"From Whence We Came" exhibition opening at Giant Robot at September 10th

REMAINING AVAILABLE SCULPTURES ARE NOW ONLINE HERE

Giant Robot exhibition

Giant Robot 2 (GR2) is proud to present FROM WHENCE WE CAME, a solo exhibition by us!

"FROM WHENCE WE CAME"
September 10 - 28, 2016

Presenting a ceramic sculptural exploration of a primitive world before our own, inhabited by sentient creatures attuned to magic and the power of their ancestors and the prime creators. The work began with kozy's first set of "bunny primitive" sculptures and throughout their creation and viewing what Kozy made, stories and a world about these beings evolved and influenced later sculptures. In this show, we are presenting a full spectrum of these characters from the earliest to those most influenced by the narrative the artists created for them. Each figure is its own being, named and having its own personality that can affect some aspect of the life of whoever possesses it.

Kozy has been working on these sculptures of the last year, and it marks our first attempt at a completely sculptural exhibition, so if you can, please do check out the work and let us know what you think!

Giant Robot 2 (GR2)

2062 Sawtelle Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90025

Opening Reception with the Artists:
Saturday, September 10, 2016
6:30 - 10:00 PM

Cook, Collaborate, & Listen

Join this Creative Collaboration with Blue Moon Brewing, Chef Roy Choi and us next Friday, August 19th at The Container Yard. Free Blue Moon beer and food from the Kogi BB truck! Interactive mural painting with Kozyndan and your friends! Learn about Blue Moon Brewing from their Brewmaster, Keith Villa.

RSVP required. Go to: http://bluemoonccl.eventbrite.com

 

Blue Moon

When we make our panoramic images and our big printed murals, we always make the background first, and then just start doodling anything and everything for the characters and start to add them to the environment we created, moving them around and seeing which placement we like best. For this event we have made a bunch of characters but we want our friends and fans to come out and help us put them into this scene we made of downtown LA!

Cook, Collaborate, & Listen

Join this Creative Collaboration with Blue Moon Brewing, Chef Roy Choi and us next Friday, August 19th at The Container Yard. Free Blue Moon beer and food from the Kogi BB truck! Interactive mural painting with Kozyndan and your friends! Learn about Blue Moon Brewing from their Brewmaster, Keith Villa.

RSVP required. Go to: http://bluemoonccl.eventbrite.com

 

Blue Moon

When we make our panoramic images and our big printed murals, we always make the background first, and then just start doodling anything and everything for the characters and start to add them to the environment we created, moving them around and seeing which placement we like best. For this event we have made a bunch of characters but we want our friends and fans to come out and help us put them into this scene we made of downtown LA!

Our First Time in Tasmania

We have a limited amount of this 4 x 6 inch hand assembled accordion fold booklet that collects a series of paintings Kozy made based on our travels in through Tasmania back in March, 2016. Archival prints, chipboard, stamped and signed by us. A limited edition of 60 booklets. 

Tasmania booklet

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Tasmania was filled with nature and had very few people. This is the kind of ratio we like to see in a place. We had such an amazing time in Tasmania that when we came back kozy wished that was still there, so she spent a lot of time with the photos we took and made paintings based on several memorial places and characters we encountered.  I hope we can go back again and explore more of that wonderful island.

Bernie Bucks Stickers aow available in our web shop!

GET YOUR BERNIE BUCKS STICKERS HERE!

Kozy's "Bernie Bucks" stickers are finally available in our shop. They are cheap and we are donating profits to Bernie Sander's presidential campaign. if you are Feelin' the Bern, get your's now. Heck, get a bunch (discounts for buying 5 or 10 stickers) and spread them around!

"Celestial Bodies" limited edition print NOW AVAILABLE

We just completed a new pinrt edition called "Celestial Bodies" 

Limited edition of 100 signed and numbered giclee prints on Somerset watercolor paper 36 x 24 inches.

Kozy really wanted to do a piece about one of the strangest and most magical creatures in the sea - the nawhal. This real life unicorn of the sea lives in Arctic waters that are currently going through rapid and drastic changes due to the global climate change. Like many animals who make their homes living amongst the polar sea ice, you have to wonder what will happen to them as the environment they evolved to live in rapidly shrinks as the ice caps melt.

Available NOW through PangeaSeed Foundation. Go to their site to see more images and to purchase:
 

 Go Check it out!


"Captives: Orcas and Pandas" archival print is now available!

Our latest edition to the "Animal Odd Couples" print series is finally released!  "Captives: Orcas and Pandas" is now available in our web shop, so go get yours while you can!

An Edition of 150 signed and numbered Fine-art Giclée prints on Somerset watercolor paper.  30" x 24" plus 3-inch border.

For the third image in our ongoing "Animal OddCouples" series, we again pair two animals that struggle due to careless human activity throughout the world. Though the plights of orcas (killer whales) and giant pandas may differ, they look great together, like ebony and ivory all mixed together! The visual combination was fun to pass on.

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orcas and pandas

This Is Where We Stopped Trying To Make Sense Of It All

20 x 16 inches
acrylic and ink on board
2015
 

 

arch painting

Inspired by our trip to the desert parks of Utah earlier this month, Dan did a sketch of a sandstone arch that resembled two lovers embracing. I liked the sketch and ran with it to make this painting. The whole time we were in Utah we couldn't believe how unreal the scenery of the Colorado Plateau was. We kept thinking that Moebius must have been inspired by these places, so this painting is definitely a bit of an homage to the French bandes dessinées master as well as to the mind bending grandeur of this desert landscape. If you ever have the chance to go to Utah - DO IT!

We sent this painting off to Detroit for the LAX/DTW exhibition being curated by Thinkspace Gallery. The exhibition, featuring over 80 artists, is being held at Innerstate Gallery and runs June 6th through July 4th, 2015.

More info: http://thinkspacegallery.com/shows/lax-dtw/

This original painting can be purchased right HERE!

"Kelp Magic" limited edition print released through Pangea Seed

Pick up our new "Kelp Magic" print from Pangea Seed right HERE!

Here is all the relevant info regarding the print:
Title: "Kelp Magic"
Edition Size:100 (signed & numbered)
Print Details: Fine-art Giclée print on coldpress watercolor paper
Dimensions:18" x 24"
Printmaker: Hero Complex Gallery
Price:$100 plus shipping & handling

kelp magic detail

Kelp Magic


Our thoughts:
As Californians, kozy and I were honored to be given the Kelp Forest habitat as part of PangeaSeed's "HOME" print suite, which seeks to bring attention to various threatened marine habitats around the world. As divers who spent a good amount of time floating happily through these radiant forests that can be bursting with life, it is a pleasure for us to depict this ecosystem with kozy's painting. Its an ecosystem that only exists along the pacific coastline of the Americas, and along California in particular - where it comes into heavy contact with human activity. Over the last several hundred years the kelp forests, which practically lined the entire coast of California have dwindled down to mere pockets because of human hunting. It began with fur traders hunting sea otters nearly to extinction by the early 1800's, not knowing that sea otters kept the sea urchin population at bay. The explosion of sea urchins (who like to feed on the holdfasts of giant kelp) caused a massive decline of the forests, which were the main protective environment a majority of species along this coast. Visit the link to find out more about how you can help protect this ecosystem!

"Bunnyskull" poster now in our shop!

18 x 24 inch offset poster on 80lb cover stock with a matte coated finish.

We have never done any "skull art" per say ever in our career, but we do always love the juxtaposition of disparate elements, so it made sense to continue our series of bunny prints with a skull made of bunnies!  Spooky and sweet in one!

Now available in our web store!