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Turf one                                                    (Biography)    Jean Labourdette    cultive une approche sculpt...
Jeremy Fish                  (Interview: Crank)                                          (Photos: Anais Trocherie)    Cran...
give you this job, but you have to    C: How did you first get             be down here in like two days».    involved in ...
take you in, give you a solid ad      overseas, but I’m having some            it where it should go, so I just   companie...
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  2. 2. Edito Sommaire O’cloc est un magazine participatif. Il existe Interview: Délit d’initiés pour et par ses lecteurs. Chaque article publié a été séléctionné parmi les centaines publiés sur le blog. Le but de ce magazine est de res- Luc Saucier nous devoile les veritables ter loin de toute censure, influence, ou propa- Turf one................X regles de l’art..................................................X gande commerciale. Le bilinguisme est ici un symbole de partage, d’échange et de richesse culturelle nécessaire. Jeremy Fish..........X C’est toi l’art illustration de Jim Krewson.................X,X,X,X Mike Giant.............X Shawn Barber....X X X X
  3. 3. «Le voyage est la destination»X X
  4. 4. Turf one (Biography) Jean Labourdette cultive une approche sculpturale il commence son périple dans les Toronto, Montréal et Vancouver. face à la peinture, qui éloigne ses rues de Paris en tant qu’artiste Il a également produit des oeuvres sujets de tout contexte typique en graffiteur reconnu pour ses pour des clients tels Sony Music, les plongeant au coeur d’un monde personnages typiques et surréa- Universal Music, le Conseil fantastique et imprévisible. Ayant listes. Depuis, Labourdette n’a des Arts du Canada, Ka- une passion pour le graffiti, il tra- cessé d’évoluer et de se forger une nye West, Pound Magazine vaille principalement avec des ob- vision esthétique unique à travers et Le Cirque du Soleil. jets trouvés.  Son style particulier et des années de création compul- son rendu immaculé font référence sive, faisant de lui un artiste multi- aux primitifs flamands du disciplinaire prolifique en travaillant XVe siècle.  À la fois œuvres à  la fois en tant qu’illustrateur, gothiques et surréalistes, bédéiste, cinéaste et peintre. les saints et les scènes propres à Jean Labourdette, alias  “Turf One” cette époque, ont été remplacés « Turf One », a su se bâtir une par son entourage, ses collabo- réputation enviable au cours des rateurs et ses muses.  Débordant cinq dernières années.  Il a fait par- du cadre traditionnel, les visages tie de plusieurs expositions, on lui a de ses sujets sont accompagnés consacré plusieurs articles dans de d’un corps et d’un contexte, qui prestigieux livres et magazines. Ses lui est gravé, rouillé, orné et mani- oeuvres ont été exposées dans plu- pulé d’une façon à la fois déme- sieurs galeries à travers le monde, surée et finement détaillée.  notamment à Paris, New York, Vers la fin des années 1980, San Francisco, Miami, Rome,X X
  5. 5. Jeremy Fish (Interview: Crank) (Photos: Anais Trocherie) Crank: Now that we have that installation stuff taken care of, tell me about the mytho- logy themes found in your work. Is this something that comes from your childhood or is it something that you developed as you grew older? Jeremy: I think it is a little bit of both. My mom was a teacher, so my sister and I had this ridiculous library of child- ren’s books. During my early childhood we kinda lived in the middle of nowhere so there was not a lot to do but sit around and flip through all these books. Like most guys our age I was raised on Richard Scary and Dr. Suess, all those golden children’s books. I think there is a definite element of that that comes through in my work, that and the older cartoons. I will admit that I am not as into reading as I am into watching cartoons or at least when I was little I wasn’t.X X
  6. 6. give you this job, but you have to C: How did you first get be down here in like two days». involved in the skateboard So I packed my shit and ran industry? down there and that was what kinda opened the door. I was J: I got lucky as hell. I went to the production manager and we school in San Francisco and a lot were still printing boards at that of the friends I was skating with point before all the companies also worked for companies that went to transfers. That was really were getting real big back then. dope. In the past I had done So anyway, I got a job at a print a lot of printing from posters to shop that was doing all the prin- stickers, to wallpaper, prior to after school there was no way him and he ended up moving working in this huge company I ting for Deluxe, Slap, Thrasher getting out of school. Yeah, so that I could have gotten that job. to France, to do something that didn’t really want that exposure and Think among others. When through Print-Time I learned a I only got this far because I dug he had to do. And I supported it so much, we didn’t care about I was offered this job I was in little bit more about how board myself out of a basement with because he’s my friend as well ads. In the beginning I guess i Portland, and the dude that hired graphics were done and defini- the «hey you guys wanna take as my business partner, so at did. We launched some ads, but me... well his boss just randomly tely a more professional way of a look at these» or «hey, you one point he was in France for the company didn’t really gene- didn’t come in one day. So my doing it than what I had learned wanna check these out?» I kinda like two years and I was kinda rate sales the way we thought it friend who was the assistant on my own. But anyway at that got a lot better after I got the job. holding the reigns. I started the would from ads. So the ad bud- manager at this place that was time I was doing little art shows, I just put more into it as soon as it brand, but I was never going to get got pulled like eight months taking in big money every week. in cafes and small galleries, and was a full-time deal. be like a team manager or into it. Then there was this part of This was a big business for a the guys from these companies a skateboard company owner. I me thinking, «wow, imagine 21 year old dude, and all the would come. So then the guy C: Then you went on to start wanted to do graphics and make we can still be selling a thousand sudden his boss just never came that owned «Think» finally star- your own underground skate cool shit and boards a month just on word of back, the people that owned it ted to get into what I was doing company «The Unbelievers». I had no real interest in holding up mouth.» To me that seemed pret- were the same owners that star- and started giving me some have been hearing some nasty the tent. So all of the executive ty good, even for small company ted the northern california skate- freelance gigs. Like do a t-shirt rumors about it, so what is the skateboard company decisions numbers, those were big. So board industry , same guys that here, a board graphic there, one status of «The Unbelie- became mine and it really started this dude was like «we’re gonna started Indy and Thrasher off’s of stuff, and Slap asked me vers?» to wear on me. But at that point I were like here take the rains. to do a t-shirt, then Thrasher. This was still pretty ok with it and we was like the first few things I got J: It’s the Done Believers. It’s got an opportunity in the last year They were like «better hire an to do, but they all did really well over. I got hung out to dry this with this other manufacturer and assistant» we’ll see you later. and they all were really psyched past spring in this nasty turn of distributor out of San Diego. So he was like, dude I am so eventually the art director at events. We did the company Same company that was doing fucked, he had only been think quit. I guess they were like: for four years on a paper thin our heat transfers and they really there a year. He knew how the «the dude in the print shop budget. I made some people loved what we were doing. They place ran and how to do his job, is finally doing pretty well so some money to pay their mor- felt that this company could but he didn’t at that point know why don’t we pull him out of the tgages, while I was still sitting in be so huge but nobody really how to be the guy in charge. printshop»; so they gave me the a cold shack with no heat. Scott knew who we were. But that So he called me and said «I will job as an art director. But right had some weird shit happen to was how I like it, coming fromX X
  7. 7. take you in, give you a solid ad overseas, but I’m having some it where it should go, so I just companies. More so than a pro after he married this local rock with him was cool, I actually got budget, you can do more soft trouble with my loans, I think I am couldn’t do it. skateboarder who went and did and roll bad ass named Allison. to help him design the song. goods, make a video, do a tour.» going to put the whole thing on Honestly, the hardest part was it, that kinda feels shitty. Scott So we ended up meeting, and I I came up with the idea after He was basically telling us that hold for another 6 months or so.» Putting Scott Borne and went and did it. Scott did what he am not a big fan of hanging out coming across a big stack of we could do all the things that This guy really just hung up the those guys in that situation of did and he did it super well and with my hero’s. You know how those Disney records and books. were just not possible before. company. If I hadn’t pulled away looking for a new deal. Sure they I think he earned a spot in the it is, you meet them, they suck, So I brought them over to his So we got all excited and pulled from the existing manufacturer are skateboarders and they are history of the sport. But does that then you kinda don’t like what house and showed him all the away from our existing manufac- I could have kept doing it at the my friends in the end, but it really entitle you to a career that will last they do anymore. We e-mailed funny things, but I didn’t have turer, the guy who we had done pace we were going. I was doing sucks to have to tell your friend you a lifetime? Probably not, ska- for a while and I really got the a record player. So he was like: it out of the gate with. Who in my twenty graphics a year. «hey your skateboarding career teboarding is just not that gene- feeling he was pretty normal. «we should fuck with these. opinion is a really righteous guy It was a big strain on my time is over.» I mean, I was never rous and it does provide that He is not a pretentious guy and Make a book and a 7».» So and a really awesome craftsman and even though I wasn’t making nearly good enough to be a pro hard. It won’t provide that hard he didn’t come off that way so I that was how it started. Not only and deadly concerned with the dick on it. Long story short, we skateboarder, but because I even if you do whore yourself, was like: «ok’ let’s meet.» At the was I really able to get to know quality of his skateboards and his got fucked. draw or whatever, I can go on to unless you are that top 20 dude, time I really did not realize how someone who I had always reputation, but really could not So yeah, I e-mailed him back work for these other skateboard it’s a tough gig for sure. similar we were. We both grew admired but he was also really ad and subtract any better than and was like: «fuck you, you up skateboarding. He is from the like minded and really respectful I can and I am not the guy who hung me and my company out C: You recently put out your Northeast, he’s like a year youn- of what I was doing. The guy should be running a business. to dry and I have no interest in collaboration with Aesop ger than I am. We had friends is also really clever. Like he is You really need somebody in continuing to work on this brand rock «the next best thing.» that we both knew and hung out just not a dumb dude, he went there that can do the math, so with people who front on money What inspired that and do you in similar places. We were like to an art school, he’s a pain- consequently we pulled away they don’t have.» This was the have any more collaborations brothers from different mothers, ter, he can paint. He can even from him while the new manufac- same problem lined up? same sorta cultures, but you get draw better than I can on some turer got his act together. I had with the first guy. First guy to an age where you take either levels. Maybe not line oriented I was in Taiwan in July and I made all these promises when J: Aesop is one of my all time one thing or the other seriously. character stuff, but he could had half of my catalog finished we sat down to meet, then a favorite rappers and a mutual He took music seriously and draw you better than I could. It’s for the trade show this fall and year later he denied he ever said friend of ours. I mentioned to him I took art seriously. It’s not like I kind of annoying, I hate people I was ready. Then this dude e- them. So, I was about to go to that I was a really huge fan and never tried to write a rap in my who are good at everything and mails me and is like: «hey, sorry bed with another company that his wife knew my work and liked life, but it was something that I he’s is one of those dudes even to lay this on you while you are still didn’t have the money to take it. He moved to San Francisco wasn’t any good at. But working though he would never admitX X
  8. 8. it. But yeah, I am doing his next J: No, I like to keep a steady the idea for the Big Stupid and album cover and packaging, any chance for a Cameo? balance. I don’t really just want to we actually kinda talked about work off of gallery work. I like to doing the set design for his tour do the commercial stuff because J: I did the Big Stupid for three this coming summer. So I could years and Mark Whiteley, the it trains me to think in a way that make like giant characters they editor of Slap, gave me complete I might not otherwise. It pays could fold them up and take creative freedom. Mark is one of better and sometimes I even them along. Since he doesn’t my all time favorite people and have a better relationship with have a lot of friends in the city, I at the time I really needed it. I my clients. Sure I do get ripped get lucky and him and his wife have been given so many great off and jerked around by some take me along to a lot of shows. of these corporations and sure opportunities as a result of «the We saw a show at the Fillmore it gets frustrating. So there are Big Stupid». It was funny and he started talking about how because they were like: «We those times when I think I should you can’t just have a banner and want you to do a comic». I never just do fine art, but then at the a DJ anymore so hopeful- read comics growing up, I never end of the day even galleries will ly something good will come out had any real exposure to comic be like this brown one sells really of it. I can honestly say this next books growing up, so I looked well but the blue ones don’t. So record is the best thing he has through a bunch of comic books could you please do more of the ever done. I was really scared and was like: «I can’t do a co- brown ones. Yes, I am calling the shots, but whether it’s gal- because San Francisco is not a mic.» If think if a guy who doesn’t sad or gloomy place. His music lery money or commercial do comics tries to do comics, is sad and gloomy, in a way he the guys who really do comics money, somebody always wants can find the ugly beauty in the will look at your work and know to grab the wheel and steer it dirty urban side of life. Living in that you don’t do comics and for me. I don’t bend much, but San Francisco, I was thinking just think you’re a prick. So I was in a commercial work I try to be to myself that this is going to be like: «how about I just draw two flexible. I do understand that this the «Bambi-est» album you ever pages every month.» They were is my job and I don’t want to think make. So when he handed me like: «what, we are just going to it will only last a few more years this record done I was still kinda print drawings that you did». I so I try to bend as much as I can, scared but I really love every had some ideas about doing col- without feeling like I am being song on it except one which is laborations early on, but I didn’t raped. his favorite. But seriously it’s the put it into effect for a long time best thing he’s ever done and I C: I first started seeing your because I figure these guys are work in «Slap Maga- am stoked to be a part of it. not going to know who I am. If I zine» in 2002. It became am e-mailing my heroes I wanna C: Do you have plans of doing something of a staple in «Slap» have enough of these done so a lot more commercial work or they can see it and know what for a few years then I just stop- are you focusing on pain- it is. anyway, like $300.00 a ped seeing it. What happened ting? month or something.» and where did you come up withX X
  9. 9. mike giant (Interview: Crank) (Photos: Anais Trocherie) Latin I definitely see a lot of influence specifically on your tattoo flash sets which seem to pull directly from New Mexico, for I moved from The historical Buddha and Siddhartha Gautama is certainly an ins- pirational figure. Other ancient inspira- instance ‘NM’ on tattooed prisoners, Albuquerque to San Francisco Think tional figures include Jesus Christ and ‘Burque’ (Albuquerque) blasted onto dif- ferent Hinas and the New Mexican flag here and there. I know you were born in Upstate in 1993 to work for his wife Mary Magdalene, Angulimala and Milarepa. Skateboards. That’s the thing that really More contemporary figures include New York, so when did you end up in New Mexico and why ? brought me out here the for the first time. I stayed in the Bay Area for 10 years , Thich Nhat Hanh, Noah Levine and Alex Grey. Don Ed Hardy did some traveling and ended up back in In the end, I think I have to go with ‘Burque in 2003. Then a few years ago I . My family moved to moved back to San Francisco. Of anywhere His achievements and influence are I’ve been in the world, San Francisco Albuquerque in 1979. They were seeking a better climate and really feels like home! indisputable, regardless of the stupid my fashion shit. the adventure of a new place to raise sister and I favorite artist? Tattooed old were you when you . Who is your art How why is so much of your laced with your first person? In general, I guess I’d say Catholicism and the Hispa- Charles Burns. nic culture? What was the tattoo of ? I tattoo’dmyself first . Then I How long have you been utilizing the Myself, I’ve always been drawn to the pencil/Sharpie technique? tattoo’d my buddy Kodik Joe. I think he got It is so simple in regards to what little mystery and beautiful imagery a ‘Kodik’ piece wrapped around his lower you are working with yet so, so tedious. behind Catholicism and the Latin culturehaving been raised by a Catholic leg with a devil character and some flames. I think I was 27 at the time. It pops so well! How many Sharpies do you go through a mother with parents both born in East. day literally? It’s only natural that they let signature you have Geez, all of my previous questions have been your own pen! L.A., what brought about such a taste focused on your tattoos and fine art. What came first? Tattoos or graffiti? I am thinking in you? graffiti, no? On days that I ink all day I might go I grew up Roman Catholic. As a through one or two Sharpies. It all teenager my parents allowed me to depends. I’ve been working with choose to be confirmed or not, and I chose not to. I wasn’t buying it. Regardless, it’s I started writing in 1989 and got Sharpies since I started writing my roots . The Christian morality my first tattoo in 1991. I think I was graffiti in 1989. It was my ‘go-to pen’ code was instilled in me early. I feel interested in cholo for blackbook drawings and it just Buddhist like a lot of my practice has tattoos before I got exposed to the graffiti stuck. I definitely own a few myself. been about unlearning a lot of my Catholic Thanks Joshy! programming. writing culture. Speaking of blackbooks, it’s too bad that I know therebel8 is in San Who dead or alive you didn’t have the chance to make it to this year’s Black Book Sessions 8 inspires Francisco, is this where you reside now? over at Killer Distribution. A lot of your Also, how did the jump from Albuquerque land you all the way over in San Francisco? you? friends and associates were there. You would have had your very own wallX X
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  11. 11. Shawn barber (Biography) S h a w n Barber’s body of CA; Mesa Contempora- ry Arts Center, Mesa, AZ; Related News: work focuses primarily on pain- ting, portraiture, and documen- University of Houston, ting contemporary tattoo culture. Houston, TX. His first published Barbers intimate renditions of book of art titled ‘Tattooed Por- Shawn Barber Artist Lecture at tattooed individuals balance traits’ was published by 9mm PAFA (February 16, 2011) both meticulous brush strokes and Books in March of 2006, Summer Group Exhibition Opening loose energy. Figurative in na- followed by his second tome, Photos (August 17, 2010) ture, these large paintings take ‘Forever and Ever’, a 256 Shawn Barber “Tattooed Portraits: on abstractions with explosive page hardcover book dedica- Chronicle” Opening Photos colors, meandering lines and ted to the Tattooed Portraits Series. (April 30, 2010) paint dripping down the canvas. Among his extensive achieve- SCOPE Miami 2009 Barber earned his B.F.A from ments, he has taught drawing, (December 15, 2009) Ringling College of Art painting and the business of art Summer Group Exhibition in 1999 and has paintings held in for 10 years at various art schools opening reception (August 19, private collections throughout the throughout the country. After years 2009) United States, Canada, Asia, Eu- of documenting the art of tattoo, it Shawn Barber interview on rope and Australia. His paintings was a logical progression to pick Fecal Face have been exhibited in diverse up the tattoo machine and add tat- (February 12, 2009) solo and group venues inclu- tooist to his resume. When he is Gallery artist Shawn Barber featured ding: Joshua Liner Gal- not traveling or painting, he can on the cover of lery, NYC, NY; Billy Shire be found working at Memoir The Wall Street Fine Arts, San Francisco, Tattoo in Los Angeles, CA. Journal (January 27, 2009)X X
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