Astral Aurelia aurita 1

2010
gouache on board
38 x 51 cm

From our exhibition entitled "And Then There Were None" in London at Nelly Duff Gallery in June 2010.

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Astral Enteroctopus dofleini

2010
gouache on board
51 x 76 cm

From our exhibition entitled "And Then There Were None" in London at Nelly Duff Gallery in June 2010.

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Kaleidoscopic Enteroctopus dofleini

2010
gouache on board
51 x 76 cm

From our exhibition entitled "And Then There Were None" in London at Nelly Duff Gallery in June 2010.

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"The Best Sushi in Town"

pencil, digital
2010

Set in a bustling kaiten (conveyor belt) sushi restaurant, no one knows just what makes this particular joint's sushi so delicious, all they know is they can't get enough. Everyone in town is raving about it. If ONLY they knew what the secret ingredient really was, and who was really serving it to them!

This panoramic was debuted simultaneously at Bold Hype Gallery in New York City and at Nelly Duff Gallery in London on June 3, 2010.

Big thanks to the guys at Blue C Sushi in Seattle for letting us shoot one of their fine establishments for reference for this Panoramic.

Limited edition prints are available in our web shop.

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Portraits From the (Off) Center of The Universe

pencil, digital
2003

What we said about it at the time: There is a battle going in in the Seattle suburb called Fremont. long a bastion of individuality and "hippie" ethics, like so many places it is being taken over by the corporate machine. The statues that guard the neighborhood seem a bit perturbed by it all and the salmon have decided to tthrown in their 2 cents as well (or maybe they have all decided they want to become tasty sashimi for us to fill our bellies with). i don't know - this one is just all over the place - if you are from Fremont you probably get this piece (and you should buy this piece as well, heh heh).

Looking back: We made this panoramic in part to be the centerpiece in a kaiten sushi bar that was opening at the intersection depicted here. The owners flew us out to Seattle, put us up, and showed us all around the town, giving us history of the area, in particular Fremont. We took all this back home, along with photos of the owners of the sushi bar and their chef, and started throwing all the ideas we had into the piece. I don't think we left anything out, for better or for worse. its a bit too "touristy" in a sense. I think whenever we do a project that is at all meant to benefit some company, we tend to box ourselves in and limit our thinking to something that would be considered pleasing to the lowest common denominator. I don't think we really need to do this, but even today we have trouble really putting in the more twisted things we might think of if we are working for a client (although technically speaking we weren't really working for a client here). Personally though i really like how the "storylines" of the school girls and the robots collide in this piece - i always kind of imagine the girls marrying these robots and going off on adventures together, wherever our panoramics take them.

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Puzzling Inside and Out

"Puzzling Inside and Out"
2008 pencil, digital

This one is, quite randomly, set in Paris. We typically stick to the script when it comes to the environments we draw. This time however we just wanted to break down the reality and play on this theme of life being a puzzle on a couple levels - from having the architecture itself be jigsaw puzzle, to pieces of the same image laying on top of the image, as though they are bit of some nearly identical alternate reality that has broken apart, or maybe they are just pieces of this puzzles that have yet to be placed.

Maxalot Gallery have produced and are exclusively selling an edition 40 archival prints signed and numbered by us. You can buy it HERE.

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5 bunnies

acrylic on framed photo reproduction
2009

quick painting made for a charity art exhibition in London.

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A Harras of Yakut Horses

"A Harras of Yakut Horses"
gouache on paper 11 x 10 in
2009

A painting kozy did for a show opening tomorrow night here in Los Angeles.

Come check it out at the opening tomorrow night if you can.

AN AURORA OF POLAR BEARS: A Children’s Primer

New Works Based on Terms of Venery

Collected by Linda Pine

Curated by Linda Pine & Nicole Bruckman

OPENING RECEPTION
December 5, 2009
6-9 p.m.
Gallery Meltdown
7522 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90046
323.851.7223

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Nakano in Spring (中野の春)

pencil, digital
2009

This panoramic is set outside the train station at Nakano in Tokyo. It describes a mysterious magical occurrence one fateful spring day, as a mysterious sakura tree erupts in the middle of the bus depot! As with many of our panoramics we are always tickled by odd and magical occurrences going mostly unnoticed by city dwellers. Some of them almost think they see something, a flash at the corner of their peripheral vision, a weird momentary wash of color in the sky, but then its gone again...

The work debuted as a 10 foot wide print at the Giant Robot Biennale at the Japanese American National Museum in downtown Los Angeles on October 24th, 2009.

Click HERE to view the panoramic as a QTVR!

A limited signed and numbered edition poster is available in our webshop.

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Spirit Animal Collective

24 x 36” unframed, 30 x 42” framed
Graphite on paper. 2009

The largest drawing kozy has done in the "Unknown Portraits" style to date. Little did we know that cameras, at least in early incarnations before the invention of modern film, did in fact capture a piece of one's soulwith each picture. Here is a class photo where all the students spirit animals have emerged to pose with their "bodies".

The artwork will appear in our upcoming exhibition at Magic Pony's Narwhal Art Projects in Toronto opening tomorrow, October 1st, 2009.

Even viewing LARGE doesn't really do it justice...

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