Here is a perfect example of just why I am doing this series. When I first set out on this fantastical, mythological zebra/Pegasus/unicorn I totally intended for her to be completely ethereal, something that would just exist in memory but I got caught up in painting her to be somewhat real and many times when […]
ReMixed. A series of paintings with all good idea and intention just somehow missed the mark. Sometimes being prolific isn’t the best thing, and some works deserve a second chance. #1 Murder of Thieves I still love the concept and sense of dread that comes with the Raven, the Crow. This black bird that symbolizes […]
ReMixed. A series of paintings with all good idea and intention just somehow missed the mark. Sometimes being prolific isn’t the best thing, and some works deserve a second chance. “$” From the origami inspired series. I still wish I could origami graffiti letters for real, how cool would that be. I can however imagine […]
This is a topic very close to my heart. A topic, time and place all very close and dear to me. Art and Design high school and those years I spent there, mostly cutting classes to hang in the lunch room then having to make them all up because my spiteful butt refused to transfer […]
First of all, let me just say, yes, I am the originator of the popular 3D style of graffiti. Graffiti artists were always trying to get their pieces to literally “bounce” from the walls. Most every piece ever done up until mine in 1993 had similar formulas.
The making of Blood Bunny, Roll The Bones, The Hunger and Apparition from part 10 of Erni Vales’ “Unusual Journey”
I am not evil but I am EVL. EVL is Erni Vales Limited. It’s also a play on words. EVL is the basis for most of my style: from my graffiti- always bold, mean, strong- carries over to my canvas as well. Here I was really feeling the concept of origami or the whole folded […]
So here I am in the 2nd showing of paintings for a 13 part series, I had really no feedback yet except that people were really digging the misfits and that series and I was hoping there was enough of a graffiti aficionado crowd to sustain a graffiti show but alas, there was no Kaws, […]
Money, the root of EVL? I’ts a theme that will definitely repeat during the course of “An Unusual Journey”. Money, everyone loves it, everyone needs it, everyone wants it! I struggled with piece though, sometimes i have a very clear image in my head about a painting and that’s rarely what I end up with. […]
Once again the letter R makes its appearance. This was so you can view 2 paintings, completely different of each other yet created from the same letter. I wanted to show how different one letter can be treated, the Rhino conveniently beginning with the letter I was portraying was just lucky coincidence. The animal worked […]
Certain letters in general are more challenging than others, which is why they appear often in my paintings. I chose the “R” to do both as origami as well as animal because it moves more freely in my mind. To me it can be sexy or aggressive and this piece I wanted mean. It’s an […]
Poor little Tatts, all he wanted after a rough day was to sneak into a dark alley, have a drink and some smokes just to contemplate life but his peace would be interrupted by the bright spotlight of the local authorities. Could the day get worse?
Weather you did it to someone, or someone did it to you, we have felt the sting, the pinch and the joy of love. From friends, from family, loved or not the deepest cuts always come from love!
The I’m not completely comfortable in my own skin feeling is a theme that I have explored several times in “An Unusual Journey” I think many viewers of my paintings can relate to the wanting to the change their skin theme. I believe that’s why this had become one of the more popular pieces and […]
Mine mine mine mine all mine mine mine mine. Harumph!