BOUNDLESS HEIGHTS: A Familiar Altitude
No matter where we may be in our world, we all are under the same moon. Connecting with others through a mutual and absolute source is the concept that TOMBOGO's Boundless Heights Multimedia Popup and Gallery focuses on. In today's world that's filled with a constant flow of media and information, originality is valued more than ever. Artists and creatives seem to mutually share feelings of ambition, motivation and pride for their creations. Despite the differences in the artist's mediums, light is equally cast upon all of them, reflecting their boundless heights of creativity.
This Friday night, 05.29.15 the Boundless Heights PopUp wants to connect the viewers with the shared energy and passion that the 4 selected artists as well as TOMBOGO have poured their lives into.
Zach Spindle, Kris Contreras, Shutter Bros, and ModernDayConfucius will have their work on display. TOMBOGO will feature new and one of a kind garments that have never before been seen or released.
We asked all 4 artists a few questions about themselves and their art to help gain insight of the meaning and purpose behind their work, and what to expect from their content at the gallery.
As visual artists what do you find your work to be a reflection of?
Zach Spindle: A majority of my work tends to be a reflection of my friends, community, and living this Bogo lifestyle.
Shutter: My work is a reflection of my mood. My photos I'm always in. If I am in a dark mood there is a lot of contrast, and when I am in a lighter mood the photo will be very blown out
Kris Contreras: I don't really consider myself an artist, I picked up a camera a few years ago and have been shooting mainly for articles on YK [Youthful Kinfolk]. I do have some personal projects I've been working on for awhile, one of them in particular revolves around challenging people's perceptions attached to being Latino.
ModernDayConfucius: Contemporary popular culture.
Via Kris Contreras
Why did you choose your particular medium to portray your art?
Zach Spindle: I use acrylic and pen on basically anything I can get my hands on for most of the pieces, because that's what I got from my friends or had laying around the house.
Shutter: I chose to do photography more as an editor than as a shooter. The first time I edited a photo I was 11 years old editing a cover for my cousins mixtape in Photoshop. I ended up falling in love with the manipulation of images, later got into the technical part, and learned how to use the camera. From then on I've been shooting ever since.
Kris Contreras: I really started taking photos because people would cat on me a bunch, which is something you can't really avoid unless you take matters into your own hands. So hence me choosing photos, but I've been practicing videography the past few years and have my first music video with Legendvry dropping soon.
ModernDayConfucius:I have emotional connections with paint.
via Zach Spindle
What can we look forward to on your part at the TomBogo pop-up & gallery Friday night?
ZS: Most of the work I'm bringing are pieces that I've worked on in the past year living in San Francisco, which has brought me new everyday sights that I recreate wit da flick ah da wrist. Psyched to see the other artists/performances/new Bogo attire.
Shutters: You can look forward to seeing work I don't usually post on social media as far as the way they are edited. I chose to edit my photos very old style way of photography called selenium. This style of photography used an old developing process that uses a chemical, selenium, to give bluish tone to the black and white.
KC: My girlfriend Carina Moreno introduced me to collaging, she's been doing it for years. I just wanted to try something different instead of showing photos, collaging is something you learn as a kid in arts and crafts classes and kinda forget about it. It's cool though because you can really create your own worlds.
MDC: Meeting Tombogo in person.
Via Shutter Bros.