About the artist
“Frank Ape embodies positivity and equality, and cares about all living things.”
Born in 1986, Brandon Sines was exposed to many cultures while growing up simultaneously in New York City, Toronto, and Los Angeles. Shortly after moving to New York City in 2010 to pursue art, Brandon serendipitously combined his use of mythological creatures, pop icons, and made up characters into a new character called Frank Ape
He mixes Pop Art’s mass culture, Surrealism’s private associations, and inventive paint handling to create dreamlike environments. His mark making ranges from experimental techniques to illustrative precision. Parts of the paintings are crystal clear, and other parts reach abstraction. This juxtaposition gives the imagery in his paintings the feeling of being recalled from memory, whether it is a personal or a collective memory is sometimes elusive to determine. These paintings were recently featured in a book about his work called Lips and Drips.
Recently Sines was awarded a massive installation at the World Trade Center, hand painted murals around New York City, and had a series of works featured on Link NYC’s digital Kiosks as part of #ArtOnLink. He recently collaborated with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum to officially celebrate Guggenheim’s 60th Anniversary with two Frank Ape themed pieces. His work is collected worldwide.
About the collection
All profits go towards sustainability research at Unbuilt Labs.
Printed on a white Gildan 5000 Tee Shirt crafted from 100% preshrunk cotton. Includes:
– Classic, heavyweight cotton. 5.3 oz
– Seamless double-needle collar
– Taped neck and shoulders
– Double-needle sleeve & bottom hems
– Quarter-turned to eliminate center crease