Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Artist Statement & Video

For the past couple of months I have been crate digging for vinyl records at the flea market. I love music, I love the sound quality of a record and a needle, and I love the way music inspires. There is also something about physically going to a flea market and searching for your own personal treasures. These life experiences gave me the idea for this new art installation.

From a distance you see a bookshelf filled to the brim with books. I collaged the spines of the books with sheet music by Mozart and Beethoven. I also painted various images on the covers of every book. All the books vary in size, but they all look the same from a glance. "Do you ever hear that infamous quote, Dont judge a book by its cover?"

Go up to the shelf and touch it. Pull out a book and see what is on the cover. Open the book and read what is inside. Maybe you'll find your own personal treasures.

Back from Las Vegas...

and boy it was a blast... We did a bunch of biking and got to see all the sides of Las Vegas.
Here's the installation... and some links for more pics.

Art Show at HOC by NEEK
New Arrivals in LV! by NEEK
Blog at FATLACE by HOC
House of Commons LV


Thank you Joe, Saskia, SJFIXED, Yeoman, the T-100CREW and everyone who came out!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Las Vegas!

Hey everyone, I'll be having a show in Las Vegas on November 22, 2008 at the House of Commons ( It will also be the launch of the Yeoman fashion line (! Come check it out!

Monday, November 3, 2008

The Ninja Star Show...

I just took down the show at South First Billiards in San Jose. It's time for Heart of Chaos's UPROAR group show! Come check it out at 420 South First street on November 7th. J-Squared is gonna be spinning and I as well as a bunch of other artist will be doing live paintings.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Presidio of San Francisco

This video was done by my boy, Nam Nguyen! Check it out. Gotta love San Francisco and of course, Nam.

The Presidio of San Francisco from Nam Nguyen on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Art Show October 3, 2008

Hey! I just got the flier today! Come check out the show!
Art by Michael Borja and musical performance by
JaySquared and The Brain

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Ninja Stars

Here are some of my thoughts when making this piece. The American Flag is missing it's stars. The stars represent the states and the people. Particularly an American Dream of becoming stars and celebrities. Then there are those who are unseen like the Ninja, who was just a non-violent practitioner of religion later born to be used against the government. He's wandering aimlessly in an outer space dream unaware of his mission, yet every Ninja has a mission.

We are all in different states of mind. The Universe and the stars are a reflection of us. The flag needed some stars so I decided to give it some ninja stars. The Ninja stars also represents our aim, direction, and point of destination.

Here's a glimpse of my upcoming show in San Jose. A big influence in this piece has to do with dreams, fears, Japanese art, The Beatles, The Universe, and the American Dream.

Mark this date! October 3rd, 2008. San Jose, South First Billiards.
420 S 1st St
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 294-7800

Monday, September 15, 2008

Academy of Art University kiddos!

This was taken at the White Walls Gallery in San Francisco. Shepard Fairey will be showing there til' the end of October. 100+ pieces of his "Duality" series.


A wall painted animation by BLU

Bruno 9li

One of my favorite artist. He's currently showing in San Jose at Anno Domini! You can't miss this show.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

California Cows

are happy cows! Here's another picture of Patterson. Come visit! haha

Friday, September 12, 2008

Ninja Parade

Ninja Parade Slips Through Town Unnoticed Once Again

In relation to my upcoming show!

Patterson, California!

If you're wondering where and what Patterson looks like, here it is! This is my backyard and the I-5 is on the very bottom of those hills. If you go over those hills you'll end up in San Jose!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Future Show! October 3, 2008

I've been working on these up close and personal abstract animals that are like colorful ink-blot explosions. The SOLO exhibition will feature a bunch of new work as well as some old stuff.

ART SHOW! October 3, 2008 at South First Billiards in San Jose, CA