Common Cents!

Posted by The G on December 27, 2011 under Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.  Art by Common Cents.

Common Cents

How cool is this?!

 
Should we wonder if the buffalo works for the corporate world and collects a measley paycheck while the CEO of his company is filthy rich?
 

Common Cents in Brooklyn

Posted by The G on July 13, 2011 under Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.  Art by Common Cents.

Common Cents in Brooklyn

Common Cents in Brooklyn

I love the Brooklyn Bridge in the background, don’t you?

Hooked Up – Common Cents

Posted by The G on June 28, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Common Cents.

Common Cents

Common Cents

The other day, I received a message from artist Common Cents.  It basically said “be on the lookout for a package from me.  You won’t be able to miss it.”  Boy, was he right!  The most unique box I’ve ever received (see photo below) arrived in the mail yesterday and I am over the moon with excitement.

Common Cents

A Box of Common Cents

The box was filled with goodies, some of which you can see above in the top photo.  WOW!  A note was attached and it said “follow your art.”  Wisdom.  I cannot thank Common Cents enough for making such great art and for being a huge source of inspiration!  Thanks again Common!

You can see Common Cents’ work hanging on the walls inside my apartment, on the streets of Los Angeles and at Lab Art in Los Angeles.

 

Common Sense with ¢ommon ¢ents- An Interview

Posted by The G on June 17, 2011 under G Interviews, Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G (except where noted).  Art by ¢ommon ¢ents.

Lost and Jealous by Common Cents

Welcome To Lost and Jealous by Common Cents. Photo by Common Cents.

“¢ommon ¢ents” is a Los Angeles based street artist who, equipt with a bucket of wheat-paste and an armful of posters, has been bringing his message to the streets since 2009. His artwork often encourages the viewer to think deeper into hidden and unseen messages, in his own work and others. “¢ommon ¢ents” art can be found throughout southern California and beyond.  What is Common Sense to ¢ommon ¢ents?  Read on…

Common Cents

Common Cents

 

According2g:  You started doing street art in 2009.  What got you into it?

¢ommon ¢ents: I’ve been slapping up stickers and small posters since I was in 8th grade, for bands that I was in or basically whatever I was into at the moment.  But the real reason I started putting art in the street was because of screen printing.  By late 2009, I had been printing for a few years and had a large collection of screen printed posters that were collecting dust. In my shyness, I didn’t like giving them away to people, especially ones that didn’t ask for them in the first place, so I started putting them around L.A. The thrill of being out late at night and climbing fences, fire escapes, and billboards just to express myself to the world made me feel more free and alive than I’ve ever felt. It made me feel like I actually had a voice in in a city that usually gives artists the cold shoulder. So I kept going! It wasn’t until around January 2011 that I started making pieces specifically for the street, and got way more serious about it as an art form. Since then I’ve been learning a lot and trying to better myself as an artist.

Common Girl by Common Cents

A2G: Who are your heroes/influences?

¢¢:On a professional level, I’d have to say Shepard Fairey is one of my main influences. I hate how I have to be embarrassed about saying that now, because since “Exit Through The Gift Shop” came out, every artist and their uncle says Shepard Fairey and Banksy are their main influences. But Shepard has always been one of my heroes, and I think it really shows in my work. On a personal level, I’d have to say Felix and Morley, two Los Angeles based street artists, have influenced me more than anyone else on the scene. Their art, and the way they share it, have influenced me to push myself as an artist to a level I’ve never seen. It’s artists like them that are keeping street art alive.

Crayola Lights by Common Cents

Crayola Lights by Common Cents. Now showing at Lab Art in Los Angeles.

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