Thursday, December 29, 2011
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
This yeah our mutual friend Betty Esperanza is going back to Cuba and taking the leftovers of that collection. Because of this she got an article in the Gazette (Montreal's main newspaper) talking about this charity. Unfortunately they names me as the main man behind the collect!! I donated a bunch of wheels, but it was Peru who deserves the props. ANyways, you can check the article here: http://blogs.montrealgazette.com/2011/12/22/havana-bound-mtl-photographer-giving-skateboards-to-cuban-kids-this-holiday-season/ .
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
An awesome article just came out on the "Montreal Graffiti" Blog, by Kris Murray. Check it out!! http://mtlgraff.blogspot.com/2011/12/postive-creations-chris-dyer-book.html?showComment=1324484596148#c3130654933252143964
Monday, December 19, 2011
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Last night was the Grand Launch of my new Art Book at Fresh Paint Gallery Downtown Montreal.It was Pretty epic, packed with the local art n skate community, skate graphics, Barry's boom box collection, my skate graphics, vinyl music, rapping and free beers, till we got too rowdy n cops shut it down...
Anyways, I has a great time and I wanted to thank the media that helped me spread the word like The Mirror weekly newspaper (the pic n blurb here, from their last issue), SBC Skate mag Blog, Expose Skate Mag Blog, Rats des Villes Art Blog, and Ethernal Skate Films Blog. It's goodto see your friends n scene back you up with landmarks like these. So big thanx!!!
Friday, December 9, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Last wek I was flown down to Miami for teh Art Basel activities. Though I was initially just supposed to represent at Moksha Art Fair, I ended also participating at Scope, The Fountain and Primary Flight. I go to do some art with friends and see way more. I made a Facebook album to share all that magic, so check it
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Also, Safewalls, the arts organisation of Cirque du Soleil reported all the action, you can see here: http://www.safewalls.org/news/safewalls-x-en-masse-x-primary-flight/ .
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Other Events I will be part of there are:
-Pannel Discussion (with other visionary artists) and then I will unveil the new Moksha symbol Painting they commissioned me. That will go down Thursday the 1st of December, from 8:30 to 10 pm, at 7th Circuit Studios (228 N.E. 59th Street in Miami, 33137).
-Slideshow Speech- An hour comedy routine about my art and life, with pretty pictures to watch meanwhile. This is happening Friday the 2nd at noon, also at 7th Circuit Studios. And of course my Book Launch will happen later that day (4 to 6) at The Filmore in Maimi Beach.
-I will also be painting some murals along my fellow Montreal artist crew of En Masse at Scope Art Fair and Primal Flight, so look for me working there at random times!!
For more info, go to www.mokshafamily.org/events/ .
Monday, November 21, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Anyways, I wil be there on Friday December 2nd, from 4 to 6pm, selling and signing my new books to those who come. There will be a satellite visionary art show happening around me too. Should be really special, so come if you're in that area!!
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
I recently had a ton of my art be part of the CD cover, booklet n package of Holy Piby, Argentina's biggest reggae band. In this album "Solo Imaginacion" (Only Imagination), they had guests like Gregory Isaacs, Anthony B and many more. Check out the booklet art at the bottom of this page,as well as sample the music: http://holypiby.com.ar/solo-im
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
I just got asked to join an Australian project called Sensorium. I believe their intention is to go to a bunch of Australian festivals and put this crazy dome where the visionary art of different artists will be playing. Sounds trippy to me. Here's my profile on their page. Also, make sure to pitch into their fundraiser if you're feeling the vibes. http://sensorium.net.au/ar
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
This Friday was the big Opening party of "Cease It 2" a Installations group show that included popular Montreal Art organizations like Under Pressure, En Masse, Massivart, Paprimase and Decover. I was invited to be part of it cause I had my first Skate robot available for it. But then the building we where storing it in got condemned, so that piece is locked in and will probably still be in there when the building is demolished.... Because of this, my partner in that project Yannik Malek built me a 3rd Skate bot will the last of my broken deck stash and I quickly painted it up this past Thursday afternoon, along my new intern assistant James Farrell.
Anyways, Cease it will be open for at least a month at "Fresh Paint Gallery" (180 Saint Catherine East, Montreal). Here some amazing pictures by Adida Fallen Angel of the Skatebot production day and the opening the following night: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150908342875381.760836.691325380&type=1 .
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
I originally did this Big O Sanctuary graphic for my good friend and legendary pro skater Barry Walsh. he was riding for Skull Skates at the time, and PD was supposed to use it, but he took so long that Barry just quit their team. Years passed and now the graphic was used by Halifax's Homegrown Skateboards (http://www.hgskate.ca/). They hand carved and silk-screened a limited edition of 36 boards with this image! Came out great. Then at the same time, EMCB MTL, a small brand from Montreal used the images for some wheels.
Both where launched a couple of weeks ago during a party. Here you can see a video of the launch with me lurking around and some of my art on the walls.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
The new issue of Pique Magazine from Whistler British Columbia just came out, with a nice article about me, my art and my movie, that will be shown tomorrow in that awesome town. I like how it was written so read it if you can!! http://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/pique/index.php?cat=C_Entertainment&content=Chris+Dyer+18.42
Friday, October 14, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
This company, Sunshine Joy, from the States, just produced these huge (60 x 90 inches) Tapestries with my art. They are handcrafted batic prints made in India and look pretty dope! I have a few if ya wanna buy one, or order it from the company itself at: http://www.sunshinejoy.com/pro
duct/Tapestries_Grateful_Dead_ . Indian/75164/Yes_Yes_Yes_No_No _No_Tapestry_60x90.html
Sunday, October 9, 2011
This Friday there was a concert of Siemen n Heavy Soundz to finish off Latinarte Festival, that had our collaboration mural done last weekend. You can see some cool pics of it here http://www.noticiasmontreal.com/Multimedia/Fotos/Movimiento-Original-Mouvement-Samian-y-Heavy-Soundz-pusieron-a-brincar-al-Cabaret-du-Mile-End.html .
Thursday, October 6, 2011
The new issue of Inscape magazine just came out. This is the European Visionary art magazine of Europe, coming out of England by the Society of art of Imagination. In it there is an article I wrote about the Alchemeyez Festival that happened last May in Hawaii. My words are honest and pictures good enough, so check it out if ya can!!
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
"Big O Harmony" - is a skate art group show organized by Nova Scotia's Homegrown Skateboards, including Labrona, Disturbo, K-silk n me. Homegrown will be releasing some new skateboards, including a limited edition (on 36 hand carved & silk-screened) graphic I did. EMBC MTL will also be releasing the matching skate wheels with that big o pipe graphic. There will be performances, djs and a screening of "Concrete Angels" (Big O documentary). Not to be missed!! Going down this Friday October 7th at 7pm at Burritoville (2055 Bishop St.) in Montreal, Canada. For more info, go here.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
This past Sunday I was part of Latinarte Festival. It was a a rainy day but the beats where tight and I got to do a spray paint mural collaboration with 2 great Montreal artists: Monk-e and Aishaa. We had fun and ended up with this nice piece. This will be displayed next Friday the 7th of October at a concert with "Heavy Sounds". For details of that, go HERE.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have recently assumed teh position of Brand Manager of Creation Skateboards, from California. This means pretty much that I decide what the general style of the brand should be. This is right up my alley, since I have been doing graphics for them since 2004. Now I get a bigger chance to step up their game to the next level of evolution!!
Anyways, the first step was to revamp teh webpage and that was launched today. Still many changes to be done, but we got a solid dent into it. Please support this brand, that pushes recycled wood and conscious graphics, so we can grow and keep expanding!!
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
My new Satori Movement skate wheels are out!! Depicting a shaman offering some Ayahuasca, it will roll under the very awesome Kenny Anderson, pro for Chocolate skateboards. Super stoked. Get yours at www.satorimovement.org !!
The 5th edition of the travelling group show "Deer BLN" will be going down from October 8th till November 16th at the "Keep a Breast" Gallery in Bordeaux, France (23, rue de RUAT). If you are there, don't miss out!!!
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
My long awaited coffee table art book is now available for pre-sale on Amazon for 26$ (including shipping). This is the cheapest you will ever be able to buy it for, so take advantage of this!! Schiffer Publications will be officially releasing it in late November, but it wont go under 40$ plus shipping. The book took me years to complete with 256 color pages full of art n fun, hardcover and words by legends like Jim Phillips, Robert Venosa, John Cardiel, Wes Humpston, Andy Howell and many more!! Scoop your order while its cheap!! http://www.amazon.com/Positive-Creations-Visionary-Chris-Dyer/dp/0764339133/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1316017613&sr=1-1
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
I was recently asked to make a concert poster for the popular jam-band STS9 (sound Tribe Sector 9) who will be playing the Georgia Theater on Halloween night. This poster will be sold by "Conscious Alliance" in exchange of cans of food to feed the hungry. If you're a fan of that band in that town, make sure to get this limited edition Poster!! I should have some for sale later on for those who can't make it there too. Holla!
To check out the event information go to http://www.consciousalliance.org/2011/08/sts9-4/
Monday, September 19, 2011
This coming October 7th is the opening party to a group show organized by Neon Forrest. The exhibition is called Into The Void and I will be showing new paintings along awesome low brow artists like Skinner, Jose Mertz, Hydro 74, etc. It will happen at Cafeina/Wynwood Exhibition Center on 297 Northwest 23rd Street, Miami, Florida. For more details go to the FB event page HERE .
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Artist Profile: Chris Dyer from Satori Movement on Vimeo.
Yesterday Satori Movement / Creation Skateboards dropped a lil video covering a day on my California tour. It starts with some shots of my sketchy skating in San Francisco, followed by me doing a quick spray paint piece at the DIY spot "Pink Taco", then a chill interview, finished by shots of my art at teh Old Crow Gallery in Oakland. Hope you enjoy!!
Monday, September 12, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Today I spotted a post on The Juztapox blog with the collaboration piece I did with Bue n Chase in West Los Angeles. Check it out here: http://www.juxtapoz.com/Street-Art/bue-in-los-angeles
Monday, August 29, 2011
The next big show of my California tour happens very soon at the Old Crow Gallery in Oakland (362 Grand Ave.).
I will be showing my art alongside legendary pro skater Karl Watson and the epic Deluxe skate artist Jason Arnold. It's gonna be great. I will be present for the opening on the 10th of September and then fly back to Canada right after that, so I hope I get to see ya then!!!!
Uggagula is a t-shirt brand from France that specialises in making flourecent prints that glow under black lights. They just released a tee my my famous Peeling Bodies piece, you can grab one here: http://www.uggagula.fr/product.php?id_product=243