Friday, December 11, 2009

future classic interview with nate dee and blackheart couture

so when i did the future classic show i did an interview with a couple of pretty cool cats... looks like its been edited and put it on their respective websites... thanks to the good folks at artisticats for the exposure!

Monday, December 7, 2009

adding my two cents to the pile of change left on Art Basel miami

So it's Monday... i am still fighting the remnants of fatigue left by the four day whirlwind that is Miami Art Basel. Overall i will say I had a great time.... in years past i would go to the big show at the convention center and 1 or two openings/events. This year I reside myself to go as hard as possible in the afternoons and nights, while continuing to be an active and contributing member of the workforce at my day job..... what a mistake.. lol

With the previous said and done.. three nods, three cheers, and a tip of the hat go to the organizers, city officials, police, artists, and all others that took part in this mega cultural marathon. With as many people that where in miami from north miami to coral gables... all things ran smoothly.

bellow are the shows and event i saw/ attended in no particular order:

Mutiversal art show
Graffiti Gone Global by SushiSamba
Art show @ O.H.W.O.W
Eat your art out by MSG
Charcoal Gallery New Brow show
Scope Miami
Foci Gallery
Art Basel big show @ the convention center
Imaginary Friends
Foci Gallery show
Transit Lounge Party
Mural Park featuring public works
Art Miami
Artcenter of Florida's new brow show
First Flight Group Graffiti wall off of sw 7th ave and 34th

all were great.... the stand outs would have to be AquaMiami and the Scope miami show... they by far where hands down the two best shows of the weekend.

side notes I actually met artists el Mac & Retna while they were doing an amazing mammoth sized mural just off of 195 and I95... they are really some laid back super cool guys. I also met Mear one at the Scope show.... he has gotta be one of the most humble human being I've met in my life... I was truly impressed and honored. Above are some pictures from the weekend.... enjoy!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Miami must see's for Art Basel weekend

Aquamiami/ GENart Vanguard
Aqua is pleased to be featuring Gen Art Vanguard this year at Aqua Wynwood. Gen Art debuted its Vanguard fair in Miami last year during Art Basel week, bringing together the top galleries, hottest artists, and individuals who are defining the New Contemporary art movements. From Pop Surrealism and New Brow to Urban Contemporary, Vanguard aims to advance the dialogue about these emerging contemporary art movements and their cultural context within the art world.
Gen Art Vanguard
42 NE 25th St. Miami FL 33137 (at N Miami Ave)
Preview Brunch (VIP & Press Preview): Thursday morning, December 3, 10am – 1pm
Gen Art Vanguard Gala Party: Thursday evening, December 3 8-11pm (A Must go if u can tickets available at or pay at the door)
general public hours and free admission:
Thursday, December 3: 1pm – 7pm
Friday, December 4: 11am – 7pm
Saturday, December 5: 11am – 7pm (possible extended hours for Gallery Walk)
Sunday, December 6: 11am – 4pm

SUSHISAMBA Presents Largest Exhibition of International Street Art in Miami
During Art Basel Miami Beach / December 4 – 6, 2009

Graffiti Gone Global, presented by SUSHISAMBA, will take place December 4-6th , 2009 during Art Basel Miami Beach. Curated by James and Karla Murray, authors of best-selling titles Store Front-The Disappearing Face of New York, Miami Graffiti, Broken Windows and Burning New York, the exhibition will feature a selection of work from today’s top street artists. This groundbreaking exhibition, set to take place in a 4,000 square foot venue in the Midtown Arts District, will be the largest of its kind in Miami. The opening VIP preview will take place on Thursday, December 3, 2009 from 7 PM to 9 PM at 3252 NE 1st Ave, Suite 101, Miami, FL 33127.

Reaching beyond the typical white walls of an art fair, SUSHISAMBA has commissioned Miami-based architect HOX (Douglas Hoekzema) to design a sprawling, Brazilian-inspired favela structure for Graffiti Gone Global. HOX’s exhibition design consists of interlocking components of wood and steel that may be detached and sold as separate units, some of which will bear a signature graffiti piece. In addition, custom furniture designed by the several of the participating artists will be available for purchase.

A true mix of art on a variety of platforms, Multiversal will feature more than 150 top artists from the likes of Buff Monster, Sket-One, Mear One, Kano, Georgette Pressler (body art), Tara Hauck (fine art photography), as well as Aunia Kahn, Tofusquirrel and Jessica Sardas amongst others. We will be teaming up with 3 other reputable galleries; The Hive Gallery from LA, The Steve Brown Gallery from Cleveland and the D.E.A.D. Gallery from Belgium.

The Multiversal group show begins on Thursday, December 3rd and runs until Sunday, December 6th. It will take place at The American Legion building, 6445 NE 7th Ave in the Miami Modern District. Admission is FREE. McPherson and several other artists will be on-hand for the event.

All of the art displayed during the Multiversal group show will be available for sale to the public.

Part of the exhibition proceeds will benefit

New to Basel this year is a multitiered cultural marketplace called the FoCi Art Fair (3000 N. Miami Ave., Miami). The event boasts a gallery, an art market, an art exhibition, and a food festival in one sprawling sensory buffet. This Saturday from 7 p.m. to midnight, DJ Ivan Diaz will spin his soulful sounds, with refreshments provided by Barefoot Wine. Tickets cost $10. Call 786-363-8040 or visit
Sat. Dec. 5th 7pm

In the Design District. It’s going to be a great and fun show.
Imaginary Friends
Latzero Fine Art gallery presents a Wallove collective
exhibition in association with Haveli furniture
Opening reception: December 3rd / 6pm -Midnight
open daily from 11am – 7pm
Closing: December 5th / Midnight
Located in the Design District
137 NE 40th St, Miami Mia, Fla 33127
Daniel (Krave) Fila, Gerry Stecca, Michael Rivamonte, Helen Garcia,
Alex Yanes, Jeff Dekal, Raskoe, and more!

and as alway the official Art Basel exhibition at the miami beach convention center.
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139-1820
Thursday, December 3 to Sunday, December 6, 2009:
Daily from noon to 8 p.m., last day until 6 p.m.

multiversal opens tonight

The opening reception is tonight, hope to see you all there i will be in attendance from 5-8pm.(American Legion Building, 6445 NE 7th Ave, miami, FL 33138 USA )
The opener will be a multi-sensory environment featuring: music, food, live painting, body painting, capoeira dancers, and other performances. ALL FOR FREE!

Art Basel Miami Beach is the most important art show in the United States - a cultural and social highlight for the Americas. As the sister event of Switzerland's Art Basel, it is the most prestigious art show worldwide for the past 40 years. In that spirit, for the duration of Art Basel, WST Worldwide & Kazilla Productions will be hosting the Multiversal group show - a unique series of exhibitions showcasing the works of many talented artists from around the world.

for more info and to see the type of art that will be on display go to the address below:

Friday, November 13, 2009

I am one of the featured artists at the muliversal group show during miami art basel this year!

What's it all about?

Art Basel Miami Beach is the most important art show in the United States - a cultural and social highlight for the Americas. As the sister event of Switzerland's Art Basel, it is the most prestigious art show worldwide for the past 40 years. In that spirit, for the duration of Art Basel, WST Worldwide & Kazilla Productions will be hosting the Multiversal group show - a unique series of exhibitions showcasing the works of many talented artists from around the world.

Multiversal is the brainchild of graphic artist and Wizard Sleeve Toys founder, Mike Franco and rising star Cassie “Kazilla” Williams. Multiversal will occupy several rooms including a South Florida local artist room, an Art Institute student exhibition, the second Feminality art show (, a custom toy show and several exhibitions and installations from notable galleries such as D.E.A.D gallery, HIVE Gallery, and the Steve brown Gallery.

located at 6445 NE 7th Ave in the Miami Modern District. 33138

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sleepless night in miami.. this saturday

From 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 7, 2009, until 7:00 a.m. the next morning, Miami Beach will stay up all night with more than 150 free arts and entertainment events presented at 80 different locations throughout the city. Over 100,000 people of all ages will enjoy free museum admissions, indoor and outdoor art installations and performances, architectural tours, dance (and dancing,) theater, music, slam poetry, film, video, fashion, acrobatics, comedy and more, including several unique collaborations and South Florida and world premieres. The City of Miami Beach collaborates with every cultural institution in the city, and with numerous other organizations, businesses and individuals to ensure that Audi Sleepless Night includes all aspects and points of view of what we collectively call “the arts.” Free shuttle buses with onboard arts programming connect the four zones of activity and remote parking for the full 13-hour night.

full info, schedule, and list of events can be found at the link below:

With over 150 things to do... it definately will be alot of fun!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

to think this was almost 2 years ago

glad to see the gallery is back on the scene and fairly visible

Balloon Blamed For Wynwood Art Gallery Fire
Fire Causes $100,000 Worth Of Damage

POSTED: Tuesday, December 11, 2007
MIAMI -- An advertising balloon tied to a Wynwood art gallery is being blamed for causing a morning blaze that destroyed about $100,000 worth of artwork.

The fire broke out just before 3 a.m. Monday at the Harold Golen Gallery at 2921 NW Sixth Ave.

Fire investigators said a large advertising balloon secured to the gallery for Art Basel might have cause an electrical fire.

The balloon was tied to the weather head outside the building, where the power comes into the gallery. Investigators said friction caused by the balloon bobbing around in the sky likely sparked the blaze.

"We have been concerned about the balloon because it has come close to the houses," said Beatrice Pantoja, who lives nearby.

Gallery owner Harold Golen told Local 10 he received a call from the alarm company early Monday morning alerting him to the fire.

Golen did not want to go on camera, but he told Local 10's Kellie Butler he has about 100 paintings inside the gallery from Art Basel week. He called the paintings pop surrealism art created by Ron English and Skotolen.

No one was hurt.

Monday, October 26, 2009

That's Either Genius or Ridiculous... then again i think it's just stupid!!!

"The lights went out on Thomas Edison 78 years ago this week, but luckily there are still inventors out there flooding YouTube with tons of really pointless inventions."

We can thank Brett Erlich for shedding some light on the subject. LOL

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I am doing a live painting this saturday


I will be painting live this Saturday. WEMERGE, Kitchen 305, and the Scratch Acadamy have teamed up to present "Easels & Turntables". An event featuring 13 artists painting live and 3 Djs spinning live. There will also be 3 special performances by invited guests. Pass through for good music, good art, and a good time this Saturday Oct. 24th:

Newport Beach Resort
16701 Collins Ave.
Sunny Isles, FL 33160
305. 749. 2110
7pm - 2am

just been feartured in the 6th issue of WEMERGE

Just wanted to share some of my latest news with you. I was blessed to be featured in yet another publication. (This makes my 3rd this year… good stuff!). What makes this one special is that I was actually chosen over 7 other very talented artists by the readers of the magazine. When I spoke to the editor he told me that he has never had such a response for an artist that was being considered.

Above is the article as well as the cover of the Mag. you can pick it up on stands throughout West Palm, Broward, and Dade county. Thanks for the support!

"That's why I call my Fans my Friends!"

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Keep your candy apples, I'll take the Razor Blades!

well well, seems 2009 is proving to be an active year, feel free to check me out at the Halloween inspired group art show titled, "Candy Apples & Razor Blades" @ the Bear and Bird Gallery Boutique.. right above Tate's in Lauderhill. The show runs from October 17th - November 13, 2009.

Opening reception is: Saturday, October 17,2009; 7-10pm

the address is:
4566 North University Drive
Lauderhill, FL

Friday, September 18, 2009

Car that gets 240 miles to the gallon

A one-liter car? This moniker describes a car that uses one liter of fuel—about a quarter of a gallon—to propel a car for 100 kilometers, or 62 miles. The one-liter car’s fuel economy translates to almost 240 mpg, and VW has had such a car in its sights for some time now. In 2002, outgoing VW CEO Ferdinand Piëch, now head of the company’s supervisory board, drove a cigar-shaped prototype from VW headquarters in Wolfsburg to a shareholders’ meeting in Hamburg.

Now the idea of the one-liter car has been resurrected. VW’s biggest news at the Frankfurt auto show was the L1 concept, a prototype that "is close to production" and "will be developed," the company says. Three ingredients were needed to make it happen: a supremely efficient powertrain, great aerodynamics, and lightweight engineering.

As to the powertrain, VW has opted for a two-cylinder, 39-hp turbo-diesel engine combined with a 14-hp electric motor. There is a stop/start system and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The L1 can reach 100 mph, but fuel economy at that speed drops to a shameful 1.38 liters per 100 kilometers, or 170 mpg.

The front-wheel-drive L1’s aerodynamics are optimized by the two-seat layout with the occupants sitting in a row. The result is a car that is relatively long, quite low, and extremely slim. The monocoque and body is made of carbon fiber, and total weight of the L1 is a mere 838 pounds. We think that the seating configuration will likely be changed as development progresses; two people sitting behind each other is too unusual for prospective buyers.

Even so, the L1 looks refined and close to series production, which couldn’t be said of the 2002 concept. It could be on the market as soon as 2013, Volkswagen sources tell us. The L1 may seem ironic to those who remember that VW is also responsible for Bugatti, which makes the fastest production car in the world, the Bugatti Veyron, and which just unveiled the W-16 Galibier sedan concept. But if you think about the styles of both Piëch and current VW chairman Martin Winterkorn, this contradiction seems logical: These guys both tend to go to extremes. And we submit that the Volkswagen L1 is a more significant step in saving resources than are heavy gasoline-electric hybrids.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

I'm a featured artist at Future Classic!

guess who's one of the featured artist & will be doing a live painting at future classic :-D !!! hope to see you all there! it'll b a great show and tix r only 25 bucks

Friday, August 28, 2009

good news --- progress

the Mark miami domain has been purchased by my friend and fellow artist Alicia Hugh... look out for the openning of and future events such as art shows, designer trunk shows/ sales, purple sunday, parties, etc. as we strive to Mark Miami on the map!

Friday, August 21, 2009

itsy bitsy prostitution

funny, sarcastic but pretty crazy.... this is why i don't believe in beauty pageants especially for children:

btw the quote of the day, "I guess you would think we are doing something wrong if you have an ugly child."

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

poker face acoustic

I will say I always thought Lady Gaga was a studio voice and probably didn't sound as talented before the studio engineers worked their magic.... but after seeing this acoustic performance i have to rethink my initial assumption.

Friday, July 31, 2009

photoshoot for our summer 09 collection

Wednesday shot some pics for the new designs that will be available on the site in a few days. Came out great. who would of known that miami's wynwood and design districts would have so many good shooting locations. Here are a few pics and i wanna thanks Jodi for being an awesome model. Check the site @

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Purple Sunday is back this sunday!!!

Back and better then ever... purple Sunday makes it's return, this time at the Redland Koi Gardens and ponds. Some of the artists/designers there will be: myself, blackheart couture,, raehugh designs, I&i clothing, and more!

A Mark Miami event

Miami based artists and designers are coming together to present their second event. Purple Sunday is a creative market place that showcases work from talented local artists and designers. The event places vendors & patrons in a beautiful, friendly & relaxed atmosphere to purchase an array of unique lifestyle goods. The event began as a way for artists to showcase their work amongst peers and has evolved into a one stop shop for exclusive items. Enjoy the luxuries of light gourmet entrees and beverages with live music. No admission, free entry.

Cash and Credit Cards accepted

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

officially copped - 10 deep tee

so i'm lovin this 10deep tee that i picked up at Metro park a couple of days ago...

Thursday, June 11, 2009

the machine girl - mega cheesy -mega awesome!

So I just checked this movie out and I must say it's a masterpiece of corny, cheesy, gory, violence, action, and comedy all wrapped up in one. Shot in a style that shares the same vein as films like Shoot em up, Planet Terror, The Troma Ville films, and other B-rated movies such as The Ice cream Man (no connection to the Master P film), and Killer Clowns From Outerspace... the the film takes you on a ride as lead character Ami Hyuga does battle with schoolmates, their parents, and a local Yakuza family all in the name of vengence for the murder of her bullied brother.

Definitely geared to those that don't wanna overthink a movie and just have fun. Check out the trailer below (don't worry the dvd also has an english option for those that don't wanna read subtitles):

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Jay Z - death of autotune

produced by No Id (kanye west's original production mentor). suppose to be on the blueprint three... love the track not so much the chorus.

check it out:

Friday, June 5, 2009

Rock-afire Explosion

wutchu know about rock afire?
wutchu know about the precursor to Chuckie Cheese's?
Wutchu know about how they r back and doin vids of contemporary music?

see for yourself:

Monday, June 1, 2009

great songs come from great inspiration

so i haven't been able to stop listening to fire in freetown by k'naan... and i just found out that the melody came from an ol somali song by Fatima Mandeeq. It was recorded in the early 80's... below k'naan song, then the mandeeq song check em out and enjoy:

Monday, May 4, 2009

The Woosification of America... LOL

So Real sports ran this piece on the show. It deals with the push to eliminate dodeball and many other competitive sports from public school education in an effort of protecting kids from dealing with loss, embarrassment, etc.

one critic of the movement describes it as the woosification of America... anyway check the vids above, its crazy yet interesting yet ridiculous.

Friday, May 1, 2009

one of my highlights of a thursday evening

if you don't know about the current channel you better catch up... this informational station co founded by Al Gore is geared towards the 20 - 30 something demographc and it is awesome. One of the highlights is infomania a half hour news and media show that is smart witty and sarcastic... check it out!

Monday, April 27, 2009

officially copped

had to do a post on these kicks... (sorry I'm a recovering sneaker addict) but dope is dope and GREEDY GENIUS knows DOPE!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

I'm featured in the Spring 2009 issue of DUO

Just got some good news the issue of Duo that features me and some of my art just came out! Good Stuff! I wanna Thank Editor Atiya S. for making it happen as well as the awesome staff over at the magazine.

Check out the article at:
my feature is on page 95.

Also feel free to look at the rest of the online version, it's a pretty good mag that spotlights celebs and various business big wigs that give back to the community as well as covers some fashion, art, and music.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Purple Sunday - trunk show and creative exchange

If you have some free time April 26 and are in the miami area come check out Purple Sunday!
it's a combination of a Trunk sale, sample sale, clothing and art exchange, and networking event.

for those fashionistas and hipsters .. you can get stuff (art, clothes, etc.) on the low low... i mean sample sale prices.

featured will be the artwork of: Nate Dee (me), Phil Fung. as well as Teeka Ellis, Alicia High, Daymair/Matthew Chong

designs and fashions by: Rae Hugh designs, Art n Water miami, as well as I&I clothing.

there will be complimentary food, drinks, as well as Live music.

be prepared to have a good time and to exchange ideas and experiences with like minded individuals.

Friday, April 3, 2009

i'm a featured artist at the smoke show in wynwood April 11th

Hello everyone, once again I am a featured artist at Smoke, an event being presented by Crome Gallery. This event promises to be as much fun as the previous event that I took part in so I hope you all can make it.

It will feature a lot of the hottest urban and street artists from the miami & south Florida locale

It will be April 11th during the gallery walk in wynwood. (7pm - until..) At the Cynergi building (see the link below.. this space looks hot!)
There will be a host of Djs spinning live music, performances, as well as an great vibes.

It will also be the after party for the wynwood gallery walk so come out enjoy and support.

Bring a friend and tell 8 more ;-)

for more info see:


Cynergi Building
2700 n. miami ave
miami, fl 33127 (wynwood art district)

hope to see you all out there!

Monday, March 30, 2009

I definitely have my antennae up for this one. i loved the book as a little kid... hope the movie does it justice!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Backpacker at heart

throughout college and high school i was a serious backpack rap fan, still am to an extent... anyway i threw together a playlist of songs that pay tribute to the REAL...... hip hop ;-)

enjoy kiddies

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

life was art and still is!

After 11hrs of moving and shaking, 1.5 fiber one bars, cups of champagne, wine, and veev mixed drinks... i can officially say that last weekends exhibition was a great success! thanks to all that came through and supported!!
I will be posting pics soon!

shouts out to the crew from, wemerge magazine, D.R.B, and all the other amazing artists that I met on saturday!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

My art will be on exhibit 3/07/09

Hey everyone... so as many know I've been majorly grinding on my art thing since last summer with many positive results. The latest Is my acceptance as a featured artist at the "Life is Art" art fair which will be featuring miami & south florida artists. I would love to see each of you out there so i hope you can make it. It starts at 2 and runs until that night. It will Feature, art, music, Fasion, and Food. Best of all it FREEE!!!!! lol.

You can purchase art as i will have originals for sale as well as photo prints starting at just $30. Come to buy or just hang out, but I hope you can just make it.

check out the web address below for more info:

please pass this on to anyone that would be interested

you can also check out my work here

btw location info is:

120 NW 25th St.
miami, FL 33127 US

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

sebastian's Voodoo

ok so i ripped this from the kanye blog, but it's a pretty good short animated film by Joaquin Baldwin.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Typoe solo exhibition in the MIA

Ill @$$ artist Typoe, has an opening this friday in the MIA. Definitely check it out as this local artist has some major talent. The opening will be at the Spinello Gallery, 531 NE 82nd Terrace, Miami, FL 33138.
Friday, February 13th, 2009/ 7-10pm

you can get an idea of his work at his website.
Hope to see you there.

oh yeah, while your in the miami area you can also checkout:

Wallove Black Valentine's Day Show/ Soiree

Alex Yanes, Jeff Dekal, Krave, Rosco
February, FRIDAY THE 13th 2009
7PM - 11PM
Metropolis Building by Dadeland Mall
9055 SW 73rd court Ste 804 Miami Florida 33156
Complimentary Valet, Snacks and Drinks
Please RSVP to

this will also equally be packed with some of the dopest art in miami
info on that can be found here.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

JR - Dope photographer


As an undercover photographer, JR transforms his pictures into posters and makes open space photo galleries out of our streets. An acute observer of our time, as comfortable in cozy neighborhoods as in urban ghettos, he questions pedestrians with the exhibitions he mounts on their everyday commutes.

Using a camera he found once in the subway, JR finds inspiration in informal encounters he makes following his travels and his intuitions.

his website here

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Anthony Lister - Dope artist

Lister's work suggest influences from a number of areas and genres, including street art, expressionism, pop art, and contemporary drug culture. It often deals with subject matter from popular culture, reflecting the less glamorous aspects. He occasionally draws from television and such themes as the "misguided role models" that result. He has said that "Australians are raised by Americans on TV" and also that "TV is the contemporary mode of meditation". Lister's own children have had a profound impact on the way he creates art; he has been inspired by "watching what [his] own children are watching on tv" and "what they're bombarded with". He has often stated that he is not trying to make a statement with his work but to reflect the world around him.

He often has recurring themes in his art but probably most famous for his Monkey (Chi-Chi)& Superhero paintings