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Openings: Brian Viveros – “Returning Art To The Unclean” @ Last Rites

Several weeks ago in New York, the impressive new paintings that we saw in-studio from Brian Viveros were finally displayed on the walls of the Last Rites Gallery. Entitled Returning Art To The Unclean, the new work all featured his portraiture of smoking hot femme fatales, posed and ready to do battle. For this show, many his “troops” sported tattoos, certainly appropriate for the setting, and as usual, Brian provided the appropriate head gear for them. As a bonus, the evening featured the Sunday Show […]

Studio Visit / Preview: Brian Viveros – “Returning Art To The Unclean” @ Last Rites

Recently, AM was fortunate enough to visit the studio of artist Brian M. Viveros. In preparation for his show titled Returning Art To The Unclean opening on September 3rd, the artist has further expands on his signature style which often features extremely sensual women under an aura of pin up style imagery. Working with portraits instead of full body images, Viveros’ style carries a weight of emotion and feeling that’s often hidden underneath the gaze of his female creations. The various influences which he borrows […]

Update: Brian Viveros – “Returning Art to the Unclean” @ Last Rites Gallery

Earlier this week, AM stopped by Brian Viveros’ studio to catch up with the Riverside-based artist and talk about his upcoming show in New York. After a successful showing in Los Angeles last October, we were anxious to see what he had planned for Returning Art to the Unclean opening on September 3rd at Last Rites Gallery. Well, we walked away impressed and we’ll have the full studio visit for you soon, but for now take a peek at Brian working on the last piece […]

Teaser: Brian Viveros – “Returning Art to the Unclean” @ Last Rites Gallery

When we we last visited Brian Viveros in his studio, he was hard at work getting ready for his The Dirtyland exhibition at Thinkspace. After that successful showing last October, the Riverside-based painter will be bringing his entire “Smoking Arm-Me” to New York for his next solo at the Last Rites Gallery in September. We’ll have more to follow but take a look at this teaser shot of his Night-Stalk-Her painting for now. Showcard after the jump…

Preview: “LAX/PDX” @ Together Gallery

This Thursday night, March 31st, LA’s Thinkspace will be taking a trip up the coast to Portland’s Together Gallery bringing along works from many of the artists who have exhibited with them before.  With a lineup (full list here) featuring artists like Allison Sommers, Andrew Hem, Brian M. Viveros, Bumblebee, Chet Zar, Dan-ah Kim, David MacDowell, Esao Andrews, Fumi Nakamura, Gaia, Jeff Ramirez, Jen Lobo, Linnea Strid, Naoto Hattori, N.S. David, Sarah Joncas, Shark Toof, Stella Im Hultberg and a special installation from Dabs Myla, […]

Preview: “Dystopia” @ Copro Gallery

On March 19th, the Copro Gallery in Santa Monica will play host to Dystopia, a group show curated by Jon Beinart, founder of the beinArt International Surreal Art Collective. Although the array of artists includes some names we are familiar with here at AM like Brian Viveros, Laurie Lipton, and Naoto Hattori, there is also a fantastic selection of paintings from artists we are not as familiar with. Take a look at more preview images after the jump…

Preview: “Playboy Redux II” @ Copro Gallery

This Saturday, December 18th, the traveling Playboy Redux II exhibition makes its stop in Los Angeles at Copro Gallery. In addition to some already exhibited work seen at earlier stops like the Warhol Museum (covered), a whole new group of artists have been asked to reinterpret the iconic bunny including Luke Chueh (seen above) who has an interesting take on the “money shot” for his long-suffering bear. More preview images after the jump…

Openings: Brian Viveros – “The Dirtyland” @ Thinkspace Gallery

A couple weeks ago, Brian Viveros’ “The Dirtyland” exhibition opened at the Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City. The immersive exhibition featured paintings, drawings, one-off hand-finished prints, installations, sculptural work (with the help of Gustavo Ponce), and video from the Riverside based artist all inspired by his fascination with Hispanic culture in general (bull-fighting, day of the dead, luchadores, etc) and of course, nicotine. When we visited his studio before the show, Brian was really excited to have a large space all to himself to fully […]

Studio Visits: Brian Viveros

As we mentioned last week, we recently had the chance to stop by Brian Viveros’ Riverside studio for a visit to talk to him about a show we had been looking forward to for a while now. “The Dirtyland” opens this Saturday night (note that it’s not the usual Friday opening) at Thinkspace Gallery and will be a comprehensive exhibition of Brian’s artistic vision. The artist, based in the beautiful IE, is known for his smoking hot girls, often battered and bruised, but still maintaining […]

Update: Brian Viveros

Last week, AM had the pleasure of stopping by Brian Viveros’ studio where he was putting the finishing touches on a new body of work for his upcoming show at Thinkspace. We’re looking forward to sharing the full studio visit with you as well as some of our thoughts next week, but for now feast your eyes on this sick piece featuring an amazing Mickey skull “day of the dead” mask. For those familiar with Brian’s work, you will realize why this works on so […]