Saturday, September 25, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
This is my first entry on this fine blog. It's a painting from the year 2000. And a drawing from this year for a great punk band called Apache. These pics sum up my favourite things, music, paintings, movies and comix I guess.
More to come!
The other one is Devils Advocate, which I'll admit I've never watched with my full attention from start to finish, but it always given a strong impression of being bad. I hate it when someone gets Al Pacino in a film only to have him shout out lectures as if that will give a film automatic credibility.
The great thing about this film is there is a beautiful vortex sculpture that turns into a portal to hell or something like that, which gradually comes alive with all these stone people and turns to fire and spins perhaps to suck people into hell(cant remember) but it was incredible looking and I cant say I've ever seen anything quite like it. Some of the best usage of CGI I've ever seen. I thought it might all be in one small scene I could link to, but it is spread across several parts in the last third of the movie.
I havent forgotten I'm an artist, but I've been struggling still, but light has been appearing more often at the end of the tunnel and I'm more excited about the struggle now. It's still gonna take time.
Friday, September 17, 2010
28 artists from across the planet fill the void in their own unique ways.
crippaXXXalmqvist-Paul O’ Connell-Zeke Clough-Laura O-Mathieu Desjardins-Noémie Barsolle-Lili Zerriss Konishchev-Terri Affleck-Chris Mostyn-Gaiihin Guin-Gareth Howls-Fufu Frauenwahl-Dennis Fuchs-Sean Aaberg-Sean Duffield-Dominic Beattie-Guillaume Soulatges-Zven Balslev-David Paleo-Jarvis Maul-Uland-Judy Goreland-Sylvain Gérand-Andre Lemos-Tony Burhouse-Aeron Alfrey-Marc Van Elburg
August 27th at 19:00
featuring instore gigs:
Blenno Und Die Wurstbrücke
info at: www.staalplaat.wordpress.com
August 27th - September 22nd
Le Petit Mignon (Staalplaat store), Flughafenstr. 38, 12053 Berlin Neukölln Metro U8 Boddinstr. / U7 Rathaus Neukölln
Tu - Sa 14:00/19:00
Flyer art by: crippaXXXalmqvist http://maximumschreck.blogspot.com/
Midwifery: Zeke Clough www.zekeclough.com
When the fetus's have ridden off into the sunset on their hobby-horses, we are left with the afterbirth of the Voida Voida exhibition and three-part zine slowly oozing down the walls of Le Petit Mignon.
So, i'm the Arts Editor for a new Arts & Culture weekly paper out of Eugene. Having done zines since i was 12 & now operating my own creative agency, it's funny to not do all the content myself & have things be delegated & tasks broken up. But, for something coming out every two weeks, it's definitely necessary. As part of my duties, i've taken on the task of reviewing as many art shows in town as possible, which is a surprising number. I'm also profiling artists & galleries, local brand mascots, graffiti & doing an "art's kool" feature in each issue & building up a solid comics page. People seem desperate for another voice in town & the response has been fantastique.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
I have built and posted a new website (web address is the same). There isn't a ton of new stuff except I re-added the comic page gallery which I haven't had up since about 2007 and all the stuff on there was B&W and looked like my hand was being forced by Moebius. I posted all stuff in color. I think you guys will like them.
(i can't deep link I don't think but there is a comics tab)
Friday, September 10, 2010
|["Suffocate with rage" series : "Spurious game". A4,paper, 0,25 rapidograph, ~12h of work]|
| ["Suffocate with rage" series: "Tickle to death". A4,paper, 0,25 rapidograph, ~14h of work ]|
Friday, September 03, 2010
Considering how conservative Hong Kong cinema usually is, it's really quite a shock when you find out about some of the extreme movies they have produced, some of the most extreme films ever made, equal to any of the sick movies to come from anywhere. An example of the contrast is when the already married Sammo Hung fell in love with a different woman, he divorced his then-wife out of respect, but because of the divorce, his popularity plummeted despite the steady quality of his new films. It has been said that he could have maintained much better popularity if he had cheated on his wife, and kept the sacred marriage going. Fucking crazy Hong Kong.
Untold Story/Bunman/Human Porkchop, Dr Lamb and Ebola Syndrome all have fearsome reputations, but I wasnt really interested in any of them enough to add them to an overly large list of movies I wanted to get over with within months. But then I heard about Red To Kill. A film with probably the most shocking concept for a movie I'd ever heard. Basically it's about a rapist who goes after a mentally disabled girl, and I wanted to see how someone would approach and execute such a horrible idea in a movie. I have a feeling that this movie could never be made in Hong Kong now, hard to imagine it being made anywhere now.
The film looks like Dario Argento quite a lot, with the dark scenery bathed in red/blue lighting and a bad guy whose face you never quite get to see properly at the beginning. The rape scenes are definitely pornographic, with as much emphasis on the body of the rapist as the bodies of the female victims. You get the feeling they really wanted to show off his body, his fantastic buttocks showcased with a jock-strap. The transormation of the actor playing the rapist is incredible, hard to believe it is the same man, but it is. He at first appears to be a small thin caring sensitive person,, but reveals himself as this large muscular veiny throbbing furious screaming monster just boiling with negative energy. This is a really harsh depressing movie and despite the really questionable exploitative content, I've seen almost exclusively positive responses of the internet reviews I can find, several people said it made them cry. I'd really like to see a roundtable of more politically correct people dissect and argue over it, or atleast ones who arent throwing around the word "misogynist" as if they are trying to strip the word of its meaning. Remember those good old words like "chauvinist" and "dickhead"?