IT CAME FROM PLANET ECHELON
Jake Valentine is a self-taught multimedia artist/singer/music programmer/gallerist/real estate /marketing/entrepreneur/come on gimme more/octopus; born & raised on Planet Echelon. He draws inspiration from everything from the cute aesthetics of Kawaii & Japanese pop culture and art, to the grotesque and gritty sub-cultures of underground goth, punk rock, rockabilly/psychobilly. Always with a pinch of the old fashion, & glamour of old films as well as cartoons...Music is a huge driving force for me & it invokes a very "tongue-in-cheek" mix of macabre pop surrealism. Everything I do, is inspired by music. I grew up around goths & punk rockers, which shows in everything that I do. Music & fire became my muse as I got into creating art. I love playing with fire, which allows me to get the textures and decay I am known for in my works. I've a bit of trouble with color, I spend countless hours of splashing and mixing paint until my eyes can recognize the palette that I am pleased with. The rest is fire & magic.”
Jake has been featured in several national & international publications including the famously strange Japanese, Mono Magazine, El Paso's Fusion Magazine, as well as Vamonos /Ruidoso News. He’s received international attention while being part of and collaborating with Art Toy Gama Collective, a unique and large collective of creative individuals from all over the world. He is also part of the Metropolis Collective (Trash Art Gallery) , a collective of artists based out of Mechanicsburg, PA. He has also been part of Santa Fe’s POP Gallery & has had works featured at renowned artist, photographer, creative entrepreneur/inspirational speaker, Aunia Kahn's gallery; Alexi Era Gallery. He also has some works at the quirky gallery, Annie's Sure Shot Gallery & Coffee Shop, in Lincoln, NM.
EVENTS | GROUPSHOWS | SOLO EXHIBITS
CALL FOR ARTISTS | GROUP SHOWS | SOLO EXHIBITIONS SCHEDULED FOR 2019
If you’re an artist looking to set up your 2019 schedule for showing your works, feel free to contact me. Our office/gallery setup is ready to take on some of the best talent from around the world and offer Taos a taste of something different. We are located in the heart of the Taos Historic District and just steps away from dining, entertainment, shopping, and museum. We are currently working on the schedule of groupshows leaving gaps for solo exhibitions & they can be duo shows etc. Contact me via email or phone & we can discuss it further.
Jake Valentine 575-937-8775
FOREVER TOYS IN OKENDO CENTRO CULTURAL (SPAIN) by ART TOY GAMA
It was such an honour to be part of a huge event where artists from all over the world have come together as a collective and made some magical shows happen. This being one of the big ones! Thank you Art Toy Gama!
A Journey Into The Art Toy Universe
This exhibit is currently showing with Art Toy Gama Collective, an artist collective that consists of over 60 participants from all around the world. This show features established and up and coming artists & is on exhibit at the internationally acclaimed puppet museum, Topic, in Tolosa, Spain. The exhibit will be from Oct 21 – March 4th 2018.