bemused to find my 25 year old drawing of ms ciccone’s countenance now blown up real BIG as a backdrop for the current crystal castles tour – somewhat surprising – in fact i thought it must be another band doing it as “a joke” when i first saw (a pic tagged trevor brown rather than crystal castles on instagram) – the band do now own “full” rights to the image btw (for anyone who grew weary of the silly squabbling to hear the outcome of it) – and i guess i’m happy having my work exposed like this – maybe madonna not so happy?! – random pix all stolen from instagram and used without permission, heh! – i can credit the top pic to “the_woolfadventure”
*** 29 october (sat) to 8 november (tue) ***
dates set for the exhibition at span art gallery – there will be an opening party on 29th october – halloween dress please! – anyone not in costume will be obliged to purchase badges, and wear them!
all going well, there should be 11 works in the exhibition – 11 tb paintings and 11 nananano cosplay interpretations (i.e.22 total) – 10 new paintings and one old one – one additional collaboration work set aside for an exhibition at parabolica-bis early next year – all new works (paintings and photographs) are still under wraps at the moment – but many outtake photos have been revealed (search the #トレコス tag on instagram)
or perhaps a retrograde as it’s sort of returning to how it was in earlier incarnations – there’s been a few people “complaining” about the pruned down site of recent years – in particular the lack of images to freeload on the gallery page – which limits my appeal to potential new fans i’m told – so, despite my arguing people don’t visit websites any more (people don’t realise there’s more internet outside of facebook!) i have gone ahead and redesigned the site making it far more comprehensive – i hope it’s appreciated after so many days work, struggling with css and crap i don’t understand – in fact it’s a bare bones update for the moment as i’m still working on it’s final form…
made by shigatsu, partner of musician arai tasuku i met last year – they’re my fans and i’m their fans! – the one-piece made with permission of course – “i want to wear your picture”
a fashion designer also recently asked about printing my art on a dress – she also picked out the “fix-me-doll” nurse to use (idiosyncratic trevor brown image?!) – this will be a slightly more commercial affair – but maybe a limited run of only ten? – i’m not sure of details yet…
i’m always happy to consent to requests like this – a few people have asked about doing personal t-shirts over the years – but i think the only prior precedent was this one-off latex suit made by rogerio alves in 2006 – worn for a french tv interview clip (youtube)
i hate interviews, i hate being asked things, so for some incomprehensible reason i decided to make an “ask trevor anything” blog
it actually stemmed from a post someone made on instagram asking “how can an american artist become popular in japan” – as i was tagged in the post i decided to click the comment button: “i think the same answer to how can an american artist become popular in america? – popularity is generally hideous and not something to aspire to anyway, imho (just look at the accounts that have hundreds of thousands of followers here on instagram” – then the very next thing i see on instagram totally corroborated what i just wrote – some “artist” with 90k followers posting an (uncredited) direct copy of one of my paintings generating 4k likes and 160 comments – urgh!, very irritating, especially when finding his “ask me anything” page bitching/bragging about dozens of artists he claimed were copying him! – disbelief!!
me signing up with tumblr wasn’t straighforward of course – i was surprised to find my email already in use – then when trying to log in with it to request a password change i got a “your account is terminated” screen – my memory is very bad but i think ten or fifteen years ago (in the livejournal / myspace era) i did briefly have a tumblr account – which didn’t pass the tumblr fitness test (not enough porn and gore etc which tumblr is a happy playground for today!) – kinda shocking they apparently ban you forever?! – i shot a message to contact support – no answer!! – i never shall know what incredibly heinous crime i allegedly committed to warrant a life sentence – happily i was able to sign up after making a new email
so i now have an ask me anything page – here! – it’ll soon get repetitive and boring (or simply die) i suspect – already within the first half dozen questions there was already two people asking if i’m into scat! : (