Photo courtesy of the artist.
Salvaged Perspective by J Carlos Pinto
New York! I hope to see you on Thursday night (April 28, 2011) at Phantom Audio, located at 48 West 25th Street, 10th Floor in Manhattan from 7 – 10 pm for “Salvaged Perspective” by J Carlos Pinto.
J Carlos Pinto is a self represented artist from Guatemala who has been working for the past 10 years in New York, and his art is as expressive as his native and lush, colorful Central American nation. Pinto’s artwork is also poignantly aggressive and projects a revolutionary declaration. The scope of his art covers abstract painting, tile work, wood work, stencil spray, and use of non-biodegradable plastic and glass. Most of Pinto’s media comes from salvaged material and found objects.
Pinto uses broken tile and glass to create mosaics, using the spectrum of colors to impart rich visualizations of his subjects. His weaving of color is also prominent in his folk oriented handicrafts, such as Mayan inspired masks, painted gourds, as well as abstract paintings that, like a mirage, play with the imagination.
Pinto’s art exudes confidence, energy and challenge. It draws one into a dual world of playfulness and social responsibility. His legacy, as he sees it, is to be known as an artist who demands change from the Green Revolution.
Photo by G.
The other day when I was on a walk in Manhattan, I discovered the above sticker. Loving the spiritual symbols (especially the Virgo symbol in the middle because Virgos RULE), I decided to investigate. The trail led me into the wonderful world of fashion designer Nick Alan. In addition to designing clothes and jewelery, he’s also a musician!
Nick Alan (photo courtesy of Nickalan.com)
Nick Alan’s work has been seen on celebrities such as Moya Brennan of Clanad (Enya’s Sister) during the induction of the new Pope, NYC Musician Eric West on the red carpet, NYC Socialite Tinsley Mortimer, and throughout the last season of the Oxygen Network’s show “Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency” on Model Crystal Rose Truehart. The New York based designer has recently launched a new campaign on www.kickstarter.com to raise awareness and gain support for his forth 2011 collection. “Kickstarter” is a new way to fund creative ideas and ambitious endeavors. You can find out more by clicking here.
After looking at his work and listening to his music, I definitely think we’ll be hearing and seeing a lot more good stuff in the not so distant future! Who knows, maybe Nick Alan will see this article and grant an me an interview. Either way, be on the lookout for sights and sounds from Nick Alan, fashion designer to watch.