Sunday, June 28, 2009

Garry Booth Interview by: Bill Jones


Garry Booth caught the attention of Pads & Panels with a t-shirt design called Wii Exploded, a rendering of a dissected Nintendo Wii. We exchanged emails with Booth in April to get the low-down on his art and game-related designs.

Name: Garry Booth

Age: 25

Location: Long Beach, Calif.


Interview by: Bill Jones


What first got you interested in art? What influences your style?

My mother was a tole painter and pretty much fueled the fire for a lot of my childhood. I was drawing and painting at a very young age. I have an insane amount of influences, from music, to culture, to food, and everything else. Computer art has been a recent interest of mine, and I am embracing it as much as I can. I really love entangling it with my experiences with traditional media.

Friday, June 26, 2009


Heavy Hitterz, an annual group art show that features emerging artists from the lowbrow and graffiti art scene, is heading to Art Whino Gallery in the Washington DC Area for a July 25 opening.

Presented by gaNyan, Art Whino, and fabric8, this third annual showcase of emerging artists will feature 60+ international painters and illustrators from around the globe including Josh Taylor, Angrywoebots, MUNKONE, Ursula Xanthe Young, Estria, Phoneticontrol, and Stuter.
The concept for the show was first developed and executed in 2007 by curator gaNyan, who wanted to bring together the up-and-coming artists he admired in the character-based and underground art world. It debuted at Age Song Gallery in San Francisco with over 80 participants and much acclaim. In 2008, Heavy Hitterz Manila was presented in the Philippines at Pablo Gallery, complete with a block party featuring live painting and DJs in the streets.
For its third installation, gaNyan teams up with Art Whino and long-time collaborators fabric8 to bring Heavy Hitterz Maryland. All three have been long committed to the street art scene and are excited to join forces from West Coast to East.

Saturday, July 25th, from 6pm – Midnight

173 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, MD 20745

Show end date: Aug 15th

The event is FREE and open to the public.

Participating Artists:
Adrian Roman
Alice Koswara
Alli Good
Andre Simayan
Angry Woebots
Chase "Cachi" Moreau
Chris Granillo
Guy Mckinley
Dan Fleres
Daniel Goffin
Gem Mateo
Ian Hill
Jason Coe
Joey Potts
John Felix Arnold III
Josh Lawyer
Josh Taylor
Joshua Herbolsheimer
Krayola Eater
King 157
Liz Corbett
Luis Lorenzana
Matt Cipov
Matt Linares
Max Kauffman
Megan Kimber
Minette Manghas
Mr. Penfold
Munk One
Pablo Cristi
Pancho Abalos
Rey Ortega
Robert Bowen
Sam Ramos
Seamo One
Sjors trimbach
Ursula Xanthe Young

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Mortal Plush: I Am Not Your Toy - JULY 11th

Art Whino and Licorice Tree come together for a unique and innovative take on art and plush creations. The exhibition will include original handmade soft-sculpture works submitted by artists worldwide, each attempting to convey the variety of emotions experienced by their human creators.

Saturday, July 11th, from 6pm – Midnight

173 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, MD 20745

Show runs through Aug 7th

Music by DJ Fleg

The event is FREE and open to the public.

Friday, June 19, 2009

New Piece by Art Whino Artist James Walker

With all these storms we been getting great afternoon lights which was part of creating this amazing photo! Look out for a LIFEWITHCANCER Fundraiser we are doing Aug 29th showcasing the work of James and Craig Robinson!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Artfarm, where all tattooed pigs live

June 15, 2009 | New Trends | by Kira Heuer

I wonder if these piggies understand what is going on? They're a part of Artfarm, a collection of swine and tattoo ink. The Belgian artist Wim Delvoye worked with The Foundation Cartier on this recent project. Though it seems more like Artharm. Errr, or should that be Artham?

See more tattooed swine [meant in the nicest possible way]

Check out this great event by one of our awesome sponsors PERONI! - June 27th

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Some Beautiful work from Art Whino artist: LECKOmio

Papermonster went down to see our boy LECKOmio when he went down to Basel Switzerland. Check out this AMAZING piece he did. This is a stencil piece made with spray paint only. LECKOmio....MAD PROPS to you!!!!

Stefan Winterle (LECKOmio) next to his stencil art piece.

Original Photos Reference for the stencil piece shown above.

Art Whino Artist PaperMonster making a book and needs you!


For The Love Of Art Book

Hello my name is Victor and I am composing a book titled "For The Love OF Art"
This will be an art book putting together stories and images from artists all over the world capturing how art has had an impact on your life whether it has built relationships, sparked marriage proposals, or long lasting friendships. There is no single source that has brought these stories and artists/collective images/profiles together from people involved in urban art, photography, contemporary art or individuals avid about sharing their passion for what they create and share with the world. I hope that you are interested in taking part in "For The Love Of Art Book" and I am sure that it will be a publication that will capture art history in a very powerful way.
If you are interested in contributing to the book and receiving further instructions please visit the following link:

or download the instructions at the following link:

Thank you for your time
If there is anything else you need feel free to let me know.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Shopping Cart Magic - Craig Robinson

James Walker's Friend who came down for his show is also an amazing photographer who has a shopping cart series.

While in town they went around searching for new shopping cart photos for his portfolio, here's a shot James Took of him making some photos, as well as his finished masterpiece.....
Lookout for him showing at Art Whino. I just have to find 30 carts to bribe him with!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Remixing the Art of Social Change: A Hip-Hop Approach

Teach In

Washington, DC -- The second annual national “Remixing the Art of Social Change: A Hip-Hop Approach” teach-in will take place June 12-14, 2009 in Washington, D.C. On June 13, Roger Gastman (Swindle Magazine), Dominic "Tru" Painter (Midnight Forum), Rodney Camarce (Philly Mural Arts) and Peter Krsko (Albus Cavus) will discuss the power of graffiti and street art for social change in the workshop titled "Behind Enemy Lines - From the Streets to the Gallery to the Board Room."
The teach-in brings the tools and resources necessary to develop curriculum, programs, and work (artistic and scholarly) based in hip-hop culture. The teach-in will also address how to retain and attract high caliber hip-hop artists, scholars and educators by building sustainable organizations. Register here...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A recap of James Walker Solo show by.....James Walker!


….upon arrival I gave an interview about my work….


….the show hadn’t open yet but there were already people perusing my sketchbooks….


….I preceded to sign a few prints….


….then out of nowhere my best friend Maj. Robinson showed up and surprised the hell out of me, he had traveled all the way from Gallup, New Mexico to check out the show….


….pose out with two of my favorite people in the world….


….and another pre-show pose out with Mr. Whino himself….


….thanks to Jesse and Francisco for hooking up the merchandise for my show….the t-shirts and prints were a big hit!….



….Setareh and Chris brought flowers….


….it was really cool to see so many of my friends come out and show their support….


….the sketchbooks seemed to be rather popular….






….you never know when your photo will show up somewhere in my work, Craig was excited to see a picture of himself and Levi….


….and Setareh was simultaneously excited and horrified at a photo of herself in one of my books….



….my mom, dad, and brother came up for the show too, as did Lynda Basset….thanks guys!….




….two of my favorite people (and fellow border collie aficionados) Laura and Leah….





….the Art Whino staff that made this show such a big success….


….Lee, always workin it…..





….Lee and I posed out with a few of my most prominent collectors who stopped by to snag a few new pieces….


….later in the evening “Once Okay Twice” set up on the other side of the gallery and played some awesome music….




….the show was packed the entire evening which was very cool, thanks so much to everyone who came out!….


….the crew behind Bussey Design (the company that designed my t-shirts)….


….Ashey….one of my biggest fans….


….more details….




….thanks again to the Art Whino staff and to all my friends and family and all of the new collectors and people I’ve met recently who have showed such an awesome amount of support for the art that I work so hard to create, without you all none of this would be possible….