Saturday, October 17, 2009
New Zerofriends x ATTABOY Print Available NOW!
Artist & Co-Founder of "HI-FRUCTOSE MAGAZINE", ATTABOY & I, Circa 2004. Before Hi-Fructose. Before Zerofriends. Young & In Love:)
It's been a long time coming, but we here at Zerofriends are finally ready to announce our newest collaborative release, this time with world-renown illustrator, toy designer and co-founder of Hi-Fuctose Magazine, the illustrious ATTABOY.
Atta and I have been friends for years after meeting at the San Diego Comic Con back in 1999. We were both at similar "starving and trying really hard to figure out how to make a living doing what we love while being confused by most things in the industry" stages of our lives, and since that moment, we have both fed off of each others ambitions, while also individually growing and taking separate paths down a weird scary road that have both led us to our different accomplishments. I have always been influenced and enamored by Attaboy's art, as well as his passion and his strive to work and push the boundaries of the art world, whether it has been with toys, with paint applications and techniques, or even with the art-magazine world. With that being said, Zerofriends is proud to announce the release of his newest Ultra Limited Giclee print, entitled "Girl Parts". Go grab one HERE before they are goneeeee:)
“Girl Parts” Limited Edition Giclee Print
Extremely Limited Edition Of 50
11.5" x 22" Printed with Archival Inks on Acid Free Velvet Cotton Rag.
Each print is hand signed, numbered and loved by ATTABOY.
Direct link to ATTABOY PRINT:
A word from Atta about the original painting:
"Girl Parts was the first painting I made for my "A Touch of Evil Show" in LA. While painting, I pretended I had an alter ego named Kenji Kokamoto, who didn't make magazines, whose hands were stubs burned in a rave fire in Tokyo in the 90's. Late one night I even created a Myspace page for Kenjii and in an Ad in a magazine. Some days, Kenji was a girl who wore long diva gloves which eventually soaked in the blood from the not yet healed portions of her flambe wound, drawing cute out-of-context characters that her young cousin would like. Other times Kenji was a boy, not caring about anything he drew, confident and assured, like a deodorant commercial.
Girl Parts dipicts a future, and that future, like our present, will be part advanced, part regressed, dismantled. Exploded views, spare parts, unexpected explosions, glass and plastic, and oddly some religious themes are sneaking in. A messed up future doesn't mean it's a dystopian one tho, there's ups and downs even in the darkest state, the darks just seem darker, making the lights stand out more, so to speak."
The print is incredibly detailed! Check out these close-ups!
Attaboy is an incredible artist and visionary. Here is a little more about him:
Attaboy is an internationally shown artist, creator and toy designer whose work is seen in galleries, museums, toy boutiques, magazines calendars, and art books. Atta's Art focuses on the disturbed childlike sensibilities that he values above all else and is centered in a goo-filed worls; lust filled and awkward, uneasy with their own cuteness or simply unaware of it or how it affects them or others, all imagined in a palette reminiscent of a rusted cruise ship. His images and collectables are glimpses into Atta's insecurities and currupt sensibility often times providing more of a physical diary to his day to day undertakings..
Atta is the co-founder of the critically acclaimed "Hi-Fructose Under the Counter Culture" Magazine and has created and directed animation for cable TV.
He's also a former child model, but he doesn't like taking about that. He was once on David Letterman; Paul Shafer was cool, but Dave was kinda an ass.
That day he also got to meet Liberace tho, and that was rad. His fingers were nothing but rings.