It is fitting that roughly 1 year, 1 month and 1 day since the first print dropped on 1xRUN that it all comes back to our first run, Matt Eaton. Nov. 1st, 2010 1xRUN was born as we released our first print, Loaf by Matt Eaton. Check out more on Matt in part two of our 1xBlog. Now on to the print.
It is with great pleasure that today for our 3rd Art Basel Miami print drop 1xRUN and 323East Gallery are proud to unveil 13 beautiful mixed media pieces on wood panel “A Fool’s Ideology‘ from Matt Eaton. Each one is totally unique, hand crafted layer upon layer, using a variety of techniques and media. Each is 16″x16″ and will arrive framed and ready to hang on your wall, right out of the box. Click your favorite below or head to 1xRUN.com.
This piece is based on transcripts and radio transmissions received by the Judica-Cordiglia brothers in Turin Italy during the early 1960’s. In particular, Soviet space missions that were locked away, forgotten about and hidden behind the iron curtain. Many of these transmissions were of failed or problematic attempts. Voices of dying cosmonauts as they burn up during re-entry, much like Yuri Gagarin’s friend and predecessor, Vladimir Komarov.
One story was especially intriguing to me, not for the details, but for the lack of details. Just a fading heart beat and slowing breath wrapped in a crackling 60’s radio wave. This, combined with the fact that the signal had no relative speed, meaning that it was moving directly away from earth is fascinating to me.
The loneliness and crushing despair of being the first unintentional human ambassador to deep space. Amazing. Perfectly preserved in the icy darkness. No one will ever know the true fate of this person, or the real facts of the matter, or if it’s even true, but the idea alone was enough for me to draw inspiration from.
So, Salute, Spasibo, Kampai, Fisehatak, L’Chaim!, Prost , Cheers or whatever you say…a small token of appreciation for all the explorers and adventurers throughout our short history, who’s names will never be known, and those who’s names we should remember more often.
Matt will also be taking part in a signing of a 3D Art Book featuring over 100 artists! Also signing will be Tristan Eaton, Marc Dean Veca, Buff Monster, Mint & Serf, Kano and many more. Artists will be signing throughout the day on Dec. 3rd from 3-9pm. Cafeina is located at 297 Northwest 23rd Street Miami, FL 33127. Details below.
The 3D Art Book features more than 100 artists including: Glenn Barr, Craola, D*Face, Dalek, Eboy, Shepard Fairey, James Jean, Chris Mars, Mark Ryden, Jeff Soto, Rostarr, Todd Schorr, Stash, Gary Taxali, Toki Doki, Trustocorp, Junko Mizuno, Eric White and many more. Check out a few pictures below.
Check back on 1xBlog for more with Matt Eaton and a look back at our very first print release!