James Marshall, known as Dalek, is an American painter best known for his Space Monkey character. Upon completing art college in the 1990's, he began exhibiting his work and produced stickers and prints of the character in order to encourage further development of his art. 2001 proved to be a significant year in Daleks' career when he moved to Brooklyn, NY. That same year he was drawn to the Boston Museum for a show displaying the works of Takashi Murakami. Realizing that he still needed some sort of articulation when it came to his own art, and finding it within Murakami’s, Dalek started his apprenticeship with the renowned Japanese painter, which greatly informed his own studio practice, color mixing and other disciplines crucial to his process today. He has participated in numerous solo and group shows throughout the US, Asia and Europe. He has painted several large-scale murals and completed a variety of commercially commissioned work for companies including Nike, Hurley, American Express, Microsoft, and Instagram. Daleks' work is critically acclaimed, and it has been featured in numerous publications, articles, and magazines such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Juxtapoz, and more.
Prisma Guitars. Since it’s inception in 2014, Prisma Guitars has become one of the top boutique names in the guitar market. It has received positive reviews and accolades from the likes of guitar.com, NAMM, Guitar World, Mixdown, Reverb, Colossal Magazine, Music Radar and many more. “It’s nice to see Prisma bringing something that’s genuinely individual to the table in terms of looks and construction, while sonically, it’s undoubtedly the real deal.” – Guitar.com. What makes Prisma Guitars so unique? All guitars are handcrafted by Luthier Nicholas Pourfard in California. In his creative process, Nick recycles retired skateboard decks which traditionally consists of seven color-dyed plys of hard rock maple pressed together. Once the grip tape is removed, and the hard rock maple is crafted for the guitar, the native color-dyed patterns emerge. These masterfully crafted instruments are also adorned with top tier hardware to ensure the utmost quality tone and playability.