San Francisco artist Teddy Hose of Oscillating Profundities has created “Doing Bald Right,” an illustrated chart that features style options for the “follically challenged.” A chart for us bald men…
Saved this flyer from the Hemlock in #sanfrancisco a few years ago, because I liked the #pulp #comicart. The now defunct Force of Habit Records which I live a block away from, is now a wine bar on account of the late owner’s untimely death. They kept the neon “records” sign up though, and part of Woody Allen’s latest film, Blue Jasmine was shot in the apartment just above it. Annie’s Social Club also closed at the end of 2009, where my band Genevapop played the last show there. Murder Junkies are the late GG Allin’s backing band. So much history here.
Demons of Escape by Teddy Hose
Acrylic on Birch Wood, 12”x12”
Part of the exhibit Crust Lust: Creatures, Pizza & Beer II
@Lanesplitter Pizza & Pub, Emeryville. 2/23/14
While usually steering toward non-fiction/realist work, I was told the theme of this show was “Creatures” and so decided to create fantasy characters rooted in familiar aspects of everyday life. The Demons of Escape each represent a different psychological retreat from one’s self be it codependency, addiction, vanity, and/or a facade of strength. They are less superhero/villain with super powers, and more an embodiment of negligence or “demons” one may flock to in the face of difficulty. These demons present themselves as fearless and powerful though inside they are desolate souls, forever swearing off the inevitable vulnerability of surrender.
"So I was thinking wouldn’t it be funny if we took my 2007 Ford Focus hatchback, and made a luxury car commercial out of it with the tagline, ‘What if all you had to do…was Focusss?’" said my friend Mike one day, to which I grabbed a pen and paper and it eventually turned into this.
Taking a moment to highlight some of the background and prop designs.