This Saturday, August 7th is the next installment of the New Breed series. “New Breed II” will feature work by John Cebollero, Patrick Deignan, Leslie Ditto, Mark Elliot, Steve Ellis, Angie Mason, Celeste Rapone, Natalie Shau, and Jasmine Worth. Angie Mason has been around for quite a while now, so I’m sure how her work fits the theme. Regardless, the work looks amazing and I really like what Shau, Ditto, and Cebollero came up with. Check out the preview images and then head over for the full show.
New Breed II @ Last Rites Gallery
John Cebollero will have three new paintings in the upcoming New Breed 2 exhibition coming to the Last Rites Gallery this coming August 7th. The last show had some really amazing artwork, and I am looking forward to seeing what this year brings. John works in acrylics and inks, and as seen in one of the paintings he will have in the show below, the colors are intense. This painting is entitled “Only Women Bleed”, possibly inspired by the Alice Cooper song of the same name? The other two paintings he will have in the show will not feature his signature, stylized portraits, but will be some of the darker work that he has been creating lately.
Opening tonight at the Alternative Cafe in Seaside, CA is the latest Creep Machine curated exhibition. “Fables and Follies” is a group show that will feature work by Wesley Burt, John Cebollero, Dan Harding, Dave MacDowell, Jason Levesque, Jessica Ward, Apricot Mantle, Ken Keirns, Joseph Larkin, Arabella Proffer, Celene Petrulak, and more.
The reception starts at 7 pm, and for those that can’t make the show, the works are not on the galleries website.
Take a look at these preview images and then head on over to see the full show.
Fables and Follies @ Alternative Cafe
Tortoise At the Hare by Dan Harding
Pursuit of Love by John Cebollero
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Vernor Tweakman by Joseph Larkin
John Cebollero has just released a print set, which contains three 8.5″ x 11″ card stock prints of “Vulnavia”, “Children Of The Revolution”, and “H.P. Lovecraft”. The sets are limited to 10 and only $20. That H.P. Lovecraft print is worth it alone, then you get two more amazing prints on top of that.
Get em here: John Cebollero Print Set
Opening this Saturday Night, January 9th at the Last Rites Gallery in New York is the second installment of the Dark Pop group show. The shows will feature artists that don’t necessarily always create dark art but will do so for this show. Some of the artists are mainly “dark” in all of their works, so it should be a good mix of ideas. The artists that will be participating are: Esao Andrews, John Cebollero (Interviewed), Joshua Clay, Molly Crabapple, Amy Crehore, Yoko d’Holbachie, Leslie Ditto, Eric Fortune, GAIA, Stella Im Hultberg, Sarah Joncas (Interviewed), Danni Shinya Luo, David MacDowell, Mike Maxwell, Tara McPherson, Michael Page, Leslie Reppeteaux, Mijn Schatje and more.
Take a look at the preview pics and then make sure you keep on eye on the site for the full show.
Last Rites Gallery
John Cebollero is no stranger to this site, I was able to interview him last April as well as show his work in both the “Attack of the B Movie Show” and “This is the End” exhibitions. In the past week I learned that John will not only have an interview in the October issue of Juxtapoz, but will also have his art featured on the cover of the subscriber version. The artwork used is none other than “Exit Eleven”, the outstanding painting he submitted to the “This is the End” show. I’m very happy for John, I hope this exposure shows how talented he is and brings him even more fans. It looks like its going to be a great issue, and having John’s artwork on the cover makes it a must buy.
Get it here: John Cebollero version @ Juxtapoz.com
John Cebollero is an artist out of New York City. I have been a fan of his work for quite while now and was able to show his work in not only the “Attack of the B Movie Show”, but the recent “This is the End” group show as well. Whether it’s with pencil, acrylics or ink, John’s work is always inspiring.
CM: How did you get your start making art, any formal training such as art schools?
JC: Like most artists I’ve loved art since childhood. Constantly drawing and exploring the work of artists I admired. Graduated from Art & Design High School in New York City and attended the School Of Visual Arts…for one year, then dropped out.
CM: What are the main influences that helped to develop your style?
JC: I was into magazines like MAD, CREEPY, EERIE, and HEAVY METAL. As a kid I found these publications titillating and viewed them with a degree of awe. They gave me something to aspire to. It was a wonderful time of discovery for me. As for artists, my influences have been Richard Corben, Mort Drucker,, Frank Frazetta, Moebius, Robert Crumb, Vaughn Bode, Gerald Scarfe, Maxfield Parrish, Alphonse Mucha, Norman Rockwell, and Gustav Klimt.
…and of course, things I see every day influence me.
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John Cebollero is another one of the artists that has been on the Creep Machine a few times. He had an amazing painting for the B Movie Show, and made of the more striking pieces for the “This is the End” Show. When I first saw it I was blown away, the colors that John is able to get and the ability that he has with acrylic paints is nothing short of spectacular.
So here is the painting that John entered for the show, it’s acrylic 8″ x 10″. I love the almost cartoon looking blood with that almost glowing, detailed figure and background.
The piece is still available, as are a few works from the show.
This is the End @ Alternative Cafe
Coming this Friday March 6th at the Alternative Cafe in Seaside,CA is a group show that I have had the pleasure of curating. The show is entitled “This is the End”, with all the works in the show being inspired by what the artist feels an “end” is. The show features work by some really amazing artists, 8pussy, Alex Kuno, Andy B Clarkson, Beth Bojarski, Chet Zar, Dan Harding, Dean McDowell, Dave MacDowell, E.Gauger, Ego, Gene Guynn, Jacqueline Gallagher, John Cebollero, Joshua G, Kelly Vivanco, Ken Garduno, Luke Kopycinski, Michael Ryan, Michael Shapcott, Paul Chatem, R.M. Hanson, Sandi Calistro, and Tom Haubrick.
So if you are close enough to stop by, please do. The reception is from 7-9pm. If you are unable to make that night, the work will be on view until April 13th and will makes it way online as well.
Here is a short preview of what is in store:
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I think this is the perfect month to have sale, and considering the art that is currently in the Creep Machine store, if fits perfect with being a Halloween sale.
The last pieces from the “Attack of the B Movie” art show are in the Creep store, and if you head on over you will see that I lowered the prices of each of them. So if there was a piece you were interested in, now would be a good time to go there and check em out. Of if you haven’t yet please take a look, there are some really great pieces of art in there. Here are just a few that are still in the store.
John Cebollero has a sketchbook available on his site right now. The book was first released at the 2008 New York Comic Con, but for those of us that weren’t able to attend that function, we can get his book from his site.
The book is 24 pages, features 26 drawings and illustrations and is signed on the very first page. It also features a never before seen collaboration with Richard Corben. This sketchbook will set you back less than a meal at a fast food joint, so there is no reason to pass this up. These sketchbooks are limited an edition of 500.
Also, if you look in the Creep Machine store the painting that John submitted to the B Movie Show is still available. It’s quite an amazing painting, it really shows how great John is with paint and how much he rocks with ink.
John Cebollero Sketchbook
Today’s art of the day is from John Cebollero. He has done work for DC, Marvel,Cartoon Network & Topps. His work at Topps was for the “Hollywood Zombies” cards, and John’s work was by far my favorite of the set.
His work is wonderfully nostalgic, and to me represents the best of what you can find when looking at art by Bill Ward, old Mad Magazines and Garbage Pail Kids. His pencil works are amazing and his acrylic works are amazing, and his acrylic paintings such as the one he has showing in the B Movie show, has David Macdowell and I trying to sell some blood so we can have split custody with it.
John also just updated and redid his website. So you can now head on over, take a look at his work and maybe buy a print once he has that section updated. John Cebollero homepage