Doing some handy work around the house. Finally put up this Mike Giant piece // was trying to figure out where it would look the best. And of course // the most monochromatic room 😎 Thanks @ruddach for this art piece man, you know me too well😉. #mikegiant#art#lamborghini
Framed shot of Mike Giant's (@ogmikegiant) 'Zen' for the 1xRUN Bicycle Day 2018 Print Suite.
"The Zen graphic is a Zen circle, known as Enso. It represents absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the universe, and mu (the void). I often contemplated these things when I was a regular LSD user and always thought it would be a great image on acid tabs. This is 1 of 6 LSD graphics I illustrated in early 2017 after reminiscing about my days as a regular LSD user (at least once a week). 3 of the 6 graphics in this series were based on real LSD that I ate and sold. The other 3 are things I thought would work great as blotter art. I researched blotter art and found some that I remember eating and selling. The others I made up. They’re really special when compared to what I usually offer and I’ll bet they’ll be worth some money someday as this is the only time I’ve drawn LSD blotter art." - Mike Giant
Go to our link in bio to purchase.
The collaborative exhibition from @peacockvisualarts and @thenuartgallery "Inky Protest" is on in W OR M at the Castlegate until the 5th of May. Here's a closer look at one of the Peacock pieces in the show... Mike Giant - @ogmikegiant
We really liked Mike's own biography from his website so here it is copied wholesale:
Birth, Upstate New York, 1971. Drawing. Cycling. New Mexico, 1979. Heavy Metal. Skateboarding. Punk Rock. Hip-Hop. First Job: McDonald’s. Scotland, England, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, USSR. Honors Graduate, 1989. Thailand. Architecture Student At University Of New Mexico. Dishwashing Jobs. Raves. Lorelei. Stop Eating Meat. First Tattoo. Think Skateboards, SF, 1993. Dharma. Angi. London, 1998. Adult Bookstore Employee. Computer Animation Job. Start Tattooing. First Tattoo Shop Job: East Side Inc, NYC, 1999. Newskool Tattoo, San Jose. The Skullz Press Founded, 2000. Everlasting Tattoo. Track Bikes. Brooke And Leia. Tattoo 13, Oakland, 2002. Plum Village, France. Stay Gold Tattoo Founded, Albuquerque. REBEL8 Founded, 2003. Manifestations Book. Australia. Eternal Book. Megan. El Salvador. Amsterdam, 2008. Skullz Press Store, SF, 2009. Los Angeles, 2013. Boulder, 2014. Lauren. Motorcycling. Right Here. Right Now.
Mike Giant is a world class graffiti artist, writer, tattooist, illustrator and artist. His chosen palette is almost exclusively black and white. He feels this works to his advantage in a modern commercial art market, as tattoos need a high contrast colour scheme to hold up over time. His black and white images are instantly striking. He uses religious ephemera from a Catholic upbringing alongside the gang culture of New Mexico. Mike follows the tradition of so many great American voices who address the audience in the first person. His style is confessional, both immediate and intimate – and to that we bow.
Title: The Peacock Print
Artist: Mike Giant
Medium: Screen Print
Size: 50 x 70 cm
Description: Signed and numbered by the artist
Available from the Inky Protest exhibition
Many thanks to everybody who stopped by FICE Denver last night to check out new art from Mike Giant - Fice has the t-shirts for sale at their Denver store, we will put the remaining prints and art online later this week.
Also want to thank the homies at @jiberish for helping out!
@ogmikegiant @fice_gallery #art#denver#mikegiant#fice
Stumbled on this super limited edition screenprint by OG #MikeGiant which I must have purchased at #OUTRE in #melbourne Never would have dreamed that one day I would meet the genius artist in person which I did a few years ago when he was here. Hey mate, any idea what year this would have been from? @ogmikegiant 👊
Join us tonight from 6:30pm ‘til 10:00pm at 2654 Walnut Street.
We will have prints, original artwork, tees, and more from @ogmikegiant as well as a Live DJ set from the man himself..
Big shouts to the homies @blackbookgallery for teaming up with us to make this happen..🙌🏼
One of a handful of Mike Giant drawings you can check out Saturday night at FICE from 6:30-10pm - We will also have a new T-Shirt and print - Mike will be in attendance and DJing after 8pm
@ogmikegiant @fice_gallery #mikegiant#fice#denver#art
Sneak peek of the print you can snag on Saturday night at FICE alongside a new T-Shirt and other great artwork.
Join us from 6:30-10pm - Mike will be in attendance and DJing after 8pm - Free & Open to the public
@ogmikegiant @fice_gallery #mikegiant#art#denver#fice