Wednesday, December 23, 2009

APW Gallery Show: World of Imagination Vol. 3


Hi all. So I've been invited to participate in a group exhibition at The APW Gallery in March 2010, the theme of which is Imagination. I think I might try to do it time permitting. Each artist can submit up to five paintings, and I'll probably loosely base mine on films if I choose to do it. I spent about fifteen minutes thinking about good films I'd like to interpret with this theme, so I've created a tentative list of my choices.

They are:
1. Pan's Labyrinth
2. The Fountain
3. Cashback
4. Big Fish
5. Dark City

I don't even know if I'll have time to do all of these. They have to be 12 x 12 inches, so I can't go too crazy anyway. Are there any films that would be better choices for the theme of Imagination? I tried to select films I haven't done anything with before, but just wanted to throw this out there and see if there was any feedback you'd like to provide. Thanks guys.

29 comments:

  1. I think all of them are excellent choices. Excited to see Pan's Labyrinth and Big Fish

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  2. I too, am excited about Pan's Labyrinth. Your work is fantastic! I'm just going to throw this movie out there, how about The Cell?

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  3. Awesome work man. The Prestige would be awesome. So would Hot Fuzz/Shaun of the Dead or the first Matrix.

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  4. Inglourious Basterds.

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  5. U should do horror films such as The devils Rejects to many characters in that movie not to, or you could do all the guys like Jason, Freddy Kruger, Michael Myers me and my wife r big fans of your work we hope to find alot more of your work to put in are home

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  6. I would love to paint more horror movies. The atmosphere and imagery really appeal to me.

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  7. the matrix
    :)
    i love the kill bill and dogs stuff

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  8. Well justin you have alot of work being sold at blockbuster i dont know if you knew that but im looking forward to get my hands on some more of your stuff, but seriously u should do some horror movies, im sure you could spice it up a bit and make it your best work yet keep it up later...

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  9. actually, i think poster of hair or pirates of carribeans would be great.btw:Is there anywhere in net site where i could buy your posters?i mean,shops with all posters have only one or two of your posters.I want more!i love them!

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  10. Sure there are a few places that carry all of them. Allposters.com, Art.com, PosterCheckOut.com and Amazon.com. Just do a search for my name and they should come up in the results.

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  11. Came across your blog when i was looking to buy The First Rule :)

    I'm looking forward to your piece on Pan's Labyrinth!!!

    I was thinking maybe 'Silent Hill' its a bit of a wierd one and very creepy, so i think it fits in with the whole imaginative/horror thing. Also 'The Fifth Element' although its not a horror :P

    Good luck!!

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  12. you know what film deserves for a poster? Interview with the vampire!

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  13. mala i couldnt agree more Justin you have so many you can do still am wondering wut your next peice is going to be

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  14. im so jealous of your work. here are some more ideas(not that you need them sir) "willy wonka"(1971) "Labyrinth" (david bowie), "where the wild things are"," "neverending story"

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  15. Cashback is an awesome idea- cant wait to see it your way!
    some others ideas might be "Death To Smootchy", "Boondock Saints", and "Donnie Darko".

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  16. Hey Justin do you know if the American Psycho poster is for sale on any site. I tried searching but I could not find it anywhere. thanks

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  17. Hi Antonio, I'm sorry but American Psycho isn't available as a poster.

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  18. Pan's Labyrinth is a good choice, as is Where the Wild Things Are. But, The Never-Ending Story would be awesome under that theme.

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  19. I believe all your choices are great. I really admire your work. I hope you'll do some shows in California soon

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  20. i love Pans labyrinth and big fish. cannot wait. have you ever done anything on Guillermo del torro's "the Orphanage"? that would be amazing!

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  21. i absolutely love your work. i just purchased THE FIRST RULE and plan to purchase more... Have you thought about portraying MEMENTO? (favorite movie ever, just saying)

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  22. Hey, I created a blogspot just to respond to this lol;
    Can you do some more ensemble film 'posters'/portraits?
    I propose the following -
    1) Oldboy
    2) Marathon Man
    3) The Exorcist
    4) El Topo
    5) Batman (1989)
    6) Lost
    7) (any Lee Marvin film)
    8) Escape from New York

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  23. Hey Justin LOVE your stuff. I think the idea of Never Ending Story offered earlier is fantastic. Seeing as your event is done I guess it doesn't matter. I'm not sure how everything works but i would love to see the rest of your things available to the masses and to cheapskates like us college kids. When I'm out of college tho, I am going to decorate a room of my house with your work. Keep it up!

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  24. so i just stumbled upon you and sir, i am taken back.
    all these suggestions are epic.
    pans <3
    darko <3
    never ending story <3
    wild things <3
    willy wonka <3
    labyrinth <3

    but please.. zombies.. you need zombies in your life.

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    1. ooooh yes Donnie Darko! Or any of those. I'd love to have them all.

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  25. Love your artwork. I was thinking I'd like to see Sleepy Hollow, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Beetlejuice, Pee Wee's Big Adventure :)

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  26. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind would be incredible.

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  27. IT!!!!!! It's been my favorite since I was little and I feel like you would do a phenomenal job with it.

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