HELP WANTED: THE DLX ART ROOM ART SHOW

By: Yong-Ki Chang

THE DLX ART ROOM ART SHOW

FROM THE BOWELS OF THE DELUXE ART ROOM COMES ‘HELP WANTED’ THE DLX ART ROOM ART SHOW NEXT FRIDAY, JULY 31ST AT 111 MINNA GALLERY 7PM IN SF FEATURING AMANDA FOX, MATT CANTRELL, LOU BARBERIO, ANDY PITTS, SAM DAVIDSON, SHAWN BUSH, CHRIS BOND, GABE MORFORD, TODD FRANCIS, MARK GONZALES, DENNIS MCNETT, CHRIS WRIGHT & ART ROOM FRIENDS ALEX FATEMI, STEPHEN MORRISON, BRAM DE MARTELAERE, ANDREW MECUM & CHRISTIAN COOPER. PLUS MUSIC BY TOMMY GUERRERO, JOHN CARDIEL & ORB, AND THE WORLD PREMIERE OF #THEDELUXEWAREHOUSEVIDEO, 8:00AM.

Todd Francis x Vans x Antihero at Antisocial in Vancouver, BC

By: Yong-Ki Chang

The Vans event for Antihero and Todd Francis, at the best shop in Vancouver (Antisocial Skate Shop) was an awesome single evening event and both Todd and I had a great time working with everyone involved.  Special thanks to Michelle (Antisocial), Alex (Vans Canada), Kevin (Supra Dist), Stefan (Vans Canada... get well soon, bud!), David (Vans Canada) and everyone else at the shop and from the Vans family.  We'll be back soon...Aloha! 

[o]'s by: Yong-Ki (except the one by Andrew Pommier of Todd and myself hanging boards. Thanks, man!)

Todd Francis x Vans x Antihero x Antisocial Skateshop

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Todd Francis will be featured with a single night artshow at Antisocial Skateshop in Vancouver during the Van Doren Invitational at Hastings to commerate the capsule project between Vans Syndicate and Antihero Skateboards.  

The show is this Friday, July 10, 2015 from 7-10pm. Todd will be in attendance with markers in-hand so get there and don't miss Todd's first showing in Canada.

Mark Oblow - GQ Magazine Japan with Gene Krell

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Mark Oblow is the featured artist in the May issue of GQ Magazine (Japan) with an editorial conducted by Gene Krell, asking Oblow his 3 favorites as part of, "You Should Know" on page 78 and 79.

The list consists of Ale Jordao as his favorite artist, Brandon Holstein (Brawny Built) his favorite designer, and Dylan Rieder, his favorite skateboarder, respectively.

Photo of Mark Oblow by: Taylor Dunfee.  

Bio's written by: Yong-Ki Chang

Order one HERE

@markoblow

Todd Francis for Monster Children - National Learn To Swim Day

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Todd Francis does a monthly random holiday piece for Monster Children that started last month with, "International Save The Elephant Day." 

The month of May (today, the 16th specifically) is for, "National Learn To Swim Day." 

Bob Lake... Ripping! @bxlx

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Cons Project in Boston with Todd Francis and Paul Schmitt

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Todd Francis was invited to Boston via Cons and Paul Schmitt for a build-a-board and do-it-yourself project.  

(@robcollinsphoto

Todd Francis for Monster Children - Weird Monthly Holiday

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Todd Francis has been asked to submit a monthly drawing for Monster Children Magazine (online) with a weird holiday submission.  For the first installment, Todd worked on the important April 17th date with, "Save The Elephant Day." 

 

Mark Oblow's, "Back Den" for WHAT YOUTH Magazine

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Ale Jordao's, "Over Consumerism - The Neon Traffic Dealer" in Milan, Italy

By: Yong-Ki Chang

“Over Consumerism – The Neon Traffic Dealer”, by Alê Jordão at Università degli Studi di Milano

Opening reception is on April 14th to May 17th. 

Schedule of vistation: from 10am to 12am (from 04/14 e 04/19) and from 10am to 8pm (de 04/20 a 05/17).

Address: Via Festa del Perdono, 7, 2012 - Milano, Itália.

Mark Oblow's, "Back Den" 030 - WHAT YOUTH

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Check out the continuously running and awesome photo/stories featuring Mark Oblow for his, "Back Den" section in WHAT YOUTH Magazine. Here's a classic one of Sean Sheffey, Europe Late 90's.  

Mark Oblow in TEN, A group show at AR4T in Laguna Beach - March 5, 2015

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Mark Oblow is part of a group show entitled, "TEN" at Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow in Laguna Beach, California on March 5, 2015 from 6-9pm.  TEN runs until March 22, 2015. 

Oblow will be sharing a selection of his newest and most exciting pieces in resin/mixed media, ranging from 8" x 8" to 30" x 60" on wood canvas'.  

1175 South Pacific Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

info@AR4T.com | + 1 949 988 0603

IG: @markoblow

Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow is proud to present  Ten - a group show featuring 10 artists living and working in Orange County, California. Each artist was selected because of their talents and impact that they have made on the OC art community and beyond. Their pedigrees range from emerging to world renowned but together they are representative of the depth and power of the work being created here in our own back yard. - @ar4t

Mark Oblow [o] by Taylor Dunfee

Ale Jordao, "Casa Electrolux" Feb. 10, 2015 Sao Paulo, Brazil

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Our friend, Ale has an opening at Casa Electrolux in Sao Paulo, Brazil and it looks to be amazing as per all things, Ale! 

Ale Jordao:
Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Ale Jordao's art reconfigures and appropriates daily objects from furniture, skateboards to neon signs and rethinks their purpose through his intellectual and emotional design process.  Ale vocalizes his own brand of humor and social commentary throughout his works and ultimately with his finished, functional and beautiful pieces.  As an example, Ale turns entire Volkswagen cars into beautiful tables, chairs, and other daily objects allowing engagement and interaction with his work.  Ale studied at Domus Academy in Milan Italy and is currently making mind-blowing art in his studio in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  - ykc

Todd Francis x HUF

By: Yong-Ki Chang

HUF partners up with American artist and long-time friend of the brand, Todd Francis, on a limited-edition collaboration for Spring 2015 consisting of co-branded tees, hats, and a skateboard deck.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Todd has created memorable and iconic skateboard graphics over the last two decades for a number of companies including Antihero Skateboards—for which he created the iconic Eagle logo—and has partnered on signature design projects with many respected brands. His work combines often-bleak humor with environmental and political themes, using a variety of media to convey his message.

A book on his career and art, Look Away: The Art of Todd Francis, is currently in print, published by Wins Publishing. Todd is the co-founder of Special Crud, a clothing and art brand distributed by Equal Distribution, and his work has been featured in numerous skate, art, and culture magazines including Juxtapoz, Vice, Monster Children, Complex, Slap, and Print. For more information, visit www.toddfrancis.com

 

Mark Oblow, "The WallRide Project" Sao Paulo, Brazil

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Mark Oblow is the first American artist invited to install the 150ft mural for The WallRide Project in downtown Sao Paolo, Brazil.  Stance Socks and filmer Ricki Bedenbaugh capture the interconnectedness we all share through love, family, friends, art, and going skateboarding together with this 4:40 video below.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyFX_irAevM

Mark Oblow:
Born and raised on Oahu, Hawaii and sponsored for both surfing and skateboarding in the 80's, Oblow's creative spark was clear when he picked-up the camera and had his first paid photograph published in Thrasher Magazine by age 14. An acute eye for photography, fashion, graphic design, art and penning poetry daily, a natural trajectory towards utilizing all of his tools to create his own artwork has been a constant thread throughout his life.  Drawing inspiration from connections with people, Oblow turned his photographs into multi-layered, multi-media pieces, continuously exploring and expanding and essentially immortalizing the people he photographs into stark and beautiful finished pieces.  Published in books by Tom Adler to David Carson with openings in California, Sao Paulo, Brazil and Japan.  Oblow currently lives in Southern California. 

@markoblow

markoblow.com  

Mark Oblow - Mic-E Reyes - Mark Gonzales

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Mic-E Reyes sent this photo our way... proud owner! Mahalo, Mic-E!   

Framed, 18" x 24" Mark Oblow single-run of his 80's skateboard Polaroid photograph print of Mark Gonzales in Vince Krause's car in Hawaii Kai...

@markoblow

@mickeyreyes

Thrasher Magazine: Todd Francis, "Agents Provocateurs" Book

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Mark Oblow: The WallRide Project / British Made

By: Yong-Ki Chang

The 150ft mural that Mark Oblow completed last September for The WallRide Project in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil has had hundreds of thousands of passerby's each day.  It looks like a clothing company called British Made is highlighting their line with Oblow's artwork as their backdrop.  Obrigado! 

Agent Provocateurs Book Release/Group Show with Todd Francis

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Todd Francis is part of Saturday, January 24th's opening at Subliminal Projects in Los Angeles for a group in celebration of Seb Carayol's book, "Agent Provocateurs."  The opening will be joined by an esteemed list of artists who are featured in the book along with DJ's Shepard Fairey, Alyasha Owerka-Moore, El Blint and Dimitry Elyashkevich.



Alê Jordão at Thomas Hayes Gallery - November 13, 2014: 6-9PM

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Alê Jordão is having an exhibit entitled, "In & Out" of his furniture designs at the Thomas Hayes Gallery in Hollywood on Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 6-9PM.

Below is a selection of chair and table creations (2004-2014) that will be featured from this exceptional visionary artist, friend and brother from Sao Paulo, Brazil.  

Thomas Hayes Gallery
6162 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90038
Tel (323) 463-4434
info@thomashayesgallery.com

Open Monday - Friday
10am-6pm
Saturday 12-5pm

Stance, "The Uncommon Thread Tour" with Mark Oblow

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Stance is spending a week in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan with Mark Oblow and special guests for, "The Uncommon Thread Tour." An event will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2014, from 6:30-9:30pm at Eco Farm Cafe 632 in Shibuya. 

Mark Oblow Classic Framed Photo Prints @ Equal Dist

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Framed, classic skateboard photograph prints from Mark Oblow now available on Equal Dist.  

First set of 18" x 24" prints, signed, matte-mounted, framed and ready to hang. Actual frame size is larger at approx. 26" x 32" finished. 

This first run is just that, a single first run.  More on the way but there is only 1 print available thus far for each one of the Christian Hosoi (Wallows, Hawaii), Mark Gonzales/Vince Krause (Hawaii-Kai Polaroid), Jef Hartsel (Deeper Shade Of Soul, music video shoot), and Bo Ikeda (The Dot) photograph prints.

$450 with shipping included in the US. 

 

 

 

Todd Francis Interviewed by Dave Carnie for Kingshit Magazine

By: Yong-Ki Chang

 

Mudroi: The WallRide Project - Mark Oblow in Sao Paulo

By: Yong-Ki Chang

The good people at Mudroi produced two videos from this September's mural for The WallRide Project with Mark Oblow

Watch both here along with Mudroi's reel below.  Obrigado! 

The Wallride Project: Mark Oblow (VIDEO #01) from The WallRide Project.
The Wallride Project: Mark Oblow (VIDEO #02) from The WallRide Project.

Mark Oblow in Sao Paulo, Brazil - @markoblow

By: Yong-Ki Chang

We had the privilege and honor of meeting some of the best people during the month of September while in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Cesar Rodrigues and Ale Jordao curated and hosted The WallRide Project (September 7, 2014) for Mark Oblow along with Stance's support for an event at Cartel 011 (September 9, 2014).  

Below is just a small sample of images from Mark Oblow's Instagram account of our varied and consistently awesome time spent with our new family.  

Obrigado to everyone who made this trip the most memorable one, ever...

Todd Francis x Stance

By: Yong-Ki Chang

For over twenty years, Todd Francis has been opening eyes—and minds—with his art. Although he sharpened his teeth in the skate industry, his art transcends the streets and is not just found underfoot. At Stance, we're honored to team up with Todd Francis to debut a sock that bears both his name and his art.

Film by Ricki Bedenbaugh

09/07/14 - Brazil's Independence Day... Mark Oblow for WallRide Project Opening Celebration in Sao Paulo, Brazil

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Mark Oblow's opening celebration is September, 7, 2014 on Brazil's Independence Day!

@markoblow

Mark Oblow: WallRide Project September 7th Sao Paulo, Brazil

By: Yong-Ki Chang

180 of each print was made in celebration of Mark Oblow's WallRide Project in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil. In addition, 10 different stickers were produced in support, all to give away...  

Taylor Dunfee's, "Whale" is included within the 10 pack Mark Oblow set. 

Mark Oblow: WallRide Project in Sao Paulo, Brazil

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Mark Oblow has been invited as the first American artist to install the 150ft x 12ft mural in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil for the WallRide Project (curated by Cincoum Agency).  

The opening celebration is on September, 7, 2014 (Brazilian's Independence Day).

Mahalo to Cesar and AJ (Cincoum Agency), Taylor Dunfee and the folks at STANCE

The WallRide Project was created to promote a conversation, culturally beyond language and geography by extending friendship and partnership through the arts. 

LAUNCH: "All Hands On Deck" Artshow & Fundraiser

By: Yong-Ki Chang