“Men Are Born. Kings Are Made.” by John Tindel Medium: Acrylic, aerosol paint on cradled wood Dimensions: 72″ x 48″ x 4″ Year: 2010 Info: Going to add a video of the piece. I also have a bunch of in progress photos somewhere. but… basically this was my first piece to try to combine two [...]
“Great Spirit Bear” by John Tindel Medium: Acrylic, aerosol paint on cradled wood Dimensions: 48″ x 48″ x 4″ Year: 2011 Info: Going to add a video of the piece. I also have a bunch of in progress photos somewhere. but… basically this was my first piece to try to combine two style that my artwork was heading in. So the free [...]
“Epic Freshness” by John Tindel Medium: Acrylic, aerosol paint on cradled wood Dimensions: 48″ x 48″ x 4″ Year: 2011 Info: Going to add a video of the piece. I also have a bunch of in progress photos somewhere. but… basically this was my first piece to try to combine two style that my artwork was heading in. So the free painterly [...]
“The Dragon” by John Tindel Medium: Acrylic, aerosol paint on cradled wood Dimensions: 48″ x 48″ x 4″ Year: 2011 Info: Going to add a video of the piece. I also have a bunch of in progress photos somewhere. but… basically this was my first piece to try to combine two style that my artwork was heading in. So [...]
I will call it “Intergalactic Caucasian Primitivism.” just ’cause. Here is what I am trying to do? The paintings are just leftovers from the exciting adventure that is the process. Trying to take the best parts of the last 12+ years of creative process and reuse/combine/distort the techniques I have developed, learned and adopted. These layered [...]
E-merge is a survey of Atlanta’s contemporary artists conceived and curated by Hope Cohn for the Art Program at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The exhibition is on view at the T-Concourse from January 2013 to January 2014 and features TindelMichi and other artists.
Forward Warrior is a live painting event organized and curated by Atlanta artist Peter Ferrari. It brings artists and communities together to create large scale murals over a single day. The current group, hosted by ABV GALLERY showcases work from a number of the artists who have participated in the events over the past three [...]
I am going to get back in to using sites like zazzle to test out ideas and using the art & design on different utilitarian mediums. So this is my first “discover” session on what the pig print and its elements would look like on some items. Quick brainstorm-super-imposing-photoshop-vecotr-pork-heaven. Get the limited edition (50) screen [...]
Did it again this year at Art, Beats & Lyrics. Had to paint over my old design… that sucked a bit. Then, I started with a little too clean and modern design, but wasn’t quite funky enough for this event. So I created letters that I handcut out of tape on wood. Spray painted the [...]
“…needs a few more chickens” I guess I overlooked the fact that I will have a painting on a book cover about to be published because it is my grandma, Murriel Meadows, book. She has been writing it for the last 20 years, and it is about her Dad & Grandad and the travel to [...]
I am on a contract gig in the corporate world, creating something quite unique for a big company. I love doing this kind of job, because I get to use the opposite of my painting creativity. Tindel + UX = Tindelux. Creativity in minimal mass information organization. The job has gotten me to try a [...]
Great Review by Jerry Cullum for ArtsATL.org on “Baptism by Fire” by TindelMichi at Barbara Archer Gallery. Read original article on ArtsATL.org here. Review: TindelMichi looks back to render new South in “Baptism by Fire” at Barbara Archer Gallery December 14, 2012 By JERRY CULLUM In their collaborative identity as TindelMichi, John Tindel and Michi [...]
Review “You Make Me Feel Special” AtlantaArtBlog.com reviews my recent works on paper at Kai Lin Art Gallery. Show runs through mid september so go see it while it is still up. Thanks AtlantaArtBlog.com for the great writing and perspective. Boom! I had an odd story to tell with this work, and this review kind [...]
Race often factors into duo’s art By Felicia Feaster For years now, the artists John Tindel and Michi Meko have been simpatico collaborators. This dynamic duo has teamed up to offer a vision of art and the bumpier byways of Southern history mixed up with a more urban contemporary reality of hip hop and graffiti [...]
I Make Art In Atlanta: John Tindel Published on May 17, 2011 by Molly Coffee Enter John Tindel. Voted one of the Top 50 Most Creative People in Atlanta by CommonCreativ Magazine. He is a resident of the suburbs of Atlanta by way of Opelika, Alabama by way of Panama City Beach by way of the [...]
CommonCreativ Magazine announces John Tindel as one of the Top 50 Most Creative People in Atlanta! Thank you to the folks at CommonCreativ and the ATL. Much appreciated, and I am only getting started. If you would like to read the issue online, click here or on the magazine to the left. My section is [...]
TindelMichi’s Relics, a battlefield of symbol and story, form and flatness. Relics marks the return of TindelMichi as an art-making pair after a three year hiatus where the painters explored work independently.
Digital Oldschool Books (Give me a second to get the books on the shelf. I am only a one man wolf pack. I am trying to figure a way to have the publications open in new windows or even over the screen, but that may take a second to make this experience a bit easier [...]
Meet Designer/Artist John Tindel He’s part of the upcoming Zenith show at Midtown’s Kai Lin Art Gallery. The show is an organic and seasonal tribute to nature-inspired imagery, the cosmos, and all things Fall. And Tindel himself is a tribute to all thing Southern… for the most part. Born in Opelika, Alabama, raised in Panama City [...]
“Two Fat Southern boys that paint” mesh grandma’s traditions with urban flavor. by Kimberly Turner Toss Mentos into a bottle of Diet Coke and you will find yourself with a frothy geyser. Throw hot water on dry ice and – BAM! – instant fog. Bring John Tindel and Michi together for a tag-team painting session, [...]
Inspiration is a tough thing to isolate for me. I draw my inspiration from the heritage where I live, from my children and from the lines and colors that are put down on the canvas. They all seem to merge when I paint. I really just clear my head and then wait for the signals. Playing off each move I make in a painting, playing off mistakes I make in the painting and layering all that visual dialog into a full creation.