Nspired1 resident artist Jeffrey “The Catalyst Butcher” Figueroa was featured in issue 9 of “Bound by Ink” Magazine. The 10 page article showcases some of Jeffrey’s work but more importantly, gives insight on the depth, meaning and inspiration behind his artistic style.
Here is an excerpt from the article:
“Sometimes grotesque and sometimes beautiful, Jeffrey, The Butcher’s art is at all times polarizing and reactionary. Known for his often controversial mixed-media sculptures that ride the line of divinity and secular morbidity, Jeffrey will get a reaction for his art. It’s all part of his motivation for presenting it in the first place, almost putting the viewer within the composition, at least emotionally. ‘I’ll try to make something that you look at in disgust, but you can’t look away. You have to react to it and appreciate it- it will be unforgettable’…While his work can be seen by many as dark, macabre, tragic and morbid, Jeffrey’s art is very much alive – and so is his artistic spirit.” – John Jarasa; Bound by Ink.
This issue of Bound by Ink magazine is out now! Be sure to get your copy and check out the rest of the article and interview.
Be sure to checkout the online store as we are now featuring custom artwork by “The Catalyst Butcher” Jeffrey Figueroa. http://shop.nspired1.com
Nspired1 will be at Musink Music and Tattoo Convention March 2-4. Our booth will feature live tattooing by artists Eric Gonzalez, Chuey Quintanar, Steve Schultz, and Benjamin Duarte. We will also have art for sale by Jeffrey Figueroa as well as a special T-shirt sale $10 each or 2 for $15!!! Stop by and visit us. More details: http://www.musink.org
Check out the latest video by Daniel Ahn featuring artist Raul Gonzalez. The video also includes footage from a shoot done with Nspired1 artist Eric Gonzalez.
Raul Gonzalez – Do It For The Babies from Daniel Ahn on Vimeo.
On Thursday Feb. 2nd, Kat Von D was spotted leaving “The Congregation of the Forgotten Saints” in Melrose with a custom made Jeffrey Figueroa coffee table.
Below are some images of the table as a work in progress and completed when featured at Musink 2011. The table has been a crowd favorite and we’d like to congratulate Kat on this her new purchase.
2012 has gotten off to a fast start at Nspired1. Here’s the latest from the our camp:
New styles and products are being designed and will be ready for Spring/Summer seasons. The online store is going through some revamping and will be updated with special sales and pricing in the coming weeks.
Nspired1 is proud to announce that it will host a booth at Musink- Music and Tattoo Festival on March 2-4. In addition to the tattoo booth, We will have new clothing items & art pieces on display. A special raffle will be taking place. We’ll have more details as the date nears. Here’s a sample of some of the latest tattoo pieces by Eric Gonzalez.
- Thigh/Leg Tattoo
- The Catalyst Butcher
After Musink, Nspired1 will be traveling across the globe to participate in a tattoo & art convention in Frankfurt Germany from March 30 – April 2. Resident artist Jeffrey Figueroa (above) is preparing some custom art pieces for a “Dia de los Muertos” art show to take place in Germany.