IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a PRE-AUCTION only – the online auction will transition to the live auction event at CJ’s SKATEPARK (in Mississauga) on Thursday May 9th, beginning at 7pm. Event details below. If you are the high bidder when the online auction is closed at noon on May 8th, your standing bid will carry over to the live auction event at the Skatepark!
Winning bidder can pay for and pick up their items at CJ’s Skatepark during regular hours.
Artist: Mark Dudiak
Message from the team:
“My name is Kayla and I’m a student at Oasis Skateboard Factory. My brand is U4iK. U4iK exists to alter your reality.
Mark Dudiak, who I collaborated with for this project, is a contemporary artist who works with paint, focusing on building and contrasting different layers and textures. Mark has been into making art as long as he can remember. His advice to young artists is to remember that things always change and that as different opportunities come up you will keep learning and growing in your art practice; while the art you make now is your best work, it will keep growing and getting better with each opportunity.
For our board concept, we decided to pair Mark’s layering style with U4iK colours. I pressed and woodworked the board and Mark executed the idea.”
The Oasis Skateboard Factory (OSF) is an award-winning TDSB alternative high school program where at-risk youth earn credits and graduate by building and selling skateboards and running a small design business. For Oasis Skateboard Factory’s 10 year anniversary, students were partnered with professional artists to create a unique rolling work of art. From adding illustrations and paintings to creating sculptures from cut up decks, OSF students and their artist collaborators go beyond the skateboard form and into the realm of high art.
All boards on display will be displayed at CJ’s SKATEPARK from April 16th – May 9th and will be available for public auction on the online JBM auction site.
On May 9th, the online auction bids will transition to the live auction event at CJ’s SKATEPARK beginning at 7pm where there will be a cash bar serving wine and beer. Proceeds from the auction will go towards supporting OSF’s unique programming. Parking is free.
CJ’s SKATEPARK is proud to support such an amazing school!