Currently on view at LA’s landmark contemporary graffiti-inspired institution Known Gallery is the monumental first solo show by Push.  Dubbed “the thinking man’s graffiti artist” by LA Weekly, the self-taught Push has been hugely influenced by fellow AWR/MSK crew member, mentor, and close friend SABER (interviewed).

Push’s abstract and colorful paintings look deceptively simple, yet are nuanced and sophisticated in their execution, color palette, and look.  You can tell that a lot of thought, effort, and consideration went into each and every vibrant and energetic piece. See the exhibition for yourself at Known Gallery before it closes on Nov. 23.

More show images after the jump…

Photos and article by Khoi Nguyen