Friday, August 21, 2009

Closed For Business...

This blog is now officially defunct and has moved here.

Friday, August 14, 2009

“Mating Call” at Believe Inn thru Aug 23rd.



Mating Call

Chris Silva & Lauren Feece

Opening: Friday, July 31st 2009 6-10 PM

Show runs through August 23rd and viewings are by appointment.

Contact: H. Mathis // 312 919 0036 // SomethingTo[at]BelieveInn.org

Believe Inn is located at 2043 N Winchester Chicago IL 60614 USA

Friday, June 26, 2009

New "Great Paper Chase" Tees...

New tee design and others available at MySoti.com. Click above to peep em.
New tee design and others available at MySoti.com. Click above to peep 'em.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

New t-shirts at MySoti.com!


New t-shirts at MySoti.com!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Listen, Son...


Greetings cool peoples and folks, alike!

I just wanted to send out a little promo for a shirt I finally got around to making available. I put this design together a couple years back but my ADD and all these new jungle noises overtook me before I made it to the finish line…anyway, I recently found an online manufacturer whose business model is nicely in line with this design’s content, so here it is at long last my sweet brothers and sisters.

“Listen, Son…”


This sexy, confidence-building and Babylon-smashing design is now available on Light Blue, Natural & White shirts and proudly broadcasts that famous Mahatma Ghandi quote, “Listen son…you don’t have to fuck people over to make a living.” So please, if you have any kind of regard for my bank account (or even just the future of our children) buy as many of these as possible and help me in my quest to teach the children this valuable lesson.

About the site: “23 Monkeys is dedicated to making the world a better and cleaner place. Shirts are made to order, which means no waste from overproduction. Shirts are printed with an eco-friendly printing process, which means no harmful pollutants, and all shirts are made of organic cotton. All shirts are printed and manufactured sweatshop-free, in sunny California, where smoking marijuana might as well be legal.”

What a smart place!
I can’t make any promises, but these shirts may even get you high!
What are you waiting for?

Monday, January 5, 2009

Solo Show in SF...

"The Church Of Wife, Wuv & Waughter"
at Gallery Three, January 17th through February 7th.


“Dirty Hippie & Uptight Yuppie Meet Somewhere In The Middle And Make Yippee”
30" x 30" Latex & Acrylic Paints on Canvas

Zen Master, Thich Nhat Hanh believed, "We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness.” Chris Silva lives a life that gives priority to following his creative muse while contributing positively to the evolution of the collective. He sees the collective’s consciousness as infinitely more important than the individual’s ego. For the past several years, Silva has been deeply involved in community and city public art programs. In 2004 Silva was awarded a major public art commission by the Chicago Transit Authority to create a mosaic reading “AMOR” on the Blue Line’s California Station. A couple years later he led a city-funded, block long mural in Chicago’s loop that said “You Are Beautiful”, and more recently he’s had an ornate drawing made of water cut steel erected on Seattle’s Sound Transit System. In addition to these larger city-sanctioned works Silva has contributed greatly to Chicago’s street art scene through a multitude of unsolicited public embellishments upon the cityscape.

Chris Silva’s art is a diary of his commitment to humanity, relationships, and nature. The playful collection of work in "The Church Of Wife, Wuv & Waughter" strives to facilitate spiritually enriching interactions between themes of love and humor. Aiming to foster an artistic presence and participate in the evolution of conversation about humanity, environment, development, and consumer culture.

Through his art and community involvement, Silva addresses the need for positive social change with graffiti-infused lyrical pieces, bringing a bit of warmth and kindness to the city. His personal explorations in music, art, and design have produced a poetic yet ambiguous collection of work. Drawing upon rich surfaces, textures, and decay with lyrical, calligraphic marks and strongly defined lines, his organic style of mixed media encourages creative reuse through his playful compositions of found objects and materials. The new works featured in "The Church Of Wife, Wuv & Waughter" are a bit different from work in his previous shows due to the inclusion of more paintings on canvas and an expansion of his approach to image making. Of the 13 pieces exhibited at Gallery Three, 4 are done in collaboration with his new wife, Lauren Feece. The stunning bright bold colors and romantic lines amidst urban substance, collage and painting seem to reflect the theme of new love.

With hopes to inspire kindness and consideration while providing amusement, "The Church Of Wife, Wuv & Waughter" offers a unique collection of work to encourage the perceptual and spiritual evolution of the general public.

"The Church Of Wife, Wuv & Waughter" new works by Chris Silva is on display at Gallery Three from January 17th through February 7th 2009. Opening reception on Saturday, January 17th 2009 from 7pm until 11pm, and is open to the public. Gallery hours vary so please call to make an appointment for viewing.

Gallery Three

66 6th Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

Owned and operated by The Shooting Gallery

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Kick, Push...

I keep forgetting about this. The mural I did at Uprise skateshop with Mike Genovese & Juan Chavez is featured in Lupe Fiasco's "Kick, Push" video.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Group show in Indiana...

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

"This is for every one of you - the younger ones as well as the older ones. Go on working in such a way that you give your proper worth to society, and you bring about the actual evolution of humanity. Be a devotee of humanity as well as a devotee of the Supreme Entity. Let victory be with you."

Shrii Prabhat Sarkar


Illustration by Irana Douer.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Wall Riders...









I sent Erik DeBat a couple drawings a while back and he and Jack added them to this cool wallride ramp collaboration. Next they plan to put it out on the street in Chicago and let it be put to good use.




















































All you old Chicago graf writers/skaters check out this last photo of Jesse Neuhaus skating a wall at Oak Street Beach with Upski and Risk tags on it. ..in what? 1986? Wow.

All old-school Chicago skate photos taken by James "King" Adler.