
  • Trust yourself
  • Self-doubt

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