Wednesday, September 1, 2010
QUEL vs ALICIA
starting to paint...
quel brings over the portraits.
this is nearly done, however i'm pretty sure we got a lot farther on it. I'll go to the bar and post up the final piece soon enough.
At Kings County, in the backyard were basically three cement canvases that were different from the brick that made up the wall, about 6 ft x 3.5 ft I want to say. I was to take over the first one, a friend of mine was supposed to do the middle, and the last one was all the way in the back so we didn't care about it and ignored it.
Unfortunately the friend who was supposed to take over had a bit of a conflict last minute, so Mr. Ford rallied up his contacts & sent over a street artist by the name of Quel Beast. (http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/quelbeastart?ref=ts) <-- In case you want to gander at his other work. To say the least, I was very excited, as I had seen his work around Brooklyn here and there and his style and drawing skills were immaculate.
In an effort to fill the backyard of Kings County with artwork, we opted to create a collaborative mural in just 2.5 days. Quite a feat, but we succeeded. Instead of working directly on site, I was interested in his processes, using craft paper & then wheatpaste, so we did self portraits, going back and forth painting, keeping with the modern day pin-up style of the show.
I don't think I have any pictures of this actually in the bar, but here is what the almost finished piece looks like. It's about 5'8" x 3'5". Generally life sized.