Friday, September 6, 2013

Coming Soon: "COSMOS" + "Time Will Tell" at WWA Gallery


October 12th is the opening of my show “COSMOS” at WWA Gallery in Culver City. It will be an exploration of the elements that together make up a personal universe. Here’s a teaser of “Sun.”

Also opening the same night and taking up the other half of the gallery is a show I helped curate called “Time Will Tell,” which features an incredible roster of artists: Laura Bifano, Danielle Buerli, Evan Cummiskey, Jessica Dalva, Jeremy Enecio, Ken Garduno, Tom Haubrick, Jon MacNair, Nimit Malavia, Sinae Park, Pat Perry, Michael Ramstead, Jeremy Sorese, Jesse Tise, Casey Weldon, and Jeni Yang. So excited!

Hope to see you at the show!

By the way, I'm probably gonna be posting more on my tumblr rather than this blog, so please follow me on there if you aren't already doing that! http://juliancallos.tumblr.com/

Thursday, August 15, 2013

"There Goes the Neighborhood" Prints!


Happy 8-15! To celebrate, I’ve made my LOST-inspired piece, “There Goes the Neighborhood,” which features Ben Linus and Oceanic Flight 815, available as a print here!
And if you can’t get enough Ben Linus, my other LOST piece from a few years ago, “No Man Is an Island,” is still available as a print as well. That’s over here.
I have plenty of other non-LOST-related prints in the rest of my INPRNT store too!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Suggestivism Rome

Here's my piece for this year's "Suggestivism," opening this Friday at MondoPOP Gallery in Rome:

"Bower"
Mixed media on paper mounted on cradled panel
8" x 8" x 2"

I was inspired by the male bowerbird, which builds a structure and decorates it with found objects (usually natural, but sometimes man-made if it lives near humans) in order to attract a mate.

Here's the sketch:

Here's the info if you're in Rome and can attend!


Thanks to curator Nathan Spoor for the invitation to participate. I'm honored to be in such company!
PS: You can view my piece from last year's "Suggestivism" here.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Bad Robot

This Friday is Gallery 1988's "Bad Robot" show, which pays tribute to the TV shows and movies created by JJ Abram's production company, Bad Robot. I chose to do another depiction of LOST's Ben Linus (you can see my first one from the LOST show here and buy prints of it here). This time he's witnessing the crash of Oceanic Flight 815.
"There Goes the Neighborhood"
Ink and acrylic on paper mounted on cradled panel
8" x 10" x 2"

Here's the sketch, a detail shot, and the show flyer with all the info:


Definitely check it out if you're in the area! Remember, the show is at Gallery 1988's new location, Gallery 1988 West (which is west of La Brea). You don't wanna get...

Friday, April 5, 2013

GALAXY

Hey guys! Here's my piece for the "GALAXY" show at Telegraph Gallery (the same people who bring you SEIBEI), which features screen-printed editions inspired by outer space and the night sky:

"Rocket Pop"
Ink and Photoshop

One of the prints will be sold framed at the gallery and the rest will be sold online (unframed) for just 28 bucks! Whaaat. Here's a quick picture of the actual print:
 

They're 18" x 24" on charcoal grey paper in an edition of 80.
All prints in the show go on sale tonight at 5 PM EST! Check back at the gallery site to purchase: http://telegraphgallery.com/

And check out the rest of the line-up!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The "Puffed Shoggoths" Kickstarter is Live!


Hey guys! The Kickstarter for Trevor Henderson’s HP Lovecraft art zine “Puffed Shoggoths” is now live! Please show some support! I mean, what are you…some kind of ancient, unfathomable monster? Seriously though, it’s gonna be filled with so much awesome, creepy art. Check it out:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1668995493/puffed-shoggoths-a-hp-lovecraft-art-zine

The above image is my contribution that I posted a while back. It’s called “A de la Poer Eats Forbidden Things” and is based on Lovecraft’s “The Rats in the Walls.”

Sunday, January 27, 2013

New York Times Book Review

Hey guys! Recently I completed a set of illustrations for an essay in The New York Times Book Review, which is out now in today's New York Times! The essay, by Karen E. Bender, recounts the event that inspired her to become a writer: getting hit in the head by a rock during a birthday party when she was six years old. Later in the essay, she uses rocks as a metaphor for anything in our lives that forces us to consider and process our experiences to try to make sense of them.
My AD Rex Bonomelli wanted a playful way to connect three spots, so his idea was to have a rock bouncing from one to the next. Here are my initial sketches:





Idea #1 was chosen, with a few slight adjustments made to better fit their layout. Here are the final ink drawings:




Here are the final spots, colored in Photoshop:




And here is the final layout:


Thanks to AD Rex Bonomelli and the New York Times for the opportunity! I had a lot of fun on this project!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everybody! I haven't posted anything in a long time because of the craziness of the holidays and the craziness of my workload, but I can post something now that I have a second.
Recently I started working freelance/part-time for WeLoveFine, which makes pop-culture-related shirts and accessories. Occasionally I might post some stuff I make there. Here's a design of Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat (of the X-Men) that I came up with:


It's called "Phases." Get it? Because Kitty Pryde can "phase" through matter? Also she's a teenager?? Ahh, you get it. Anyway, you can get it as a shirt here.

If you're wondering, this was drawn in ink and colored in Photoshop. If you've been following my work for a while then you know that I rarely work digitally, but now that I've been doing it more and more I'm kind of growing to love it (being able to change colors around is especially appealing to an indecisive person like me). I'm still not as quick as I'd like, but I think I'm getting faster and more used to working this way.
I actually just finished a freelance editorial piece that was also done in ink and Photoshop. I'll probably be able to post that soon so keep an eye out for it! Hopefully I'll be able to get some good old-fashioned painting done some time in the near future so I can post that, too.

Yayyy 2013!