Hello! I'm happy to report that things are shaping up nicely here at Aero Studios in NYC. Not only are we busy with work, but we are also busy “nesting,” if you will. (And thankfully the couch for our clients' suite finally showed up after 2 months of being on back order. There was a lot of fist shaking in the office.)
As you know, we here at Aero have a lot of artistic friends and we love to show them off! (You can see the blog about the artwork that hangs in our Santa Monica office by Declan McMullan HERE.) Our new NYC digs are in an old furrier building so our office space is quite loft-like, which means a lot of large, empty white walls (as well as amazing views of the city!). Thankfully, our friend and talented art director/artist, Mike Gambino saw our space and said, “Oh, I know what will go there.” And here it is...
This picture really doesn't do this koi pond justice. It's simply... amazing. First of all, the size is 8 feet by 5 feet. The motion of the koi are perfectly captured by Gambino in this oil on linen canvas. I swear you can hear the water rushing and fins splashing. It's a beautiful and peaceful addition to our office!
Gambino has been an artist since he was a kid. He had his first art show when he was 10-years-old. 10-years-old! Do you know what I was doing when I was 10? I was playing Little House on the Prairie with my sister and making the dog pretend to be a cow. No one wanted to see that. (Sorry, Mom!)
And like every artist, he has a day job, which thankfully he enjoys. He's an agency creative and short film maker. You can see his videos on his Vimeo page.
He's also won many awards including a Gold Cannes Lions and an Emmy nomination. You can read more about his career as an artist here.
So when you stop by our studio, make sure to take an extra minute to visit our koi pond. But don't throw in any pennies to make a wish, it doesn't work so hot. (Trust me.)