Got a cool email recently from Mr. Sam Socket over at Frensham Heights art school in Surrey, England. For those that don’t know, Surrey is a British county about an hour outside of the center of London. Anyways…I had sent Sam some shirts, zines and stickers a year or two ago and now that he’s attending school he decided to decorate the wall of his dorm room with the pages of some St. Savage zines. Looks great! Something I did myself with stuff that I liked when I attended Pratt Institute.
Thanks for sending these pictures and good luck with your work Sam! Cheers!
Frensham Heights dorm 2015
Frensham Heights dorm 2015
Unusual Unity 2014
Canvas I whipped up in 3 hours last night entitled “Unusual Unity” at a live painting auction in Hell’s Kitchen. The event was called “Art of this World” put on by Art Works (The Naomi Cohain Foundation) who provide children suffering from chronic illnesses access to art programs to encourage the creative process as a vehicle for healing, self expression and development. All auction proceeds go to into funding the art programs.
Several other artists painted live as well amongst the cocktail party folks and it was a challenge to make a piece in such a short time. Funny part was that some sort of glitch happened for people bidding on my canvas and two people ended up winning it LOL…so I said I’d make another one and to have both bidders pay out since it’s for a good cause.
Eminent Domain Reversal 2014
New 30 x 40 canvas entitled “Eminent Domain Reversal”. This piece addresses the nonstop real estate over development, greed and gentrification of NYC. “Eminent Domain” is the process used by the government to seize private property for public use, yet usually is abused and manipulated so private developers can build more expensive homes, corporate business complexes and office buildings that will yield higher property taxes and revenues. This painting suggests the reversal of that process, where we the people (as well as the creeps, demons and oddballs outside the social norm) seize the property back from the developers, the profit pigs and heartless agenda mongers.
Creepy Hallow 2014
Paul St. Savage aka ANGRY EEL will have a new piece in the upcoming 4th annual Halloween Group Art Show at Urban Folk Art Studios on October 24, 2014 in the Boerum Hill section of Brooklyn, NY. The 20 x 24 piece is entitled, “Creepy Hallow” and it addresses the shows seasonal theme of Halloween. A play off of the classic story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” with St. Savages “creeps” taking over the premise and “hallow” representing the original meaning of the holiday. Which was “hallowed evening” or “hallows eve”, where festivities were meant to confront the power of death, as well as remembrance of those passed.
Halloween art show invite 2014
Jersey City bridge east side
Jersey City bridge west side
Jersey City double rainbows dude!
PATH train rolling NYC bound
This was part of the “Jersey City Mural and Beautification” project sponsored by the mayor. My old pal Nick Kuszyk aka Rrobots got the call and I got the invite. We were given lots of free paint, an old bridge on Baldwin Ave over the PATH train tracks to Newark and some money. The walls were corrugated, so stripes were the only thing that made sense. Many passersby were psyched to see some vibrancy added to their hood and thanked us. A local spot sent over a pizza and drinks. Tons of cars rolled by honking and people said supportive things. My personal favorite being a dude that yelled “GOOD JOB MOTHERF***ERS!!!” hahahahahaa
Monetary System Scoundrels 2014
New 24 x 48 commissioned canvas now residing in Staten Island, NY. in a private collection. “Monetary System Scoundrels” illustrates a variety of moods, scandals, persona’s, elite control and intense greed found all around us. Representatives from the elusive higher ups in cahoots with the finance world, fellow creeps and lurkers amongst them disguised and possibly on the take, false smiles and shady dealings. Those who run the show will eventually destroy it.
These were misplaced and MIA for about 6 months, but they have resurfaced. High quality 8.5 x 11 prints of the “Lounge Creeps” original done in 2013. Edition of 15 signed, numbered and eel stamped on the back. Available thru the site store for $20 ppd in US. For framed print add $5. Overseas write for pricing.
Demon Pack 2014
NYC and America’s premiere digital sticker app Hi-Art is up and running full speed ahead with many great artists, companies and personalities on the roster which is growing every day. Amongst them is Mr. Paul St. Savage with his “demon pack”. The first of many sticker packs to come featuring his characters. Stay tuned for continuous updates on Hi-Art releases and events. Follow @hiartapp on Instagram as well.
Hi-Art app launch party 6/19/14
THANK YOU to all the friends, family, artists, truth seekers and freakazoids that came out to the Hi-Art app launch party in SoHo last night. Oh…thanks to Cam’ron too for passing by. This app was a concept devised in my living room over a year ago with Mr. Nico Dios and we just dove in. Our goal was to be NYC’s and America’s premiere digital sticker app. So thrilling to see it exist! Unlimited gratitude to the Hi-Art team for whom without this would not be. You rock! We rock! Onward we roll….
As for this picture ensemble, it reflects the past 48 hours: blurry, hot, chaotic and mildly demented. Kinda orange too.