Behind the Scenes…

Keen Fest Salt Lake City Drew Brophy 2013 YeeHaw

#KEENFest Photo Booth, last year’s event = FUN!

#KEENFest is a 3-day adventure in creativity and fun, held during the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Below are some of the highlights:

  • Drew will be painting an 18′ mural, live, during all 3 days of KEENFest!
  • Get a free, signed print of Drew’s most popular art piece, SUNRISE, when you come watch Drew paint.   (While supplies last)
  • Keen T-shirt printing (get your own, awesome t-shirt printed on the spot, Keen’s treat!)
  • Bag Making
  • Photo Booth (my personal favorite, it’s fun!)
  • BBQ
  • Creation Station
  • Great conversation with interesting people who do really cool things

WHEN:

  • WEDS August 6th from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • THURS August 7th from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • FRIDAY August 8th from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

WHERE:  115 S. Temple, right across the street from the O/R show palace.  (See invite below)

WHO:  Attendees of Outdoor Retailer Show – just have your badge and you’re in!

See you there!
Keenfest page 1Keenfest page 2

 

 

 

Keen Green Graffiti Logo Hamburg by Drew

It’s exciting.  I can see it in my head, and I can’t finish it fast enough….It’s a simple process of positive and negative space. ”  Drew Brophy

http://greengraffiti.com/blog/drew-brophys-german-tour

CASE STUDY:  World’s largest freehand GreenGraffiti (reverse graffiti) mural at Globetrotter in Hamburg

When:  June 2014

Client:  Keen Europe / GreenGraffiti

Mission:  Create an organic, “green” artistic mural in front of Keen’s largest retailer in Hamburg, Germany.  Illustrate Keen Footwear’s slogan of “follow your feet” and inspire others to get outdoors!

SCOPE OF WORK:  Strategize and draw a visual of Keen’s “Follow your Feet” campaign.  Design the art for stencils and then apply the mural in freehand fashion, while onlookers enjoy watching.   Cover 100 square meters of sidewalk with the mural.

RESULTS:  Onlookers and media enjoyed watching the mural come to life.  Keen was able to get their message out in a green manner.  Globetrotter was extremely pleased, as their foot traffic increased, and the city of Hamburg received a “green” mural to enjoy for the month.   Mission Accomplished.

VIDEO:  This short video shows the process and tells the story:  Keen GreenGraffiti and Drew Brophy in Hamburg.

Read GreenGraffiti’s article about the project here:  http://greengraffiti.com/blog/drew-br…

(GreenGraffiti is known for their “Green Advertising.” Working with some of the most popular global brands, GreenGraffiti has turned advertising into art.)

*REVERSE GRAFFITI is also known as clean tagging, dust tagging, grime writing. GreenGraffiti or “clean advertising” is a method of creating temporary or semi-permanent images on walls or other surfaces by removing dirt from a surface using giant power washers and stencils.

Drew Brophy and the WD Fan Night Mural Painting CES2014“It’s important for me to be able to interact with every single person at an event.  I want them to leave feeling happy and with a lasting memory of what a great time they had.”  Drew Brophy

CASE STUDY:  Western Digital CES 2014 Fan Night Event

WHEN:  January 2014

CLIENT:  Western Digital (WD)

Mission:  Help make WD Fan Night event during CES2014 Las Vegas a memorable evening for WD’s special guests.

SCOPE OF PROJECT:

MURAL for Display:  Design, create and paint a Mural sized 10′ x 6′  (painted over 5 custom-made canvas pieces for ease of transport)

GIVEAWAY PROMOTIONAL ITEMS:  Drew Brophy Design was provided for WD t-shirts and posters to give away to guests at event

GIVEAWAY BIG TICKET ITEMS:  Strategiclaly design and then hand paint five (5) fine art pieces on skateboard decks.    The art design on the decks represented each of WD’s five hard drive products.   The decks were given away to five lucky winners at the event.

LIVE POSTER SIGNING:  Drew attended the event alongside other celebrities present, signed posters and presented the skate decks to each winner.

RESULTS:  WD Fan Night was a memorable event; dozens of guests took their photos in front of the mural and every guest happily took home a piece of art (poster) to always remind them of the evening.  WD was extremely pleased with the ease of the logistics to pull this off, and with the final outcome.

Mission Accomplished!

DETAILS:  Mural Artwork:  WD wanted a surf painting in Drew’s traditional style, with symbolism that was relevant to their products, which is hard drives.  Hard drives hold things that you want to keep forever.

Drew says of his design for the mural, “When I think of things that last forever, I think of ancient times and things that were made in stone.  In a way, hard drives hold information that is saved and passed down.  All of my art is saved on hard drives; it’s like my safety deposit box.  The art will be passed down to my son, and his kids as well.  So in this painting, the character is carving a WD in stone.”

Skateboard Deck Paintings: Drew created five paintings, meant to represent the features of each of WD’s hard drives; the explanation can be found in the name of the painting – see below:

Gamers BLACK painting on Skateboard (c) Drew Brophy GENIE in the Bottle RED painting on Skateboard (C) Drew Brophy Everyday BLUE painting on Skateboard (c) Drew Brophy Surveillance PURPLE painting on Skateboard (c) Drew Brophy Photographers GREEN painting (c) Skateboard by Drew Brophy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s the video of the painting of the mural.  Photo and video credit to Scott Smallin, video editing by Don Perry, music by Brian ILL:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmgbsE_3P10&feature=share&list=UU5G4tVJHYkrSpTsA2tR-qeg

 

Scott SMallin photo of his Drew Brophy SATURN CUBES painting April 2014SATURN CUBES 36” x 24” mixed media on canvas.

This was painted for South Carolina photographer Scott Smallin.

We hire Scott to photograph my projects when we are in the South.  As a thank you for the excellent work he does, I offered to create an original painting for him.

Scott said that he wanted a robot destroying a city  I pondered this idea, of a robot destroying a city, with a mushroom cloud or transformers.  But that didn’t feel right to me.

So I asked myself “What is something that is real that is destroying the world?  What if there is an ideaology and a secret that is really destroying it?

I took this idea deeper.

The painting shows the battle between good and evil, with many symbols; the robot is a black cube, controlling all of the material world, spreading evil until it self-destructs into a mushroom cloud.

It’s the death of the material world, which ultimately has no effect on the spiritual world.  The spiritual world has infinite power for good.

The water represents good extinguishing evil. This painting is about the battle over information throughout time; it is about control over the information of who we really are.

The light beings show that we are pure energy. Our hearts are the engine that makes the electrical connection to everything.  It’s what holds us here in space and time. 

My passion is in ancient cultures.  I study that along with sacred geometry and the meaning behind ancient symbols and new theories in physics.

The reason I chose Saturn and the Cubes as evil, is because my research shows that this is something that people in the ancient worlds were worshipping.  They couldn’t even see Saturn; how did they know it was there?

The reason the symbol is a cube is because there is a cube shape on the Northern pole of Saturn.

Another ancient symbol is the ring of Saturn; some speculate that the “all seeing eye” is what Saturn looks like during an eclipse.  They said that Saturn is the timekeeper and that you’re trapped in a prison of time and space.

I view the world differently than most people.  Some don’t want to see it the way I do, because it’s scary.

We are born into a system that is controlled by power and greed and information.  The average person has a very hard time bucking the system.  Essentially, we are all born a slave.  Most people that are a part of the system don’t even realize that they are. 

Some people don’t know that they don’t have to do what they are doing.  They don’t have to live where they grew up; they can leave!  They don’t have to keep that job they hate; they can quit.  They don’t have to do anything that is toxic to them.

I believe that in ancient times we had it right; people knew how to live with joy and happiness.  At some point we lost that and the darkness came.

Now, things are changing again.  I see people waking up and rediscovering what’s really important and who they really are.

The world is experiencing a positive transformation right now.  I see it in myself, too.

Life is Good,

Drew

PS:  You can buy a print reproduction on canvas of this piece – go to http://store.drewbrophy.com/saturn-cubes-giclee-canvas-print-36-x-24/ to order.

Drew Brophy Surfing Todos Santos Photo by Lonnie Ryan Excerpt from interview:

“I started looking into art schools, but I couldn’t get the money together. With no other way out, I said, ‘that’s it, I’m going to go surf these waves’.

That set me on my path of a kind of stubbornness to spite the system that let me down.  I had no other alternative. I asked myself, ‘If I died today, what would I have been bummed to not have done? “

I feel honored to be interviewed by the well known “outdoors gear” guide, GearJunkie.com, this week.

 

The interview was focused on how I built a lifestyle around my art that allows me to travel and adventure around the word.

We talked about how surfing big waves at Puerto Escondido lead to my art career in the early days;

and how people think we’re rich when they see my family and I travel several months out of the year;

and a lot more.

Check out the article here:  BRIDGING ART & ADVENTURE 14 QUESTIONS WITH DREW BROPHY.

I hope you enjoy it.

Life is Good,

Drew