Art Boxes

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Art Boxes artist: Paco Vergachette

Posted by on Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 4:28 PM

Paco was born and raised in Maracaibo, Venezuela. He is a designer, artist and musician living in Atlanta.
His work is minimalist in nature with bright colors and geometric forms favoring small details such as dots and patterns. You'll get a great sense of his clean lines and direct aesthetic by checking out his site. Paco's box now lives in front of Beep Beep Gallery - 696 Charles Allen Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308!

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Art Boxes artist: Oliver Cesair

Posted by on Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 3:34 PM

Oliver Cesair is a self-taught artist who listens, looks and learns from other artists. While living in a loft
community with Georgia State and Georgia Tech artists, Olivier was birthed as an artist by picking up a paintbrush after being asked by another painter/published artist to paint.

His first painting is titled “Power,” and was inspired by seeing the pain of other artists selling their paintings to pay for rent.

With that perspective in mind — the business of art — Oliver offers all purchasers of his original work an opportunity to partner with him in his regional giclee business. Utilizing the Internet and cutting-edge technology, Oliver offers his paintings with advertisements of 2D scan codes and a bright array of colors that will blow you away into the abstract nonobjective realm of Oliver.

His website is www.olivier123.com, his Facebook is Oliver Cesair, and find him on Twitter @go2olivier. Find the eclectic's artist box at Capital City Package Store - 784 Collier Road Northwest, Atlanta, GA.

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Art Boxes artist: Jesse 'Commence' Jager

Posted by on Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 2:42 PM

Jesse “Commence” Jager has been part of the Mindzai team for nearly five years and he comes and
goes as frequently as the CSX cars he hops. Although not formally trained in art, Jesse found inspiration
in the urban street art and BMX scenes, and that can be seen in his personal designs, as well as his paid
commissions. Jesse pretty much flies below the radar but has been part of several smaller art shows over
the past few years. His creative cartoon characters can be seen scrawled over legal mediums all over the
city, as well as the "Creative Loafing Is the Illuminati" box he designed — and yes, the theme is very similar to the box that Jesse's colleague at Mindzai, King Gorilla, did. They didn't do it on purpose, promise. In the meantime preview the location of his art box in Southern Wine & Spirits - 3400 Northside Pkwy NW # A, Atlanta, GA.

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Art Boxes artist: Sam G. aka Metrognome

Posted by on Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 1:06 PM

Aside from being an art school dropout, hip-hop flunky, tour DJ and proud father, Sam manages Mindzai Creative's screenprint operations, designs apparel and is the mastermind behind the illustrations of Mindzai's quarterly Hell Naw! event. This guy finds inspiration around every corner and believes a truly high-end vodka is about as rare as a white whale — and we’ll toast to that! This box formerly resided at Tower Beer Wine & Spirits - 2161 Piedmont Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA, but has since gone missing. Know where it is? Let us know!

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Art Boxes artist: Chris Hobe

Posted by on Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 11:17 AM

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Orange County-born fine artist and self-confessed street artist, Chris Hobe is also known by the underground pseudonym HOBE. In this work for CL, he created a box for the world to think outside of. Through usage of vibrant color combinations within eclectic themes, his works are painted with oil, acrylic and spray paint, and applied to custom crafted wooden canvases that Chris makes by hand.

HOBE's body of work stretches across the U.S. and has been shown at several well-known venues and establishments. His dogged pursuance of perfection has allowed him to travel the South extensively, looking for inspiration wherever he can find it.

Currently based out of Atlanta, HOBE's ultimate desire is to encourage the youth to achieve their greatest potential despite adversity, and to enrich the lives of others through the beauty of his art. Which you can experience at HOBE's box location, Starbucks - 1544 Piedmont Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA.

For more information on HOBE's ART and updates please visit www.hobe3k.blogspot.com, or shop his works at www.art3k.com. Twitter: @artrevolts, Facebook: Chris Hobe.

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Art Boxes artist: King Gorilla

Posted by on Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 8:54 AM

We wish we could say we knew where the hell he’s from or what it is he does when he’s not in the Mindzai Creative office, but we didn’t even know he was designing one of these boxes until he showed up with one in hand. If you can get your mitts on any of his works of art, count yourself lucky because you’ve successfully snatched up a little piece of ATL street art history folks. Love this box? Checkout it's new home at Green's - 2614 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Art Boxes artist: Samuel Parker

Posted by on Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 7:59 PM

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Samuel Parker has lived and worked in metro Atlanta as a professional artist and tattooist since 1995. Sam finished his MFA in drawing and painting earlier this year at Georgia State University. His current work deals with the artist as an individual of potential influence within larger social spheres. Sam currently works at Memorial Tattoo in Cabbagetown where he happily tattoos some of Atlanta's finest bodies. Sam exhibits regularly on a national level and locally in many of Atlanta's best contemporary art galleries.

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Art Boxes artist: Mario Schambon

Posted by on Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 5:57 PM

Mario Schambon is a Colombian-born artist and musician currently living and working in Atlanta. Recent projects have included multimedia art installations in Wicker Park Chicago, a US tour with Atlas Sound, and Performances in New York, NY, Portland, OR, Indianapolis, IN, Orlando, FL Chicago, IL and San German, Mayaguez, San Juan and Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico.

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In addition he has performed with Laetitia Sadier, Sonia Sanchez, and Damo Suzuki. Currently He is part of Roberto Lange's Helado Negro and Epstein Projects in New York as well as a collaborator with several projects in Atlanta, GA, Mayaguez, PR, and Toronto, ON, Canada.

In the visual arts, Schambon has been involved primarily with sculpture and installation. Highlights include a commission for the Wander National Monument in Jekyll Island, GA and a temporary installation at the American Institute of Architects headquarters in New Orleans with Christophe Gauspohl as part of the show DesCours 2009.

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Art Boxes artist: Adam Ford

Posted by on Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 3:50 PM

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Originally from the panhandle of Florida, I've been living in Georgia for what only seems like forever. Course that doesn't mean I love it any less. Having garnered a penchant for dragon slaying and art I decided to go with the ladder and cultivate my abilities at the Art Institute of Atlanta. 3 to 4 years later I graduated, found some work, lost some work, found some more work and the lost it again. In the meantime I find solace in my smaller projects pooled together from friends and associates, which allows me plenty of time to catch up on Top Chef and Chowder.

I'm an illustrator, fully. Where my art comes from is simply a middle ground from looking at other people I really feel have something interesting and most importantly FUN to say. Although it would be neat to develop a relationship with my art and feelings that could reflect some sort of deeper meaning in the end it seems more trouble than it's worth to me. I like drawing and I'm going to keep doing it till either my hands fall off or enough people tell me I should just stop and go back to dragon slaying.

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Art Boxes artist: Amanda Hunter and Adam Pinney

Posted by on Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 8:41 PM

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Adam and Amanda are obviously the most awesome couple in Atlanta. They met while Adam was doing an off-color stand-up routine in front of a crowd of three rednecks at Twisted Taco. Amanda was smitten. Adam was drunk. The rest, as they say, is boring. They live and paint and sing in Midtown, and things couldn't be better.

Adam Pinney is the Multimedia and Graphic Artist at Dad's Garage Theatre in Atlanta. In addition to creating posters and promos for the theatre, he also does freelance work for various events and organizations, such as The Last Seen Improv Festival and Pretty Ambitious Records. Occasionally, he does prop design for feature films and television. Most recently, Adam showed work at the Star Wars inspired art show, Skywalk With Me at the Highlander.

Amanda Hunter is an aspiring artist, vocalist and improviser from Lilburn. Her stint as an elementary English teacher in Korea inspired her to find art in unlikely places, as exaggerated drawings of cheeseburgers, farm animals and old people turned out to be a valuable communication tool. She can be found temping as a product tester for Calphalon, archiving old reviews at Dad's Garage Theatre, and eyeing dog-owners enviously. Some of her work was included in Skywalk With Me, and she is extremely excited to be a part of this project.

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