My friend Roberto Caban presented me with the chance to paint a mural in wicker park. I contacted a couple of friends and a great roster of artists came to paint.
My friend Emmet Kilmer has been working with me to release a video on what I do. Being such a creative person I was excited to see what he could produce. The product was more than I could imagine.
Hosted in the Uptown part of Chicago, Illinois Flats Studio provided me with the chance to show six pieces. Being an emerging artist from Chicago I felt I really had to prove my talent and worth to my self and the public. I worked on six pieces for two months. The event was a success. I sold a piece for one thousand dollars.
I was invited to be a part of the “Smalls” show. It required each artist to create up to five pieces 14″ x 14″ limit pricing each at $75 and under. I was interested in working with this show because the show allows collectors of art to be able to buy a piece of art from an artist they may really like for a low cost. I created two pieces with my abstract style.
Threadless headquarters contacted us in regards to painting a mural in side their warehouse. I would have to say this was one of the most amazing project my team had handled. Threadless interior of their warehouse includes a basket ball court, beer on tap, arcade games, half pipe, and the visual of awesome product around. I wanted to create a Richie piece that had a play on the word thread less. I had Richie running o a spool revealing the last thread falling off the spool.
I was contacted By Gina Mazzone and Lucy to put a couple pieces together for a show featuring myself and Luis. The event was at Punch House whose Liqour Menu is amazing and space is nothing but good vibes. The show was an awesome turn out and I was able to sell a couple pieces including a favorite of mine.
The “For the Love of the Music” show required each artist to take which ever album cover they were comfortable reenacting and put their own twist to it. I chose the Kanye West Graduation album. I loved every track off graduation and a chance to do a tribute to Takashi Murakami’s cover art was so fun. I was really happy how the 12″ x 12″ canvas came out.