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Justin Pape Paints On Broken Skateboards

 - Apr 24, 2009
References: wekillyou.net & blogto
While he is mostly known for his team of monsters, the ‘We Kill You’ show in Toronto at the Gordon Daniel Gallery titled ‘I Lose Track of My Mind Sometimes’ also featured portraiture painted on broken skateboard decks.

As an avid skateboarder, Justin Pape and his friends would break their decks regularly. And as an active environmentalist, he hated the idea of just throwing the broken boards away. This led to the idea of using them as canvases for his artwork.

Portraits featured at the show are based on characters found in cult movies like "Kill Bill," "Life Aquatic," "Donny Darko," "Rushmore," "The Goonies," "Amelie," and "Pulp Fiction."