COMING SOON:

DRANKS & DRAWS FAME SJ EDITION  7.29.17


HOMETOWN HEROES 7.8.17

A VISUAL RECAP

PHOTOS BY AARON BAUTISTA & LONDRE HOLMES 

DRANKS & DRAWS 3.25.17: ODE to the GODS Edition MIX TRACKADEMICKS


DRANKS & DRAWS 3.25.17: ODE to the GODS Edition

A VISUAL RECAP

PHOTOS BY DORA TSUI & AARON BAUTISTA


DRANKS & DRAWS 3.25.17: Muse Of The Night- TEEKS

PHOTOS BY DORA TSUI


IN STUDIO VISIT: ARTIST JOEVIC YEBAN

PHOTOS BY DORA TSUI


DRANKS & DRAWS 10.17.16: Halloween Edition

A VISUAL RECAP

PHOTOS BY DORA TSUI


DRANKS & DRAWS 10.17.16: Muse Of The Night- Linz

PHOTOS BY DORA TSUI


Infamouz Battles x MASSIVE Presents:

MASSIVE Mondays 8.15.16- OMF edition

Featuring: 

Show BangaT. Carriér | Nick JamesBlack Achilles | Otayo Dubb

PHOTOS BY Londre Holmes


DRANKS & DRAWS 8.15.16: A VISUAL RECAP

PHOTOS BY DORA TSUI


DRANKS & DRAWS 8.15.16: Muse of the Night- Ms. Vron

PHOTOS BY DORA TSUI


DRANKS & DRAWS 6.20.16: a vISUAL RECAP

PHOTOS BY DORA TSUI


MASSIVE'S DRANKS & DRAWS RETURNS TO ERA ART BAR, PARTNERS WITH BOYS & GIRLS' CLUB OF OAKLAND

OAKLAND, CA – Lifestyle boutique, barber shop and art gallery Massive brings another installment of their successful Dranks and Draws sketch night to Era Art Bar on Monday, June 20.

 

Held every second Monday of the month, Dranks and Draws encourages guests to explore their creativity over specialty drinks while a live model serves as a muse. The stunning Raven Hera will provide the artistic inspiration for the event. Notepads and pens will be provided.

 

“We view art as a form of therapy, so we want our patrons to leave feeling better than they came in,” says Massive co-owner and event co-creator Kevin Correa.

 

New this time is a partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Oakland. Massive staff will raffle exciting prizes from sponsors and collaborators throughout the night. Partial proceeds from the raffle and bar sales will go to the Boys & Girls Club of Oakland to help fund its arts program.

 

Dranks and Draws is a collaboration with some of the Bay Area’s leading cultural forces including  Dreamers RuleTeam Terribleart gallery 1 AM Oakland and art collective Haus of Godspeed. The ultimate goal is to expand Oakland’s network of creatives and inspire collaborative artistic expression.  Music that night will be curated by the ever smooth trackademicks

 

Dranks and Draws will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. (sketching ends at 9 p.m.) at Era Art Bar, located at 19 Grand Ave. in Oakland. The event is free and open to anyone 21 and over.

-Zoneil Maharaj

 


MEET DC- BARBER

VIDEO BY JEFFREY KOENG


MASSIVE'S DRANKS & DRAWS PREMIERS IN OAKLAND

 

We have a lot of exciting projects coming your way this year. We are starting it off with our latest collaboration with Era Art BarMassive Oakland along with Haus of Godspeed, Dreamers Rule and Team Terrible are happy to announce our 1st Artist sketch night entitled ‘Dranks & Draws’. Join us Monday April 11th 6-9pm for great music, specialty cocktails, and a chance to meet new and emerging artists. Make sure you bring your art supplies...we will make sure to provide the motivation.

Meet your Muse for the night:

 

Erin Johanna Jacobs aka Sugar Cane Jane is a Chicago born artist, muse & entertainer.

Please find out more about her at: http://midnitemaven.com/

We were so happy to be able to book a shoot with her this past weekend. As the first muse in Dora’s new studio space, she definitely set the bar for models to work with. She has the grace and beauty of a dancer, which is perfect for figure modeling because she has so many unique poses to serve up. Stay tuned for updates!

Model: Erin Jacobs | Photographer: Dora Tsui 

Casting Director/Stylist: Paris Delawarr 

 

If you are interested in becoming the next Massive Muse please contact me at parismassive@gmail.com

We look forward to creating with you soon!

Peace!

Paris Delawarr

 


REMODEL

VIDEO BY JEFFREY KOENG


SOLESPACE X MASSIVE ON A FIRST FRIDAY IN OAKLAND


MEET DRE OWENS- BARBER

VIDEO BY JEFFREY KOENG


RECAP OF KICKSMAS 2 TOY DRIVE

VIDEO BY JEFFREY KOENG


 xRUSTOX ARTSHOW VIDEO TEASER

VIDEO BY JEFFREY KOENG


OAKLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL 2015: VIDEO RECAP

BY JEFFREY KOENG

VIDEO BY JEFFREY KOENG


OAKLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL 2015

PHOTOGRAPHY BY: SONI NGUYEN & JEFFREY KOENG


iNSIDE THE CREATIVE MINDS BEHIND VESSELS

“VESSELS” BY BAY NATIVE CREATIVES, CRISTAL LEÓN AND BENJAMIN YU. LEÓN AND YU TEAM UP TO SHOWCASE A COLLECTION OF NEW PIECES INSPIRED BY THE VERY VESSELS THAT ACT AS SUBJECTS IN THEIR PIECES. BOTH ARTISTS USE DIFFERENT MEDIUMS TO MANIFEST THEIR CREATIVE VISIONS OF WHAT “VESSELS” MEANS TO THEM.

 

WHILE MOST OF US THINK OF A BOAT OR A BLOOD VESSEL WHEN WE HEAR THE WORD “VESSELS,” LEÓN AND YU LOOK THROUGH THEIR CREATIVE LENSES TO READ IN DEEPER THAN THE WEBSTER’S DICTIONARY DEFINITION. 

 

TO DO THIS, YU DREW LIFE SIZE PORTRAITS OF HIS SUBJECTS AND USED VARIOUS TECHNIQUES TO GIVE EACH PICTURE A PERSONAL PRESENCE.   

 

YU, 20-YEARS-OLD, HAS BEEN DRAWING SINCE HE WAS A YOUNGIN, BUT HE GOT MORE SERIOUS ABOUT HIS CRAFT AT AROUND 14-YEARS-OLD. HE IS CURRENTLY PURSUING HIS BACHELORS IN ART AT THE ACADEMY OF ARTS IN SAN FRANCISCO. 

 

YU ATTRIBUTES MUCH OF HIS GROWTH AS AN ARTIST TO THE INDIVIDUAL COLLECTIVE (IC), A YOUTH ART-MENTORING PROGRAM IN VALLEJO, AND ITS MEMBERS (SHOUT OUT TO J.TODD), “I OWE IC A LOT FOR DEVELOPING AS AN ARTIST, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY AS A PERSON.” 

 

NOW THAT Y’ALL CAUGHT A QUICK PEAK BEHIND YU’S PERCEPTION OF “VESSELS”, LET’S TAKE A LOOK THROUGH THE CREATIVE LENS OF 23-YEARS-OLD ARTIST CRISTAL LEÓN.

FOR THIS EXHIBITION, VALLEJO ARTIST BENJAMIN YU FOCUSED ON THE SEPARATION OF THE MIND AND BODY TO REVEAL THE DUALITY OF THE VESSELS WITHIN HIS PIECES. 

 

“I WANTED TO EXPLAIN [THE DUALITY] VISUALLY RATHER THAN VERBALLY,” SAID YU. 

 

LEÓN’S PIECES FOR “VESSELS” ARE INSPIRED BY PERVIOUS NUDE SHOOTS SHE’S HAD WITH FEMALE MODELS AND HER ADMIRATION FOR THE FEMALE ANATOMY. LEÓN’S MIXED USE OF PHOTOGRAPHY, PAINT, AND CALLIGRAPHY CREATED IMAGES THAT FOCUS ON EXPRESSING THE FREE FLOWING NATURE OF THE HUMAN (FEMALE IN THIS CASE) FORM AND LETTER FORM AND THE BEAUTY THAT EXISTS WITHIN THE TWO. 

 

THROUGHOUT HER LIFE, LEÓN HAD ALWAYS BEEN INSECURE ABOUT HER SELF-IMAGE. HOWEVER, WHEN SHE BEGAN DOING NUDE SHOOTS WITH FEMALE MODELS, HER EYES BEGAN TO APPRECIATE THE BEAUTY THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN WITHIN HER. 

 

THE NUDE SHOOTS PUSHED LEÓN TO QUESTION HER INSECURITIES, “WHY NOT BE COMFORTABLE IN YOUR OWN SKIN?” LEÓN ASKS, “[THE MODELS] CLEARLY LOVE AND APPRECIATE THEMSELVES, SO WHY NOT LOVE AND APPRECIATE MYSELF?”

 

YAAAAAS GIRL (CLAP, CLAP, CLAP), TREATCHYOSELF! CREATIVE EXPRESSION HAS ALWAYS BEEN A VERY CATHARTIC PROCESS FOR LEÓN SINCE HER GODMOTHER ENROLLED HER IN HER FIRST ART CLASS WHEN SHE WAS 5-YEARS-OLD. WHILE SHE MAINLY DRAWS OR PAINTS, SHE LOVES DABBLING WITH NEW FORMS OF EXPRESSION. HER NEWEST FOCUS IS PHOTOGRAPHY, AND BASED ON HER ARTWORK FOR TONIGHT’S EXHIBITION, YA GIRL DEFINITELY HAS SKILLS. 

 

COME THROUGH TO MASSIVE TONIGHT AT 6PM AND JOIN US FOR THE OPENING RECEPTION OF “VESSELS”!

 

GET LOST IN THE CREATIVE VIBES OF CRISTAL AND BEN’S COLLECTION AND USE THEIR WORKS AS A VESSEL TO NAVIGATE YOU TO A MORE FULFILLED SOUL.

SEE THE REST OF THE VESSELS EXHIBIT HERE

FOLLOW THESE ARTISTS:  @CRISTALXLEON  @BEN_YU

 

 

-JENAE GALANG


JTODDO:MASSIVE 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY MIX