New Website, E-Mail Address, New Commissions + More News!

Hello, friends! It’s been a while since my last blog entry…needless to say it’s been quite a busy last few months! I hope this finds you all doing well, and getting ready for the holiday season to begin!

OK, let’s get right to it!

NEW EMAIL ADDRESS AND WEBSITE: My previous website, thh70online.com, has now exited this mortal coil…as well as my previous email address! I felt it was time to get back to basics and go back to my original website address, www.thh70.com! After having my previous website for the last 4 years or so, I felt it was due for a big change and go for something a lot more minimal and clean…so, the site is being revamped right now and should be up very shortly!

***To go along with the site change, I have changed my email address as well! My new email isme@thh70.com — so, please make sure to delete / change your address books to reflect this, as you will no longer be able to contact me at the old one…I’ll be notifying you once the new site goes live!

UPCOMING COMMISSIONED WORKS: I’m so excited to be starting two new commissioned pieces back-to-back! Once they’re finished, I’ll be posting photos, as well as more info, but what I can say is they are going to be reallllllly cool  :-)  One is a large-scale portrait where I’ll be experimenting with some new techniques that I’ll be adding to my work for 2012. For the other piece, I’ll be pulling out the stops on a much smaller-scale — and creating a one-of-a-kind work of art on an actual Hermés “Kelly” bag! For those of you that are familiar with fashion, you know how beautiful and “high-end” these bags are…so the thought of actually painting on one is pretty incredible (I can almost hear some of you ladies screaming “don’t do it!!!!!”…hahahaha). I’m creating it for a very major art collector who trusts me implicitly with this bag…so, I can’t wait until it’s finished! (A shot of the “Kelly” bag below…in it’s pristine box leather finish…God help me…LOL)

 

 

MY BIRTHDAY: I recently turned the ripe old age of 41(!) on October 23rd…a BIG thank you to all who sent me emails, cards, gifts, Facebook posts, Tweets, etc etc etc…you helped make my big day all the more special, and I appreciate it!

And now, a few pieces of info on some cool things by some close friends:

JOEY SEEMAN: An artist who I consider one of my closest friends, as well as someone that I have mentored for the past couple years, is Contemporary artist Joey Seeman. His colorful & vibrant work always puts a smile on my face…and the guy is just an all-out rockstar in my book. For those of you in Dallas, TX, he has an exhibit entitled “Masquerade” running thru the end of this week at the Magnolia Theater. I highly recommend you check it out if you’re in town! If not, by all means, view his awesome pieces at www.joeyseeman.com!

 

 

C. KIRK: Another artist who is like a brother to me, as well as another “mentoree”, is Contemporary artist C. Kirk. His dark, emotional Figurative work continues to blow me the f*** away, and I am so proud of him for the boundaries he continues to break with his art. He’s currently hard at work on pieces for 2012, and for some of it, he’ll be releasing a series of limited edition collaged gicleés, calling them his “Moreau” series. I know he’ll probably kill me for showing the image below (an exclusive!), but I can’t help it! To view his brilliant work, head over to www.ckirkart.com!

 

FULLASOUL RADIO: One last friendly tidbit — my music partner Dave Damato has a website devoted to Soul & R&B music from the 70’s up to the present day, and I’m so thrilled that he just created an AWESOME Internet radio station called, aptly enough, FullaSoul Radio! If you like listening to this type of music, as I do, then you really should take a listen…as well as check out his website FullaSoul! To listen to the radio station, CLICK HERE!

 

 

A lot of stuff to digest in this post…but I hope it contains loads of things to pique your interest! I’ll be in touch shortly when the new website goes live!

Until then…

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About thh70

THH70 was born in human form in 1970 in Los Angeles, California, but the "persona" of his nom de plume was conceived in late 1994 as a stage name for his burgeoning music career. Consequently, he is now an accomplished worldwide-selling visual artist, with his works in private and corporate collections on every continent. Since beginning to actively market and sell his artwork in November 2000, he has sold well over 1000 original mixed media pieces worldwide (with that number continuing to grow), and is considered a “P.T. Barnum-esque” showman of marketing and self-promotion, with his website garnering roughly 25,000 hits per month with virtually no third-party advertising. THH70 is known worldwide for his unique artistic approach that he has branded "lo-fi urban abstract graffiti" where, painting on a wide variety of surfaces, he combines crude painterly techniques utilizing materials and media that include everything from acrylics to spray paint to household products like Windex and X-14 mildew remover with his own style of raw stream of consciousness wordplay and text. In the "brick and mortar" gallery world, THH70 and his own blend of visual mania have shown in solo and group shows across the United States at such important art galleries as BLK/MRKT Gallery (now Kinsey/DesForges) in Los Angeles, known to many as the apex of optimum alternative art on the West Coast, and the fashionable Diesel Gallery in New York City. Along the way, his work has been seen in galleries and art houses across the country, beginning with an auspicious 45-piece solo show at the now-defunct Organic Gallery in Silverlake, California. More recently, he was personally invited to be an artist in BLK/MRKT Gallery’s first “Artist’s Annual” in 2006 along with 24 other artists across the globe (including the likes of Jeff Soto, Tiffany Bozic, Dave Kinsey, Evan Hecox, David Choe, Tes One, and WK Interact) that are considered the cream of the Alternative Art crop. The show was meticulously documented, and a hardcover leather-bound full-color catalogue, entitled “BLK/MRKT: ONE”, was published and released across the world by famed European art publisher Die Gestalten Verlag. Additionally, the work of THH70 has been seen in the Alternative Art magazine JUXTAPOZ on several occasions. In early-2002, THH70, sensing an absence in the online marketplace for a central hub for like-minded artists to collectively exhibit their work, as well as to be a jump-off point to inform current and potential collectors of their website, gallery, auction, and sales information, he created AOA – Alternative Online Artists, an online nationwide juried collective of almost 30 artists. Since founded, AOA has selected and maintained a group of the nation’s most diverse, successful and consistent alternative artists (with these artists encompassing the many styles of Pop, Outsider, Graffiti, Fluxus, Dada, Contemporary, Modern, Lowbrow, Urban, Abstract, Graphic Design, and Folk, as well as entering into the now-lucrative arena of limited edition vinyl art toys). These AOA artists (which has included such luminaries as DAVMO, Gus Fink, SFAUSTINA, Nix Toxic and of course, THH70) continue to make ever-crashing waves in the art world. In late 2005, THH70 was interviewed at length on film for the documentary “America’s Chemical Angels”, a film by documentarian Oxana Chumak about the overmedication of children with ADD/ADHD. In addition to the interview footage, THH70’s seminal 2002 painting “RITALIN®” is featured prominently in the film, as well as in it’s promotional advertising. Additionally, THH70 is an accomplished musician/recording artist. He was tour keyboardist for Billboard Top 10 New Age recording artist Nicholas Gunn, and was subsequently signed to a multi-album recording contract by a national record label. In 2003, he wrote and performed on Mr. Gunn’s commercially and critically acclaimed album “Journey To Yellowstone”, with his penned "Nature's Cry" garnering the most radio play of any song on that album. In June 2007, THH70 digitally released an album across the Internet under the moniker ELEMENTAL with his periodic music partner David Damato. The latest THH70 solo album, entitled "demologiQue: explorations in texture" was released in January of 2008. THH70 also has added “voice actor” to his extensive creative resumé: in 2007 he was hired by top animation and video game sound design company Okratron 5000 to voice multiple characters for the Japanese anime series “Glass Fleet – The Legend of the Wind of the Universe (Garasu no Kantai)”. 2008 was an auspicious year for THH70, with multiple shows across the United States, hanging his work alongside artists such as Buff Monster, Greg Lamarche, Josh Keyes, Greg Gossel, Amy Sol, and many other alternative art "heavy hitters". September 2008 saw the release of THH70's first-ever self-published art catalogue - a 94 page full-color book chronicling a selection of works spanning the last several years. He was also a contributing editor to Mad Skills Magazine, an online arts & culture magazine in Europe. 2009 has already begun on a high note for the artist with his participation in a massive Obama-themed art exhibit in the Dominican Republic. The show, which included artists such as Shepard Fairey, Ron English, Ray Noland and others, displayed THH70 as the only artist to be specially commissioned for his work in the entire show of over 80 pieces. In the Fall, he will be including his work in a museum retrospective in the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia. THH70 resides in Dallas, Texas. www.thh70online.com www.myspace.com/thh70 www.aoacollective.com
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