ILLUSTRATION

THIS IS NOT A POSTER BY BICICLETA SEM FREIO @ FIFTY24SF GALLERY - 2015

HARICOT MAGIQUES BY POROUS WALKER @ FIFTY24SF GALLERY - 2010

I HAVE A SHOW OPENING ON JUNE 4 AT FIFTY24SF GALLERY IN SAN FRANCISCO.

I NAMED THE SHOW, HARICOTS MAGIQUES, MAGIC BEANS, IT IS ALL ABOUT THIS DREAM I RECENTLY HAD, WHERE I WAS IN FRANCE AND A FRENCH FARMER GAVE ME SOME MAGIC BEANS, I ATE THEM, AND HE FREAKED OUT AND TOLD ME, I WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE PLANTED THEM. IT WAS A GREAT VIVID DREAM, BECAUSE I STARTING SEEING ALL KINDS OF THINGS, ESPECIALLY A BIRD WITH A STRING ATTACHED TO IT CARRYING A HUGE PULSATING COLOR BALL, AND ATTACHED TO THAT WERE STREAMERS, FLAGS, AND ALL OF THESE CLOUDS, IMAGINE ONE OF THOSE AIRPLANES THAT FLY WITH THE ADVERTISING BANNERS BEHIND THEM, ONLY THE ‘BANNER’ WAS MADE UP OF MANY COLORFUL CLOUDS,ETC. AND WAS AS LONG AS A SKYSCRAPER IS TALL. WITHIN THE BANNER WERE SEVERAL COLORFUL CLOUDS DEPICTING SCENES AND ALSO THERE WERE A BUNCH OF BIRDS FLYING SAYING THEIR NAMES OUT LOUD, SOMEONE WHISPERED TO ME THAT THE BIRDS WERE MY ‘FRIENDS’ ON THE FACEBOOK.

THAN, AFTER IT FLEW BY, THERE WAS A SCREENING OF A MOVIE, ONLY THEY HAD FIGURED OUT HOW TO PROJECT A MOVIE AGAINST THE NIGHT SKY, SO THAT EVERYONE COULD WATCH IT FROM THEIR BACKYARDS, ROOFS,ETC. IT WAS AMAZING. THE MOVIE WAS PINNOCHIO, AND THEY SAID THAT IT WAS A NEW FORM OF MOVIE WATCHING, IN LSD, BUT YOU DIDN’T NEED GLASSES LIKE 3D. TRIPINNOCHIO.

I HAVEN’T DONE ANY DRUGS IN A LONG LONG TIME, SO THIS RECENT DREAM WAS QUITE INTERESTING. AT THE END OF MY REMEMBERING OF THE DREAM, I WAS SHOWN A VIDEO OF SEVERAL MONARCH BUTTERFLIES AND TOLD THAT THIS IS THE SYMBOL FOR MY TIME OF DYING, AND WHEN I SEE THIS SCENE, MY LIFE WILL SOON BE AT ITS END. MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN SCARY, AND SOMEHOW, THE PARADE OF IMAGERY IN THE SKY IS CONNECTED.

EITHER WAY, I DREW ALL OF THE BIRDS TODAY AND EACH ONE IS A PORTRAIT OF MY ‘FRIENDS’. I HOPE YOU CAN MAKE IT TO THE ART SHOW TO SEE THE DRAWING IN PERSON AND TRY TO FIND YOURSELF, OR JUST SIMPLY DELETE OUR ‘FRIENDSHIP’ BECAUSE THIS JUST FEELS LIKE A GIMMICKY MARKETING TRICK.
THANKS.


ALL THE BEST,
POROUS WALKER

DARLING WE'RE LEAVING BY WILL BARRAS @ FIFTY24SF GALLERY - 2009

“Darling, We’re Leaving!” - a solo exhibition by Will Barras.

Living and working London, Will Barras is an artist and illustrator best known for his work with the Scrawl Collective, a collaboration of artist’s centered around Bristol, UK. He was chosen alongside Steff Plaetz and Mr. Jago as one of the original three artists for the agency, noticed by the project for his representations of fluid movement using unique compositions and line work. He has been hailed as one of the artists that best represent the skate and snowboard lifestyle and has commissioned several board pieces as well as clothing graphics. His attention to the emotional aspects of this movement is recognized through his sense of exploration in painting.

Continuing to develop work for the skater and BMX community, Barras also spends his time divided between working with the Animation Production Company Bermuda Shorts and commissioning independent gallery shows.

DESCRIPTIVE VERSE BY ALA EBTEKAR & RENE ALMANZA @ FIFTY24SF GALLERY - 2008