SOMEONE X N8 VanDyke
We are super honored to have built a great relationship with Nate. He’s technical ability as an artist has astounded us for years. Nate (N8) Van Dyke is a prolific artist and illustrator who began drawing at the age of two and has yet to stop. N8′s medium of choice ranges from: pencil, ink, marker, watercolor, gauche, acrylic and oils. Regardless of what medium N8 picks up, his signature style can be seen in the contrast of his thin and thick lines in his pen and ink work and the high sheen contrast in his mixed media pieces. His color work features studies of animals (apes, elephants, giraffes) against lustrous backdrops.
N8 is a full time illustrator and artist. His former job was as a senior concept artist at NCsoft working on City of Hereos. Prior to that, he finished creating concept art and storyboards for the Sega video game, Iron Man. His work has also been featured in several magazines such as JUXTAPOZ, XBox, PlayStation and Heavy Metal. Over the years N8 has attracted clients such as Converse, Levi Strauss, Scion, EMI Records, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Burton Snowboards, Slayer and Wired and has done some well known work with Upper Playground.
SOMEONE X KLUTCH
I’ve gotten to know Klutch over the past couple years and what I love about him is he just loves to paint and doesn’t care what other people think or conforms to what people want to see him do. A pure love to create from a down-to-earth heart. Klutch, best known as the cranky old punk responsible for the Vinyl Killers project, has been creating visual mischief for three decades. From his work with the early 1980′s hardcore punk scene and the legendary Skull Skates, to painting backgrounds for ads in Vogue, his work has appeared around the world on t-shirts, skateboards, city walls, magazines, and galleries. In 2005 the suite he created at San Francisco’s Hotel Des Arts was featured in Time magazine’s annual Best Of issue. Since then he has accomplished very little.
SOMEONE X Jesse Reno
Jesse Reno is yet another dude that I have a lot of respect for. His painting technique is like none other and his humble heart shines light on his true talent. I’ve stood and just rapped about random things with him numerous times and I look forward to building even more of a relationship with him, both personal and business. In the latest series of paintings by Portland-based artist Jesse Reno, shamanic beings struggle to find their place in a world simultaneously on the verge of expanding and collapsing. Totem animals and Native American figures reverberate memories of people who once lived as one with nature. Marked by symbols, these figures seek their dreams in the growth of trees and the passing of spirits. on a quest to find their true selves, they collect feathers and relics left by past encounters and past lives. They learn to transcend the boundaries of the rational world evolving into a collage of what they have become and encountered. In this body of work, Reno presents us with a journey leading inward to ultimately expand outward: “If you have moved wisely your dreams will still grow when you are gone.” -Jesse Reno
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SOMEONE X IHN
In His Name!