ARTSNOB agency specializes in visual art with a penchant for "urban" and caribbean motifs - perfect if your tastes are attuned to the vibrant and colorful, and speak to the sensibilities of the contemporary art lover/collector. @artsnobs #ASAGENCY
"Nik Ridley is one artist who has creatively morphed his artistic expression into the visual arts and design - his passion and desire can be felt through to the soul of his art." - 303 MAGAZINE
Acrylic+Latex+Shellac | 5/8" wood | 4 ft. x 4ft.
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“Innovation is borne of rice and beans… working with what one has, which is never enough… a healthy blindness… a willingness to discard 'safety' for inspiration and the boldness to BE oneself…It is guts…not being married to 'knowing' everything. Innovation is the domain of the courageous.”
As a writer, art enthusiast and collector of the arts, I am always looking for interesting events or artists to share with my readers. I came across Nik Ridley in the search for my “Out & About 4th of July Weekend” Friday Experience. His show “American Renaissance” is his tribute “to the idea that America is undergoing a fundamental shift, as in past renaissance periods (Europe, Italy, etc). It is my attempt to showcase the “new beauty or “new mindset” from a cultural/artistic perspective."
- Wendy Pitton, 303 Magazine (excerpt)
Are you a venue seeking professional and affordable talent? Need great music for film, video or web projects? Let us help. @artsnobs #ASAGENCY
"Fast4ward creates lush & soulfully imaginative compositions, equipped with flute, guitar, keyboard, turntable and voice. A quirky unique blend of avant-pop sensibilities and a wildly vivid musical pallet." - RED BULL SOUND SELECT
Recorded @ CEC Early Learning Academy
*Special thanks to Denver Public Schools, Ron Jolly and his Audio Engineering students. #WorldClass #ArtInEducation
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Felix Ayodele (aka FelixFast4wrd) was born in Evanston, Illinois, March 12th, 1982. Moving to Houston in the early 90's, the young Illinois native began to displayed an interest in art and music after seeing The "DMC U.S. Finals of 1998" on vhs. He began putting together "Battle routines" he developed, and competed using his idiosyncratic prowess with vinyl scratching and compostition. Along with handed down records from his parents (who both Immigrated to the U.S. from Nigerian), he was provided with a wealth of music education.
Those records would be injected interestingly into his creation process. The records/people that were around him would influence the traditional musician within, from prog-rock records including: Yes, King Crimson, and Camel, to Afrobeat Music, Sunny Ade, Fela Kuti (down to Sun-Ra and Ornette Coleman) - all serendipitously creating a recipe for the modern producer/musician.