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.
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.
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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.
life can be really simple if you want it to be. we over complicate a lot of things by over thinking them to death. hopefully these next few words can serve as medicine for getting your thoughts on a different wavelength.
yesterday we gathered to spend time together as brothers playing Yu-Gi-Oh! the trading card game. we sat for almost two hours going back and forth taking turns vanquishing each others monsters, falling into snares, and casting our most powerful spells. we existed in our own world inside the game and out.
we are a family. we have been growing together for quite some time. being able to spend quality time like this together makes life all the sweeter. the quality of life you desire can be met with intention. you are where you want to be. sometimes we get caught up asking for more, when in reality we have just enough all the time. it’s healthy to improve your way of life. it’s even better when you have friends that have the same progressive mindset.
surround yourself with the people who inspire you to be successful.
we found splendor through walking a block from where we sat and played cards. that’s one of the many perks of living in New Orleans, you don’t have to look too far to spot beauty or some form of art. its exists all around us. all the time. every dynamic.
we turn every moment into opportunity.
the sunset matched our iconic evening together. brilliance and bliss. this is what it meant to simply exist. shortly after we paraded to the Healing Center where we awaited the Monday night poetry. it’s always such a pleasing environment at these poetry night gatherings. you are literally missing out if you’re neglecting that atmosphere.
greetings and hello. we started our day by sharing our morning with Sanath. we planned our rendezvous at the Louis Armstrong park for a few photos to showcase our latest addition of color with the FIG WEAVER design. together we enjoyed a cup of coffee talking about the upbringing of cvlt aesthetics and how this project began. Sanath is a brilliant soul. our journey began crossing paths briefly while we were set up selling art in our usual spot on Decatur street. he actually reminded us this was how we met. we reconnected via email when he was inquiring about artwork about a week or so ago.
this morning we discussed how terrifying it could be embarking on journeys we were unfamiliar with. usually it’s in the most uncomfortable situations we find bliss along with our initial reason for seeking this higher plane. we talked about how our paths in life often meet at repeating crossroads, and the ultimate challenge is to overcome the emotion that steers this vessel.
we went on about how some things are inevitable -but they are lessons and it’s our duty to grow from them.
Sanath introduced himself at our #ARTCVLT gathering last Wednesday to promptly obtain a tee shirt, meet the artists, and enjoy the show. thinking about his sincere support for our project makes us really warm inside. it returns that childlike essence of a school crush, because deep down- we’re in love with everyone who goes out of their way to support this vision.
together we make this a reality.
Sanath is a martial artist and software developer. we give you our blessings as you bestow them unto us. we hope the leap to come to New Orleans was the right one. so far you have been enjoying it, now that our paths have crossed we hope to see more of you.
thank you for your time.
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we live to create.
the mint green color for FIG WEAVER is one of the exclusive selections. we have vintage black available to the public currently. contact us if you want to claim a limited edition tee.
we are falling apart and decomposing each and everyday. every day we make the choice to contribute to the world or take from it- for the world will tirelessly take from you. almost every second. as we create, we are destroyed. we highly advise to not look in this as becoming a fearmongering concept. sometimes we need to be reminded of our mortality in order to achieve a certain level of success. we are gifted each waking day to impact the world in some shape or form. it’s what you do with your time here that matters the most. this project is aimed to bring this mindset to light- there’s a certain level of destruction that is healthy, and there is a certain level of existential dread that can bring about the most dramatic changes in your life for the better.
you are responsible for how you choose to spend your time- we spend our time creating… each and every day. seriously- each day we are crafting at head quarters in our little art house in New Orleans, Louisiana. you can visit- or even send us mail. (address is listed in the footer of our news letter, contact us before coming over- it’s polite) if you are having trouble coping with a few harsh realities of life, feel free to message us or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, we are very responsive to email and we are wanting to develop a true artistic family.
thank you for your time, below are a few selected photos from creators we have been developing a relationship through the #artcvlt tags on instagram, or photographers we personally picked.