November 27, 2021

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Arts Fanatics

Resin and Soul, Component IV: The Reveal

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“Resin and Soul”, offered by Dragon, is a four-portion sequence celebrating 50 decades of summary surfboard resin artwork. Part I examines the vibrant artwork type from the earliest “acid splash” days to its present attractiveness . Component II  profiles four of top rated abstract resin artists. Component III facts the artistic procedure, stage-by-move. In this episode, the pieces of rideable art are discovered.


Listed here, we spend homage to a pick out cadre of summary resin artists — Alex Villalobos, Brian Wynn, Mica Quiles-Kramer and Bryan Fischer — all of whom have taken their specialised roles in the craft of boardbuilding to new concentrations. Following the journey of 4 surfboards, every single individually formed by Rob Machado, from their blank-canvas starting to their greatest expose, unique techniques, various palettes and specific approaches have been represented, nevertheless each and every squeegee move guided by the similar intention: to build a very specific, really personal, really vital surfboard for the surfer who one day can make it their individual.

Finished ideal, abstract resin artwork is a gorgeous mess.

Along with our showcased abstract artists, Resin and Soul would like to accept the function of the several wonderful surf marketplace artisans who, as a result of sheer creativeness (and fantastic palms), have manufactured our activity that much extra vibrant. Together with but not limited to: Larry Templin, Gary Stuber, Peter St. Pierre, Phil Becker, Kimo Greene, Roger Hinds, Bob Pearson, Jack Reeves, Larry Mabile, Donald Takayama, Greg Martz, Sam Cody, Wayne Abundant, Chris Fallon, Gene Cooper, Cher Pendarvis, Ryo Nishikawa, Mauricio Avila, Joel Tudor, Nainoa Speier, Brian King, Nani Edry, Austin Walker, Paul LeFavre, Dustin Bernard, Mike Hurrin, Mark Petrocelli, Ryan Burch and Jasper Heyne.

Brian Wynn:

“A great deal of the time when I’m performing a board, I’ll by now have a eyesight in my head, artistically. I’ll see some thing and it will result in one thing that claims, “This would make a excellent color blend.” In this case, it’s like a weather map telling me that a fantastic swell’s coming our way.”

Alex Villalobos:

“At the stop of the working day it is just a surfboard. I really don’t want an astounding condition to be place up on a wall — or you want to acquire care of it so undesirable that you do not want to get it out on a day that is barreling due to the fact you may possibly break it. If you get an summary from me, go journey it.”

Bryan Fischer:

“When I tumble asleep I normally see color designs of blue and eco-friendly. So when I get completely ready to pour I’m thinking about what base colors arrives very first, and how all those hues will be affected by all those I insert afterwards. But the magic minute is when you essentially polish the board out and you get to see the depth of all the unique hues and shades.”

Mica Quiles-Kramer:

“I are likely to consider the color combinations that buyers check with for and feel about it a lot more than I need to. For, like, two times ahead of I pour I’m planning what shades I’m heading to use, how they’re going to lay upcoming to every single other, and what goes where. Since if you never put the correct colours future to every single other, it tends to create mud.”

Resin and Soul, Dragon, Rob Machado, Billy Watts,

Machado on established, marveling at the success.

Uncover yourself inquiring, “Where do these incredible shades arrive from?” Then examine out “The Pour”, a online video that follows the development of all four boards, action-by-sticky action, beneath:

Take note: Proceeds from the sale of each individual surfboard will be donated to the artist’s choice of non-gain business.  

Brian has chosen The Ocean Cleanup, a world-wide exertion to eradicate plastic squander from the world’s oceans.

Alex has chosen Corazon de Vida, which delivers assistance and treatment for orphaned and abandoned young children in Baja California.

Bryan has picked the Desatnick Foundation, a New Jersey group delivering support to spinal cord harm victims and their family members. 

Mica has chosen Border Angels, a team focused to furthering human legal rights and immigration reform alongside the U.S./Mexican border.

With Unique Many thanks To:


Rob Machado

Heritage Surf and Sport

Gordon & Smith

Kona Surf Enterprise

Sharp Eye Surfboards

Tradition Brewing Co.

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