Twenty-five years is a long time. But, that is precisely how long La Luz de Jesus has been in business. Established in 1986 by Billy Shire, the gallery has long fostered the Low Brow art movement and has had an illustrious list of artists that have shown on their walls – some of which have returned for this anniversary show. Participants have will offer up a written anecdote about their experience with the gallery along with their artwork and include artists like Robert Williams, Mark […]
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This past weekend, Thinkspace Gallery presented Tran Nguyen’s solo show titled The Synapse Between Here and There. The work on display showed a great mix of her work which included traditional paintings, detailed drawings and sketches. From wall to wall, the Georgia-based artist showed her sensibilities to create paintings which mixed a sense of realism with an aura of fantasy. Mostly created with color pencils, graphite and acrylic paint, the art showcases her talents in a very distinct way with the subject matter focusing on […]
Yesterday, Portuguese-born artist Vhils, who’s known for creating works of art directly into surfaces, visited the Post No Bills gallery space and sketched his signature style onto an adjacent wall. Utilizing his trademark tools such as drills and hammers, he produced yet another amazing work of art that continues to place him among one of the most interesting and creative artists working in the scene right now. This new work of art goes hand in hand with the upcoming exhibit that will take place at […]
Over the weekend, Known Gallery unveiled new work by multi-talented artist NORM. With a background in both graffiti and the tattoo field, the artist exhibited a number of works which display his proficiency in both. The exhibit, titled Always, brought forth a large crowd which could not get enough of the artists’ style and technique. What’s interesting about the artwork is that although the roots of graffiti and tattoo culture are clearly embedded in the artwork, it somehow moves beyond that and in turn, gives […]
After spending four days in Philadelphia last week working on a mural, Kenny Scharf (interviewed) returns to Los Angeles to paint his wall for the West Hollywood Libary Project. It will probably take a couple more days for him to finish, but when it’s done, it will stand alongside murals by RETNA (covered) and Shepard Fairey (more on this tomorrow). Photo set after the jump taken for us by Carlos Gonzalez .
This past weekend, Lebasse Projects in Culver City presented an exhibition by artist Andrew Hem (interviewed). Titled Cold Water, the show displayed the LA-based artist’s impressive aesthetic which utilizes oil and acrylic as a starting point. However, beyond these simple materials, the works on display, which ranged from character-based paintings to small wooden-like figurines, bring out a sense of story telling that makes the art an incredible sight. It’s interesting to point out that Hem’s artistic trajectory began with traditional graffiti. Yet, this exhibit clearly shows […]
Last week, we brought you some photos of Buff Monster (featured) working on a spot above Hollywood Boulevard with pink paint and wheatpaste. Now comes footage of him in action leaning over the edge of the roof as well as a closer look at the “10 Years” stencil, a reference to the 10th anniversary of drawing his first signature character. Thanks to Carlos Gonzalez for the video. Discuss Buff Monster here.
Friday evening, AM decided to duck the over-hyped oncoming threats of Los Angeles’ “Carmageddon” to check out the opening of legendary pop artist COOP’s show Idle Hands at Corey Helford Gallery. This is his first solo show since 2009, and once again he brought a series of ambitious large scale paintings as well as a few preliminary sketches and his signature ink drawings. He states regarding his current show – “pulp magazines, more overt sexuality and a little more deliberate provocation are on this time around.” COOP has […]
Last week, we ran a contest asking readers to guess which artist’s new posters (girl with purple mask) were hitting the streets of Los Angeles. As several astute fans were able to figure out, the person behind this new work is none other than Anthony Lister (interviewed), who will be in town for an event later this month. For those who guessed wrong or missed on on the last giveaway, don’t worry – just leave a comment here to get a chance to win some […]
Tomorrow night, July 16th, Tran Nguyen will open her solo show The Synapse Between Here and There at Thinkspace. The strong new body of work includes both paintings, detailed drawings, and concept sketches all featuring her light and deft touch with imagery bringing to mind beautiful illustrations that would fit on the cover of your favorite fantasy novel, but more refined and detailed. More preview images after the jump…