Friday, April 10, 2015

New Artshow: Subdued Sentiments in TPG2


FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC • ALL AGES
www.TPG2.net

a B&W group art exhibition

Art by

ALFIE NUMERIC
BRYAN TIPTON
DAVID ADAME
E.VIL
HANNAH SHIN
JACKI GEARY
JAMIE LEE C.
JC CARINO
KRISTEN PALUMBO
NONIE CRUZADO
PAUL NAYLOR
RACHEL KIM
RICCI ALES
SEAN BAUMGARDNER
SOMARAMOS
VICTOR VILLA

more artists TBA

About Thumbprint Gallery

Founded in 2009, Thumbprint Gallery curates monthly exhibitions featuring emerging, mid-career, and established artists with a focus on urban art and pop surrealism. The gallery seeks to provide an engaging atmosphere to view art by bringing people together in appreciation and support of local, national, and international artists.

TPG21475 University Ave, San Diego, California 92103

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Gifts from the Heart

I understand the value of investing in the community. Sometimes, if I can't make a monetary donation, I donate art. These were love gifts for a nonprofit organization and were auctioned off.





Tuesday, April 07, 2015

New Work: El Niño

Here are progression shots of my newest piece that will be showcased at La Bulla, a luche libre (Mexican mask wrestling) art + music + wrestling event held at Plaza De La Raza.
 
I rarely draw and paint little boys so this piece was super fun for me. Rather than painting masked men and sexy masked women, I painted El Nino, the storm embodied into a little boy wrestler with two baby owlets as his protector. Dedicated to all the little boys finding their courage and strength even though they sometimes cause havoc.







A little sneak peak of the work that will be at La Bulla.

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Almost Venus


I was asked to be part of an International Women's Day art show at a gallery in San Diego. I have not shown there and was excited to be asked.

But in typical Alfie fashion, I let my schedule and responsibilities pile up. I did this piece in one night with the intention of having a next day delivery to San Diego. As I posted the final piece stating that it is on it's way to the gallery, a long time friend whom I never met in person yet have supported my work contacted me directly and asked if he can gift his wife my piece. They were celebrating their 10 year anniversary. 

There is an honor indescribable when a person buys my art to gift to a loved one. They can get them anything in the world but to buy my work, or any art work for that matter, is the biggest honor.

I made the decision to go ahead and send it to Boston. I am hoping the gallery understood my graciously bowing out, not in for irresponsible reasons, but for the fact that I wanted to be part of one great love story and also to support someone who has supported me throughout the years.

Here is the progression shots of "This Woman's Work" March 2015




Mixed Media on wood panel 

Viva La Muxer Art Show at MOLAA

On March 7th, I was honored to be part of a huge art show celebrating International Women's Day at the Museum of Latin American Arts. This was a huge art benefit for Las Fotos Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated in educating disenfranchised young women the art of photography. 

This one night event was packed with art, vendors, music and entertainment. I am truly thankful to be part of this show and to be have showcased my work in a museum.




A "check how my face looks before walking in" Selfie in the car

The projected sign on the wall before checking in

The many sponsors and media sponsors

Before the rush of people, I got a chance to take a pic of my piece which was hanging at a great spot. You can see it right when you walked in. Blessed.

My good friend, artist and curator, Antonio Pelayo


Jumakae and Christina in front of Jumakae's piece

Sonji

Claudia Cox

Celerina Pelayo

Wicked Eyes

Elizabeth Paravicini

Maritza Torres

Erica Friend

Melissa Lydell

Media coverage by the Getdown Collective, sponsored by GoPro

DJ of the night is Gingee



Eza 

Roxy Arana

Part of the outdoor layout where the live performances took place

Vendors were at the outside

Overall the event was a smashing success. Maybe too successful. There was a 2 hour wait for food and it was so crowded that there were not a lot of spaces to sit. But for shows like that, attendance is important and with each person paying entry to get in, the money raised goes to a great cause!






Monday, February 16, 2015

La Bulla A Luche Libre themed group art show


Artist, curator and friend, Antonio Pelayo, is putting together another awesome show. and this time it is a Luche Libre theme. I remember talking about it in 2010 and how much fun it would be to have a Mexican wrestler themed art show but also having live matches. So glad to see it happen after five years!




Dan Madigan, Steve Guerrero & Antonio Pelayo present, 

•LA BULLA•

A 21 & over Lucha Libre Art Exhibit & Cultural event hosted by Model Amanda Garcia. A collaboration with the American Diabetes Awareness-LA division to promote Diabetes awareness. 

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Music by: 

LA RESISTENCIA 
EL SONIDO CALLEJERO 
PROFESOR GALACTICO
KOTOLAN

ERIC COLEMAN
DJ GARGAMEL
TOKS
ALTER
DJ JOE FUNK


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Live Wrestling! Matches TBA


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A Dan Madigan Curation

ARTISTS
Chuey Quintanar
Ahhd Art
Rockin Art
Moises Areola
Sergio Arau
Sarah Cabrera
Richard Duardo
Rudy Delgado
Lucas De La Torre
Lalo Alcaraz
Eric Almanza
Roxy "La Araña de Fuego" Arana
Joaquin Arte
Bryan Avila
Rah Azul
Juan Barajas
Calef Brown
Ozzie "Manos de Lumbre" Carmona
Brian Busch
Peter Carrillo
Gloria "La Brocha" Centurion
Steven Correa
Susie Cue
Defer
Marcos Dorado Calderon
Johnnie "El Susio Del Norte" Dominguez
MarcosAlex Estrada
Daniel Echevarria
Ezra LosAngeles
Joe Bravo
Phowl Chavez
Pablo Damas
Erron "El Atomico" Estrada
Erica Friend
Golgo
Gajin Fujita
Sam Flores
David Flores
David Flury
Fotograficante
GKnow "El Pedo Encabronado" Fotos
Frankie Franco
Miguel Felipe
Timoteus "El Camoteo" Foe
Luis "El doctor chapatin Garcia"
Danny Galieote
Casey Garcia
Leonardo Garcia
Alex Garcia
Piero F Giunti
Jason Gonzalez
Ed Gutter
Diego Guttierez
Syo Hanson
Javi Herrera
Jesse Hernandez
Mathew Hurtado
Estela Hyde
Lekit Higuera
Chris "Pale Horse" Parks
Alberto Ibarra
Orlando Lewis
Germ Izm "El Microbio"
Leo Johnson III
Jesse Justice
Scott Kiche
David Klein
George Labrada
Jeff Lee
Orlando Lewis
Jose Lozano
Steven Lopez
Vince Lopez
Jose Loza
Cindy Love
Oscar Magallanes
Edgar Marquez
Carlos Marquez
Danny "Cels" Mateo
Antonio Mejia
Edward McGinty
Thomas Gene Mayfield
Emelda "Mia Domina" Gutierrez
Muzik
Diego Gutierrez Monterrubio
Javie Martinez
Daniel Marquez
Anna Morales
Urian Muro
Jackie Boy Mora
Guillermo Memo Ortega
Warren N Buff it
Rafael Navarro
Freddy Negrete
Carlos Nieto III
Rick Ortega
Miguel Ortega
Jose Orozco
Raul "Pleyto" Orozco
Alfie "Buttafly Knife" Numeric
LilmisterP
PAW
Antonio "Bulla" Pelayo
Isaac "Siquilin" Pelayo
Sofia Pereyra
Louis Perez III
Prime
Johnny Quintana
Adam Ratliff
Keith J Rainville
Ruben "El Super Guapo" Rangel
Scraped Resin
Gustavo Rimada
Manuel Rodriguez
Ismael "El Adventurero" Rodriguez
Zoro Rodriguez
Abraham Romero
Freddy Robles
Liz "Lil Bad Angel' Ruvalcaba
Clemente Ruiz
Infamous Rudy
Sergio "Doc" Rueda
Gran Satan
Phowl 1 Ska
Tim Shelton
Matteo Suacedo
Ralph Silerio
Sergio Teran
Otto Tito Stürcke
James Strickland
Kori Thompson
Manny "El Rayo" Torres
Victor Sepulveda
John Gregg Stone
Melinda "La Furiosa" Torres
Zach Oldenkamp
Dante Orpilla
Ray "Stepping Razor" Vargas
Esmeralda "La Rosa Negra" Villarreal
Ralph Villalobos
Diana Villa
Matthew Weinberg
Pep Williams
Erick Yanez
Mariko Yamashin
Jaime Zacarias
Jose Zuñiga


LIVE PAINTING BY
Yuki Miyazaki

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Video coverage by Visionary Republic

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Photography Coverage by Alex Thamer

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Documented by Oishi Media

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Media Partner CARTWHEEL ART

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Sponsored by

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Thursday, November 06, 2014

El Velorio 2014



ANTONIO PELAYO PRESENTS,
EL VELORIO
A DAY OF THE DEAD EVENT

BENEFITING PLAZA DE LA RAZA

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TICKETS ON SALE NOW
http://elvelorio.com/tickets/
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= MAIN STAGE =

EL CONJUNTO NUEVA OLA
VIENTO CALLEJERO

= DJ SETS BY =

JEREMY SOLE (KCRW)
DJ SLOEPOKE (Feel Good Musik/Humble Media)
DJ SANTI
GAZOO (SUBSUELO)

= 21+ BEER GARDEN =
HERICK HELL · TOKS · ALTER

= HOSTED BY =

MIKE SHOUHED (SHAWS OF SUNSET)

ALYSHA DEL VALLES ( ABC 7 NEWS)

= PERFORMING =
INSPIRACIONES DE DANZA MEXICANA PLAZA MARIACHI

= CURATOR =
Erika Hirugami


= FEATURED ARTISTS =
Cryptic · David Flury · Defer
Eriberto Oriol Estevan Oriol · Freddy Negrete · Germs
Jeo Villegas · Louie Perez III · Mark Mahoney
Miguel Felipe · Mike Miller · Nikko Hurtado
Oscar Magallanes · Pep Williams · Sergio Rueda
Skyler Grey · Steve Grody

= GROUP SHOW =
Alex Garcia · Alfie Numeric · Amalia Mahoney
Ameneh Zahedi · Anita Marie Juarez · Aric Taylor
Azul DelGrasso · Bibi Burciaga · Bryan Avila ·
Carlos Rojas · Cesar Franco · Daisy Gomez
Daniel Galindo · Dante Orpilla · Denovo · dfrnt
Diana Muñoz · Edgar Vazquez - Edward de La Torre
Erica Friend · Eric Merrell · Ezra One
Galo · George Labrada · Gustavo Rimada · iBelieve
Isaac Pelayo · Isaiah Negrete · J-OPEN · Jamie Schene
Javie Martinez · Jeff Lee · Jennifer Korsen
JohnAnthony Tuason · Katherine Brannock
Lauren Terese · Mark Sandoval · Mat Hurtado
Memo Ortega · Miguel Angel Mejia · Nobody Photography Otto Sturke · PhotoJenInc · Ralph Silerio
Rachel Ayesha Ying · Robert Bauder · Sal Coria
Scott Kiche · Steven Correa Steven Lopez
Taadow69k · Tabitha Rose · Tania Zatikian
Thomas Mayfield · Valeria Ponce De Leon
Victor Sepulveda · Uninanti · Vyal · Zach Oldenkamp

= FACE PAINTING BY =
APRIL LOVE MAKE UP ACADEMY
STARTING @ 2PM

BEER - FOOD - CRAFTS

INTERACTIVE PHOTO BOOTH BY
EDWARD DE LA TORRE, HAPPEN & ERIK GUZMAN

PLAZA DE LA RAZA
3540 N. MISSION RD, LOS ANGELES, CA 90031
7PM TO 2AM

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BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE EL VELORIO TEAM
Antonio Pelayo · Ralph Guzman · Loriann Serna · Herick Serna · Damian Useda · Erika Hirugami - Luna George

TITLE SPONSOR EL JIMADOR

SPONSORED BY:
el Jimador
Red Bull Latagrafica
Jarritos
Titos Vodka
Casa Corona
Champs Movers
Viva Cantina
KGB Studios
EDLT
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Happen
Legion Paper
Brooklyn & Boyle
Clean
Red Rhino Entertainment

El Velorio 2014 has officially been released to major and grassroots media and on it's way to becoming one of this years most memorable Day of the Dead celebrations taking place on November 8, 2014 (so don't worry no competition here because this event is holding their celebration on a separate night so everyone can enjoy and not be conflicted with other many events).

El Velorio 2014 is presented by Antonio Pelayo and is made possible through the generous sponsorship of El Jimador and others who are all contributing to make this years event exciting. Here is a list of this years features:
Live music by El Conjunto Nueva Ola, Viento Callejero and special guest DJ's Jeremy Sole (KCRW), DJ Sloepoke (Feel Good Musik/Humble Media), Herick Hell (Happen), Gazoo (SUBSUELO), Toks, ALTER and DJ Santi

Art exhibition curated by Erika Hirugami featuring a wide selection of works in a variety of media and genres relating the Day of the Dead and its subjectivity as interpreted by local contemporary artists such as Otto Stürcke, Estevan Oriol, Pep Williams, Nikko Hurtado, Mark Mahoney, Defer, Freddy Negrete, Katherine Brannock, Skler Gray and more.

A large scale altar installation using Plaza de la Raza as the canvas and presented by Plaza de la Raza
-Skeleton iconography to wet your whistle
-Festive costumes in Day of the Dead tradition
-Beautiful Day of the Dead inspired face painting by 30 makeup artists from April Love Pro Makeup Academy whose artistry is amazing
-Cultural food vendors from around Los Angeles
-Arts and Craft vendors
-Cocktails and a 21+ beer garden
-Traditional Day of the Dead dance performances
-Hosted by Mike Shouhed of Shah’s of Sunset and ABC7's Alysha del Valle


Friday, September 26, 2014

Below the fold

We have been reduced 
to the size of 
half inch paper cranes

Each second resides 
on a petal of a cherry blossom

Each giggle resonates
in the lines of golden swirls

All cursive letters
from the dancing of fingertips
now lives in the folds of the body
Holding each crease in place
which replace
our own fold of the fold


We have been reduced
to the size of half inch paper cranes
which he has placed in the shoebox...

Tucked in the corner of a closet
where they fly freely in the dark.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

July 626 Night Market

I must be busy! I didn't realize I had this draft open from July's 626 Night Market in Santa Anita! The date is now September 16th and I have already represented in August and September's 626 Night Markets! Ha! Time goes way too fast.

These are snippets of July, where I vended by myself. Stephanie Takemoto was cool enough to lend me her equipment. It was a nice challenge for me as I have never vended before. I immediately became friends with the other artists and djs. Brian was an awesome curator! The whole event and staff was nothing but good vibes. I spent most of my time watching the bboy cipher as the dance floor was directly in front of me and the DJ is to my right.
 
I can't wait for next summer's 626 Night Market series!
 
 



Vision aligned


It's my birthday week! I have found out that although I love birthdays, I freak out when it comes to planning my own event. HA! It is so much pressure trying to figure out what to do that would be so much fun and memorable and who to invite. Last year, I decided to live as if the whole year was my birthday and did so many"firsts."
My first solo art show. My first acting gig. My first (and second) radio show spots. First time asking a guy out (I lie. I just don't do that often so it felt like the first.). First time curating an art show in a nationally-recognized historical monument. First time outdoor shooting. First time taking trips by myself. First time trying out surfing.

I think I am going to continue on that momentum but with higher intent and sharper focus. Time is an illusion anyways. We tend to put markers on things and measure things for our satisfaction. Welp, here's to rounding out another trip around the sun. I'm ready, Universe.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Ode to AlfieNumeric by Stephanie Takemoto

Sometimes I paint my friends and sometimes my friends paint me.
 

"Ode to AlfieNumeric" by Stephanie Takemoto
**For purchasing inquiries contact swoongalleryla@gmail.com
 
It's no secret that most of my work is autobiographical and the women who I paint often resemble myself. I was taught to "paint what I know" and often time, my subject matter would be of a curvaceous woman with melanin.

This year, I decided to challenge myself a bit and find the inspiration in the women who surround me. In "All the Right Weaponry" and "Femme Fatale" series, I looked outside of myself and chose women who have influenced my journey in the past few years. It was liberating to push myself to paint women who have different facial features, skin features and body types as I do.

But it is a blessing to have a talented friend and artist use you as a muse. I am so very honored when Stephanie Takemoto chose me as one of her subject matters in a show called "Muses" which will be in Swoon Gallery's  upcoming show. It's amazing to see what people see in you. She captured my all my loves- writing, drawing, poetry, painting, gold chains, tropical lands which I consider "home" (plumeria and Hawaii), my red tips and bleeding heart doves!

Truly amazed by her talent and her upward trajectory in the art scene. So thankful for her friendship and her inspiration that pushes me as well.

Thursday, July 03, 2014

What I don't know - a free write





Some people just know

Some people have this way
Of knowing life’s secrets
How paths bend and twist
Knowing which steps to take
Creating this dance completely intoned
To a symphony composed of tempos
Dictated by heart and by breath

They know by a glance
The first nanosegment of a nanosecond
The tingle in the spine
The way the baby hairs on their necks
Stand in ovation
The way their skin tickles to the sounds
Of their dilating
Widening the apex of the cornea
In synchronization to their mind

They know by the brush of shoulders
The electrifying synapses between skins
Melanin languages sending Morse codes
In forms of goose bumps

Or maybe they hear God speaking
Or Buddha
Or Allah
Or their Grandmama singing a tune
Passed down from her Grandmama
And her Grandmama before that
Lyrics from cursive letters from
DNA strings where only they know
The words to

That humming melody of comfort

Some people just know

I am no longer that person

I no longer know
Spending days in mediation
Clearing my mind of cobwebs for
Better reception

Praying for a solution
And then scratching it all
And concentrate in deep gratitude
Knowing that God can answer
The questions in my heart
Regardless of formulating with lips

I chant in ancient tongues
That are not mine
Hoping that the vibrations
Will align chakras for better
Static-free visions

I have been wrong about him
And him
And him
And them
And with friendships
Where I have been
Not in line with the visions
I had when I begin

My insecurities mistaken for intuition
And vice versa

Hopefully I can unravel this mess
After fifteen minutes of drinking
Jasmine green tea and bergamot

Who knows?
Because I don’t…