Corban was assigned to document humanitarian relief efforts in Beira, Mozambique following deadly Cyclone Idai that left millions hungry, sick and displaced in March 2019. While waiting for flight clearances in Maputo, he captured in-camera double exposures of the maintenance airmen who kept the planes flying during the humanitarian aid airlift.
His goal was to create a portrait collection to highlight both the aircraft and the faces of the hard-working men and women working tirelessly to deliver aid.
War Letters is an art series Corban created to try his hand at painting military inspired art. Early on Corban preferred to keep his military and his creative life separate. Through time and experience he finally felt ready to explore the military ranks with paint.
Corban set out to explore the history, tradition and honor that belongs to military heritage through this collection. Using saturation, he created a contrast between the earth tones associated with military and the human element often overlooked when peering into the world of war.
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VINYL was a five-part series created for Gabba Galleries "Crate Digger" show in Los Angeles. The showing featured music inspired art on 12" by 12" panels to pay tribute to vinyl art.
Corban wanted to create visuals that pulled from vinyl era classic rock and mash it up with modern hip hop icons. The light hearted series was a fun way to incorporate vinyl, painting and nostalgia.
Crate Digger II, curated by Jason Ostro of Gabba Gallery took place 26 August, 2017. Part of the painting collection has been purchased but COLD Studio is open to further VINYL questions or collaborations.
Bagged is a five-part oil painting series created to raise awareness for plastic bag bans happening around the world.
Corban spent a few months living abroad in Africa and was surprised by the amount of plastic waste littering the countryside, ocean fronts and city streets. Bagged is an expression of his experiences.
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While living abroad in Cape Town, South Africa Corban was limited on space and art supplies but was able to find an art store selling the basics. Corban bought a tube of black watercolor paint and a pad of paper. Pulling from the Bible for inspiration he created a series of eight flash sheets for his own personal tattoo references.
Corban titled the piece Greywater and plans to slowly keep building the collection. The illustrations traveled with him through his continued Africa adventure after Cape Town to Ethiopia and Tanzania.
This collection is now set aside at COLD Studio for future tattoo reference.
COLD Studio was contracted to paint murals throughout Giphy Studios new West Coast headquarters in Chinatown, los Angeles.
COLD Studio moves into a space in Los Angeles, California. Corban Lundborg recently settled out West with his mobile studio to set up shop for the next few years. His new studio space is in South Central, Los Angeles on the corner of Slauson and Broadway.
The new studio space is in collaboration with The Hideout, an underground arts co-op where creatives live and work together.
Futures Magazine is a Department of Defense sponsored publication to highlight the unique careers the military offers. Corban was featured in 2016 as an Air Force photographer and civilian muralist.
Corban shares his favorite 30 candid frames taken during his cross country van-tour. He picked images that he believed captured the essence of his travels and the soul of America.
Mid-winter 2016, Corban bought a 2002 Ford Econoline van and turned it into his mobile home. His new space included a bed, work desk, cameras and art supplies,
Throughout a year of van-living Corban experienced a wide variety of landscape and adventure. He spent time living in all 48 continental states enjoying the company of train-hoppers, nomads and other traveling artists. He visited galleries, co-ops and other creative spaces where he created and sold art.
Along the way Corban met his now wife - Anele Lundborg. He was traveling through North Hollywood, California where she was studying abroad from South Africa. The two started dating and ended up moving to Cape Town together, putting the van-life on hold. Corban would return and end his van- tour in Los Angeles.
Corban ended up spending roughly two-years living in the van, six-months of which was spent on the streets of South Central, L.A. while renting studio space in an art co-op. The van was later gifted to his younger brother who remodeled the old Ford and began his own adventure.