At the initiative of taco apprentice/barista/rapper Steve Messinger, three artists Ron Akews, Def 3 and Azza hit the walls of the CAFCA gallery. Working in graffiti, illustration and design these three will be presenting a selection of old and new works as well as creating temporary works for the gallery and cafe walls. This exhibition giving form to an ongoing conversation about the relationship between fine art, street art, illustration and design highlights works from one of the most interesting artistic intersections of our time.
The Show opens on August 20th (reception w/ DJ 7-9pm) closes on September 2nd, 2012. Check it out!
Cafe for Contemporary Art – CAFCA Gallery :: 140 East Esplanade, North Vancouver, BC
:: Mystik Mask 405 :: There is an ancient mask, that protects faces through the lifetimes of insecurity, centuries of self doubt; Voyage through different dimensions took a toll on scarring and disfiguring its material form; at the soul roots, mask remained untouched and ready for a new adventure in the human realm. Eternal mask is then taken deep within, where real self opens up and reflects in life. MM405 by Aca [atza]
Hope you are all doing great and growing inside and out taking the whole world with you to the next level… If you were introduced to Mystic Mask last year, you know what am I talking about.
Year One for Mystic [Mystique] Mask is wrapping up on February 10. 2012. Full year of drawings and insights every day without a fail. That was my biggest task, no matter how much work I have, if I am travelling, on the plane, in a coffee shop, restaurant, at the friends house, at the party, to draw one Mystic Mask and write one insight every day! Lots of times I did it in the middle of the night or early morning before dawn. Then I would go out with Louie [my dog friend] for a breath of fresh air, no matter what time it is.
In October 2011 I saw a video that was about Mayan Calendar and among other information, the date when I started with Mystic Mask. According to the Maya the “Universal Consciousness” cycle begins on Feb. 10, 2011, “where we will finally know ourselves as co-creators with The Universe”. February 10, 2011 is when the Earth and humanity will be entering the final cycle of the 9 Levels of Consciousness (as per the Maya). The first cycle began 16.4 Billion years ago. Here is a video from Ian Xel Lungold (www.mayanmajix.com) explaining in great detail the 9 Levels of consciousness. All this was lined up with the beginning of Mystic Mask without my conscious awareness of the synchronicity happening.
Please join us for a celebration, gifts, drinks and snacks at the Year One Mystique Mask party, where you could see original artwork on canvas, learn more about MM and if you wish, purchase MM drawings and prints as well. You will find us at 319 West 28th Street, North Vancouver, BC, Canada, (click on the address for the map) and it starts at 6pm pacific standard time, Friday, February 10, 2012.
:: Mystic Mask 116 :: Being connected with four sides of the soul world makes you aware of possibility you are. You are pure energy, vibration of many frequencies is your road to experience many realms. Become sensitive enough to witness them. No harm in trying, right? Just a hint: there are no rules. MM116 by AtzA
:: Mystic Mask 115 :: Being a lion at heart. Go deep down in your heart and you will find the courage, strength, love, belief and everything you need to go up those last steps to discovering what humanity is all about. MM115 by Atza
:: Mystic Mask 113 :: I am avatar of infinite choices. Every single person that look at me will see and feel different message in lines that make me alive in your material plane of existence. I transcend that message from the realm of mystics. MM113 by Atza
:: Mystic Mask 111 :: With the smile to remind you to smile to yourself, others, Universe, air, sun, rain…choose to smile inside and out. Start from inside the heart and as you fill your heart with smiles world follows…it can’t resist. Love, MM111 (feel the magic in numbers) by Atza
:: Mystic Mask 107 :: Renew yourself. You are self repairing organism without limits. You are developing and changing all the time. Many of you are creating unconsciously, through outside influences and engraved habitual behaviours that are not yours. Becoming conscious creator brings different dimension in understanding yourself. Understanding that your body is community of fifty trillion cells takes creative ability to the next level…create with love of all life everywhere. MM107 by Atza
:: Mystic Mask 106 :: You are focused on “reality” around you too much. Be aware that you all, collectively created it anyway. What about new, radical, ideas of living consciously? Just one point to boost your infinite potential: All the energy and the power of planets, stars, nebulas, galaxies, black holes, Universe, is contained in you and is at your disposal to use as a part of creative process. Decide to believe in who you really are, Universe will rejoice. MM106 by Atza
:: Mystic Mask 105 :: Bring the light of Truth from the Heart to any dogma society brings into your life and transform reality instantly in front of your eyes…Your experience is vibrational one, in form of feelings, emotions, perception of the world. It is all non physical, invisible to your five senses. But it is still what forms the totality of what you understand as life. So, pour the waves of light straight from the heart into anything you experience and you will change it. Do not be fooled by its form, in essence it is just vibration, morphing, changing anyway. Why not transformed by your heart? MM105 by Atza
:: Mystic Mask 104 :: If magic exists, who would create it? Well, you are the only beings around here who would be capable of involving in a conscious creative process. Who is out there to limit your belief in your creative abilities? Subconsciously or not, it was always your decision that stirred your life into port of your choice. Rarely it was magic, but remember those moments of enchantment, accomplishment, finesse, talent and conjure up consciously greatest story of your life, full of belief and confidence. Just because it is yours to create. MM104 by Atza
:: Mystic Mask 102 :: Find your home in the heart and Universe becomes your home. Unleash your wings of mystery and fly into unknown with confidence of ultimate creator. In home you feel freedom where creative impulse brings ideas beyond understanding. No fear, indulge. MM102 by Atza
:: Mystic Mask 101 :: This is not your greatest fear but your greatest desire coming into your conscious experience. Just open the space of who you are. That space is your final frontier before the gate of freedom. Your gatekeeper MM101 by Atza.
:: Mystic Mask 99 :: Lets just touch what we desire and what’s close to our heart. Physically or in your heart and mind. Just do it, touch it, feel it. I will touch a spot for my third eye on my forehead…immediate contact…wow…powerful. MM99 by Atza
:: Mystic Mask 98 :: Wholeness and stability of a human being. Feel inner power of life force streaming invisible you through you. Real you is everywhere, not only in your body, feel the presence you have throughout the universe. Just a nudge from your MM98 by Atza
:: Mystic Mask 96 :: Freedom from yourself! You are in your own prison. Your mind is monitoring your every step. You think those are your own thoughts? No, they are just influences engraved in your thought pathways through social and media interactions, becoming habitual reactions. That is why artists often seem crazy in creating new and mind bending poetry, drawings, paintings, sculptures, architecture, music, movies, ideas, etc…To step out of that habitual, forced existence, you have to do something extraordinary, which is to become part of your own, unique, universe and create from there. You could feel where is the gate to your kingdom. If not, ask me, I’ll tell you. Your devoted MM96 by Atza
:: Mystic Mask 94 :: Being in the “zone” is your creation space. Feel the space, feel good in there. It is your kingdom. Have your vision in that space and come back often to cultivate it. Fill it up with different vibes, that energy will make it grow. The key to open the gate to the zone is a heart. Focus you attention in the heart and check it out. Your key-maker MM94 by Atza
:: Mystic Mask 93 :: Be present, here, now, notice light, textures, details, taste, smell, be aware of your feelings, choose a focus, where your attention is going to. Be highly conscious of the vibration in your body, energy moving inside, life force making you alive. Be there and move consciously that sensation through your body, let it radiate at the space around and the world at large, let it infuse Universe. Just be conscious what are you infusing Universe with. Because you make a difference. MM93 by Atza
:: Mystic Mask 92 :: Not understanding but being attracted to “it” is a beginning of a new life and new possibilities revealed to you. It’s a mystery. Mystery carries the vibration of unknown. Fear of unknown closes the door to discovery, and love of mystery brings transformation and magic into life. That is right, get used to it, magic. It’s a real thing, just because it’s a possibility, and possibility is yours to take on. It is your decision what to create and it’s your decision what to believe in. Everything you see and experience, the whole Universe is part of your physical and spiritual body. The fact that you can’t see it shouldn’t stop you from believing. What is a creation anyway? Is it visible? And yet, when transformed into physical reality becomes inspiration and reason for feeling alive. Most of what you are is invisible, bring it on, believe in it and materialize unknown through the heart portal. Be amazed what you discover because it’s sentillented! MM92 by Atza
:: Mystic Mask 89 :: Do you believe that by drawing a line on a paper you could bring your spirit and invisible magical worlds of your imagination into material world? I am just going to tell you that there are no rules and that your heart knows that. Who you believe to, your mind or your heart? Your MM89 by Atza
:: Mystic Mask 88 :: I carry magical number in my name and I am defined with a simple line drawing. Existence is so simple. Focus on unconditional love in everything you do, feel, say. That is how you bring simple principle of universal truth into your life and soak everyone in inspirational ethereal ocean as well. Pour that liquid crystal feeling all over yourself and just be there…your MM88 (power of a symbol, aaahhh) by Atza
:: Mystic Mask 87 :: Who are you afraid of? Unknown, others? It’s all just another aspect of you. Separation is illusion. It is all about experience; when you learn from it, it never comes back. It makes room for new lessons. Have another experience on me. MM87 by Atza
:: Mystic Mask 86 :: Have lightness in your steps that will move you easily through life. Look at me, I float with confidence. Float like a cloud that could touch everyone and then disappear, like on a warm summer day, without regret or attachment. MM86 by Atza
:: Mystic Mask 85 :: What do you see in me? I am your reflection in a material realm, like everything else you experience. Look deeper and see that everything you interact with has a meaning that takes you back inside your being…and all the questions you ever had are already answered in-there. So, read them, if you can, and play more with the experiences. They are all a form of signs by the road, leading you somewhere… MM85 by Atza
:: MYSTIC MASK 84 :: LOOK AT ME AND YOU WILL SEE THE WORLD FROM A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE. I AM A NEW CREATION, NEVER EXPERIENCED BEFORE. WHEN YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND IS EXPOSED TO A NEW CREATION, LIKE I AM, IT BECOMES UNSTABLE AND ALLOWS A CHANGE IN ITS FIELD TO OCCUR. SUBCONSCIOUS MIND IS DIFFICULT TO INFLUENCE WITH A NEW BEHAVIOUR WHEN YOU ARE AN ADULT. MY UNUSUAL FORM IS HERE TO HELP, SO USE THAT MOMENT TO SNEAK INTO SUBCONSCIOUS MIND AND EXECUTE NEEDED REPAIRS. MM84 BY ATZA
:: Mystic Mask 83 :: Seek freedom of expression. Seek freedom without walls you built while growing up, without control you imposed over your consciousness. Ultimate freedom is the one without mind. Open your heart. MM83 by Atza
:: Mystic Mask 81 :: Do not wait for a perfection in your creation to let it out into the material world. Perpetual evolution is a constant movement of the forces in any life form. Every creation is a new life form. Become aware of creative forces shining in the palm of your hand. MM81 by Atza
:: Mystic Mask 77 :: I am made of little dots and lines and each one is created with a purpose. That is why there is a purpose to every one of you or everything in the existence. But that is not important nor is anything else. I was just passing by…MM77 by Atza
:: Mystic Mask 76 :: A Smile is what matters. Be aware of what kind of vibration it carries. Feel the smile and smile from the heart. Unleash the wave of understanding and smile despite of everything. MM76 by Atza (Thanks Lee Jeffries)
:: Mystic Mask 75 :: The society and a same brain waves could keep your creativity dormant and in line with status quo. Developing new vibrational pattern of new creation or idea, for many, is rebelling against, and opposing established routines. By doing that, you stay in the same pattern of behaviour and just, unconsciously, support and strengthen things as they are. Developing new vibrational existence and being creative is bending space and time and coming from different perspective into the old ways of habitual life pattern. Even rebels are looking at you as an alien life form. When your vibration changes a lot, you could become invisible to a normal routinely (socially) guided mind. Sooo, again, look into your heart and try to find the gate to a creative, mind bending source. It is there, believe it or not, and it doesn’t have support software for time and space, nor past or future. It is only “now” presence that works as a key to the gate. Heart is looking at you with unconditional acceptance of who you are. All of you carry a spark of human genius. Universe is looking at you kid. One more believer in you, MM75 (look at me) by Atza
:: Mystic Mask 74 :: Pursuit of perfection. You know you will never reach it, but on the way you will develop knowledge of the heart. Art of the heart carries perfection of the freedom in it. Freedom to feel when to stop and never reach it. Perfection. MM74 by Atza (Thanks to Francis Wolff and Max Roach)