David Choe - dirty style!

Join 500,000+ Artists

Its' free and it takes less than 10 seconds!

Join the #1 Art Workshop - LevelUpJoin Premium Art Workshop

Results 1 to 28 of 28
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Tokyo
    Posts
    2,714
    Thanks
    373
    Thanked 439 Times in 170 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    David Choe - dirty style!

    Yeah! - check it out. The movie about David Choe is out.



    Read more here...
    Gotta love the man's art and energy.

    tensai


    check the Tensai Tokyo Sketch Thread (Sketchbook)

    check the Tensai Cityscapes Thread (Finally Finished)



    Quote Originally Posted by strych9ine
    Fuck backgrounds, who needs em.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. The Following User Says Thank You to tensai For This Useful Post:


  4. #2
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    518
    Thanks
    113
    Thanked 114 Times in 65 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Kinda cool... and yet, why the hell would you want to encourage this guy?

    I've never been a big fan of the rockstar element of the art world. I appreciate his youthful energy, but I can't help but think that this looks like an episode of behind the music.

    Do you Mentler?

    Booting up a new sketchbook.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  5. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    1,440
    Thanks
    167
    Thanked 95 Times in 74 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I remember watching "Whales and Orgies" a few years back and getting really inspired to do art. And ever since then he's been a favorite of mine. I wonder where I can find "Dirty Hands" now that it's finally finished... thanks for the heads up Lok!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  6. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    1,350
    Thanks
    223
    Thanked 433 Times in 156 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    All I want is this guys energy and fearlessnes and the I don't give a shit what you think about my art attitude. I've always found that I work better when I just dont care and just play with what I do. Trying to mix that with a responsible life can be difficult.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    219
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 18 Times in 17 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    This guy seems like nothing but a douche? Why would anyone care about him or want to watch this movie?

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    1,350
    Thanks
    223
    Thanked 433 Times in 156 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    A lot of good and interesting artists were/are considered douches. Does not mean you can't learn from them. Plus they tend to be more creative, than the ones who whine and complain.

    Last edited by Costau D; April 9th, 2008 at 12:12 AM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  9. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Canada, Toronto
    Posts
    229
    Thanks
    26
    Thanked 38 Times in 23 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    "I like to steal shit"
    "I like to steal shit"
    "I just steal shit, f*** it"
    "I could be breaking into your house"

    While I don't mind the graphiti artist side of him, the guy seems like a wanker. Yeah we get it, you steal lots of stuff and get into fights, BRAVO, you are such a tough guy".

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  10. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    sf
    Posts
    2,069
    Thanks
    485
    Thanked 1,606 Times in 291 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    lolz. dave is the homie. love him or hate him (i love the guy honestly) he is a great dude. if you have ever talked to him, you'll find him to be a smart, articulate, and humble dude. id gladly fist fight a woman for him any day, and you can quote me on that.-c36

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  11. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Orlando Florida
    Posts
    2,854
    Thanks
    706
    Thanked 617 Times in 313 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Another extremest! Iv met many people simmilar to him in my life both with in and outside the art relm. Its always the crowd that fuels thier intent, but in the end isolation melts away the illusion to showcase paper thin concepts and stagnent craftemenship. I appluad his ego and get out there mentality but I cant help but wonder would he function outside the rebel fasaud?

    Last edited by Robert.B; April 9th, 2008 at 10:07 AM.
    Site
    BLOG

    SketchBook



    "it's much easier to scale up from simplicity than to scale back from complexity"
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to Robert.B For This Useful Post:

    jrr

  13. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    415
    Thanks
    56
    Thanked 58 Times in 37 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    haha, it wouldn't be such a bad video if it wasn't for the douchey moralistic ending.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  14. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Uk
    Posts
    1,841
    Thanks
    178
    Thanked 282 Times in 179 Posts
    Blog Entries
    6
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I am not impressed. He is just a vandalizing peoples property! Would you like someone go and spray paint a penis on your car that you would expect a 11 year old to draw; and the 11 year old can draw better to boot.

    nah, shit. Bring on the Shit Gallery from the Netherlands!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  15. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Raleigh
    Posts
    1,215
    Thanks
    49
    Thanked 165 Times in 66 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hilarious.

    The people that hate graffiti don't watch the whole preview video and post, unknowing that he changes his act by the end of it.

    The people that love his assholish/freespirit (whichever way you lie) steal and destroy attitude, watch the entire thing and are disappointed that they can't continue to live vicariously through him after he changed his act.

    Whichever one you are, hes created some great art.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  16. The Following User Says Thank You to wassermelone For This Useful Post:


  17. #13
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    3,714
    Thanks
    160
    Thanked 849 Times in 162 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    "If people stop buying my art and t-shirts, I can still fucking rob your house." That's fucking hilarious!

    Quote Originally Posted by ciots View Post
    haha, it wouldn't be such a bad video if it wasn't for the douchey moralistic ending.
    I like how you think he's a douchebag because he experienced what sounds like a genuine reflection on his life and wanted to make a change for the better, haha...

    Last edited by strych9ine; April 9th, 2008 at 11:55 AM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  18. The Following User Says Thank You to strych9ine For This Useful Post:


  19. #14
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    The Big Easy
    Posts
    1,864
    Thanks
    624
    Thanked 694 Times in 365 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Candras View Post
    This guy seems like nothing but a douche? Why would anyone care about him or want to watch this movie?
    Something tells me you didn't see the second half of the video. At first I thought the same, but then it looks like he makes a reassesment of his life (while in jail for 3 months) and is trying to turn it around. I find that to be something to give him credit for.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  20. #15
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Detroit, MI/Rochester, NY
    Posts
    468
    Thanks
    22
    Thanked 21 Times in 20 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I've been seeing alot of this stuff recently and it's popular where i'm going to school. This dude, Adam Francey does something similar but it's entirely his thing. he paints on old drift wood and warped plywood. his pieces will have nails and screws sticking out, but it's purely graffiti art. Best thing about it is how he manages to cram so much shit into one big painting.

    http://www.adamfrancey.com/

    Anyways, this guy has an awesome way of doing things, great energy and inspirational. for those who dislike him, i guess it's your preference on what you see as art. I don't think he sucks at all, he's obviously doing it this way cause that's what he enjoys. It would probably bore him out of his mind to sit at a computer with a tablet. dave's just isn't the kind of person who sits still when doing art, he moves around a lot.

    hmm, can't remember the other graffiti artist...his last name is McGee. if anyone knows who i'm talking about, pass the word.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  21. #16
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    219
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 18 Times in 17 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Coene View Post
    Something tells me you didn't see the second half of the video. At first I thought the same, but then it looks like he makes a reassesment of his life (while in jail for 3 months) and is trying to turn it around. I find that to be something to give him credit for.

    I watched the whole thing.
    I'm sorry I don't like thieves, once a thief always one.... not anyone I would ever trust in my house

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  22. #17
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Raleigh
    Posts
    1,215
    Thanks
    49
    Thanked 165 Times in 66 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Candras View Post
    once a thief always one
    Thats a pretty dick move.

    Im sure you've done something you arn't proud of in your life. Please tell me what it is so I can judge you for it forever.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  23. #18
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    YUL = MONTREAL !
    Posts
    3,534
    Thanks
    276
    Thanked 129 Times in 88 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    he did the lovely golden face on the tapestry?? and as you said.. the energy..!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  24. #19
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    canada, from russia
    Posts
    3,370
    Thanks
    791
    Thanked 443 Times in 357 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Ok. so... we have an awful graffiti artist that doesn't actualy have any artistic talent whatsoever, but is elevated to artist status because he destroys shit? and ruins other people's actualy sort of talented graffiti?

    if u like this guy, then i just can't accept your opinion. i just cant.

    talentless/unfunny graffiti will never be acceptable. beatifull and skillfull graffiti will always be.

    Last edited by Pavel Sokov; April 12th, 2008 at 09:39 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  25. #20
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    sf
    Posts
    2,069
    Thanks
    485
    Thanked 1,606 Times in 291 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    lol. you guys are amazing. im proud of how open and accepting you guys are to other forms and avenues of artistic expression . i can only hope that age and experience can teach you to be more open to things you might not agree with on the surface. you just might learn something if you stop hating for long enough ....life's just too short to be so closed minded..especially as artists toward ART! -c36

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  26. The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to el coro For This Useful Post:


  27. #21
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    canada, from russia
    Posts
    3,370
    Thanks
    791
    Thanked 443 Times in 357 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    this man steals and destroys other people's graffiti work as seen in the video where he takes a white spray paint and covers someone's solid graffitti.

    you are trying to scorn me for not accepting a child whos motto is/or was to do whatever he wants, and just generally be careless and irresponsible.

    kindness, respect, responsibility and hard work are great qualities.
    "freedom", stealing, disrespect, and being a dick doesn't make you deep, and certainly doesn't make you an artist.

    think about what values you are trying to defend? what are they? are they right values?
    are they values you want to teach your kids?

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  28. #22
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Gdansk, Poland
    Posts
    4,834
    Thanks
    887
    Thanked 1,567 Times in 753 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    On the other side of very puritan approach there are can be such qualities like spontaneity, liveliness, individuality, sensuality and originality.

    Last edited by Farvus; April 12th, 2008 at 08:26 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  29. #23
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    879
    Thanks
    166
    Thanked 86 Times in 63 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Pavel Sokov View Post
    kindness, respect, responsibility and hard work are great qualities.
    "freedom", stealing, disrespect, and being a dick doesn't make you deep, and certainly doesn't make you an artist.

    think about what values you are trying to defend? what are they? are they right values?
    are they values you want to teach your kids?
    Boo Hoo. Since when have artist been considered saints. Working hard and expressing yourself through art is the only quality an artist needs.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  30. #24
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    110
    Thanks
    15
    Thanked 12 Times in 10 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Graffiti is just that: Someone has to be paid or work to clean it up, it is vandalism on someone else's property. Brings down the neighborhood, and there is nothing special about it. His graffiti work was not amazing, it was just vandalism. How would you like it if someone did that to your parents home or your own?

    His work on canvas was great, he could spend time with it and made some freaking great work, so lively some dark and just spectacular.

    I don't see why he doesn't deserve a second chance, he did his time, and it turned him around, yes he was a thief, but seeks a different life now... why shouldn't he get a break.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  31. #25
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    6,035
    Thanks
    2,167
    Thanked 3,345 Times in 1,123 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Can I like the art and not the guy behind it? Not sure what the rules are in this situation.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  32. #26
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Queens, NY
    Posts
    403
    Thanks
    170
    Thanked 40 Times in 30 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Whatever anyone says, he's got skills. I saw a show of his at the Jonathan Levine gallery, and the paintings upclose were breathtaking. In a way Jason Rainville is right. You don't have to like his personality to like his art. BTW, the stuff I saw at the JL gallery and in his graphic novel Slow Jams blows the stuff in that video away.

    Besides I don't believe all that 'i like to steal shit' is completely him. Or else how could he have gained such vast success? Personality is an ingredient to doing well in the world.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  33. #27
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    518
    Thanks
    113
    Thanked 114 Times in 65 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Rainville View Post
    Can I like the art and not the guy behind it? Not sure what the rules are in this situation.
    Yeah, but the OP isn't about his art. If he had linked to his site (which is here and freaking awesome by the way) no one would have had a problem except the hardcore anti graffiti people. The OP was a video that talked about the artist, and makes it more about his personality than his work. That's why there are so many responses to his personality in the thread.

    Do you Mentler?

    Booting up a new sketchbook.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  34. #28
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    715
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 54 Times in 34 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    To the people saying he is talentless and has no skill/does shitty art:

    Did you even look at his work? Its pretty amazing.

    I admire the guy, and wouldnt mind knowing him, even before his reform. I'm not a rich asshole, so its not like he would steal from me.. but thats not even the point. Its good to have all sorts of people in your life. I would learn from his recklessness and apply it to my own life where needed.

    Plus his hairdo is siiiiiick

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • 424,149 Artists
  • 3,599,276 Artist Posts
  • 32,941 Sketchbooks
  • 54 New Art Jobs
Art Workshop Discount Inside
Register

Developed Actively by vBSocial.com
The Art Department
SpringOfSea's Sketchbook