this is absolutely insane. thank you entirely. we have collectively come a really long way as a family and as artists. we are the society that’s connected throughout the love of art. the passion of creation is the fuel. i cannot believe the level of collaborations taking place. coming from Little Rock, AR Matthew Castellano is known for his incredible surreal hieroglyphics, depicting usually alchemic and occult carvings or figures who grip you and bring you into their reality otfen through amputation rituals. we found our collaboration very fitting for the new official artcvlt garments/collection.
we also paired with Knowla Company. Knowla has been a brand for over ten years. it’s a honor to have built such a brotherhood with them. we have plans for more creative collaborations like this and we are already preparing for another collection to release.
our sights are set on a frontier in the arts industry that’s been untapped for a while. follow our journey, you can witness this unfold and participate.
we are the dreamers weaving life. we are the story being told. join us.
greetings friends, family, and loved ones. we’re really proud and thankful to have made it this far. it hasn’t been easy at all. behind the screens we have been adjusting to the demanding number of orders for shirts. it was honestly unexpected this early. after relocating to new orleans, it picked up heavily throughout the arts community. so we greatly appreciate the patience of all who stood by our side. things are changing now, some pals have realized how fast we’re moving.
it’s honestly also with great and good news that our very first design released in 2015 has made it’s way back on American Apparel (U.S. Blank) fabrics.
we have one size fits all XL LONG-SLEEVES and various sizes for short sleeve tees.
our project began two years ago october, pretty much today (oct 16th). through all this anniversary excitement we’re going to celebrate this entire month with art gatherings and exhibitions FOR our family and supporters. our first exhibition was artcvlt XIII
this wednesday, we’re hosting a music and animation showcase, we’ll be screening FLCL (fooly cooly) -another favorite animation that inspired the core of this project and our artwork. in middle school, while being at in-school-suspension, drawing versions of the FLCL comic was a vivid memory. staying up late to catch the series on adultswim was a pastime as well.
“FLCL is an original video animation (OVA) anime series written by Yōji Enokido, directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki and produced by the FLCL Production Committee, which consisted of Gainax, Production I.G, and King Records. FLCL follows Naota Nandaba, a twelve-year-old boy living in the fictional Japanese suburb of Mabase, and his interactions with Haruko Haruhara, who arrives in the quiet suburb, drawn by the industrial town houses and the Medical Mechanica building.”[x]
the second half of the night will feature musical performances from our family of the arts. (scroll down for line up or visit our artcvlt tab)
the family of friends and artists that are supportive of the arts society we’re building is unheard of this day and age. a bit of imagination and creativity goes a very long way if you believe in yourself. others will see how hard you’re trying and then begin lending a helping hand or two. before you know it, the thoughts in your head are unfolding before your very eyes. the side effect is the community of free thinkers and visionaries our project gravitates.
friday the 13th was an example of that…
we held our spooky friday the 13th art show XIII in partnership with our family in knowla company & gloomy nation. we collaborated to host probably one of the coolest (we’re sure there’s many) art gatherings to grace the underground arts community of new orleans. #artcvlt xiii exhibition was out of a movie- completely a master piece of friends and lovers of the arts. it was such a honor being able to curate this gathering.
many blessings for our friends at Mid City Pizza who sent some hot slices our way keeping bellies happy -there’s a special place in our hearts for you and Knowla Company.
sharing and tagging #artcvlt helps keep information floating around, thank you for sharing what you captured.
wednesday, october 18th we are gathering for a music and animation showcase. we’re screening all the episodes of FLCL (fooly cooly) and after, we have a line up of performing artists taking the stage. we invite you to join us, visit our artcvlt tab for information.
if you don’t love what you do you are doing something wrong. the great part about art is that it’s almost impossible to become tired of it. the only way you could be exhausted of creating is if you’re making too many commitments. while being a creator it’s easy to wear yourself thin wanting to take on the world and share your brilliant idea with everyone.
we try to promote a healthy balance. take steps back and set aside time for yourself. adventure. explore. try a new flavor. ride your bike. take a different route.
the most important thing is to never give up. continue creating and pushing that boulder. you will be surprised where dedication brings you.
you could be facing the line that could bring your career to the next level. save your money though, because it all has a price.
meet Brandon. we just recently became connected through the arts. right now he’s working at Fry and Pie. he really appreciates artwork and has began collecting work of his favorite artists and also having a few of them tattooed on him. we’re very blessed to have made the cut. it means the most that you’re grabbing some illustrations and getting them applied to your flesh. that’s incredible to even think about still to this day. it’s almost unreal. without souls like you, we would not exist.
there’s so much to creating art. we imagine the level of skill and dedication helps confirm where you place your investments and collection. thanks for connecting. we cannot wait to build a lasting relationship as time goes on. let’s ride bikes together.