I visited the home of one of the coolest people I’ve met in a long time, this man Has an obvious love for art. His entire decor of his place is an art piece, even the way his living room over looks the large glass windows into the backyard where he has an array of plant life, and trees that he personally planted and grew. among his vast collection of Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol ( yes authentic warhols), Calder’s, Mark Rothko’s, and manyyy more to name; among these greats were a JAYWEST ; ) “Pop Art caught slippin’” is the piece also known as “the popeye” .
Q Cali, and Moe Diesel came by the gallery to check out some of the art works before the exhibit ended! they loved it. The popeye piece everyone loved is now gone and in the hands of its new owner . ( photo shoot coming soon)
i was featured in this month’s issue of letter to obama.com’s “the 44th on the 4th”. a site where artist’s create letters to president Barack Obama in the form of artwork! my Tee shirt design i made for the URBAN PULSE art exhibit was chosen for this month’s letter! ‘m more than happy, and appreciative to have been chosen to be featured on this website. thank you Liz ; ) here’s what she had to say: by M. Liz Andrews
As a person who is dedicated to seeing a more just nation and world, I have often found myself fighting against things. In this issue of “For the 44th on the 4th,” graphic artist and illustrator, Justin West presents a t-shirt design which visualizes our collective state as Americans. In Justin’s image, I see our flag crying, bleeding or both. The image focuses on where we have been and where we now stand. Once these things are clear, we may be able to begin thinking about what it might be like to fight for something powerful and beautiful… like love.
Urban Pulse – An exploration into identity, class and culture set against the ever evolving back drop of New York City, featuring the paintings and sculptural works of Dawn Okoro, Jordan!™ and myself, Justin West. this was an amazing show! My father was even in attendance, and that’s a huge deal. he pretty recently returned homeafter serving a bid of more than 16 years! YES that’s correct, i was 2 when he went in; so this is his first art show : )