Objects At Rest by El Mac at Galerie Wolfsen

Renown muralist and artist, El Mac opened his second solo show in Denmark this month at Galerie Wolfsen titled ‘Objects at Rest”.  The show is exhibiting some of El Mac’s pencil drawings for the first time.

El Mac: “Drawing from life -drawing people, especially- has been one of my favorite things to do for as long as I can remember. Interpreting what you see with nothing more than pencil lines on paper is something timeless and universal, it can portray humanity and convey personality in a uniquely honest and direct way. Drawing from life requires practice, but can enhance our appreciation and observation of the life around us, while also strengthening our other artistic endeavors.”

Here are some of his life inspired drawings in his signature style:

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Watch the video for more insight into the context of the show and El Mac’s interpretation of where he comes from:

New Style by Aryz in Spain and Morocco: Sketching BIG

Some New walls recently completed by Spanish artist ARYZ while visiting Basque Country, Spain in Bilbao and in Casablanca, Morocco.  Check out his latest mural style focused on representing his recent sketches in large scale.

Bilbao, Spain: “El fin justificado”

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“I always thought that the most difficult thing of painting in big formats was too keep the line gesture and the proportions like in the sketches. My sketches have a lot of mistakes and random lines, and somehow I wanted to reproduce that on a wall. The more effects and colors you use on your work, the more you can hide the mistakes and catch the viewer’s attention… when you use the line and not much more, the mistakes can be easily seen…” -Aryz

Casablanca, Morocco:

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Other related articles:

ARYZ INTERVIEW with FINNERATS MAG

ARYZ in Vilnius, Lithuania finishes Kaip Nežmogus

Revisiting recent works by spanish muralist ARYZ

Mural by Aryz, David Choe, Retna 

NEW MONSTERS! NEW PRINTS! NEW FUN!

I had lunch with Jabba the Hutt yesterday, and as I sit here still digesting the Mynocks and glasses of Gammorean blood, I finally put up a TON of new products on the ZEROFRIENDS STORE!


Cuttin to it, here’s the rundown:

Click on any of the pics to go to the store and, like, digitally add them to your digital cart and then get them NON-digitally in the non-digital mail box! YES!

1. “MY FAVORITE MONSTERS” Series 1

9 different monster prints!
By Alex Pardee
Each print in this unlimited set measures 5″ x 7″ and is printed with archival inks on Velvet Fine Art Paper.
Each print is hand signed by Alex Pardee.
Prints are available as a set or as individual pieces.

$10 each, or 3 for $25, or all 9 for $65

The first set contains the following monsters:
ALIEN, THE THING, JASON VORHEES, FREDDY KRUEGER, BRUNDLEFLY, CUJO, LEATHERFACE, PINHEAD & MICHAEL MYERS.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE
Here is the direct link to purchase: http://zerofriends.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=28&products_id=288

2. FINALLY MY “vintage” BASKET CASE SHIRT THAT I DESIGNED IS UP!

This shirt’s design and printing method are an homage to vintage 80’s horror movie posters and shirts. The screenprinting on this shirt is INSANE.
Its full discharge inks give it an ultra soft feel, and all of the wear and tear of an old shirt is reproduced
in perfect detail in the screenprinting process.
Shirt and printing detail:

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

Or here is the direct link to purchase: http://zerofriends.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=28&products_id=297

3. “ROADKILLIN’ IT” BRLSQ x ALEX PARDEE x DAVE CORREIA LTD SCREENPRINT!

While in town on the Sketch 4 Sketch tour, Alex Pardee and Dave Correia got down on a spontaneous poster design with the entire Burlesque crew.
Made up entirely of recycled film parts and hand-drawn / painted elements, we are proud to say that this poster was with no computers and
every member of the Burlesque studio got involved in the creative process!
Each print was splattered or stenciled or spraypainted, so NO TWO ARE EXACTLY ALIKE!
Signed (by everyone) and numbered editon of 100.
We have less than 50 available for sale.
$50.00 each
19 x 25″
4 color print + spraypaint on French Whitewash paper
NOTE: Your poster may vary slightly from this picture, as each one is different!

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

Or here is the direct link to purchase: http://zerofriends.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=28&products_id=298

4 & 5. SQUID-KID & GIANT CHICKEN Ltd One-Color Screen Prints!

Two Different 18″x24″ Limited Edition Hand-Screened Poster, produced in conjunction with MONDO TEES.
Originally released and sold in conjunction with the Sketch 4 Sketch Tour stop in AUSTIN, TX!
Previously only available on tour. Limited Edition of 100.
Each poster is signed and numbered By Alex Pardee
$40.00 each.

And check out some of the detail on these prints, they are crazy cool:)

More products coming soon, and thanks to everyone who came out to the Weekend of Horrors, we had a blast. More detailed update on that soon too:)
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CRAOLA & MICKEY AVALON GUEST ARTISTS FOR LOS ANGELES SKETCH 4 SKETCH!

A last minute secret addition to the Sketch 4 Sketch tour was announced today. ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, in LOS ANGELES, along with myself, Dave Correia, superstar musician & artist Mickey Avalon, the one and only GREG “CRAOLA” SIMKINS will be joining us for the sketch exchange!
YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS. IN THE BIGGEST STOP ON THE TOUR, YOU BRING AT LEAST ONE SKETCH OR ANY PIECE OF ART, AND GET 4 IN RETURN! CRAZY!
Get there early!!! We are also having a fully functioning ZEROFRIENDS POP UP RETAIL STORE at this location all day, with additional merchandise from TO DIE FOR, and more!
Plus…you never know who might pop in. Its LA!!
Here is the info for the LOS ANGELES SKETCH 4 SKETCH EVENT!

Zerofriends presents:
SKETCH4SKETCH: A Nationwide quest for shared inspiration.
Stopping in LOS ANGELES on MAY 5.
WIth ALEX PARDEE, DAVE CORREIA, GREG “CRAOLA” SIMKINS, & MICKEY AVALON!
1PM-4PM
@ R&R GALLERY
929 East 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012-4344
(213) 626-2261