What can we say about Mike Giant? He's a legend who people would wait years in line in order to get tattooed by him. Now living in SF, Mike has traveled the world showing his work alongside today's most celebrated artists. These days Mike is keeping himself busy with his clothing brand Rebel8. It's been an honor to have had Mike's blog up on FF a few years back and to have him included in our 10 year show. He's a rad dude.
What were you up to in the year 2000?
I was living in SF, near 5th and Harrison. I was tattooing out of my house and on the weekends I worked at Newskool Tattoo in San Jose. I started the Skullz Press that year. I was also in a big group show in Baltimore.
How has your work changed in the last 10 years?
At face value I don't think it has changed much at all. I think I just continue to refine what I've always done.
What did you think 2010 would be like back then?
I never thought about it. I was too busy keeping up with life in the year 2000.
Working Class is a feature documentary loosely based on Charles Dickens book "A tale of two cities. With San Francisco artist Mike Giant, and San Diego artist Mike Maxwell discussing themes found in Dickens 1859 novel that are just as relevant today. Religion, Country and War, History, The Economy, and Art are chapters that tell the tale of the artists, the cities, and the country. Dir. Jeffrey Durkin / 95 mins.
A short run group show featuring works from Derek Albeck, Jesse Balmer, Brian Barneclo, Matt Furie, Mike Giant, Henry Gunderson, Jay Howell, Alexis Mackenzie, Mildred, Travis Millard, Ferris Plock, Albert Reyes, Mike Shine, Keith Shore, Kevin Taylor, Kelly Tunstall, and Marco Zamora.
Dalek and Mike Giant put together a great show at Galerie Magda Danysz
in Paris that opened last weekend. I snapped some shots and thought
the good people of the Fecal Universe might want to have a gander.