A native to the shores of California with an artistic eye for beauty. Gregor is an expressive painter and mixed-media graphic artist. His craftsman like control of his materials can be seen in the sign art and portraits he makes.
Growing up in Bolinas (CA), West Marin, I was always surrounded by beautiful landscapes, the ocean, and artists. While I was encouraged as an artist in elementary and middle school, it wasn’t until a few years ago that I decided to take i
Poster art has a special place for art historians and collectors. From ancient beginnings, pop artists helped make screen printed graphics a fine art. How to price such ubiquitous imagery and materials suited only for mass-production? Stree
Our next workshop will be a crash-course in Unity 3D for designers. If you are somebody that has always wanted to be part of designing a game this is a good place to start. We have a series of projects that include all the assets you need t
1. One way to get started is with a drawing tablet hooked up to a computer and monitor. You will have a surface to draw on with a wireless pen called a stylus. It allows you to have natural variation needed to achieve what you can not with
Plein & Simple with John Burton, Part 8: Design & Composition
To award-winning plein air painter, John Burton, the gestation cycle of a painting starts with drawing, then value, then color. However, at every stage of this process, he considers design and composition--the contrast, value structure, sha
Ahmed Aldoori has been out of the studio life for the last few years, choosing instead to build up his social media brand and support himself through Patreon. In this interview, he tells Bobby how he tamed the various monsters on this journ
5 Pointz: The Institute of Higher Burnin or 5Pointz Aerosol Art Center, Inc., mainly referred to as simply 5 Pointz or 5Pointz, was an American mural space at 45-46 Davis Street in Long Island City, Queens, New York City. When the building opened in 1892, it housed the Neptune Meter factory, which built water meters.
Jerry Wolkoff, a developer, bought the property in the early 1970s. He originally planned to develop the building, but instead leased the space to companies. Wolkoff started leasing the space as artists studios in the 1990s. The building exterior was covered with street art, and the building became renowned worldwide for the art on its wall. Originally known as Fun Factory, the building was renamed 5 Pointz in 2002 when the graffiti artist Jonathan Cohen began curating the exterior murals. The new name represents the confluence of the five boroughs of New York City. The murals were exhibited mainly on the exterior walls of the building, while the interior was occupied by about 200 artist studios.
In 2013, Wolkoff made the controversial decision to demolish 5 Pointz and replace it with a residential complex, resulting in protest. Without giving any warning, Wolkoff had the murals whitewashed overnight, which led the artists to file a lawsuit against Wolkoff. The 5 Pointz building was demolished completely in 2014. Construction on the new building complex started in 2015, with expected completion in early 2020. In February 2018, Wolkoff was ordered by a judge to pay $6.7 million in damages to 21 artists.