Spray Can Print Edition!
I’m happy to announce a project that I’ve been working on for a while now: a painted and silkscreened spray can. Going back 20 years, I drew on flattened found spray cans and nailed them up around Los Angeles and San Francisco. Then I did that again in 2006. I’ve also made very detailed little paintings on found spray cans for around 20 years now. These days I’ve been using spray paint for murals and studio pieces more and more, but never have I made an edition of a spray can. And to be fair, I’ve never seen anyone else silkscreen on a spray can like this. So this is a unique item that ties together a whole bunch of my materials and processes; part artifact, part edition, all unique.
Each of these empty cans was used by me to paint a mural, or in the studio or both. Each were laboriously emptied, cleaned, primed and painted. Then delivered to a very technical and specialized silkscreen printer (also in NYC) to silkscreen the artwork.
As usual, the backgrounds are painted in a whole variety of colors and the artwork is printed in three different color combinations; each is one-of-a-kind and will be shipped at random. They’re all signed and are packaged in a spray-painted cardboard box.
About the Artist:
Born in Hawaii in 1979, Buff Monster began his prosperous art career making graffiti over two decades ago. In 1997, the young creative moved to Los Angeles, California where he quickly made a name for himself by putting up thousands of hand-silkscreened posters and stickers across LA. Today he also works on paintings, collectible toys and design projects. Buff Monster’s distinctive style – influenced by black metal music, ice cream and Japanese culture – is dominated by different shades of pink that he associates with confidence and individuality.