With the opening of Greg “Craola” Simkins’ (featured) show at KP Projects // MKG in Los Angeles getting even closer, it’s time to take a closer look at his thoughts behind the imagery in this new body of work. Along with a more detailed look at some of the paintings, we also have a video from Birdman where Simkins’ talks through some of his process as well as shows off some of the concept sketches for what we will be seeing in Where Am I. See you there this Saturday night, May […]
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This Saturday, May 23rd, CHG Circa in Culver City will be opening a group show entitled Product Displacement. Participants were asked to consider the “interruption” of the media and arts by the insertion of commercial advertising when creating a piece for the show. Much like the invasion of consumerism into our everyday lives, brands and products have invaded these artist’s works. The roster includes Andrew Brandou, Ben Frost, Brandi Milne, Brian Donnelly, Buff Monster, Bumblebeelovesyou, Mikael Brandup, Carlos Ramos, Eric Joyner, Greg Gossel, Luke Chueh, Michael Mararian, […]
Last month, PARAL•LEL opened in Los Angeles (viewings are by appointment only through May 31st), a pop up showing from prolific street artist Aryz. The new body of work touches on some of the surreal scenes seen in the Barcelona-based artist’s public murals including skeletal forms, repeating motifs / patterns, and still life inspired imagery. Along with these paintings rendered in his distinct ghostly aesthetic and color palette, there was also a truck custom covered in his work seen outside. Discuss Aryz here.
This Saturday night, May 23rd, Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured) will be opening another solo show at KP Projects // MKG in Los Angeles. Entitled Where Am I, the name of the show is a nod to his graffiti roots as part of the WAI crew as well as a reaction to experiencing the fantastical worlds that the Los Angeles based artist is so adept at creating. He further states – “There is a point during our lifetime when we lose our childhood excitement and curiosities, and become infected with […]
This Saturday night (May 2nd), the Upper East Side NY gallery run by Adam Lindemann will be opening a location on the West Coast called Venus Over Los Angeles. The debut show will feature three new series of work from the New York-based Dan Colen: Canopics – sculptures cast from the negative space formed by roadside guardrails mangled by car accidents, Rainbow Paintings – inspired by Disney’s Fantasia, decontextualized backdrops minus the animated characters, and Psychics (Interstellar Medium) – a sound piece of recorded psychic readings with the original […]
Opening this Saturday, April 25th, will be a small show from Brian Mashburn at Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles. Entitled Contenders, the new body of work will consist of six 6″ x 6″ paintings centered thematically on roosters. They look to be rendered beautifully in and in detail in the foreground contrasting nicely with the North Carolina-based artist’s recognizable backgrounds. Discuss Brian Mashburn here.
Last week at New Image Art in Los Angeles, the versatile Patrick Martinez unveiled new mixed media works with a show entitled FORBIDDEN FRUIT. The fresh work combines his signature neon light technique with sculpture & painting, taking inspiration from things like hip hop and minority culture. Examples include guns mingling and appearing with common place items like fruits highlighted by neon lights, or imagery products are placed on the wall like strange hybrids – all giving insight into Martinez’s artistic vision. Photo credit: Opening Ceremony. Discuss Patrick Martinez here. http://www.frank151.com/news/interview-patrick-martinez-at-new-image-gallery.html
Last week, fans of Revok witnessed the opening of his first solo show in LA at a popup space hosted by the Library Street Collective. Entitled simply and appropriately Los Angeles, the new body of work marked a homecoming for the local graffiti legend and consisted of a series of assemblage works which proved to be created with a further refinement in his technique and vision. Hand cutting wood pieces and putting together complex geometric shapes, the composition is then painted over in patterns that draw their influences from […]
Tonight in Los Angeles, the multidisciplinary work of Patrick Martinez will be on display at New Image Art. FORBIDDEN FRUIT will be the locally-based artist’s first solo in two years and the first with the gallery. Known for his neon pieces that take inspiration from hip hop, graffiti, and perspectives of minority culture, Martinez has created a body of work that includes pieces that combine his signature technique with sculpture and painting. Head over to Opening Ceremony to learn more about the show from the interview they conducted. […]
On April 25th, Aryz will be opening a pop up show in Los Angeles (1340 E. 6th St.) from 8-10 pm entitled PARAL•LEL. The exhibition from the Barcelona-based muralist will feature the most extensive collection of indoor works to date. Divided into two rooms, the work in one will be a traditionally hung set of paintings while the other space promises to consist of a “high-energy onslaught of expressive works.” This separation plays on the title of the show, and refers to the non-intersecting parts and contradictions […]