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Friday, April 30, 2010

New Works

Now that the senior show opening is over, I can finally update this blog with my recent works.
Here are some pieces I have done in these 2 months.

"Bowlcut"-Latest work! After doing many editorial piece for serious articles, I wanted a change, especially after seeing Dadu's works which are very personal and emotional.
Chris Buzelli was very understanding and let me do a personal piece for my independent study with him. This piece was inspired by my childhood memory. My mom used to put a ramen bowl on my head to give me a perfect edge bowlcut.
I think this piece is my favorite so far.

My take on the classic "King Kong", was trying to show the sentimental aspect of King Kong, reaching for the last touch before his fall. Done in Jon Foster's cover to cover class.

"Ben Franklin biography"-Book cover done in Jon Foster's "cover to cover" class.
I didn't want to do a portrait of Ben Franklin, so I decided to make a cover inspired by one of his quotes which I think describes his own life very well: "Mankind is divided into 3 classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, those that move."

"A drop of murder" illustration for a New York Times book review article about poisons roaming free of regulations during the 30s. Done for my independent study with Chris Buzelli.

"They were here", a illustration for a Walrus article about tracking Russia's young homeless.
I did three different ideas at the sketch stage and decided to go with the quieter and more emotional one. Done for Chris' independent study.


"The Red Highway", illustration for a New York Times Book Review article about China's road network expansion and its effect on social demography. Done for independent study with Chris.

"The effect of toxins on infants", illustration for a New York Times Op-Ed article about the possible relationship between toxins in cosmetic and inborn autism.

Glimpses of "One of these things is not like the other"

Thank you everyone for coming!It was so much funnnn!

Putting up works.

Yue setting up his high-tech corner.

The awesome group!Thank you Hannah for the lovely flowers.

The gallery.


The reading/comic corner.

Jose's Polar express bear.

My works.

preparing refreshmen(silk screen chocolate cat on pancakes, cereal, home-made smoothies and hot dog)

YAYYY!

Catherine the pretty lady with her pretty lady fashion illustrations.

Monday, April 26, 2010

One of these thing is not like the other

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Our senior show is coming up, drop by and check out your all-time favorite and the latest never been seen works by:

SOPHIA FOSTER-DIMINO

CATHERINE CHI

JOSé SURIS IV
KJ MARTINET
VICTO NGAI
MAGNOLIA PORTER
YUE LI

Date:
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Time:
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location:
RISD ISB GALLERY

If you come early enough, you will get a copy of our jam comic: INTERGALACTIC SUPERMARKET MADNESS!!!!
Look forward to see you there!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Portrait of Theodore Economou is published!



At last, the portrait of Theodore Exonomou I did for AI5000 electronic magazine is published!
Check out the page here.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Aaron Meshon's visit


Aaron Meshon came and held a presentation at RISD today.
His works were amazing and he was also one of the nicest guys I have ever met.
He brought his adorable"zipper-pullers" as gifts for everyone and I put mine on my earring.

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Just got to know that the new standard piece was selected to appear in the American Illustration 29 annual.
I heard that SOI NY is also using it for the student show poster, but I haven't seen it yet...
It's nice yet unsettling at the same time to know it got a recognition again.
I really need new works which can top that piece.
It was from more than half year ago and I still haven't done anything better, arghhh
I don't want to be a one trick pony...

Went to NY over the spring break for a day and saw Chris' amazing MACY's flower show campaign.
He's getting mad huge!

Though that I might as well throw in a photo of my firend's "transformer bumblebee car", I was lucky to bump into him and got a ride back to Providence.