Friday, November 9, 2012

Ballard Artwalk Opening "Art Imitating Toys Imitating Llife"

A limited collection of my oil paintings will be on display at Aster, one of my favorite coffee spots in Ballard, this month! This was sort of a last-minute show so pardon the late notice. The Ballard Artwalk is always a fun excuse to enjoy some live music and take in the local arts though so hope to see you 

Saturday, November 10th
@ Aster Coffee Lounge in Ballard

Part of the proceeds from any sells from this show will go to the Larry Sommers Art Fellowship, which gives grants to local artists and is in the spirit of keeping Larry's legacy of arts activism in the community alive and well.

Friday, January 6, 2012

My New Website

My new website: is in the works!

While this blog will feature most of my fine art exploits, my new website will feature my commercial and professional portfolio. Both will keep developing a lot this year. Stay tuned!

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

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Gimme Baby Robots TONIGHT!!

My piece for the Seattle Gimme Baby Robots show:
"The Problem of Leadership..."
Watercolor and ink on paper

Gimme Baby Robots is back! Come join in on some silent auction bidding action tonight from 7-10pm at The Greenwood Collective in Seattle. I'm going to be starting the bidding up on my piece for $2!! Yes, $2.

8537 Greenwood Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103 (between 85th and 87th)
the show will be on the bottom floor.

Bidding starts at 7pm and ends at 10pm.

This is a one-night-only event. Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Commissioned Work

This scene was captured via I-phone and emailed to me from a house-warming party in Washington DC, thus giving birth to my first commissioned piece!

So if anyone is looking to capture a moment, or a scene of toys doing something mischievous in my style of oil painting, just email me a jpg of your vision. I'll sketch something up and give you a quote: