Artist collaborations are a celebrated element of Modern Multiples studio and have yielded some of our favorite projects in the past. An example of one of our most favorite collaborative projects which stemmed from within our studio was “Sumo # 2” a collaborative series made by Modern Multiples’ own Richard Duardo and Scottish artist Charlie Anderson
Charlie Anderson is best known for his choppy collaged imagery, made up of layered stencils of advertisements, magazine clippings and various other forms of contemporary media. Anderson is able to develop a richly complex atmosphere of text and imagery with his work and it’s not uncommon for him to include bold figures within his compositions. Richard Duardo enjoys a similar format in many of his works; often developing an abstract background of shapes and color to support a strong figurative subject in the foreground. The two styles lean nicely to this collaborative project where both Anderson and Duardo actually hand painted into each specific print, making them not only unique but alive with gesture and movement. You can view “Sumo # 2” in our online store, where unique versions are still for sale. Enjoy!
Modern Multiplesis pleased to introduce emerging artist Jonte´ Campbell. Jonte´is part of our Inkubator program and has recently been using Modern Multiples studio to print his new work. Last week we accompanied Jonte´ to the art space of Elsa Florez, where he hung one of his new pieces entitled “Ancestral Self”.
Jonte’s first expressions as an artist came with learning B/W photography in his early teens. Jonte´began by documenting the murals of LA artist Aiseborn which led to a photography role in the recurring show Aerosoul where he documented murals by artists like Pose 2, Mode 2 and Resek. Jonte´s involvement in mural painting led to an interest in architectural and street photography.
By 16 years old, Jonte´was homeless, eventually living in a juvenile detention center in Los Angeles. Despite those turbulent years, he was able to ascend and place 3rd in MOCA’s Teens of Contemporary Art competition and secure his first exhibition. Jonte´subsequently studied at CalArts and was awarded an artists grant from Inglewood Rotary, which he used to produce work in the Bay area, Ca.
Jonte´has been working around the clock here in the studio and is developing new work and new ideas for his role as an artist. Some of Jonte´s latest motives involve the relationship between viewer and art space; “I’m looking to create a spatial experience with my art as opposed to simply occupying wall space in a gallery”.
Here’s Jonte´on a late night in the studio, reviewing some new works and pushing forward in his life as an artist.
Modern Multiples is featured in this months issue of Catapult Art Magazine in an article written by Scott Bailey ‘The Road More Traveled”. Catapult Art Magazine is a monthly magazine showcasing enormous talent from all over the world . The author of the article, Scott Bailey, is a friend to our studio as well as a writer for many other magazines and sites such a Arrested Motion, Hi Fructose, to name a few. We couldn’t be any more excited to be featured and would love for you all to check it out when you get a chance.
Modern Multiples and Mr. Tito Beveridge, master distiller of Tito’s Handmade Vodka, is proud to announce the official Inkubator Kick Off Event and Fundraiser taking place on December 3, 2013 from 6pm to 10pm at KGB which is located at 1640 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Kick off event event will include an exhibit featuring a special selection of prints from the Modern Multiples Collection to be on display and for sale as well as complimentary BBQ, cocktails and music. As an effort to raise money for the new Non-Profit launched by Modern Multiples titled Inkubator, a small cash donation of $10 is required at the door. All proceeds are to benefit the Inkubator arts program. RSVP is REQUIRED. Please RSVP to Drew@titosvodka.com. Deadline to RSVP is December 2, 2013.
Inkubator aims to cultivate young and/or emerging artists under the collaborative efforts of Modern Multiples and the non-profit organization Artists for Trauma (AFT). The Inkubator program will have two elements: Artist-in-Residence and Youth Leadership. Both are cultivated to open up new opportunities for young adults and to help them move forward in the creative careers.
Inkubator Kick Off Event and Fundraiser is sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
Brooklyn & Boyle’s Vol. 4, No. 6 August issue recently featured the first time ever collaboration between Modern Multiples Richard Duardo and artist Antonio Pelayo. One of their prints from the “Project Frida” series resulting from the collaboration made front page. Please be sure to pick up this exciting issue and read this very well written article “Antonio Pelayo and Richard Duardo Converge with Project Frida” which is found on page 16.