Sunday, November 8, 2015
Yes.... this happened last night. "The Crusades" turned out to be what I expected and then some. Here is a recap for all of you that couldn't make it out. I'm sure this will make you want to get up and go experience it for yourselves. Major shout out and salute to Evan Slepian and WP Gallery for another banger and much love and respect to the killer DISTORT.... you're one of a kind. -Serringe
The show will be open through January 15th 2016.
For more info go to www.worksonpaper.biz
Also check out www.distoart.com
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Here it is! My latest music video project with recording artist and founder of Creative Juices Music IDE. "Sound The Horns" is the first single off his anticipated LP "Breathe Easy" set to be released in 2016. I was fortunate enough to hear a couple of cuts off the project and they sound exactly how I imagined them. Hard hitting drums and chops produced by Lucky Loopiano and complex rhymes accompanied by ill deliveries from IDE. I've always been a fan of IDE and the labels music, and the label has always been supportive of Element Tree. Expect to see more from us collaboratively in the near future. For now enjoy the video and get a taste of what's to come.
Much love and respect to the hard working squad of creative goons that came together to make this happen. IDE, Lucky Loopiano, Alucard, Jise One, Jesus Himself, Kenneth Shumaker, Aquiles Torres and last but certainly not least.. Anthony Beckner of The Bridge Skatepark in Bayonne New Jersey, who literally was the missing link and was able to house our production the night before he had to close his Skatepark due to the landlord selling the property. I don't forget things like that and you're a G for rocking out with us. Infinite salutes to all.... great work. -Serringe
FB: IDE (Creative Juices)
Monday, October 26, 2015
"Similar to the time of the European Renaissance, we live in an age where wealth and prosperity are syphoned from areas of the globe and consolidated in others, leaving behind great despair. For those of us fortunate enough to live in a relatively safe and stable environment, the prevalence of violence and chaos in the world surrounding us can induce a constant stress. To know that your comfort is at the expense of people elsewhere (and even the planet itself) indicates that your position is unsustainable and likely to be threatened by what the future may bring. In today’s tumultuous world, it would be strange not to have a pit in your stomach. Instead of suppressing this feeling, imagine that pit as an actual place that expands in space beyond your physical presence. Exploring this space, you become more aware of your context in the story of time. As humans, we evolved to adapt to the land that we inhabit, in a sense defining our every inner urge . Even the laws of many religions are tied to the land, rooted in agricultural significance and developed to help mankind reap the potential bounty of the earth and avoid it’s perils. Eventually these religions took on a territorial element of their own and we see war being waged on their behalf throughout history. As the decedents of war, this connection between land and spirituality is imbedded in our identity. In other words, we may inhabit space, but space also inhabits us.” -DISTORT
I've been watching this show develop for quite sometime now and I must say that Distort absolutely killed it. I personally am recommending that everyone makes it out to witness what he's put together. It's a solid show... be there. Doors open at 7pm. -Serringe
1611 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
It's been a minute since this idea was born but the wheels are finally in motion. Shout out to the good people over at Art Primo and Eggshell Stickers for all the love and support. Also many thanks to the good homie and super talented NTEL for being such a great host and allowing us into his life for a weekend. Last but not least... Much love to the homie Ide of Creative Juices Music for rolling out with me to Philly. Good times and stay tuned for more. -Serringe
Thursday, September 17, 2015
I shot these a while ago and originally planned to keep them in a hard drive. In the end... I decided to let it out. Shout out to the good homie Anthony Beckner who allowed me to do my thing in his space for quite some time. Salute big homie... Ill see you soon. Enjoy! -Serringe
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
I've been meaning to post this for a while but today this should get you out your seat and heading straight for a window. Enjoy. -Serringe
Sunday, September 13, 2015
I recently collaborated with Ide and the creative team over at www.creativejuicesmusic.com to produce this video for "Sound The Horns" off Ide's "Breathe Easy" LP set to be released in 2016. The team consisted of Ide, Lucky Loopiano, Jise, Alucard, Jesus Himself, Time Bomb, Ske and myself. The fellas and I sat round table style coming up with ideas that we can produce based on budgets and what was available to us and in the end wound up creating something that is aggressive and a complete art piece. I am proud to have worked with all of these goons and look forward to presenting it to all of you real soon. Salutes to the homies and stay tuned. -Serringe
Favorite line through this whole experience.... " I hover over letters like a Ouija Pad!" -Ide
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Loving this project right here! Gangrene is putting out music that has no boundaries and you can hear it in this song and this video. This is a great follow up to the first album especially that it has the same vibe but sound nothing alike. Props to all these gents.... give us more. Salute. -Serringe
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
This video is long overdue based on some computer issues I was experiencing, but all is well now and here it is. Shout out to Acet for coming through and humbly painting some tough letters with style. Acet has been killing it for years and was the first female I wanted to shoot when I started Element Tree. Many female writers tend to add a female touch to there pieces almost making it instantly visible that a female painted it, but not Acet. Watch this video and I think my point will come across.
On another note this was my last shoot at The Bridge Skate Park which will be relocating due to the owner selling the property. Its a temporary thing as the good homie Anthony is working on a new space to continue his mission to provide an awesome environment for skaters to get it in.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Here you go everyone! The first of 3 videos to come for Distort's latest solo show "The Crusades." I've been watching his work develop for the past few months and I must say that it is some top notch next level art. His approach to fine arts and graffiti are like nothing I've ever seen before. Everything has a meaning and every image in many ways is a part of his life, inspirations and a reflection of the world we live in today. I will confidently say that I believe Distort is one of a kind and on his way to be one of the greatest artists of our time. I highly recommend this show to everyone and hope to see all of you there.
Also I'd like to give all the props in the world to Evan over at WP Gallery for his support for artists like Distort, Ntel, Mr Mustart and Clarence Rich. He's been introducing these guys work along with many others and taking the risks needed to make shows like "The Crusades" happen. I salute him and everything he's done for the artists I support.
WP Gallery Presents: DISTORT "The Crusades" A Solo Exhibition by Artist Distort Oct. 17, 2015
1611 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
Mezzanine Level www.worksonpaper.biz
Shot / Edited By Serringe of www.theelementtree.com