A tribute to Edgar Wright...

"We Are Sex Bob-omb!"

This Tuesday, August 20th, is the opening of "The Official Edgar Wright Art Show" at Gallery 1988. I am super excited about this show for a bunch of reasons, but the biggest one has got to be that I got to do a painting of one of my favorite movies of all time, Scott Pilgrim vs The World. Seriously, I knew that I loved this movie within the first 15 minutes of watching it.

And let's not forget Shuan of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Spaced to name but a few. Edgar Wright is certainly a man worthy of paint based praise, and I am honored to be a part of that.

So, if you're near Los Angeles on Tuesday, and want to see some amazing art inspired by a truly amazing director come check out the show. You will not be disappointed.


Gone and Forgotten...



Hey East Coast fans, I've going to have two pieces on display next week at Bottleneck Gallery's "When the Lights Go Out" Black-Light/Glow-in-the-Dark themed group show. The show opens Friday April 12th at 7PM, and if you're in the New York area I highly suggest you check it out.

Here's a little preview of my pieces under Black Light (sorry for the poor quality).

I was really looking to create something along the lines of those old-school psychedelic black light posters, so I kept myself to solid florescent colors and black dry-brushed shading. The effect is pretty awesome in person. Plus, I primed the pieces entirely in Glow-in-the-Dark paint so the paintings glow in color when the lights go out, no black-light needed.

Seriously, check out this show if you get a chance.

Also, for my LA fans, I've got a piece on display this Saturday at The Hive for their Eight Anniversary "Best of the Hive" show. Be sure to stop by and check it out, the work I saw at the drop off was phenomenal.


Get a Room...

"Made for Each Other"

The "Get a Room" group show at Bottleneck Art Gallery in New York opens this Friday February 15th. The show is all about pop culture couples, so I decided I'd go with a classic. 

I tried to push this one to be a little more graphic, and really play with the framing.

This is my first time ever showing in New York, and I'm super excited. It looks like it's gonna be a hell of a show.


el borracho ...

"El Barracho"

I just finished a cool commission piece based on the "El Barracho" loteria card. The commission was a birthday present for a member of the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club, so I included a few nods to the club such as the logo and their distinctive vests and green bandanas.

Here's an example of a traditional "El Barracho" Card.


The Silent Auction is now Closed

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Year End Silent Auction, it really means a lot to me. I'm very happy that the paintings that sold have found good homes on someone else's walls.

Who knows, I might try and make this into an annual thing.

Thanks again, and happy holidays!


Times running out...

Just wanted to remind everyone that I'm running a silent auction this weekend, and selling off all of my old paintings. There are 29 pieces for sale, with prices starting as low as $25! The auction officially ends at 6PM PST tomorrow, so there's still time to place a bid.

Plus, winning bids will also receive a free gift!


And a big thanks to everyone who's already sent in a bid! You guys are awesome.


Year End Silent Auction!

I've decided to clean house and sell off some of my old paintings, so I'm setting up a silent auction for all my awesome fans! There are over 30 pieces available for purchase with prices starting as low as $25. Biding is open now, and will run until 6PM (PST) on Sunday, December 9th.

Here's how it works...

I'm running what's known as a "Blind Bid" auction, and the rules are pretty simple:

If you see a piece you like, send in your bid. At the end of the auction, if your bid is the highest for that painting, you win!
You can bid as many times as you like, on as many pieces as you like.

To place a bid send an email to mikebilz(at)yahoo.com with the subject line "Silent Auction", and include the following information:
Your Name,
one additional contact method (phone number, alternate email, etc.),
the name of the painting you'd like to bid on,
and the amount you'd like to bid.

Additional rules, and a full list of available pieces are available at the link below. Thank you all for participating, and good luck!