“(Man) I’ve been close with this girl standing next to me for about the past ten years. When I was in the military and out on leave she would meet me and buy me dinner.“
“Did you meet each other really just because you’re comfortable together or were you actually interested in each other? Are you really just friends?”
“(Girl) Yes, we’re just friends. We have known each other for so long, so I just want to take good care of him. He’s like a little brother.”
“(Man) No. Today I was going to tell you I’m interested in you.”
“(Girl) Is this interview really going to be published?”

“(남자) 옆에 있는 친구하고 절친으로 한 10년 정도 알고 지냈어요. 제가 군대에서 휴가 나왔을 때 저 만나서 밥도 사주기도 했구요.”
“마냥 편한 거보다 관심이 있으니까 만난 건 아니었어요? 정말 순수하게 친구인가요?”
“(여자) 네, 친구에요. 오래 알고 지내다보니 그냥 잘 챙겨주고 싶더라구요. 그냥 남동생처럼”
“(남자) 아니요. 오늘 고백하려고요.”
“(여자) 저, 이거 진짜 인터뷰 나가는 건가요?”

Today I met Shia Labeouf and it was the most heartwarming experience ever! As i nervously walked in he sat looking down at a small table as I sat down I said hi Shia I’m genesis and I held his warm hands and he squeezed them and moaned when he heard my broken voice he looked up at me with the biggest most beautiful light green eyes with tears running down his cheeks. As I stared in amazement at him I congratulated him for his very successful art exhibit. And I told him that I was crying cuz I almost didn’t get in and I really wanted to experience this with him. And I thanked him and told him that he is loved and that there was so much love outside for him and that I admired him because he was very passionate with his work and i showed him the drawing i made for him and told him that i wanted to give him something i opened the drawing and told him that those were some quotes that have inspired me and helped me through hard times and i hoped he could relate to them and i showed him the eyes i drew and told him that i loved his eyes bit my drawing didnt do it any justice to which he squeezed my hands and cried i then showed him his profile drawings drew and told him he looked very peaceful that’s why I liked it and that I wasn’t a great drawer but I tried and I stood up and asked him for a hug and he said yes I bend over and hugged him around the neck and he stood up and pulled me against his body and squeezed me and I squeezed him back and I felt so comfortable and so much love that I couldn’t believe that I was hugging the one and only and as he sat down I told him he was amazing and to keep doing what he was doing cuz so many people love him and I gave him a two kisses on the cheek and told him he was amazing and to keep doing what he was doing and he stood up and hugged me really hard once again and I rubbed his head and back as he rubbed my back and stroke my hair and I said thank you repeatedly and I said I had to hurry cuz I wanted my best friend who was next to experience this as well and he started crying and muffled “No!”and hugged me once more, this was the longest hug, then I said if I could take a pic with him and he sat and nodded excitedly and kissed me on the cheek for the pic and then I waited till he turned and took a pic of his face and I hugged him again and held his face and told him thank you for inviting me to his world and I kissed him on the cheek once more. And he put his hand on my heart and i put my hand on his and as he held my hand I said goodbye and left. Contrary to the experiences I was hearing about mine wasn’t awckward at all I felt very comfortable and welcomed and I relive that moment in my head everyday it was that amazing!…..after thinking about it I think what he was trying to say was that he isn’t an object that he is human and he has feelings too I came to this conclusion because he let me feel his heartbeat and when people would just talk to him without interacting with him he would just be motionless and the tears probably were a hint to show that he was still human inside because in the exterior the media just sees him as an object

“#DisaffectedSoul” by @paulbooth #oiloncanvas 24" x 36" #FBF 2012 #CruciatusAeternum at @lastritesgallery

#artist #paulbooth #lastritesgallery #artexhibit #darkart #painting #horror #macabre #eye #darksurrealism #occult #fineart #BetweenMirrors

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“#TheBeast” by @jeremyhush for his solo show “#AnExchangingGlance” at @lastritesgallery. Opening reception is tonight and runs until January 16. The show looks phenomenal! See more work from the exhibit, now up on!

#jeremyhush #illustration #caturday #lastritesgallery #artexhibit #darkart #painting #catsofinstagram #shedevil #mask #blackcat #allegory #nature #symbolism #contemporaryart #fineart #BetweenMirrors (at Last Rites Gallery)

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Hey Hawaii! Long time no see! I’ll have art in you at the 2nd annual POW! WOW! show with @thinkspace_art. I’ll have one new painting on display alongside a ton of brilliant artists. Opening reception tomorrow evening. Why not go!? #art #artshow #exhibit #artexhibit #powwow #powwowhawaii #thinkspace #thinkspacegallery #thinkspacefamily

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CEASE (Oil on Wood) by #HenrikUldalen (@henrikaau) for his solo exhibition RAPTURE at @lastritesgallery May 14 - July 3 NYC


#oilpainting #painting #cease #illustration #artwork #otherworldly #lastritesgallery #artexhibit #darkart #darkbeauty #ethereal #smoky #nihilism #vapor #figurativepainting #figurativeart #contemporaryart #fineart #originalart (at Last Rites Gallery)

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Nuck the Form

May art scene na nga noon pa man dito sa probinsya namin pero di ko masasabing buhay na buhay ‘yun katulad ng  mga nakikita kong events sa Manila, until a group of six local artists took a risk on doing an art exhibit, kahit kinakabahan sila sa posiblong kalabasan.

Matagal na akong gumagawa ng mga artworks pero never pa kong nasama sa isang art exhibit. Buti na lang at nakilala ko ang isa sa mga founder ng RISK Collective na si RIL para iinvite ako sa concept ng urban art. Nakwento ko na rin sa isang recent post ang nangyari sa amin nang mahuli kaming nagdidikit ng artworks sa public spaces. Who would have thought na nagsimula kami sa ganun, but now we here.

Nuck the Form, wordplay ng phrase na Fuck the Norm, kaya ang naging theme ng mga artworks namin ay surreal. At dahil sa passion ng bawat isa  sa amin na buhayin pa lalo ang art scene sa probinsya namin, gumawa kami ng paraan para matuloy ang art exhibit na pinapangarap namin.

Isang lumang bahay lang ng isa sa mga kasama kong artists ang nirenovate namin para magmukhang studio.

Masaya ang naging takbo ng group show kagabi. Unusual sa mga tao dito sa probinsiya namin ang ganitong eksena kaya maraming pumunta at sumuporta sa event. At first time din ata dito sa probinsiya namin na nagkaroon ng poetry reading na ikinatuwa naman ng mga pumunta.

That’s me performing a Nirvana song.

*photos by Jen Receno

Here is a sneak peak of our “Works in Progress: Artists in Their 80s and 90s” exhibition. Pictured: “Hat” by Athos Zacharias. Opens SAturday. #worksinprogress #fineart #contemporaryart #modernart #art #artoftheday #abstract #abstractart #abstraction #abstractexpressionism #sneakpeek #sneakpeak #artexhibit #easthampton #paintingoftheday

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“#OMG” by #FemkeHiemstra (12"x14" #acryliconwood)#HappyCaturday!

#femke #roqlarue #artexhibit #painting #letthedevilwearblack #artist #artshow #illustration #surreal #art #halloween #spooky #creepycute #popsurrealism #cats #watermelon #kitty #spirit #surrealism #caturday #fairytale #fantasy #fineart #newcontemporary #contemporaryart #BetweenMirrors

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