Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Video Interview With Bobby Hundreds

I did a video interview at my Pop Up show space with Bobby Hundreds the other day. Being on the shyer side, a video interview is a rarity for me, but I couldn't be happier with the way it turned out! We talked about some of the ideas behind the work and a bit of what I was dealing with as I was creating the body of work for Here Inside My Broken Heart. See the interview HERE!! Big huge thank you to Bobby and Zack ~ you're the coolest!

Monday, June 16, 2014

The Secret World Of Brandi Milne By Bobby Hundreds

A while back I had a visit in my studio with Bobby Kim. You may know him as Bobby Hundreds, as in co-founder of The Hundreds. I was in the final throes of painting for my show when he was scheduled to come over - I had 5 small paintings to go that I hadn't even started yet, 3 large to medium pieces that needed finishing and only a few short weeks til my deadline. I wasn't particularly prepared to be interviewed about my work for my upcoming show - in fact I see it a bit like a day that you've got all kinds of dirty dishes in the sink, piles of bills and junk mail strewn across every table top, cats barfing on every counter, dogs crying, babies barking, hill billies burping, and laundry piled up past the ceiling. I knew he was coming to see my work and ask a few questions - the house was clean but my head felt like chaos.
As soon as Bobby walked in, he was quietly gathering information. He was gone an hour later (busy bee that he is) but somewhere in that hour he and I had become friends forever. Reading what he wrote about our exchange that had been so brief says a lot about him and his natural ability to make such honest connections to people in this world - and that's exactly what he does. I'm happy to know such a kind, intelligent, thoughtful, insightful, respectful, (the list can go on) hard working human being. Bobby Kim is a righteous dude. Here's what he wrote: THE SECRET WORLD OF BRANDI MILNE

Friday, June 13, 2014

Here Inside My Broken Heart, Eve

On the Eve of my show "Here Inside My Broken Heart", there are only a few last minute things that need my attention regarding the show. After nearly 2 years of working on the paintings for the exhibit, it's an odd feeling being finished with my end of the story - and "sitting back" as the wonderful staff at my gallery (COREY HELFORD GALLERY) take it from here. {The space is big and beautiful, address: 10000 Culver Blvd, Culver City CA 90232 FREE PARKING at City Hall 9770 Culver Blvd}
I finished the works 2 weeks ahead of time so that we can offer a show catalog at the opening (AND I LOVE IT!!) which in turn gave me two weeks for readying (with gallery space details, framing, prints, press - as well as emotions that deserve attention) at a pretty leisure, nice pace. This little margin before a big show has in past years been filled to the brim with worry, stress, daily freak-outs, nightly night terrors and nightmares. There hasn't been any such thing. {Catalog includes images of all 13 new paintings on exhibit, limited edition of only 100pcs}
I am truly grateful for all the love and support and encouragement and HARD WORK I've been receiving over the last few weeks (and few months). I feel very loved and supported which means a great deal to me. {"Broken" in his backstage bubble wrap from the framers, waiting to be hung}
Thank you, thank you, you kind beautiful people out in the world, I wish you all my very best in your daily lives, loves, challenges and accomplishments! {"So That My Eyes Might See" and "Long After This" also in their backstage bubble wrap waiting to be hung}

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Lowbrow Literati Extensive Interview

It was about a year ago when I was asked to do an extensive interview with LOWBROW LITERATI - an art fan and collector that I had known since 2008. I'd done interviews before this - have had numerous features in magazines and articles online throughout the 10 years I've been working as a professional artist. While those interviews and articles have covered my artwork and inspirations pretty well, I was humbled by the lowbrow Literati's (Fritz Costa) interest in digging through and documenting the events and what not that had lead up to my career in art and gallery exhibitions. (Photo by the lovely and talented VICTORIA LARA)
And so I met up with Fritz at a coffee shop near me, where we talked and talked for hours as he recorded the conversation and drew out a timeline there at our table. And here now a year later, a LOWBROW LITERATI is upon us! Parts 1-3 have been posted, the other 2 parts will unfold by the end of the week!
Just want to thank you Fritz for taking the time and making the effort (on your own time) to document the why's and how's of the artists you admire. I look forward to many more interviews with you and so many brilliantly creative people!! (Photo by the lovely and talented VICTORIA LARA)
Photo by the lovely and talented VICTORIA LARA

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Solo Show Location Announced

Hello All! Just wanted to pop in to announce the location of my upcoming exhibition JUNE 14TH (as it is in a pop-up location)!! Show is with Corey Helford Gallery June 14th-July 12th 10000 Culver Blvd. Culver City, Ca. 90232 7pm-10pm 310 287 2340 For more info or to be added to the show preview list go to COREY HELFORD GALLERY (the building has a sign out front that reads "Livingreen")

Monday, May 12, 2014

Here Inside My Broken Heart June 14th

My new body of work will be on display next month - opening night is SATURDAY, JUNE 14TH, 2014! Special location will be announced soon - you can take matters in your own hands and see the advanced preview of the show by contacting the COREY HELFORD GALLERY now.
I can't tell you how excited I am for the show, I've been working on it for nearly 2 years now. And as I've mentioned recently here, I've been through some gnarly challenges emotionally which naturally spilled out in the new paintings for the show. As my work load lessens as show opening nears, I can start to share the paintings and what went into them here on the blog. Until then, work work work!! I hope all is well out there!!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Spring Sale

Time is FLYING by!! It's now Spring!! And to celebrate I'm having a sale on select items in my SHOP!! Have a look-see!! In other news, I've been up to my ears in paint for my upcoming solo show (June 14th) with COREY HELFORD GALLERY and I've been through some stuff - personal stuff - as of late. I'm always up for a challenge, and I've been challenged. But I'm grateful for every moment, I've learned more about myself in the last 6 months than maybe in all my years. Whew!! I can surely say that it is reflected in my recent work, which I am most proud of. I hope all y'all are well and if facing challenges of your own, I hope to see you better for it on the other side. Happy Spring!! xoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Somethings Happening in my Head

Now that Christmastime is in full swing, I'm happily gathering inspired bits wherever I can find em. This time of year is most bestest for painting, although the distractions come at me from every angle ~ as I'm sure is the case with most people. Still, the magic is in the air and I intend to take full advantage of it where I can...
{not my photo}
{not my photo}
I've just finished my biggest painting for my next show {May 2014 at Corey Helford Gallery} and although it put up quite the fight in areas I didn't see coming, and it took me double the amount of time I intended, I'm pretty flippin stoked on it - beyond what I dreamed initially. It will set the tone for the entire show, including the 4 paintings I had started before it. I have a long road ahead of me in completing what paintings haven't even occured to me yet, I know each one will slap me across the face repeatedly - I'll cry and I'll stomp around the room like a 7 year old as goes the drill. But I'm hoping to wrestle each one down in the end and the outcome far more victorious than if they all lay down and make my life easy.
Here's hoping for some excellently worthy opponents to take me on like Lincoln Hawk in Over The Top.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Frohlich Now Available

My new book Frohlich is NOW AVAILABLE in my shop!! Books will ship signed {with sticker} while supplies last!! Hardcover {embossed and stamped}, 152 pages, published by Baby Tattoo Books.
I'm so excited it's finally arrived and I'm able to spread the word, Frohlich has been in the making for quite some time (as books of this nature go). I've discussed the process in a few posts a while back (Here, Here, & Here) and I even promised the book's availability in October (sorry!), and now I can just shut up and deliver.
If you follow me on IG and Twitter (where I am @brandimilne) you've already heard the news (thank you for all the early orders!), sadly, my blogging skills have experienced a slip as of late. I've quite literally only been focused on painting for my next show (at Corey Helford Gallery) - finishing up the largest painting which will be the show title piece (so very excited). As always, I thank each of you for your interest and support, for even coming here to read my silly words. Happy Thanksgiving to those of you who celebrate it!!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Black Sheep Sugar Lamb Go

Newly released "Sugar Lamb, Go!!" vinyl figure now available in "Black Sheep" color way!! I really couldn't NOT do a black sheep version of this figure, could I??
Now exclusively available HERE, only 20 signed pieces ~ don't miss out!! There are just a few more of the original color wave figure (see post below) also available so make haste!!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Sugar Lamb, Go in my shop!!

I can finally offer my new vinyl art figure "Sugar Lamb, Go!!" to a very limited few!! My shop has been updated with a few new goodies, including this little silly ~ hurry over and get yourself a piece before they're all sold out!
Created and distributed by 3D Retro, sculpted by October Toys this figure is very limited edition. See my post HERE about the process and inspiration behind the figure. I hope you all have a wonderful October!!

Monday, September 30, 2013

All Hallow's Eve Prints

And it's October, just like that. In celebrating my very favorite time of year, I made time to play around with some Halloween imagery, and now it can be yours! Tomorrow, October 1st I will have two exclusive fine-art Giclee prints available in my shop!! "The Pumpkin Witch" Print (on archival white Cotton Rag paper) measures 8"x6", signed and numbered edition of 30 will be available for $55 (shipped).
"Let Go The Ghost" Print (on archival white Cotton Rag paper) measures 14"x10", signed and numbered edition of 30 will be available for $80 (shipped). When I was growing up, Halloween and Christmas were a big deal in our house. My mom would decorate the kitchen for Halloween in September, and usually that was accompanied with Christmas music from the 8Track stereo. I cant explain the crazy excitement and jubilation that was pulsing through the house at those moments as a kid. The imagery of those old cardboard velvety Halloween decorations were monumental in my skull - and still to this day. I hope I can touch on many of your nostalgic memories with these two prints, in even the smallest way. Happy October!! xoxoxoxoxox!!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Come Frohlich With Me

My first art book "Frohlich" will be available come October ~ you will be able to grab a copy on my website!! I'm so excited, I got my very first copy today from my Publisher today (Baby Tattoo Books) and I am super stoked and pleased as punch with the outcome!! I've written a bit about the process here, Frohlich has been very long awaited...
However, if you are in or around Portland, there will be a very exclusive launch at the Rose City Comic Con Sept. 21-22 so come find me at the Baby Tattoo Booth and nab a copy!!!
Also grab a copy of the Rose City CC booklet, I painted the cover!!

Friday, September 6, 2013

video


Now that Instagram has video option, I can share some process of my lonely working days with moving picture! {Although it looks much better on your tiny phone on IG than here on this blogger layout?}  I guess I could've done that anyway, but I like a good filter and editing helps too.  I was on Vine {and I guess I still am} but those videos don't save to your camera roll which is why I've embraced IG video in favor of Vine. {I am @brandimilne on both}  Anyway, my days are passing with much paint and pencil and my mind hangs on a balance of totally freaking out that I don't have enough time to really focus on each painting and complete hearts in my eyes for what is coming out.  And now that Halloween is popping up in stores I'm over the moon for the inspiration to come!

Following is a collage of pictures of the rare nights I had the chance of escaping to the city to feast my eyes on what some other artists are offering at the moment.  Fools like Jessica Louise, Natalia Fabia, Lola, Hannah Aitchison, Jan Corey Helford, Rhy Ming Poon, Angelique Groh, and Greg Escalante can be seen in the shots and provided wonderful company.  Also just shots of work. Until next time...

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Haunting Of The Fools

Some of my very favorite things to work on are small drawings. Especially when the days are filled with painting large pieces for a large series. Here are my recent drawings for the Tiny Trifecta show at Cotton Candy Machine in New York over the summer. This one is titled "The Haunting of the Fools; Werewulf"
This one "The Haunting of the Fools; Yule Goat"
And "The Haunting of the Fools; El Diablo" Thank you Cotton Candy Machine (Tara McPherson and Sean Leonard) for having me!! XOXOXOXO!!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Lamb Ride Go!!

Now I can finally share with you my new vinyl art figure "Lamb Ride, Go!" releasing this weekend at San Diego Comic Con (Booth 5051)!! It's my second vinyl figure with 3D Retro sculpted by October Toys!! I'm super happy with the figure, George Gaspar is a wonderful sculptor and once again hit the nail on the head.
The figure is based off my painting "Carousel Flight; Lamb Face" from 2008. I always imagined the paintings from this series as figures and when Ben from 3D Retro approached me for the second figure, this was definitely the figure I imagined.
I'm also super stoked on the box!! Here's a shot at Comic Con (NOW, as I type this!) of front and back of the figure in the box :)
This figure is a limited run and as I mentioned it's release is this weekend at San Diego Comic Con. Find them at Booth 5051 with 3D Retro and October Toys Here is the official release: Brandi Milne's "Sugar Lamb, Go!" is one of 3DRetro's SDCC-Exclusives, and is the second "Ride" figure 3DRetro has produced with the artist. As adorable and allure]ing the first release "Bunny Ride, Go!", this slice of vinyl beauty stands approximately 7-inches across, and is limited to 200 pieces, each priced at US$90. Brandi Milne will be at the 3DRetro booth to sign this figure during SDCC, time and date TBD. I personally like this piece as it seems to be going for a slice of nostalgia like a porcelain statuette / collectible that one might find at the corner of the shelf somewhere belonging to your hip grandma ... that. and I have a weakness for fairground attractions :)
"I'm excited to release and finally talk about my vinyl figure with 3D Retro! The second of a two figure series, Lamb Ride, Go! is based on my painting "Carousel Flight; Lamb Face". The thought behind the painting is the possibility of escaping life's seriousness and taking a ride in the sky on your favorite carousel ride from your youth. Forever. I hope the figure can spread some of that nostalgic joy to art fans everywhere." - Brandi Milne. (All official photos taken by Victoria Lara Photography)