Here is my latest Automatic Word Drawing it is based on ideas stimulated by the art of Shepard Fairey. This work has been acquired into a private collection as collateral on a loan. It is one of 4 major collections of my work, me and a few investors have worked very hard at keeping together for properties sake… there are also a bunch of smaller collection as well as more art work given away and or lost then I can remember….if you are interested in this or any other works contact me and most likely I can put you in contact with the owner. we will be offering this in a small collection such as this shortly….rossettoink @gmail.com
Here is a detail of my latest Automatic Word Drawing, entitled ” OBEY: Shepard FAIREY’S NEW WORLD ORDER”. Based on the art work created by contemporary artist Shepard Fairey. I first became REALLY INTRIGUED by his work over the past year. I was familiar with his work by having followed Henry Rollins for a long time. I was well aware he had done a number images for Mr. Rollins’ over the past number of years. At one point it seemed every where I turned the work of Mr. Fairey in front of me. On t-shirts, in fashion, in books on the interweb, in music and in galleries. My love for wrestling made me familiar with his name at the beginning of his career through his “Andre the Giant” images. In general as I do not keep current with contemporary art his works and the idea of him as an artist had slipped from my mind. Although I now realize I recognized and knew his work his work for sometime I had failed to realize the significance of it’s impact.
Even when his name did enter my mind I never considered him an influence, more a contemporary. As he was about my age, I figure I had been making art for just about as long as he. He was just much more successful in his career and that I could accept because he made good art. I respected his works. I respected that if those who had influenced me had thought enough of this man’s work to commission him then that said something.
Which was before I liked his Obey Giant Facebook page where I found out what he was really about
His breathtakingly beautiful images challenge each viewer to take a good look at the person in the mirror as well as the image they are staring at. Maybe considering the world around them for just a moment. Through the use of iconic images reminiscent time gone by that could pass for Mr. and Mrs Joe normal he shows how we are all of are GUILTY. Guilty through our apathy, guilty through our comfort, guilty for turning blind eyes at anything that does not directly effect us. Guilty of loving those conveniences that make life so much easier. Guilty of just ordering that pizza on their credit card. Guilty of creating many of the difficulties our world now faces. Difficulties that are not just going to go away. This truth stares at us making us feel ugly with the knowledge that if we as a SPECIES are not more cautious there is only one inevitability. Change is the only option. The fact his images evoke ideas reminiscent of WW2 propaganda posters fortifies that these works carry a message or ideals and maybe you should follow orders.
Which brings us to what all his is really about….. Which is art … the influence art has on another, the influence art has society and the influence art has on other artists. I am not a political man. I believe art is my politic whether it was made to make a statement or not. I believe in protest through action. Even the sights acts define who we are as beings. I believe art is a form of protest or at least freedom. As such I tend to choose my actions carefully. So when my father passed this year and found myself dealing with it by going back to the old habit of smoking dope, I figured i would take it for what it was….You see, for a bit in order to help me cope I found myself getting high and watching these conspiracy videos (neither of which I can condone nor condemn)… which is when I came across this
which was when in a drug induced haze I consider that not only was Shepard Fairey working for the global elite by making sure that we OBEYED, BUT ACTUALLY HE was the LEADER OF the NEW WORLD ORDER secretly using his INFLUENCE to help ENSURE we were globally enslaved…I realized that while I was OBEYING OZZY (which I sure did snicker snicker) people may have been working on a plan that decided the fate of humanity…and although I too was working in my way to help humanity this plan might not be as Utopian as one might hope
So here I present to you my work entitled “Obey:Shepard Fairey’s New World Order”. I know it doesn’t look a Shepard Fairey work…. it wasn’t suppose too.. you see when I was a very young boy I had a very clear idea of what I thought ART that belonged in a museum was suppose to look like. And it is with this intent I created….. so it was with the same intent that this image. Writing word upon word until a composition came to fruition then filing in the details. My work has always been about the human spirit. So when making a Shepard Fairey, I might base the written part on words seen in his works, ideals based on ideas from his images or even drug induced delusions of him being world dictator ordering me to “OBEY INSTITUTIONALIZATION” or OZZY OSBORNE… and that is what I did. and here is what I created. It is not meant as a parody. It is meant as homage from one artist to another…. stimulated by the other artist work…. in this case a modern protest artist of which the world has seen no equal since the work of John Heartfeild…. as fer who the the real leader of the world elite is…. I don’t know. I do know the last words I wrote on this image were the words OBEY FREEDOM which is what I believe art is about……
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So I know it has been a long while since I posted, there has been a handful of reasons…reason number one being time and energy only allow for so much rushing from internet cafe to internet cafe .I kindda figure if it I was meant to be concentrating on it there would be a little more “FLOW” and things would be easier. That has yet to happen so as things are I been spending time trying to make a buck er at the gym.
I guess I felt the same about art and the reason why came up in a conversation with a gallery owner I was speaking to yesterday. It had been a while since I had talk to him and even longer since I stepped into a gallery. I had just finished a massive work out and that none the less I popped by to say hello. As we spoke our conversation covered many things we had touched on before when at one point he say….”WOW …you have really mellowed out….you use to be a little….”
to which I explained I just bombed every muscle in my body so the majority of my energy was spent…
and then I thought that is exactly what the problem of the entire art industry was…here I was making and creating ORIGINAL WORK with passion and merit, which I believe spoke for itself, as all artwork should. Anyone with an art history degree should have told people to be jumping all over it. truth be told as long as I was who I was or even who people presumed who I was I would never get anywhere in the art world….
WHY YOU MIGHT ASK????
CAUSE the art world is an INDUSTRY just like any other and I didn’t come from their cookie cutter INSTITUTIONALIZED art world. Nobody wanted to admit that some “REBEL” who never finished college (guess they should have asked if I went to an all arts highschool and was classically trained by tutored in my teens), listened to HARDCORE and heavy metal MUSIC that looked a little “rough” around the edges might have a creative idea. It might destroy everything they worked so hard to make the pubic believe was art.
At first I was offend…. then thought about it through the eyes of ART HISTORY ITSELF…
Caravaggio was nicknamed “UGLY TOM” and moved from town to town even having to escape a province in ITALY to escape the Death Penalty…yet the same guy managed to paint this
Goya who in his younger years was recognized as a man who “Painted by day, carousing by night engaging in bull fighting Sundays and Holidays…and sword play for good measure…reached his first serious crisis at nineteen when the gang of which he was leader tangled with a rival gang and several were killed.” He fled to Madrid “where he again mixed violence and art becoming better known for the former than the latter. Picked up one night from the gutter with a dagger in his back…” (pg39-40 Enjoying Modern Art by Sarah Newmeyer) None the less though he become a portrait painter for the bourgeois and even went on to hold a position in the Spanish court… ( on an interesting side note learned to draw as child using sticks with burnt ends as charcoal) he was also created
which leads me to my last example a little later in history and closer to home and that would be one of Quebec and Canada’s national treasures
for this example I am not going to get much into his history, I am no longer at the café as this has taken a day and a bit between other resonsibilities and do not have internet access for proof of reference ect. what I have heard off hand from people he knew was he was a big and boisterous man. He was rough and rugged with a love for nature and his drink. He was rarely worried about selling art or paying bills. His lust for life unprecedented and he lived it to the max . When he entered a room you KNEW he was there. So what has he got to do with this ? EVERYTHING because from experience my guess is if he were to walk in to a gallery today, without anyone knowing his name or any past credentials he would AUTOMATICALLY BE WRITTEN OFF as he no longer fits the mold. Really would believe that this man
So where does that leave us? Hopefully questioning how we look at art. As my friend the gallery owner pointed out” Art is one of the last unregulated industries.” So how do we determine it’s worth? In all honesty I can’t tell you. I can say that the current “weeding out” process often weeds out the wrong artists. You see art isn’t created in a Masters program or sterile studio rented out of upper east Manhattan. Art is GUTTURAL, it’s DIRTY, IT’S MISSING TEETH. It is MESSY HAIR , UNBUTTONED SHIRTS and HOLEY SOCKS. It is a passion that burns in the night that makes you create whether you want to or not Or as Leonard Cohen once sang about music “it is a cold and drunken Hallelujah.” There are certain qualities in art that cannot be taught. It is what separates the true masters from those who slip through cracks.
Don’t believe me then how can a guy who gave you this
then give you this
Still don’t believe me then maybe you should invest in this.(* see authors note) It is not that I can not appreciate the efforts put forth in these works. Nice drawing and images do not necessarily equal ART THOUGH. When I look at some of these works I think how quaint, these people studied art and art history and are now trying to reproduce it. In these works I see Matisse, Otto Dix, I see Christo, I see Bacon, as well as figurative and abstract works from the eighties. No kicks In the teeth or being dragged from the gutter. Nothing new or exciting. As institutional as the walls in a hospital. It is not that everything has to be new and different, it has to have some guts though.
Now I am not saying that that is the only place that art can come from. There have been lots of incredible artist that have been schooled as a matter of fact all the above where. I am say that just because it comes from elsewhere it should be discredited. I think what makes REAL ART is it has to have a HUMAN QUALITY. one that we can all feel or makes us think. It cannot be faked. It can not be a kitschy idea or a nod in the direction of something from the past. We intrinsically know what speaks to us. Sure it can have those element, there has to be something more otherwise it will fade . History speaks and is brutal as time easily forgets our efforts. True art stands the test of time, regardless of whether it was schooled or accepted. Need further proof???….thumb through a few biographies of some the greats the answers are there. Need a place to start google Cezanne and as fer not fitting in I woud rather be the man who made these works and everything I was and lived to make these works then EVER BE ACCEPTED cause I had the right look.
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(authors note upon consideration it occurred to me that no matter what route you took in art you had to sacrifice something. If these artist are here they must be for a reason. In all honesty I could never judge these works of art from the computer in order to truly appreciate works of art they must be seen in life which I guess is why Saatchi online offers a 30 day back money guarantee. No offense was meant to any of the artist they just served as my protagonists for this work. for ideas on buying art
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Here is a couple of portraits I had taken for propensities sake. I came to the realization that it had been a long, long time, if ever that I had a shot taken of myself in front of a body of my work. I thought it was time to fix that so I called Catherine Aegre and ask if she could pop off a couple shots for me. Here is what we came up with. This is me in front of works created between 2003 to present day. This is a small portion of the works created and a few of the ones I have left. This collection consists of Automatic Word Drawings, Positive Word Paintings and Editions.As fer the shots below they were taken to say I was here. I looked like this, I lived this life this is what it looked like. So here are a group of photos of me at age 40 weighing 180lbs give er take. It has been a good number years.
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Here is my latest automatic word drawing, it is entitled “Damaged Ink 2: Nothing Else Mattered Because of the Day That Never Came” my second homage dedicated to Metallica. Now fer years since we met, you have known me as a “Struggling Artist”. Truth is I guess I wanted to be known as a man that made it by himself. Another truth is no person ever makes it by them-self. I have had a handful of people who have done what they could to make sure I was taken care of while I created my body of work. This particular work along with a great number of others has gone into the collection of Daniel Legault as collateral on a loan. That loan covered living expense while I was creating a large body of the work over the past number of years. Between him, my family and some close friends who own works we have managed to give me enough space to hone my creative talents to bring the world a unique and profound body of work. Although a great deal of these works have been lost or given away to passers by in the night, over the past years a small group of us have worked to ensure that a large body of work has been collected and preserved for prosperity sake. These works are owned by the artist, the artist’s family and collectors whose investments created interest in preserving these works. as such many of these works have been deemed a certain monetary value by those protecting and collecting them. As of late the artist’s financial state has also stabilized a great deal, as his primary income is no longer based only on creative endeavors. None the less though we have decided collectively, to offer these works to individuals or collectives interested preserving and protecting these images. As such we are now offering this work along with the classic line drawing created in 2001 entitled “Hans All Over Loude Love” (see image below) for 30 000$ the works will come with a set of low number limited edition previously set aside by the artists family to complete the collection. All image rights are owned by the artist’s family for 25 years after his death and sold separately.
for more info contact rossettoink @gmail.com
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I know I have been away for a while and I also know I am retired. Every once in a while though something overtakes me and I am filled with the desire to create. So recently I been looking back upon my life wondering what it has all amounted too? I can accept that I have created some pretty great art, there are many other areas in which I believe I have failed miserably. I am not going to get into that here and now. One thing I always believed was that dreams can come true. Even at forty I don’t think the game is over.
One of the things that always inspired me to believe in things greater than myself was Rock and or Roll. Metal and Punk in particular. Now I know that right off the get go critics will say that both these styles of music are for the people who stock their shelves and pump their gas. Obviously they never heard what I heard. I heard words of freedom and liberty amplified to 110 then backed by beats that make you wanna ride long into the night. It was everything I ever dreamed of. It is what set me on the path to where I am now. It is often what guided my hand and filed my imagination while I drew. It is what gave me the courage to continue following my dream.
A huge part of that was Metallica. The first time I ever heard them I was about 9 at the Boy and Girls’ Club gym and some of the teenagers flipped it on to finish their pump. I won’t lie, I was too young and didn’t get. It was too hard and I was too soft. Fast forward a couple years, to skateboards, drum sets and teenage girls and that’s how a fifteen year old falls in love. I remember listening to the tracks “Orion”, “Sanitarium” and “Fade to Black” playing through the speakers of my parents stereo in their basement while I sat and contemplated what life meant. Fast Forward another 24 years to midlife and Metallica has always been there. Sometime at the top of the list sometimes off to the side. As I have aged I have come to understand the way they aged. Their words still holding great influence. It has been a double edged sword because for all the recognition they have attained I have question what has become of me. Serving drinks in a dimly lit bar, “looking cool” while battling all those things that make me feel older than I already am.
In a way there is no remorse and no regret. I still scratch my head about things from time to time. What separates the winners from the loser and what side did I fall on? and that is where I was when someone passed me Metallica’s Dvd release ” Magnet Quebec” released sometime with in the last year.
In my 20 plus years of listening to Metallica never once did I have the excess funds to see a live Metallica show. Don’t get me wrong I had my share of fun, I thought at this point though all those late nights and financial sacrifices(cause it does cost money to make art) would have put me in a position where every once and a while I would get call from one of the boys to discuss the latest “Fazetta” or “Cy Tombly” they bought. No such luck the most I have ever gotten was a nod in my direction and a keep trying kid… from all those I admired. So did I win or did I loose. I don’t know? the game is not over yet and some days I do not care. What I do know is the work is valued by some. Which is how I have survived as long as I have. It is also how this work has been acquired into a private collection as collateral on a loan. Don’t fear though the owner of the work and I are working together to offer it as a part of a collection of images. He just wants to be sure his end is taken care of. So once again did I win or lose , I don’t know yet because I have never seen the sun set on the pale blue waters of a beach whose name I can’t pronounce. I guess it is somewhere in the middle as I never settled and never will and that is why there will always be another work to come. Whether I want to make or not, whether it sells or doesn’t, whether I publish it’s creation or leave it hidden, there will ALWAYS be another work. Both a blessing and curse it is what makes me me. The fact that no matter what circumstance I will always have the urge to use my creative mind.
Here are a couple of tunes that floated through my mind while I created this work.
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After the success of the previously released editions, having sold out of the first 2 and being well on the way with the third, Rossettoink in collaboration with print maker Chris Robertson of La Press Du Chat Perdu(formerly of Moniker Designs)is proud to present to you our Fourth and Fifth editions. “Thumbprint Drawing Number 1″ and the study of “Homo Heidelbergensis” have now been released in Edition numbered 1-100. As both works are owned in private collection these unique reproduction allow individuals of the public a chance to own them. Printed in limited numbers and signed by the artist to ensure authenticity and uniqueness once these silk screened works are gone they are gone. Even if the images where to be released again the format will be changed ensuring the originality of these pieces.
To ensure maximum VALUE to those looking to invest the works have been priced as such.
WHILE QUANTITIES LAST we will be offering the last of the “Heaven and Earth” Editions (not shown here due to DOCUMENTATION DIFFICULTIES) as a Bonus to anyone who orders BOTH NEW EDITIONS. NUMBERS are LIMITED and when possible all edition numbers will coincide. Contact me at rossettoink @ gmail.com for more information.
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