28.7.14

HOOPER: INFINITIUM


























It is with great pleasure that we announce ATAK Gallery will host a solo exhibition of new works by Thomas Hooper.

Born in Hastings East Sussex, Thomas Hooper studied Drawing at The London Institute of Art & Design, subsequently moving from London to New York City to pursue his goals in Tattooing and Art, now residing in Austin, TX.  

As a Painter, Illustrator, and Tattooist Thomas aims to mix orthodox and unorthodox drawing & painting techniques, organic textures, computer-enhanced patterns, accidental stains, & geometrical entities to further intertwine the path of his everyday practice on skin into the realm of fine art & beyond.

Cascading mandalas disintegrate into ornate abstract textures.  Sacred symbols guide the viewer deeper into the universal core.  Elements of wabi-sabi merge with sacred symbolism, occult, & truth.  Thomas's pictorial work, although directly complementary to the skin-based work, travels far from the world of tattooing to explore a very medium-orientated abstraction.  

INFINITUM
New Works By Thomas Hooper
Aug 9 – Sep 13, 2014
Opening reception Aug 9, 7pm 'till late 

ATAKSF
1038 Larkin St
San Francisco
94109 Earth

FOR MORE INFORMATION/MEDIA/SALES:
Takashi Makino / softknife09@gmail.com / 415.942.6250

16.7.14

THE PORTAL

Several articles detailing the process (in more detail that you ever cared to absorb) of creating the portal gate into the ATAKSF workspace have appeared in electro æther.

Check them out HERE & HERE.

http://www.analogtattoo.com/san-francisco-workspace/



3.7.14

LIGHT  INK  DEATH  
A GROUP EXHIBITION OF PEN & INK WORKS
SHAUN BEAUDRY • HANA WOLHF • PAUL JACKSON • TLTV
Opening reception: July 5th 2014 | 7-‘till late
ATAK GALLERY  1038 Larkin St | SF, CA, Earth 94109 | 415.942.6250 

http://www.analogtattoo.com/current 

ATAK Gallery SF is pleased to present "LIGHT  INK  DEATH", an exhibition featuring pen & ink works by illustrators Shaun Beaudry, Hana Wolhf, Paul Jackson, and TLtv.  On Saturday December 5th ATAK Gallery will host the full exhibition opening featuring all works from contributing artists from 7pm-late.

In this exhibition we specifically wanted to showcase the diverse and detailed nature of black ink use in creating imagery representing the light & death of the world that influences each illustrator.  We asked each of the four artists to present their personal interpretation of the theme within their illustrations.  All of the works shown are produced by means of pen and ink utilizing stippling, cross hatching, etc.

The "LIGHT, INK, DEATH" exhibition will run through August 3rd 2014. Please join us for the opening night exhibition on Saturday December 5th form 7pm-late.  Gallery hours are Monday-Sunday noon-8pm, closed Tuesday, or by appointment.  For additional information please contact Takashi Makino, (415) 932-6250 or softknife09@gmail.com

15.5.14

DREAM WASH APPAREL

In honor of Joel Long's epic Dream Wash exhibition we did a limited run of heather white tri-blend crews.

The image, present in many of Joel's paintings, is that of two beasts in a brief moment of mutual recognition before the inevitable duel 'till death ensues... 

If interested you can pick one up here.
http://atak.bigcartel.com/

29.4.14

JOEL LONG | DREAM WASH
Accompaniment by Masayuki Koga
Opening reception: May 3, 2014 | 7-‘till late
ATAK GALLERY 1038 Larkin St | SF, CA, Earth 94109 | 415.942.6250 
http://www.analogtattoo.com/#/dreamwash/







It is with great pleasure that we announce Dream Wash, an exhibition of water color scrolls by Joel Long.  

Joel is a prolific painter and tattooer who has worked in these mediums for 20+ years.  Focusing primarily on traditional Japanese and Americana imagery, his works are evidence to his passion for the craft.  In this recent collection he explores these themes further using a cohesive hand and unified mounting technique.  His efforts have resulted in a sweeping view of majestic beasts navigating through the storm of life and pondering the quite of death.  All are beautifully bound in kakemono style hanging scrolls.

Kakemono “hanging”, or kakejuki "hung scroll", is a Japanese mounting technique that allows the piece to drape elegantly against a wall and can be rolled for storage.  In addition to Joel's scrolls we will have a limited edition shirt available at the exhibition and on our website.

To accompany Joel’s body of work shakuhachi master Masayuki Koga will perform at the opening reception.  Founder of the Japanese Music Institute, Mr. Masayuki is an extraordinary performer, composer and teacher of both Kinko and Tozan Ryu shakuhachi. 

http://www.analogtattoo.com/current/

http://www.shakuhachi.com/G-JMI.html








FOR MORE INFORMATION/MEDIA/SALES:
Takashi Makino / softknife09@gmail.com / 415.942.6250

17.4.14

RE: BIRTH: APPAREL

To celebrate the opening of the ATAK:SF creative workspace we've made some unisex crew neck tees.  Chestside is printed with the RE:BIRTH theme image, drawn by adrian Lee with font layout by Max Dolberg.  Backside lists all the persons who contributed to the exhibition.

Pick one up at our web store>>>
http://atak.bigcartel.com/

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16.4.14

TATTOO: ER VS ARTIST

no man with a true cause
needs to be
justified

My thoughts on the subject.  If you share the opinion and want to dissemination you can pick one up here.
http://atak.bigcartel.com/

POST:RE:BIRTH

Thank you to everyone who came out the the RE:BIRTH exhibition.  More people than we ever expected came through.  Nothing stolen.  No fights.  I'd say it was a success.









All photos by Max Dolberg

1.3.14

RE:BIRTH:ATAK:SF

After a year & a half search, six months of construction, blood, sweat, tears, etc., we at last announce the opening of the ATAK:SF creative workspace & gallery.  Located in the heart of San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood within a lofty brick building, this flex creative space will allow us to peruse new & different avenues while still focusing on our core mission of tattooing.  The main floor will host the gallery & creative workspace with tattooing on a private second floor loft.

To consecrate the space we are hosting an inaugural exhibition centered around the ubiquitous theme of rebirth.  The event will feature over forty artists from around the globe.  Come & celebrate this new beginning with us.

RE:BIRTH
Thursday, March 6
7pm 'till late
1038 Larkin St
SF, CA 94103
Earth
http://analogweatherreport.blogspot.com/

CONTRIBUTORS
Adrian lee · Andre Malcolm · Beppe Strambini · Bert Krak · Chad Koeplinger · Chris Brand · Chris O'Donnell · Claudia Sabe · Colin Baker · Dan Smith · Daniel Albrigo · Drew Flores · Eric Jones · Filip Leu · Freddy Corbin · Ganji · Guy Aitchison · Heather Bailey · Hiroshi · Horitaka · Horitomo · Ichibay ·Jeff Rassier · Jill Bonny · Jim Miner · Joel long · Jondix · Juan Puente · Jullian Zeff · Kevin Leblanc · Klem · Marcus Pacheco · Matt Shamah · Max Dolberg · Megan Wilson · Mike Davis · Mike Giant · Mutsuo · Nami · Nate Bañuelos · Phil Holt · Ron Earhart · Scott Sylvia · Seth Wood · Shawn Barber · Thomas Hooper · Tim Hendrix · Tim Lehi · Timothy Hoyer · Titine Leu · Toby Torres

16.1.14

30.12.13

That’s the thing about pain, it demands to be felt.
—John Green

6.12.13

To be or not to be. That’s not really a question. 
—Jean-Luc Godard

28.11.13

27.11.13

Let them think what they liked, but I didn't mean to drown myself. I meant to swim till I sank -- but that's not the same thing.
―Joseph Conrad