Kraken Final

Posted: August 6th, 2011 | Author: admin | Filed under: Kraken | Tags: , , | 71 Comments »

Our Kraken piece for the upcoming Subtext show is finally completed! We took a fairly simple illustrative approach, which integrated really well with the existing paint-by-number-ish painting. Then, we re-contextualized the picture in a custom screened TV frame. We titled the piece Saturday Morning Monster to evoke the nostalgia of those carefree childhood times. We’d love to see you at the show!

Release the Kraken!
A Group Exhibition Featuring Vintage Aquatic Paintings Re-Imagined by 30 Artists
August 12th – September 11th
Opening Reception: Friday, August 12th, 6-10pm
Live performance by The Makeup Sex at 9pm

A big thanks to Subtext for including us in their show!






Kraken Process

Posted: June 28th, 2011 | Author: admin | Filed under: Kraken | Tags: , , | 51 Comments »

We are currently working on a piece for the upcoming Release the Kraken! show at Subtext Gallery. The owners of subtext hunted down vintage thrift store paintings for a year now from all over the country. Each artist was given a painting with a body of water in it, and then asked to “Kraken-ize” it by adding some sea monsters, hydro-creatures & aquatic beasts of their liking.

We screened our design onto the painting last weekend with surprising success! We will be making some slight touch-ups to certain areas because the texture of the acrylic painting made it difficult to get a perfect print, however, we are overall very pleased with how well the image transferred. Check out the process images below.