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> 08/05/2013 - Life After Death!
Come check out our new exhibition 'Life After Death' which opens in exactly 2 weeks! Open for 1 week only from Thursday 23 May. See the flyer below for more details!
Life After Death showcases a mixture of new visual artworks that represent life after transitioning from painting graffiti where the gallery was in the streets and the art was just letterforms. This dramatic change has led both artists to explore and perfect other areas of visual arts which they have come to love and pursue with the same energy previously focused on their graffiti.
> 06/05/2013 - Limited Edition TGTB X Route52 T-Shirt and Print!
My good friend Brendan Kitto (www.route52.co.nz) and I have worked together on a design called 'Life After Death' for a Limited Edition run of T-Shirts and Prints available now for purchase! We are also having a show together which opens on the 23rd of May, 2013. More details of the show coming soon!
The 'Life After Death' Limited Edition Print is a collaboration between Gary Silipa and Brendan Kitto. The wall was painted by GS and the photo shot by BK at a site in Auckland with an interesting history. Protests which occupied this site in the mid 90's, a suspicious fire in 2002 which tore through the buildings which were once there and an ongoing dispute as to what to use this prime piece of land for, this photo was taken on the old school grounds of a college in suburban Auckland left to waste away.
'Life After Death' is about something new being birthed from something old. A resurrection.
There are only 50 prints available so get in quick!
Life After Death (2013)
Gary Silipa & Brendan Kitto
Ultra High Quality Print on Premium Matt Paper (210gsm)
420mm x 297mm (A3)
Signed and Numbered
$50 each + P&P
> 05/04/2013 - TGTB Zine!
TGTB Zine Issue #03 is now available! All content is 100% GS'13 (art/photos/design) and is made (printed/cut/stapled) by hand. Physical copies include a few personal embellishments. Each copy is $10. Contact me via email.
TGTB Zine Issue #03
105 x 148mm (A6)
36 pages (colour and b&w)
Here's a link to the pdf file for the full zine here.
> 28/03/2013 - New Wall!
Still experimenting with some indoor painting techniques outside...
> 20/03/2013 - Something Different!
A commissioned piece to be used to store a cherished vinyl record collection. Loved all the different faces and edges on this!
> 13/03/2013 - New Print For Sale!
A new woodcut print of 'We Are Not Alone' is available for purchase now! Gotta love the woodcut print look. Each print is handmade and with this process no two prints look exactly the same. Each print is signed on the front. $10 each. Contact me via email.
We Are Not Alone
Ink on Paper.
210mm x 297mm (A4).
> 07/03/2013 - New Paintings!
A collage of a few new paintings I've been working on. Still experimenting with some ideas I've been trying to develop but am pretty happy with how it's progressing. Stay tuned..
> 21/02/2013 - TGTB SALE!
JohnD: Is it true?
GS'13: Yes. It's true.
JohnD: Can you give me an idea of what's on sale?
GS'13: Well John:
- Limited Edition Series drawings are $30each and a set of 4 for $100.
- All ONE FIFTY canvases are (1 for) $50each.
- TGTB Symbol T-Shirts (check the Archive) are $30each. (For those that bought a T-shirt for $40, the next design I'm releasing soon you can get one for $20 for each one already purchased).
- Everything else - Miscellaneous, PRESENCE, whatever you see - send me an email and I'll let you know.
JohnD: Forreal? That's crazy! Why?
GS'13: You bet it's crazy but times are tough. I'd love to keep most of this stuff for myself.
JohnD: I can imagine. Anything else I should know?
GS'13: All prices are in NZD. Shipping costs aren't included. Also, this isn't a clearance sale. It's a 'make enough money for rent and food' sale which means the sale could end at anytime once I have enough. If you see me eating out, the sale has finished so get in quick John.
JohnD: I sure will!
We Are Not Alone
Acrylic, Spraypaint on Canvas (Stretched).
1200mm x 900mm.
> 20/02/2013 - HOLY MOLY!
This Saturday (23/02/12) I'm part of a lineup speaking at an event called 'HOLY MOLY!'. The event is associated with Pechakucha so it follows the same format. 20 slides, 20secs per slide so each presenter talks for only 6mins:40secs. I don't speak in public much but this should be fun. Check it out if you're free.
96 Lansford Crescent
Doors open 6.30pm
$5 cash door sales
For more details find them on facebook. I just searched 'Holy Moly'.
> 15/02/2013 - Outdoor Mural for SVSG Building!
Painted with Askew1 and Benjamin Work, this mural is on the 'Samoa Victim Support Group' building in Apia, Samoa. Thanks to everyone involved and who helped out! Check out those yellow poles...UHHHHH!
> 12/02/2013 - Arrived back from Samoa last week. The longest time I've spent there during any previous trip has been 1 week so I wasn't too sure how being there for 5 weeks would go. Turns out 5 weeks was just right. 1 week spent hanging out with friends, 2 weeks getting tattooed, and 2 weeks healing from an infection from getting the tattoo :|
> 01/01/2013 - Happy New Year!
I'll be back from Samoa in February so will update what I've been up to when I get back. In the meantime check out the Archive of how 2012 went here.