Friday, December 10, 2010

Monday is a School Night!

Alphabeast = Me.
I play good music.
You should come hear me this Monday.
You should dance.
It will be fun.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Miami Screening & Dance Party Friday, Dec 3rd, 8-10pm

If you're in Miami and you finish dinner on Friday and feel like shaking shit up you should come to BAR and do just that. It's early... 8-10pm, so don't lag. Gonna be fun.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Fiat 500 vs. TB

I got to paint on a Fiat 500 the other night. Wish I could keep it.

Bobby came to the party and wrote some nice things on his blog,

Friday, November 5, 2010

Website meltdown!

The hosting company for is having technical issues, so they were unable to release the new print at noon. They still can't access the site, but they'll post it as soon as they can. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

"Calendar Totem" Print available tomorrow

I'm SO happy with this print. Makes me want to make more art like this. Hmmmm...

Get it from Flopdoodle at noon tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

More about Mexico City!

This Friday HEADQUARTER in Mexico City will be releasing a very limited alternate color version of my soon-to be-released "Calendar Totem" print. It's a 3-Color serigraph. This version (L) is limited to only 33. The regular version (R) is limited to 50. Both are signed and numbered.

I've got a few other surprises in the works for the event, so come if you can.

Should be a fun party, too.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Mexico City!

As part of Casa Del Lago's "CONCRETO" exhibition series, I've been asked to show a large selection of my toys. The show will feature things that I've designed as well as a small sampling of other people's pieces from my collection. It's a very eclectic group of personal favorites from Alexander Girard to Butanohana. I've got a couple of other things going on while I'm there that I'll blog about asap!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

"Awesome Paintings" by Tim (Biskup) & Eric (White) at All Tomorrow's Parties, New York... Great Job!

Eric White & I have been working on this project in secret for quite a while. Suffice it to say we are huge fans & have been for a long time. It's partially a tribute to Tim & Eric and partially our own experiment with the kind of unhinged strangeness and humor that they are capable of. There are surprises... I'll leave it at that.

If you're planning to be at ATP-NY anyway, awesome. See you there. If you're on the fence, jump off & come! It is, hands-down the greatest festival ever.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Vote for the EyeWriter!

My pal Mick is trying to get a grant to make this amazing invention come to life. Please click here and vote for it! Such a great cause!

Here's the lowdown:
The EyeWriter project is a collaborative effort using creativity and technology to empower people who suffer from paralysis. The EyeWriter is low-cost, eye-tracking glasses & free, open-source software that allows writers and artists with paralysis to draw and communicate using only their eyes.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Buta No Hana

Lots of Japanese toys inspire me. These ones by Buta No Hara are some of my latest favorites. Strange, ugly, cute & beautiful, all at the same time.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Bad Strength

Two years ago my daughter Tigerlily & I had an art show together at Grass Hut Gallery in Portland. Now we're doing it again! Expect lots of cuteness and badness.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Just released from my friends at Switcheroo... This cement casting of an ostrich head that I sculpted. Pick one up today (If you're strong enough).

Thursday, June 3, 2010

DJ Gigs

Okay, so I don't usually make a big stink about it when I'm Deejaying, but here are a few upcoming gigs that should be really fun. PYT this Friday (I'm playing early, so get it together and show up at ten!).

Transmission, Dita Eyewear & De La Barracuda's new bi-weekly Wednesday freak-out. This is the first one and I'm playing all night. Kicking it off is an honor. I'm digging deep into my music collection for this. Strange/Awesome/Rocking jams guaranteed!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Vader Project

Freeman's Auction House is going to auction off all of the helmets (including my "Honor Thy Father" lid) from this project on July 10th. Before that you can see the whole collection in person here in LA and after that in Philly. I'll be at the LA catalog signing on Saturday, June 12 at 2pm. More info HERE.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Pavement Poster in person

I got a look at the Pavement ATP posters before the weekend (Sadly, I couldn't go to the festival). I'm really thrilled with how they turned out. Printed in metallic and florescent ink on black paper. Take a look.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Standard Hotel, Hollywood

A few days ago a popped over to the standard to paint the glass box that they keep the bikini girls in. I turned it into a giant mouth and asked that the girls all wear red ribbons around their necks while they're in there (There's a video in the works where I talk about the ribbons and other ideas behind the installation). Here are a few pics. More to come. Check it out in person if you get a chance.

An interesting note about this installation project: It all came about on new years day when I struck a deal with the hotel to do the project in exchange for not having to deal with the absolute mayhem I created in one of their rooms on NYE. Thanks standard (and lots of Jameson & Champagne).

Friday, April 23, 2010

LA, I'm Yours!

My pals at POKETO & KITSUNE NOIR are curating a show at Space 1520. The idea is for artists to create art from vintage objects. As soon as I got the invite to be in this show I knew it was finally time to paint on these two lamps that have been sitting around my studio for years. Show opens tomorrow. Should be fun!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Get Cunted Now!

My Dolbee for ATP is on sale at Show your love for salty British colloquialisms and vintage audio technology. Get one today!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Big Butter

This nice fellow just posted I nice little thing about my band, Big Butter. We might actually put some new music out soon!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Polygon Print Series #1

These have been in the works for a while. Finally going to print and on sale Friday from Here's the press release:

Tim Biskup’s
Polygon Print Series #1
Available this Friday, April 9th, beginning at noon PST

About the series:

Over the last few years Tim Biskup’s work has evolved rapidly. One of the key elements in his recent paintings is the presence of “faceted” images. Biskup has explained that the style grew out of visual distortions that he experienced when he had migraine headaches. Amazingly, as the style developed the migraines subsided! This addition to the artist’s visual lexicon was captured in his epic 72-color serigraph print “Asylum #4” from 2008, but the costly production process took the price of the print out of range for most casual collectors. With this new series of digital offset prints the price comes down to earth. The six images were culled from an assortment of paintings dating back to early 2008. The artist painstakingly recreated each image as a vector graphic so the technical quality is precise.

Five of the six prints from the series are available individually.
Each is a signed and numbered limited edition of 66.
The sixth print is limited to only 33 and is included free as part of the complete set.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Faith No More Poster

Every once in a while I do something that feels like it took an evolutionary leap. Like I've turned a corner and headed down another street. This image is one of those. There's something happening to my art right now that I like a lot. Feels a bit out of control and aggressive. I've been drawing like crazy. So much in my head...

Thanks to Mr. Patton for being rad.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

"Incense Burner" Painting

Here's a new painting that I did for an upcoming show called "Balls Out" at Bwana Spoon's Grass Hut Gallery in Portland. Sort of a new-old direction. Feels very free and good. Show opens next Friday, April 2nd.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Twentywonder & a NEW PRINT!

It may be a little late for me to post about this, (but my computer melted down & f-ed everything up!). Anyway, here goes: I did the identity image for this amazing event called TWENTYWONDER that happens tomorrow night (Saturday, March 6th). It's a benefit to raise awareness about down syndrome (Trisomy 21). They asked to use the image for a limited edition print that they could give to big-spenders who bought the high-end tickets. Rather than using the goofy eye-grabbing Beatle-Helper image, which didn't seem like it would make a great print, I gave them a new piece. I saw the proofs and they look really nice! It's super limited, so grab one while you can & do something good while you're at it! ...Oh, and also go to one of the funnest parties ever!!!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Maifest Equality

This is one of three paintings that I did as part of an installation piece called "Access Point" for this weeks mammoth Manifest Equality show. The painting is at the top of a three foot tall tower, facing upward. It's easy to see for everyone. The second painting is at the top of a six foot tower and is more difficult, but not impossible to see. The third painting is nine feet up and impossible to see unless you have a ladder, know someone who is part of the event, know me, or if you buy the piece (which I highly recommend).

The idea is about elitism and seems a bit pessimistic compared to the general tone of the show, but as hard as I tried I could not think of a way of expressing my feelings about the issues of human rights and equality without expressing anger and discontent. The restriction of access is, on many levels, a recurring theme in my life. For me, it is that constant struggle to be taken seriously as an artist. It seems completely frivolous when I compare that struggle to what members of the LGBT community must deal with on a daily basis. At any rate, I hope it translates.

I'd love to hear your thoughts...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Mat Gleason Tells It Like It (Probably) Is.

I read this in Coagula a few weeks ago and it's been rattling around in my brain ever since. I love Mat's take on the art world. Always insightful, honest and entertaining. Very low bullshit factor.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Art World Mumbo Jumbo Gets (kinda) Interesting!

Check out editor Tim Griffin's opening letter in the February issue of Art Forum.

If you can stomach the artspeak there are some interesting ideas. The main one that struck me was this quote: "Our greatest possible mistake in art, I suspected, was to think we were so special, or even that we were somehow set apart."

It's interesting to read such candid pondering about the very relevance of the institution of the intellectual art world. It is, however, not intended as an admission and he goes on to long-windedly defend the idea that in order to ponder the question one must blather on about "prisms of networked communities and nonhierarchical corporate management structures" & the need to compare them to "“flexibility, organicism, accessibility, [and] eloquence” of Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s installations".

I like what he has to say about Deitch and MOCA, too. " is possible that his appointment merely reflects changes that have already come to pass in museums, and is jarring only on the symbolic level."

Friday, February 5, 2010

"Line" Chair

Here's a chair that I designed. This prototype is made of Teak and Maple.

Sunday, January 31, 2010


Tiger & I play with blocks a lot. The process of building and knocking it all down is so satisfying. I was looking at old photos and thinking about how important the ideas of building and construction are in my art. Maybe it's about finding balance. There's something ethereal about the experience. Maybe it's about finding the basic core of things. Anyway, here are some pics.

Monday, January 25, 2010

As the art object returns...

Signs as meaning structures
"I was at the last vestige of the sign. The sign no longer really meant anything. It was no longer a part of the meaning structure and so the question was, do I need it at all? How do I paint a painting without a mark, as such?"
Robert Irwin

Dispensing with traditional craft based forms of art allows the intellectual to relax, knowing that they will not be pressed to produce an object which reveals their level of skill and training in traditional art forms. The suggestion that craft may be re-emerging as an important element of new art presents a conundrum for those that have triumphed the ideals of conceptualism and the passe nature of any art that leans toward aesthetic decoration. What would be the role of an artist that cannot draw or paint well enough to produce a convincing representational work in an art world whose tastes have traveled away from sheer conceptual wrangling toward a hybrid form of art that requires an artist to incorporate the emotive language of traditional craft along with a depth of contextual intentionality? The answer is that they would struggle to keep up.