Here it is! The official video from the Downtown Hollywood Mural Project I worked on last November. All footage was shot and edited by the talented Peter Vahanand I could not be happier with how it came out! Special thanks to 131 Projects for animating my titles...I have always wanted to see that! I can't wait to make more. Enjoy and video and share it with your friends!!!
For the last few weeks, I have been working on a special little project for the boys over at NFA. Their new weekly party, WRECKHALL at Chalk, has become the best spot on the beach to catch good local vibes with my favorite local DJs (Keen One, Louie Arson and TonyG).
Every week my friend, the incredibly talented Rudy Duboue, has been snapping candid party shots that are so sick I started to draw them for the flyers (check out the pary pics here). I pick my favorite image from the previous week and freak it on some Jessy Nite Tropical steez for the flyers. Here are the ones I've done so far:
Check out Rudy's incredible fashion work on his blog hereand come out to the party this and EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT at Chalk: 1234 Washington Ave! Going Out Is Fun Again!!!
Here are some pics from my fully interactive, experiential installation for Basel week 2012, Under The Scope.
Being stationed on Washington Avenue was really cool...we had so many passers-by stop to play! Annnd, since South Beach is my home, it was great to do something on this side of the bridge. Take a look at these shots from Peter Vahan, and stay tuned for a behind-the-scenes video coming soon!!!
A big huge thank you to everyone who came out and gave the scope a spin! Also, major props to
William Ryan Fritch
for his original soundtrack that accompanied the piece, and to my tech genius,
. I am lucky to call them both friends and colleagues, and each of their contributions made my idea come to life in the most amazing way. But most of all, mega thanks to everyone at
who believed in this idea and made it all possible!!!
Hollyhood Scope - 1, 2 and 3....9 in x 11 in, Acrylic on Paper
To commemorate the official completion of my contribution to the Downtown Hollywood Mural Project, I have released a small series of jeweled paintings! Just three in the series, each piece is a finely detailed kaleidoscopic composition made from the same original drawing as that on the building.
I wanted to make something easy to hang and easy to live with (unlike a lot of my mega installations haha). Framed and measuring 9 in x 11 in, I have to say these are three of my best pieces to date...they are so suuuuper clean that people keep asking if they're prints. They're not! They're just done with a lotttta luv. So go to the webstore and get em while you can!
And keep up the kaleidoscoping vibezzzzz by coming to my interactive, multi media installation for Basel this year: Under The Scope. Details here...
Starting this month (October 2012) I will be a featured artist in the new Downtown Hollywood Mural Project! Lebo kicked it off in August, and Ruben Ubiera has been cranking his piece out for September, and finally THIS WEEKEND I will get to start mine! Read about it here.
The building at 1901 Harrsion Street is the most beautiful space to work with, so I put together a site specific execution of my colorful, kaleidoscoping diamonds and bold black and white lines to complement the corner of the historic downtown block. I used to work around the corner from the building years ago, so I am really looking forward to getting back into the Hollywood funkkkk!
To commemorate the building, I will be releasing a series of small acrylic on paper pieces that will be available through my webstore on October 20th, the same night that I will be painting during the Downtown Hollywood Artwalk. So, come on out and follow me on Instagram @JessyNite for process photos, progress and all of the craziness inbetween!
I will keep you posted about the event on the 20th! CANT WAIT TO PAINT...WOOP WOOOOOP!
Check out this video that the yung ones at YEAH BOY Clothing put together. It captures the vibe of the houseparty so well, and has some awesome shots of the Playhouse. Shout outs to my girl DJ ELLE for rocking my opening so hard and of course, love to Tom La Roc and the NFA crew: TonyG, Tony Bird and Tommy Clark. What a fucking sick nite!!!
(some of the girls before the coloring....and me after FINALLY finishing the install)
well well well wellll welllllllll...you guys have certainly outdone yourselves this time!!! Jesus! I just want to extend a really huge THANK YOU to everyone who came out to support the show on Friday! Man...that was just too much fucking fun!
Seeing everyone color the girls, lifting each other up for the dirty werd search, and get totally shitty drunk was so amazing. My goal was to create an environment that turned my artwork into a fun, horny, drunken, debaucherous evening of interactivity, and I think it definitely worked! The shit that everyone drew was SO awesome and hilarious, I could've never thought of that stuff myself.
There was a point in the night when, after stepping out for about 45 mins to spoke a joint, the party had officially reached "the next level" once I returned...crayons ground into the floor, people writing on the ceiling, air ducts, window, wood floor, couches, and anything else they could reach. It was absolutely fucking crazy. I loved it so much...
I will be photographing the space properly this week, but in the meantime, check out these flicks from the opening. We will be opening the space for the Aftermath Viewing on FRIDAY, JULY 27th from 9-1am. Erick Sermon will be spinning live, so DEFINITELY don't miss it!!!!!!!
(Miami Local PUCHO blessed me with this little section...pure magic)
(me getting so drunk, the camera even saw blurry)
(some dirty werd search action)
(i luv dis part)
A big THANK YOU!!! to everyone who made it out to the opening of Surface Pattern at Circuit12 Contemporary this weekend! I hope you had a great time and I am SURE ur eyeballs were drooling with delight from all of the amazing pieces in the show. Im so bummed I couldn't go, but duty calls and so do bill collectors..soooooo enjoy these photos from the gallery's facebook page in the meantime...
There is a bunch of more footage coming, so def stay tuned...VIDEO!!! i can't wait.