"Little Kaiser" Ink and Acrylic on Paper
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
It was unveiled at Basel Miami this year.
I have always had a fond liking for Mark's work since his was the first to turn me on the the movement coming out of California years ago. His work got me collecting this type of art in addition to the photography collection I was amassing at the time, and eventually leading to a greater focus of my own art. Thanks Mark for the continued inspiration. Here are some more images courtesy of Arrested Motion.com.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
I'm very proud of my wife - she's also featured in a book coming out this Saturday of photography and poetry - but in this case not for her photography, but for her haiku.
Amidst working on my January show I was asked if I want to
do a piece for the Corey Helford's one week group show
called the Multi-plane show, which hearkens back to the old
animators who used layers of glass to achieve depth in their work.
I have to say it was a challenge for me to paint of the glass
but I was happy with the concept (an Edgar Allen Poe theme)
i did for it. I got to flex my muscle at a more painterly approach
with this piece than my typical work
Anyhow, it opens in a few weeks...
Sunday, November 15, 2009
"I started to think that pop surrealism was a much more appropriate and more rewarding way of framing the work" in the exhibition, says Magliozzi, referring to the genre that took root in California during the '60s, when painters like Robert Williams began to base their work on "lowbrow" consumer culture—tattoos, cartoons, pinups, and toys—rather than on fine-art traditions. Pop surrealists share a "hip outsider perspective," writes Magliozzi in the show's catalogue, and promote "an alternative to the usual museum fare."
Just a matter of time before this movement is fully realized by more institutions I imagine....rest of the article is here via Artnews.com
Monday, November 9, 2009
Anyway I'll post an image from the show soon....
Friday, November 6, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
They had a Zombie Walk in buffalo today - the middle of the day- and i missed it. However I did catch some photos which were posted on Facebook and I found myself looking at each person's rendition of a zombie. Most were people in white tees with blood but some worked really well and it occurred to me the key to being a successful zombie is to make sure you have a unique enough character or occupation.
A 1970's jogger zombie could be cool or maybe even a womanly shaped 1920's wrestler zombie. How about a Terminex exterminator?! What makes all those film so creepy are are when the zombies are part of our every day life. Any zombie in a a uniform woud be perfect. A UPS guy would be fun and understated as well because the blood would probably look like chocolate syrup on the "what can brown do for you?" outfit.
Monday, October 19, 2009
I did this one.... It's good old Charlie with one of his quotes.
As I told the woman running the auction
"Everyone needs a Manson Bookmark"
I don't know what it is, but he's fun to draw. I think I will use him again as a subject for my upcoming January show.
I'm not sure if you can bid remotely on this but here is their info if you want to contact them directly
Please contact Mary Simpson at the Carnegie Art Center at 716-694-4400 x301 or email@example.com for more information.
Monday, September 28, 2009
I need to wrap this show up before November and then start framing.....
Monday, September 7, 2009
The old site will go offline mid November.....
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
When my work was all created using only ink it was a fun title to use but since my newer work has evolved into using paint as well as ink I feel a need to drop the title and also it has gotten to the point where I'm known by so many names it's confusing. Am I Inky Dreadfuls? M. Mararian's Inky Dreafuls?, M. Mararian?, or Michael Mararian?.
Every gallery has me listed differently and sometimes they send me checks I can't cash because they'll make them out to Inky Dreadfuls. So I think come this Fall ,when I put together my new website, I will go by my real name, Michael Mararian.
Until then call me Inky all you want for at least this summer.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
We just got back from our maiden voyage to Draculacon in Windber, PA to partake both in the inaugural festivities and to see my old college friend Blair Murphy after 20 odd years. We have both gotten older and a little more filled out but have maintained all the fun and creative elements I remember so well from 1987.
Blair used my "Children of the Night" image for event T-shirt (they came out great) and the two day event had a interesting line up of well know and versatile acts including "The Cadillac Creeps", Phat Man Dee , Rosemary Ellen Guiley and Bauhaus bassist David J.
The residents of the small town of Windber were more than gracious and we actually met some incredibly cool people at the hotel - particularly Caddilac Creep bassist Joel Mercado and his girlfriend (who did a stunning job of bringing my poster character to life in the photo above) as well as the silent film expert who spoke before the showing of Nosferatu, Bill Eggert.
It was really a great time.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
So again the death keeps coming...sadly I read today on facebook that an old friend Pricilla Allen whom I had done theater with years ago had passed away last summer, I had no idea. She was most commonly known to all sci-fi horror geeks as the "Two Weeks Lady" from Total Recall. My favorite memory of her was when I had to drive her to Boston that summer from the New Hampshire playhouse we were working at to do more latex face casting....she was describing what happens to her in the scene...that her head explodes etc...who would have know it would be such an iconic scene. Anyway here is her obituary and famous scene right here....
Also here is a great article for further reading about the woman by Michelle collins, writer for BestWeekEver.tv
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
The whole PHOBIA SERIES is available as a complete set of mini-prints! 13 phobia prints in all! This is a really cute set - printed on heavy weight 308 gsm Hahnemuhle fine art rag paper each print is 6" x 6" inches, signed in pencil and numbered. Edition of 30 sets only (seen below). - pencil not included :)
I am also offering 12 of the phobias separately as well, so you can just buy only the ones you want if you like! These prints are the same size as the original pieces - 10" x 10" also printed on the heavy weight 308 gsm Hahnemuhle paper, signed, numbered and dated on the back. (the 13th phobia, in case you were wondering, is still available as an original work so that one will not be available in the full size, sorry)
And lastly I have the print "Youth Explosion" from my last December show, Les Enfants Diaboliques which I've had a lot of requests for. This is comes in at 11"x 14" inch size in editions of 50
So Get them all Here!
Monday, March 2, 2009
This has been some year so far for me, personally. My Father died January 9th of this year and a week later a long time friend of the Theater Alfred Christie died as well in his home on January 14th. We had a memorial for him Saturday in New York City and today
Courtney Sullivan, a past apprentice with the Hampton Playhouse (where long time parntners Alfred Christie and John Vari gave me my Theater "legs" in acting, directing and writing)wrote an article about the celebration in today's New York Times found here
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
And it's not because he's an awful artist, he's breathtakingly talented, but it's his mind that unnerves me. I wonder if Mr. Helnwein read Dr. Seuss's "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" because even Dr. Seuss would be agog at the outcome. Don't get me wrong, this guy is no Charles Manson, or Ted Bundy by any stretch of the imagination but the sorrow and pain he manages to drill down into are devastatingly real and personal.
Check out the rest of the pieces from his The Disasters of War series from 2007 here. They are astounding. I don't much follow the rest of his Media work but these pieces (in addition to some of his older drawings) always make me smile. Which says a lot about me as well. So then fine, I'll say it...I wish I was Gottfreid Helnwein, okay? I've said it.
The Disasters of War 21 2007
mixed media (oil and acrylic on canvas)
In Memory of Francisco de Goya
Saturday, January 31, 2009
The Antonia Von Fraunberg Art Gallery. Funny to see all my info in German (find me under the Die Kunstler tab) The Show is scheduled for May 16 and most likely will be just an introduction to some of my older pieces that are still currently available.
I can't wait - my first international spot :)
Monday, January 19, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
The ISM Untitled Love Project Book is out on the stands (Barnes and Noble Union Square)thanks to the hard work of Creator/Director Kevin Staniec. It's a great collection of artist's works created to illustrate the times of unrequited love in their lives.
On page 33 you can read one of my many pathetic experiences dealing with the beast. But here's more about the book from ISM's site and where to purchase it...
The untitled LOVE project is an emotionally influenced experiment examining the broken heart. Each individual artist will revisit a past relationship through their medium (illustration, painting, photography, etc).
The book features each original artistic expression accompanied with interviews, short stories, or journal entries regarding the story behind the conceptual recollection.
Vulnerability is a necessity.
Click here to purchase a copy of the book.