EATCHO @ Case Of Bass Thursday the 21st, 2013
Come check out a lil art show by eatcho for one night only!
It is a giveaway sale ! The majority of the work will be from 25-30 bucks yo! Super cheap.
Music provided by the awesome DJ Roane Namuh .
Hosted by the awesome guys at “CASE OF BASS” they will also be showing off some of their Boomboxes of badassness!
Zachary Dylan Welch: Recent Works @ Corridor 2122 Gallery
ArtHop Reception Thursday February 7, 2013 5-8PM
Our beloved coors-light drinking, always painting baby son Zak Welch has his show opening this month. We are also kicking off a new h&s 13 question interview with artists starting with Welch.
h&s Artist Interv13w X Zachary Dylan Welch
You are an artist from an often overlooked area of California. How does making art in a “small” town seem to differ from a large urban area such as LA or even SF?
When viewers look at a painting are they concerned with the geographical place where it was created? I would love to show in those types of markets, but living in a city like that I think most of the money I spend on supplies would go to rent in some crap building that looks cool in a movie about artists.
Is being an “artist” in the 21st century just another name for being a “cop-out”?
I’m not a big fan of the term “artist”. Cop-out seems more complementary.
Were you “arty” in high school?
No. They called me Zak. Or “White-boy”.
Was art school a positive experience for you or a waste of time?
I definitely needed the time to work and grow as a painter. It also helped me to work alongside other painters, to get feedback and to see different ideas and processes. I really think it boils down to what you want your life to be. If you do choose a path like this be ready to make certain sacrifices, mainly financially.
Is your process spontaneous or do you actually have a good idea what a piece will look like going in?
It depends. Sometimes I really think through an idea for a while without putting any paint down. I will write down ideas and sketch images over time. Those paintings rarely make it out of the garage without being painted over or sanded down. I prefer to start a painting with a loose idea, letting a influence or general feel take over. Then work with the painting, allowing it to change, welcoming the piece in progress to further influence the finished piece.
Which rappers and albums inspired you to give up being a rapper and start painting?
Tribe Called Quest - Phony Rappers.
Tell us something completely random about yourself that a lot of people don’t want to know?
I can’t stand the phrase “It is what it is”. What the hell does that mean? I know it is what it is, everything is what it is. I’m not sure if people don’t want to know that, it is what it is.
Who is the one artist, past or present that you just hate?
Kids. I will show people my work and they tell me “My sister’s kid’s an artist, he does art like this. He did a drawing of a horse and it is just beautiful.” Then we just look at each other for a minute or two. I want to ask them- What is your job? Then say, “Oh yeah my sisters kid does that all the time, he is really good at it.”
We know personally that skateboarding was a big part of your life. Did it influence you becoming an artist?
I think it influenced my work. I really fell for the iconic images on the decks and in the magazines. Early on I was into the heavy lines, colors, graphics and styles of the skateboard culture.
Your work has been rooted in the term “abstract”, is this part of some master plan or is it just personal reflection?
I find I tend to enjoy looking at abstract paintings the most. I really appreciate the skill of artist like Robert Bechtel, and Chuck Close, but I prefer to work more towards the abstract.
What does a day in the life of Zak Welch look like right now?
Just like the show Three’s Company, except I live with my parents, and can’t afford to drink at the Regal Beagle.
When it’s all said and done what would you like to have achieved over your career?
I really just want to continue making work. I am seeing all of my friends having kids, good jobs, 401ks, the whole nine yards. That is starting to weigh on me a bit lately. Thanks for bringing all this up. Great question.