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PELNYC  🎨 ARTIST 👖 FASHION DESIGNER 💻 GRAPHIC DESIGNER 🎯 BRANDING

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It was a pleasure to meet @meekmill, at @brooklynpumptrack (the first Velosution pump track in America). He is a cool dude and there is something to be said about a man that is willing to bear the heat to personally greet his fans.  FYI he is way taller than what I expected him to be. .
@pelnyc || 📸 by: @andreafpeterson

I was very humbled to be a part of this event that was put together by @vanitygroupnyc for @meekmill "Wins and Losses" album release. For those that missed and epic experiential moment yesterday.  Here is the recap at @brooklynpumptrack (the first Velosution pump track in America).
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I believe that there is something epic about giving your audience special moments to remember and not just another place to buy merchandise and hear music.  This event brought fans into @meekmill world of bike culture while reveling with food and @officialbelaire. #cheers
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I was out in the heat yesterday at  @brooklynpumptrack (the first Velosution pump track in America) laying down some chalk art for @meekmill "Wins and Losses" album release event.  Of course I was dressed in "NINJA" black while up against the black asphalt.  The ground was so hot that I had to put my hand down on a piece of cardboard whilst drawing.  I felt like I was going to suffer from dizzying spells of heat exhaustion.  This was definitely a day of wins and some weight loss.
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AT FIRST GLANCE
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I have been trying to take time out of the day to just reflect on the things that have transpired. I am usually on the run, going to and fro (like a chicken with its head cut off). I never used to meditate or look toward the inward perspective of things. I just wanted to get the information, assemble and complete the task. I didn't realize that the beauty was in the journey. I mean the subtle parts of the journey. The beauty is in just stopping for a moment and focusing on the beautiful things in nature or actually digesting the conversation that you're having.  Some of these things have made me actually want to pursue art more. #investinart #investinYOURSELF
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@pelnyc 📸 by: @flamekeepershatclub

1 900 Hustler - JAY-Z ft. Beanie Sigel @beaniesigelsp, Memphis Bleek @ceomemphisbleek Freeway @phillyfreeway (produced by BINK @binkthehumblemonsta in 2000)
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Giclee sticker and marker on phone booth
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This is a deconstruction of being a product of Reaganomics.  The real hustlers are the ones with ultimate power.  The matte and shiny giclee hand cut stickers are all placed in chronological order from Nixon all the way up to Trump.  There are also various bank and defunct company logos seasoned in there.  I also wanted to give a nod to infamous fictions drug dealers such as Tony Montana and Mr. White.  The Product of Reaganomics advertisement was fashioned after the original ad that came with the phone.  The word MDK is tagged on the side of the pay phone because that was actually Bink’s voice that was calling in on the record.  All the stickers and work is in the inside of the phone to show that all the underhanded actions happen on the inside.  I also started with Nixon as president because Jay Z was born in the Nixon era.
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@pelnyc 📸  by: @dloc

1 900 Hustler - JAY-Z ft. Beanie Sigel @beaniesigelsp, Memphis Bleek @ceomemphisbleek Freeway @phillyfreeway (produced by BINK @binkthehumblemonsta in 2000)
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The first concept of this piece was to do a painting, as I started to sketch it out I then decided to try to find a real pay phone. I scoured the internet looking for one and finally found one down in Covington, GA. I had to drive down there to pick it up, because the seller didn't want to risk the pay phone getting damaged in shipping. Upon bringing it back to the studio I made a bunch of giclee stickers and hand cut each of them. The cutting process alone made my thumb muscles impressively strong. Now I can hitch hike across America with no problem. This was a long undertaking but was fun nonetheless.
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The entire process of putting this collection together has been amazing. I appreciate all those that were a part of it. I have been inspired every step of the way and all of these works are dedicated to @neevak757 , who without him I would of never of met Bink! I also dedicate this to my mom who has made and built me into the vessel I am today (I miss you beyond words!!!! The hustle continues!!!!
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Fyi the sound fx are added due to copyright. This was the 7x I tried to put this up
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@pelnyc 🎥 by: @paintpimp215

ALL WORK

and no play makes PEL a dull boy.  It is important to take some time away from the studio and the work. I don't do it much but I try to relish the beauty of nature's art; the trees, the grass, the clouds. I try to take it in and be in the moment. LIVE. Unattached to the computer or the phone, just live in the moment. Enjoy the moment. These little retreats make the work for me ever so more meaningful. FYI  it is hotter than fish grease outside.
#investinart #investinyou
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@pelnyc 📸 by: @flamekeepershatclub

When They Remember - Freeway @phillyfreeway (produced by BINK @binkthehumblemonsta in 2007)
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Acrylic on plywood with skateboard and mirror
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A young man shooting a rock on his sling shot that turns into a diamond (that is the shape of the diamond that Jay Z would throw up in the air). The diamond is made of mirror to remind us that we are all reflections of our former selves. The grip tape on the board is the logo of the American punk rock band the ‘Misfits’. I did to remind us that we are all a bit of a misfit during our youth.  Under the skate board the colors flow from black to gold, from darkness to wealth, from nothing to something (or so it seams) with the calligraphic inscription “the future is now”.
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@pelnyc 📸  by: @dloc

When They Remember - Freeway @phillyfreeway (produced by BINK @binkthehumblemonsta in 2007)
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The biggest challenge for this piece of artwork was coming up with the initial concept. I had sketched several ideas using various mediums and nothing stuck. It wasn't until I looked at a piece of plywood in the corner of my studio that the idea came to mind while listening to the Freeway's song. The process reminded me of the story of Michael Angelo's "David", where the marble directed him on what to do. Also working with a @boschtoolsna jigsaw for the first time was fun. I plan to do more wood work in the future. Wood is such a great medium to work with.
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@pelnyc 🎥 by: @paintpimp215

SKETCH BOOK PRO
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I don't know how many sketchbooks I actually own.  I started out drawing in composition notebooks (funny enough). I have to give a shout out to @rep96st for getting me into getting 'black books'. We used to go to the neighborhood library and battle all day.  We were self-taught artist feeding off of one another.  Today I have moved over to the computer and using the @Wacom tablets to draw on, but I still keep my sketchbook around for all initial work.  My sketch book is much like my creative journal where I pump out all random artistic ventures. #investinart
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@pelnyc 📸 by: @flamekeepershatclub

WHO DO WE THINK WE ARE - John Legend @johnlegend ft. Rick Ross @richforever (produced by BINK @binkthehumblemonsta 2010)
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Spray paint, enamel, acrylic on glass
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The woman in the bottle is representative of the woman that will not die blue in the Marvin Gaye sample ‘If I die tonight’. The bottle used to represent the champagne is pouring out from the man trying to court her. The man happens to be ‘Mr. BigStuff’ with is another sample used in the song.
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@pelnyc 🎥 by: @dloc

JODECI FREESTYLE - Drake @champagnepapi ft. J Cole @realcoleworld (produced by BINK @binkthehumblemonsta 2013)
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@copicmarker, graphite and acrylic on wood . 
This shows what happened after Drake’s line “I’m in your girl’s ear planting seeds…” The wooden pallet was used because they are used to carry weight just like Drake’s words in a woman’s ear. I wanted to keep the style very loose as an ode to my sketch style when jotting out rough ideas.
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@pelnyc 🎥 by: @dloc

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