Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Sean Black Full Part: Ransack Rebellion on iTunes |

It's out! Our latest and greatest, Ransack Rebellion is in stores now on DVD. Peep Sean Black's full-part and get a taste.
This year also harkens our iTunes debut. Yes, you can now download it legit-style and watch it as many times as you'd like on your laptop or other viewing device:

Monday, March 7, 2011

Boxes of Death

16" L x10" H x 3.5" W
Acrylic on wood
Electric Coffin's Boxes of Death 2 opening last Thursday, like the coffins on display, incited laughter, chills, thrills, inspiration, nostalgia, and downright badass-itude. Thanks Duffy for inviting me to participate. I was blown away by the craftsmanship and diversity of interpretation by the 50 or so artists that each used a blank pine coffin to suggest their own ideas on this symbol of death.

My coffin "Adaptoplast" was recognizable in two obvious ways. First, it was the only horizontal coffin. The shelf in the middle is diagonal and creates an optical illusion of one side of the actual coffin being longer than the other, but the shape is intact. Secondly, though it has a wall hanger, it is meant to sit solidly on a shelf, bookshelf or table.

I approached this project metaphorically with the intention of creating a coffin that was an homage to the memories and celebration of life instead of physical death. I created partitions in my coffin to act like 4 spaces or dioramas in which to build scenes with toy characters. I then used the toys in those scenarios as still lives to paint the background so the present is etched into the physical moment, like a person getting their picture taken. The objects become reliquaries in the coffin and are meant to be replaced with other treasures, new memories. The point being that when the original objects move on their memories will remain.

This show will be on display at Electric Coffin Studio at 1022 1st Ave. S. for another week or so.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Boxes of Death 2

Opening is from 6-10pm
Electric Coffin Studio
1022 1st Ave S. Seattle, WA 98134

Its finally that time of year again. Boxes of Death 2 is happening this Thursday, March 3rd, 2011.

Come on down as we have expanded the show to 50 artists this year. 50 artists, 50 coffins, 1 great show.

Boxes of Death 2 from Andrius Simutis on Vimeo.

I'll be participating in this show along with this all-star group of artists:
Barry Sevig, Billy Duong, W3 Collective, Brennan Coyle, Carlos Aguilar, Cris Cook, Chris Hunter, Christina Burtner, Corey Urlacher, David Enriquez, Davin Spridgen, Dorik Downing, Faustein, Ian Duca, Japhy Witte, Xavier Lopez, Weirdo, Jen Vertz, Jesse Link, Akak, Joey Nix, John Osgood, Jordan Kay, Jose Rodriguez III, Kenji, Kevin Walsh, Paper Marbles, Lawrence Ruelos, Lem Bartley, Mat Savage, Matt Spinney, Nick Beery, Nikolas Bryant, Parskid, Quincy Quigg, Ryan Davis, Solace, Scott Fuller, Shawn Bishop, Stacey Rozich, Stefan Hofmann, Tim Karpinski, Urban Soule, Jamie Lynn, Eric Purdy, Carolina Enriquez, Joe McSween, Michael Chandler, Molly Haas, and Duffy