Kiel Johnson is a locally based Los Angeles artist who not only creates mind-blowing illustrations, but also makes incredible realistic pieces with only the use of cardboard, hot glue and tape. He recently was the artist in residence at Cypress Hill College for an intensive three day workshop with students to help him create and film his upcoming video project with Roger.TV. During his stay the students were able to learn what it’s like to be hands on in the studio as well as see Kiel’s process from conceptualization to realization and produce some seriously cool robot outfits for the shoot.
The students were collectively a part of the Exhibition and Portfolio Design class and with the help of Devon Tsuno and the art department were able to help curate the Annual Student Art Exhibition entitled “Corrugated Youth” which features the full bodied cardboard robots, distinctive helmets and photos of the famous robot prom.
The opening reception will be held today Thursday, April 7th, 2011 from 6pm – 8pm at the Cypress College Art Gallery. Contributing artists are Amy Wise, Amy Castrejon, Carly Cram, Tim McGraw, Mik Calandrino, Angelina Elise, Luis Manoz-najar, Brian Aquino, Devon Tsuno and it was curated by Graham Husted, Mik Calandrino, Jaime Antonio, Brian Aquino, and Sarah Breucop.
Cypress College Art Gallery
9200 Valley View Street
Cypress, CA 90630
Above are some pictures from on set and below is a video with some behind the scenes footage of Kiel Johnson and Devon Tsuno as well as the making of the Cypress Valley High Class of 3011 filmed by Arthur Mor and Will Tee Yang. Stay tuned for the actual video. Great work guys!