PAINTING | “RC Retrograde”

“RC Retrograde” is the latest piece in a group of multi-paneled paintings called the Retrograde Series. The paintings are an exploratory journey of the memories, desires, questions, sights, sounds, and tastes of my youth, and their juxtaposition against each other, and the world around me decades later. It encompasses a period of time in America that transitioned from analog to digital, and has been pervaded, for good or bad, by the ever-increasing presence of the consumer world in our daily lives.

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RC RETROGRADE   |  3 panels - each panel measures 24" x 32" (61cm x 81cm)  |  oil & acrylic on wood

RC RETROGRADE | 3 panels – each panel measures 24″ x 32″ (61cm x 81cm) | oil & acrylic on wood

Detail of RC Retrograde

Detail of Cobra Soldier

Detail of RC Retrograde

Detail of Orange Soldier

Detail of RC Retrograde

Detail of Eddie Murray

Detail of Texture

Detail of hand-chiseled texture.

 

Back of RC Retrograde

The back of each panel is stained and includes an oxidized steel plate with part of a hidden message. “Here’s to fun” was one of the tag lines used by RC Cola.

PAINTING | “Flamethrower”

“Flamethrower”, the art release for the month of March, was created with oils on hand-chiseled plywood, and stenciled spray paint on oxidized steel. The painting consists of four sections (soldier and cropped Asteroids video game logo) held together by 1/8 inch thick steel brackets. The back is stained, varnished and includes a keyhole slot cut out of maple for immediate hanging. AVAILABLE HERE.

FLAMETHROWER | 21" x 24" (53cm x 61) | oil on wood & steel  |  AVAILABLE

FLAMETHROWER | 21″ x 24″ (53cm x 61) | oil on wood & steel | AVAILABLE

Detail of Edge

Detail of Texture

Hand-chiseled to reveal wood texture.

Flamethrower (Pieces)

Keyhole Slot

The back is stained, varnished and includes a keyhole slot cut out of maple for hanging.

PAINTING | “Binoculars”

Throughout the course of last year I had some fun experimenting with metal and decided to start a collection of smaller paintings made out of wood and steel as a supplement to my larger Retrograde Series. My goal is to release 1 or 2 of these a month throughout the year, and this is the initial piece in this new collection.

“Binoculars” was created with oil and acrylic on hand-chiseled plywood, and stenciled enamel on oxidized steel. The painting consists of three sections held together by 1/8 inch thick steel brackets. The back is stained, waxed and includes a keyhole slot cut out of maple for immediate hanging. AVAILABLE HERE.

BINOCULARS | 17" x 24" (43cm x 61) | oil & acrylic on wood & steel

BINOCULARS | 17″ x 24″ (43cm x 61) | oil & acrylic on wood & steel

Detail of Edge

Detail of Texture

Hand-chiseled to reveal wood texture.

Binoculars (Pieces)

Keyhole Slot

The back is stained, waxed and includes a keyhole slot cut out of maple for hanging.

PAINTING | Gorilla 10th Anniversary

The Gorilla Sticker recently turned 10 years old and to commemorate the time gone by I thought it fitting to do a new painting of my orange partner in crime.

GORILLA 10TH ANNIVESARY  |  24" x 24" (61cm x 61)  |  acrylic on wood panel

GORILLA 10TH ANNIVESARY | 24″ x 24″ (61cm x 61) | acrylic on wood panel | SOLD

Gorilla 10th Anniversary Package

10th Anniversary Painting Includes T-shirt & 10-Pack of Stickers

BIG GORILLA THANKS
In 2003 I packed up a Uhaul and headed West on a one-way trip with my dog and shoebox full of newly designed stickers. As I crossed the country I let the orange beast loose into the world for the first time, leaving him at nearly every stop as I meandered for two weeks from Milwaukee to San Diego. A decade later the Orange Gorilla now lives all over the world in one form or another (maniacal laugh). That of course couldn’t have happened without you, so a big shout out to the Gorilla Nation for all the ape-tastic support over the past decade. You’ve helped keep alive the dream of seeing the world overrun by an army of apes…or something like that. Many thanks. -Jimmy

GORILLA 10TH ANNIVESARY (Closeup Details)

Closeups of corner and texture

PAINTING | “Rolo Retrograde”

In late 2009 I started a group of multi-paneled paintings called the Retrograde Series. The paintings are an exploration of the memories, questions, sights, sounds, and tastes of my youth, and their juxtaposition against each other, and the world around me decades later. “Rolo Retrograde” is the continuation/evolution of that series, and the first piece in a brand new body of work.

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"Rolo Retrograde" - 2013

ROLO RETROGRADE | 3 panels – each panel measures 24″ x 32″ (61cm x 81cm) | oil & acrylic on wood | 2013

Close-up of astronaut

Individual pieces are jigsawed, painted and attached to the panels.

Wood Texture

Select areas of the wood panels are hand-chiseled, accentuating the texture of the wood.

Back Plates

Attached to the back of each panel are oxidized metal plates, individually stenciled and unique to this specific piece.

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Commission | “Drive Until”

Finished commission piece for an interior designer/adventurer.

DRIVE UNTIL | 29" x 69" (74cm x 92cm) | acrylic, enamel & oil on wood | 2013 | SOLD

DRIVE UNTIL | 29″ x 69″ (74cm x 92cm) | acrylic, enamel & oil on wood | 2013 | SOLD

Drive Until - 2013 (Closeup Details)

“Drive Until” (closeup of corner and texture)

The First Art Release of 2013

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