We can only predict so much, you know? There is a reason why it’s called human error. We’re not perfectly calculated beings that practice without mistakes. We fail and that’s just what it is, this print being a perfect example. A lot can go wrong when you’re screen printing but there’s beauty to that if you are willing to allow it. Haloing, wonky registrations and uneven printing can become part of the experiment. It forces your vision to shift, to consider a new composition or come across happy accidents that take your piece from good to great. So…trust the process. Whether it’s your personal life or three hours in the studio.
Stay tuned for the final.
• 22 June 2013
I was amnesic after the accident. I only remembered what I wanted to do most: Screen print. Though at the moment it’s the most painful and labour intensive process, I wanted to get back into the swing of things. Accident or not, painful or not, I know now why I love this medium so much. I’ve lived in my own world for the past year and today was the first time I felt…like me (sorta). Just me at the studio. Getting lost in the process…
Keep posted for the final(s) pieces.
• 11 June 2013 • 4 notes
How come nobody is happy?
Ok, maybe not everyone but after a deep conversation with two friends, my spidy senses left me thinking.
Everyone I know is running like a headless dog doing adults things. You know the regular shit. Providing, getting an education, being socially informed and blah blah blah! You catch my drift. I’m not being offensive in no shape or form. Let me make that clear, I’m not being insolent. At all. It just seems like there is such a big gap between my social circle (after all I can only speak from personal experiences). There are the ones who are caught up and the ones who are looking to get caught up. I just don’t feel as though no one is genuinely happy though.
Slowly coming out of hibernation and catching up with friends and somehow it all seems inauthentic. Everyones tired of this and that. This party and that crowd. Their job or confused about their passion(s). I’m not excluding myself out of this category either. I, too feel some of that in between shitty shit. It this a quarter life crisis?
Correct me if I’m wrong, please but are you happy? Like legit contentment.
• 2 June 2013 • 2 notes
This was a starting point of an idea I had regarding censorship and inexpressiveness. People bite their tongues. They choose to keep their feelings inside because of how they will be perceived. Weak, impolite or just plain rude. This special project was from exactly a year ago. It’s absurd how fast time passes by, like what? This was a year ago!?
The whole point of this was to say ‘Fuck It’. These are just adjectives that help us express our mood, thoughts and emotional bruises. Don’t get me wrong, do not use them for the sake of inappropriateness but do feel ok for expressing yourself from time to time.
They are screen printed (1 of 1) on vintage pages of a book I found years ago. The juxtaposition of such delicate and classic photographs sprinkled in with some nasty, bold words and minimalistic illustrations is just ‘oh, so perfect’!
I’m going to continue this project, I have a lot, and by a lot I mean a lot, of steam I need to let out.
• 30 May 2013 • 2 notes
I’ve been MIA. I can’t explain why just yet but it’s legitimate. Please forgive me for neglecting the blog for over six month. I’ll be updating soon, but for now: Let’s pick up where we left off.
Here is a screen print from June of 2012. Part of a series I
was am once again working on. In a nutshell it’s about dealing with unrealistic expectations with knowledge of failure.
Did I post this already? Who knows.
Oh and the site is under construction but enjoy anyways.
• 28 January 2013 • 8 notes
Another page from my collaborative zine project. There is still a few of these limited edition screen printed zines left, and by few I mean…like barely. Each zine has a one of one drawing.
Email me at email@example.com or drop a line in my message box if interested.
• 15 February 2012 • 6 notes
You see what had happened was, his arm, sorta-kinda just fell off.
Creepy baby? Not at all.
• 12 February 2012 • 16 notes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BONBLIVIOUS ZINE
6 pages, 12 images total
edition of 14
images © Tabban Soleimani
produced with Melissa Luk
purchase for $15 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
see good things here bonblivious.tumblr.com & http://www.melissaluk.com
• 24 August 2011 • 4 notes
Screen printed Zine.
Myself & Melissa Luk.
Limited Edition: 1/15
• 21 August 2011 • 7 notes