Review: Corrupt Autopilot live at Pianos

Posted by The G on September 25, 2011 under G Reviews | Comments are off for this article

Photos by G.

Corrupt Autopilot

Dima of Corrupt Autopilot

You know Dima makes great art, but did you know he also is a rock star?  His band Corrupt Autopilot played a show at New York’s Pianos on September 24, 2011 and I was there to catch all the action.  The 4 piece New York-based band rocks hard.  Their hour long set featured tracks off their latest album “Inside The Crystal Palace,” including the extremely catchy and uptempo “Television,” whose chorus announces “I sleep with the television on.”

Corrupt Autopilot

Bassist Nikolai Drjuchin created animation based on Dima’s art specifically for the shows and it is projected onto the band as they play, leaving the crowd in a psychedelic wonderland.  The show was extra special as it marked the final performance (for now) of their bass player Nikolai Drjuchin, who is moving to Los Angeles.  The audience gave him a nice send off as we grooved and danced the night away.  Thanks for rockin’ Corrupt Autopilot!

Dima, Nikolai of Corrupt Autopilot

Questions and Answers with Artist/Musician Dima

Posted by The G on July 21, 2011 under G Interviews, Street Art | Read the First Comment

Art by Dima.

If you live in a metropolitan city, you’ve surely seen the art of Dima on the streets.  Perhaps you were not familiar with his name, but it’s nearly impossible to miss his iconic images that feature unforgettable phrases such as “Tom Selleck Saved My Baby,” “Fuck You I’m Batman,” “Your Baby is a Dickhead,” “Carl Sagan is an Asshole” or “Down With The Reptilian Agenda,” just to name a few.  As you are about to discover, Dima is much more than just a street artist.  He is a singer and musician who regularly shows his art in galleries as well as on the streets.  Meet Dima, the man behind the great art.

Fear Mongering by Dima

Fear Mongering by Dima


According2G: Tell us a little bit about your background.

Dima: I was born in Moscow but my family moved to New York when I was one because my father worked for the UN and got offered a position here. I grew up in a Russian household and went to a Russian speaking school in the Bronx until I was 11 years old. I started going to an English speaking school after that.  We moved from the Bronx to Manhattan in 1993. I was always drawing as a kid and kept on doing it through high school where I took advanced placement art classes and began to paint. I was never a great student in anything else and decided early on to try to have a career as an artist. I went to Parsons School Of Design from 1999-2003 and I have a BFA in Illustration. I’ve had a stable of boring office jobs for a number of years after college and kinda put art on the back burner for a while.  About five years ago I got sick of working a 9-5 job and decided to really give painting my full attention to try to avoid doing work that I didn’t enjoy. I also work as an illustrator and have been very lucky to work with great people who trust me to do whatever I want, usually.

Your Baby Is A Dickhead

Your Baby Is A Dickhead

A2G: How did you get involved in street art?

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Happy Birthday, Dima

Posted by The G on July 10, 2011 under Street Art | Comments are off for this article

Photo by G.  Art by Dima.

Tom Selleck

Tom Selleck Saved My Baby

Happy birthday to artist and musician Dima!  You’ve probably seen his “Fuck You, I’m Batman,”  “Down with the Reptilian Agenda,” “Tom Selleck Saved My Baby,” “Nice Work Babe” or “Your Baby is a Dickhead” stickers on the streets of New York or Los Angeles and like me, I’ll bet you smile every time you see them.  When Dima’s art is not being featured in exhibits, he is also in the band Corrupt Autopilot.  Talent like that does not grow on trees!  See more of Dima’s art on his official website.  Happy birthday Dima!



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