Posts Tagged ‘LA’

STREET LIFE | VINCENT LAMOUROUX TURNS THE SILVERLAKE GRAFFITI MOTEL WHITE

April 20, 2015  |  art, Streets  |  No Comments

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For decades the Pacific Sunset Motel at 4301 Sunset Blvd in Silverlake was a decomposing shell of a former drug den turned public graffiti gallery better known to locals as the "Bates Motel" for obvious reasons. Now with developers set to finally demolish the abandoned structure in May, French artist Vincent Lamouroux has turned the Read More

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BEST IN SHOW | TOMOO GOKITA “BESAME MUCHO” AT HONOR FRASER, LA

April 14, 2015  |  art  |  No Comments

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The must-see show in LA at the moment is by none other than Supertouch buddy Tomoo Gokita whose newest body of tonal paintings, Besame Mucho, opened its doors at Honor Fraser's esteemed gallery over the weekend. Acclaimed for his black and white gouache canvases that incorporate exceptional draftsmanship with surreal Read More

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FIRST LOOK | JASON WILLIAMS (REVOK) AT LIBRARY STREET COLLECTIVE, LA

April 10, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Renowned for his prodigious output as a graffiti artist under the moniker REVOK for more than two decades, 38-year-old LA native Jason Williams has been quietly distinguishing himself in recent years with an accomplished and elegant body of abstract geometric assemblage paintings that draw heavy inspiration from the tradition of Read More

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THE ART OF FUN | KENNY SCHARF “BORN AGAIN” AT HONOR FRASER, LA

March 16, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Best-known for his iconic cartoony Pop paintings featuring characters like the Jetsons & Flintstones, the diversity of Kenny Scharf's artistic oeuvre is often overlooked. With output ranging from pure street graffiti to altering found thrift store paintings (which Scharf did long before Banksy picked up the practice), to assemblage art and video performance work, Scharf as an artist has always moved freely through media, limited only by the scope of his Read More

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STREET LIFE | THE GEOMETRIC PAINTER’S TAPE MURALS OF FLEKZ IN LA

November 20, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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It's not easy to make a name for yourself in the LA street art world, but 20-year-old artist Gustavo Fuentes (aka: FLEKZ) has distinguished himself over the past year with a series of striking murals executed using only blue painter's tape. While the average human struggles to tape off their Read More

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HOLLYWOOD | JAMES JEAN DESIGNS LOGO FOR FILM PRODUCTION COMPANY BLOOM

November 17, 2014  |  Design, Film  |  Comments Off

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Super touch buddy & visionary painter James Jean turned his focus from fine art to Hollywood recently when he designed a pair of logos for the nascent film production company Bloom. The main design, featuring a Read More

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FIRST LOOK | MARK DEAN VECA “EVERLAST” AT WESTERN PROJECT, LA

October 27, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Longtime Supertouch buddy and New York transplant Mark Dean Veca's illustrative work can be hard to categorize but his new show Everlast at LA's Western Project proves its vitality remains undiminished. For this new body of work, consisting of seven new paintings and 12 works on paper, Veca drew from the visual landscape of his youth, incorporating the  Read More

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STREET LIFE | GRAFFITI ARTIST SKID ROBOT PAINTS FOR THE HOMELESS IN LA

October 21, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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The anonymous street artist known as Skid Robot (it's clever, we'll give him that), has quietly been waging a guerrilla campaign to draw attention to the city's sprawling homeless population by decorating their downtown skid row squats with imagery of Read More

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LAST LOOK | TOREY THORNTON “SOME NARROW SLEEPING” AT OHWOW GALLERY IN LA

October 13, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Wrapping up at week's end in LA is Some Narrow Sleeping, the excellent new show of large scale paintings by the nascent Torey Thornton at the venerable Moran Bros' OHWOW Gallery. Seemingly influenced by the rough-hewn folk imagery of his southern homeland of Read More

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FIRST LOOK | D*FACE “SCARS AND STRIPES” IN BEVERLY HILLS AT PMM PROJECTS

September 29, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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One of the prime movers in British street art for over fifteen years now, Supertouch buddy D*Face (né Dean Stockton) waged visual assault on American shores yet again last weekend when his new pop-up show Scars and Stripes broke ground in Beverly Hills in Read More

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