Hell yeah I did! This is a very very simple introduction to a new concept I’m working with. Why don’t I tell you a story you don’t need to know? Lean forward and get interested!
It all started with this thing:
I framed this one and when I put it on the wall, I tilted it 5 degrees so that the stripes, NOT the frame, were parallel to the ground/ceiling. I got really happy about this idea, and started wondering “Hey, MANNNN?! Why do we have to always hang our frames the same way?”
I started working on different ways to represent this idea. Most of them have been far too complicated, confused, and overwhelming, but some really nice things are coming out of this notion, including the above. Anyway, I just wanted to show this off, because I’m very pleased. OK, any second now, I’ll stop patting myself on the back..
Me! And around fifteen other artists (painters, photographers, and other various showoffs) who are all new to the Wiznu Labs Gallery!
An art event at Wiznu Labs Gallery. There will be snacks and a cash bar (beer, wine, spirits), art, and a bunch of creative and interesting people standing, sitting, laying, posing, posturing, cowering, yelling, questioning, talking, crying, giggling, and much, much more!! Bring $5 to support this new venue. Here’s the official Facebook Event Page.
Saturday, February 7th, 2015, from 7:00PM to 3:00AM
In case you’re planning on visiting virtually from Japan, that’ll be on Sunday, February 8th, 2015 from noon until 7:00PM
Well, you see, when a man and a woman love each other very very much, and have become very close, they uhh.. ask your mother.
I will have a piece on display and will be present all evening, so come on by!! It’ll be a good time! You never go OUT anymore, ya know? DO SOMETHING FUN! The view of downtown Los Angeles from the roof of this building is really worth the visit alone.
In other news, I’ve added a couple works to the New Additions section. We’ve got Sway-Z, a 5×7 very high-res image, and Gwoove, a 16×20 monster that turned out to be way more difficult than expected.
I can tell you’re screaming “Only two new things!? What the hell?!”
It’s OK. There’s a new concept that I’ve put a lot of work into and I’m afraid to show it until I can really own it and have several of them done. I’m still making things. Please don’t be so angry.
I’ll see you at Wiznu Labs Gallery on Feb 7th, right? RIGHT?! OK cool 🙂
Several works have been added to mattcarpenterart.com’s “Newest Additions” gallery.
Let’s take a quick look at a few of them:
If you’re able to read captions, you’ll know that the above is entitled “Dancefloor Action.” Look! Squares, colors, and square holes of varying sizes! There are a couple others in the Dancefloor series, available at the Newest Additions gallery.
What else we got?
Ahh, yes. “This Is What Happens.” At full size and full resolution, this thing is quite an entangled beauty. Hey, just since you’re reading my news article, I’ll give you a link to a large version of this. CLICK THIS NOW!
Whoops. Crap! I wasn’t ready to show this one yet. I’m still working on it. Pretend you didn’t see this, eh? Thanks.
OK ok one more..
“Unbalanced Diet 1.” The idea with this series is to create highly unbalanced images. At some point I learned about balancing your visual art and how important it is to do this, so I figured, “Fuck that rule!” and put together the Unbalanced Diet series. Three more of those are in the Newest Additions gallery.
Hmm, is there anything else to report? I’m sure I’ll come up with something as soon as I click “Publish” but hey I did title this “quick” anyway, so I should shut up.
Signing out and shutting up, this is mattcarpenterart.com reporting live from the couch. Back to you, Wolf.
– CARPENTER MARS OUTPOST 7R, PRINTING FACILITY C, LEVEL 12 HEAD OFFICE, COMFY OFFICE CHAIR
The most basic polygon is the triangle. This fucker bridges the gap between angles and shapes.
For those not in the know, a triangle is a three sided two-dimensional polygon. Triangles are kind of like squares, but they have one less side. They’re kind of like an angle but the rays have a line connecting them, creating two more angles in the process so that three lines are now intersecting, warranting the name “TRI-ANGLE.” God damn; you didn’t already know this? Oh.. you did? OK Then. Good job.
There are several types of triangles. There’s the Equal Lottery triangle, for instance. This name has something to do with how random chance made all the sides the same length.
There’s also the I, Saucy Lee triangle, which I think was developed by Saucy Lee. Another one is the Super Cute triangle, which is just absolutely adorable! You should find one and play with it. PRICELESS!
Additionally, there are triangles out there calling themselves Right triangles. I’ve heard they’re some kind of cult. They regularly attempt to assassinate Saucy Lee and constantly put out videos and messages, warnings, and threats on the internet, sharing their main message of “If you’re not Right, you’re Rong!”
So that’s everything mankind knows about triangles so far, and I’m glad I could make this not only entertaining, but educational! By the way, I can’t stop seeing the word “TANGLE” in the word TriANGLE now.
Now that we’re all up to speed, let’s take a look at one of these things. This is what we in the industry call a triangle:
Dammit! Let me try again.
OK. Focus, Matt. Triangle. Three sides. Three angles. THREE sides! Here we go:
YYYYYESSS! Nailed it!
Anyway, what the hell are we doing here? It’s probably time to get to the feature:
I recently created this thing called the TripGrid. I was pretty pleased with how it turned out. Were you? Here it is:
I really like what happens in the negative space (That’s the space that goes “Hey, this isn’t gunna work! Hey, your goals suck! Hey, I’m negative space and I’m here to tell you your hands are stupid and they’re bad at doing stuff!”) on the TripGrid, and I’ve continued to mess with this idea.
Are you shocked to hear that I tried this same thing with triangles?
Every one of those shapes was individually rotated and colored. I may be able to figure out how to automate this process but I think there’s something charming (or sad? I get those two mixed up all the time) about the fact that I sit there and tend to each shape on a personal level instead of just pressing a button. *ahem* excuse me while I pat myself on the back.
** pat pat **
Man, I give the best back pattings.
So, I placed a shitload of identical triangles on a plane and started rotating each one of them:
I know, you’ve probably got a better method, but this is MINE! 🙂
So then I colored them each individually as well:
So. There it is. This is what happens when I’m left alone with a big red triangle.
The full Try Angles is 30×30″ and is now in my Featured section.
I made a little comic version out of it, as well. Oh did you ever see the TripGrid comic? Look:
Carl just doesn’t get it, ya know? He attended EVERY meeting, and still had no idea what was going on…
So uhh.. oh yeah! The triangle comic:
There you have it. My featured work of the century.
Check in next century for another exciting new Featured artwork! Thanks for taking a look and having a read. You’re kind of awesome!
Last Thursday evening, Matt Carpenter’s left hand was cut in the sink while he was dealing with some dishes. An evil knife jumped out of the sink and bit him between the thumb and forefinger, creating a large knife-bite mark that required five stitches and a week of “ow!”
These stitches are coming out today, but don’t expect any fancy art for a while, because this fucking hurts.
Let’s check in with our buddy Moe_Ron to see if he has anything to add. Moe_Ron?
Moe: Oh my gosh, Matt, I’m so sorry that happened! I hope you heal quickly and are back up on your fingers lickity-spl- uhh… in a flash!
Ron: Stop kissing his ass, Moe! Hey, Matt! You’re a fucking idiot! What the hell are you doing with your life?! Damn, dude, be more careful. Holy shit.
Moe: That’s so mean, Ron. He’s in pain right now and he’s our friend. He needs our support. It’s OK, Matt! You’re going to be ok, buddy.
Ron: He’s no friend of mine, Moe. Dude hasn’t done shit for me. And now he’s walking around spraying blood everywhere? What an asshole!
Moe: He’s not spraying blood everywhere, Ron. That’s ridiculous. He’s got it patched up and cleans and cares for it daily. There’s no blood spraying anywhere.
Ron: I heard there was spraying
Moe: No spray
Moe: No Spray!
— OK Moe_Ron we’re going to stop you right there. Thanks for your contribution, I guess.
I’ll be back into it soon, chumps. I mean champs. I mean chimps.
– DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, EARTH, MILKY WAY, DOWN THE STREET FROM THE VIRGO SUPERCLUSTER, UNIVERSE, MULTIVERSE
Truck drivers are pissed. Taxi drivers are thrilled. Matt Carpenter is semi-prepared.
“Semi-prepared for what,” you may ask?
Go ahead. You may ask.
Ahh, I’m glad you asked!
5 works from Matt Carpenter will be on display and available for purchase at a kick-ass downtown Los Angeles venue. Info below:
Local artists including painters and photographers will be present with their works on display, as well as the mysterious figure behind www.mattcarpenterart.com.
The display starts with an opening reception on Friday, May 2nd, 2014 from 7:00PM to 11:00PM, with Matt Carpenter and other artists in attendance.
The works will remain on display for two weeks.
2nd Street Cigar Lounge and Gallery
124 W 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Because I said so!
I’m still working on that part.
So the point here is, now might be a good time to get yourself one of those little personal helicopters because traffic is going to be outrageous. Projections estimate that roughly 14.35 million people will be in attendance. Parking, however, is not expected to be a problem.
To ensure they can handle this, 2nd Street Cigar Lounge and Gallery has ordered a few extra boxes of cigars; so don’t panic.
Matt Carpenter was unavailable for comment because he’s super nervous and kinda freaking out. It’ll be OK, though, Matt. We here at www.mattcarpenterart.com have your back!
Any time during that two week period, folks, feel free to swoop by and pick up a cigar and check out (purchase?!) some artwork!
Reporting Live from my laptop, this is some guy signing off. Well I can’t sign off until I submit this post, but you get the idea.
We thought we’d seen it all. We thought the dust had settled and mAttcaRpenTerart.com had already achieved ultimate perfection. We thought he’d forgotten all about it, aside from adding only 20 new things under “New Additions” in the gallery, as well as 3 new series in the series gallery (totaling 43 new images there) and just 2 more super-impressive Larger Pieces,
We thought it was over. We thought we were done. We thought we’d get to retire and no longer have to worry about reporting on this dude’s website.
We thought the pay would be better, too! We thought we’d make trillions of dollars instead of mere billions from reporting on this website. We thought we were multiple people, but it turns out I’m writing my own news reports.
We were wrong. We were dead wrong. We were way way wronger than Pyongyang.
We were way way wrongerer than Willy Wonka washing William Wallace’s one wonderful wild white wool watchband while wistfully whistling “Wild Wild West” wickedly without wondering which Woolite wouldn’t worsen William’s wares.
Woah, wait, what were we writing regarding?
Oh yeah! We were wrong.
mattcARpenTerart.com has added a “Featured” section, available here.
We broke into Carpenter’s mansion to ask him what this section is. After having us arrested, his legal team sent our moms this note, written in blood on parchment:
Matt Carpenter’s Legal Team
P.S. Suck it super deep!
Despite not being able to contact Carpenter, we did learn that the new “Featured” section will display works that Carpenter describes in a little more detail than usual. Information about the work and/or the process will be shared with each “Featured” piece.
The first and latest Feature is called “Fifteens” and is displayed below:
Many are still reeling from this shocking new addition, but they’ve mostly just reeled in old boots and toilet seats.
After careful analysis, one of these toilet seats was found to be worth $3, so that’s not bad.
We’ll be keeping an eye on Carpenter because we’re looking to attack him since he got us arrested. While we’re stalking him, we’ll be sure to keep you up to date on any new happenings on mattcArpenteRarT.com.
General planetary excitement reached an all-time high as Matt Carpenter launched his new website, mattcarpenterart.com, where at least TWO digital artworks are displayed. Citizens of the world were thrilled beyond measure to notice a Gallery link near the top of the site. This story continues below Borat.
Visitors could not be reached for comment, because Carpenter had disabled commenting on the site, fearing server crashes and an inability to emotionally handle the potential worldwide outpouring of excitement and support. Commenting is expected to potentially be available within the next several decades, when people learn to behave themselves and Sir Carpenter has calmed down. Twitter, Facebook, and Match.com were abuzz when they realized nobody had noticed the Info link near the top of the sight.
Investigators have discovered that Carpenter can’t code for shit. The future of the site is in question with this new information arising, but true fans know that mattcarpenterart.com’s future is as bright as a laser-pointer to the eye.
In the future, Carpenter’s site will potentially have a time machine and prints of his digital works for sale, but for now, he is addressing various website launch issues and has been in close contact with local pet shop owner Peter McPuppy, who is guiding Carpenter through this launch with grace and a really cool, subtle bulldog accent.
Carpenter stressed that he was stressed. His plans to continue development on the site to bring it closer to sentience will likely be forgotten soon when he finds a job. We caught up with him outside Little Caesar’s to get a statement.
“Well,” Carpenter divined, “I didn’t even think about making this website until after I got home from Little Caesar’s, so this is kinda trippy that we’re talking about this right now. Wait, what?”
Spontaneous celebration burst into the streets today, mostly on Main Street, as people discovered plans for the launch of www.mattcarpenterart.com.
Matt Carpenter, a digital artist, has been creating works since Henry VIII’s death in early 1547. Up until now, these works have resided on various servers that Carpenter had very little control over, so they were stable, clean, and easily navigated.
When people learned that these works would finally be available on a single place controlled by Carpenter himself (www.mattcarpenterart.com), tears of joy and exuberant shouts to the heavens exploded from people. This information is hard to verify, however, because everybody was shouting at the heavens at the same time so nobody was looking around to verify that anybody else was. Journalism is hard.
Conspiracy theorists are already proclaiming that this could be the end of life as we know it, or, even worse, the end of the internet as we know it. They’re probably right.
Only time will tell. We will be keeping a close eye on the Carpenter moonbase and earth-based compounds to bring you up-to-the-year reports.