Posts Tagged ‘LA’

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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STYLE SHEET | RAYMOND PETTIBON FOR SUPREME

September 23, 2014  |  Style  |  Comments Off

Hardcore punk visual pioneer turned blue chip art star Raymond Pettibon is the latest artist to grace the threads of James Jebbia's Supreme in their new clothing & skate deck collab currently on shelves. Decades before the concept of "streetwear" existed, Pettibon's seminal artwork for Black Flag defined the visual center for a Read More

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MUST-SEE SHOW | JACOB HASHIMOTO “SKYFARM FORTRESS” AT MARY BOONE, NYC

September 22, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Currently on view at Mary Boone’s Chelsea gallery is Jacob Hashimoto’s incredible Skyfarm Fortress exhibition, the first large-scale, site-specific installation by the artist to be exhibited in New York and one of the absolute must-see Read More

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FIRST LOOK | KAWS “MAN’S BEST FRIEND” AT HONOR FRASER, LA

September 15, 2014  |  art, Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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Long time Supertouch buddy KAWS  has become a true force of nature in the art world in recent years. Emerging from his early roots in animation and graffiti in the 90s to reign over streetwear and the vinyl toy industry in the 2000s, the artist known to his parents as Brian Donnelley is now a major player in the art world. This meteoric ascendency is due in large part to his prodigious and unrelentingly stunning Read More

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MUST-SEE SHOW | EDDIE MARTINEZ “NOMADER” AT MICHAEL KOHN GALLERY, LA

September 14, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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One of our favorite young abstract painters here at Supertouch is Brooklyn-based artist Eddie Martinez, whose show of gorgeous new work, Nomader, at Michael Kohn Gallery could easily be mistaken for a MoMA retrospective if you managed to forget what building you walked into. At the tender age of just 37, he's an absolute powerhouse on a fast Read More

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