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Previews: Patrick Martinez – “FORBIDDEN FRUIT” @ New Image Art

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. […]

Upcoming: Aryz – “PARAL•LEL” (Los Angeles Popup)

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 […]

Upcoming: Tomoo Gokita – “Bésame Mucho” @ Honor Fraser

This Saturday night (April 11th) at Honor Fraser in Los Angeles, Tomoo Gokita will be unveiling a new solo show entitled Bésame Mucho. The exhibition appears to build on the monochromatic series seen in New York (covered) earlier this year composed of black and white gouache canvases featuring his distinct form of obscured portraiture. Not only will there be individual focused paintings, but also large scale group compositions (like the one seen above) from the Tokyo-based artist. Discuss Tomoo Gokita here.

Streets: Ernest Zacharevic (Los Angeles)

After making his mark in Hawaii for POW! WOW!, Ernest Zacharevic traveled across the Pacific to spend some time in Los Angeles. While there, he worked on a mural in Culver City ( 3201 La Cienega Ave) on a building along with Nosego and Hueman, which was organized by Branded Arts. Featured a tattered Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs living out of a shopping cart, the new piece features the Lithuanian artist’s dry wit as well as his signature incorporation of found three-dimensional elements to his work. Discuss […]

Streets: Miss Van x Dan Quintana x Victor Castillo x Esao Andrews (Los Angeles)

Last month, a group of friends got together to work on the walls of a costume shop on Fairfax Ave in West Hollywood. The project saw a street art legend in Miss Van teaming up with fellow artists who may not share the same experience getting up in the public arena but who feature the same surrealist vision in their artwork. Dan Quintana, Victor Castillo, and Esao Andrews more than held their own with the French artist, while also taking time to try on some […]

Previews: Ed Templeton – “Synthetic Suburbia” @ Roberts & Tilton

Legendary skateboarder, photographer and artist, Ed Templeton, will be opening his new solo show Synthetic Suburbia on April 25th at Roberts & Tilton. While primarely known as a photographer, this show in Los Angeles will be showing exclusively new paintings and drawings depicting the every day life in his hometown of Huntington Beach. Being inspired by his environment and the peculiarity of it, photographing and documenting both the ordinary and the strange, Templeton grew an obsession with the area over the years. His fixation on this location started when he was a young boy visiting his grandparents and […]

Previews: Revok – “Los Angeles” @ Library Street Collective (LA)

On Friday, April 10th Jason Williams aka Revok will be opening his first solo in Los Angeles, unveiling an entirely new body of work. Titled simply Los Angeles, the exhibition will run from April 10th – April 19th at Library Street Collective’s temporary gallery space in downtown (1242 Palmetto Street). For this exhibition, the artist created a whole new series of complex assemblage works in the style he has developed over the last couple of years. After 25 years of building up a reputation as a prolific and influential […]

Kamea Hadar x Tristan Eaton – “Pele, Maila, Hina” Mural

Last month, two veterans of POW! WOW! Hawaii joined forces to collaborate on an indoor installation for Olukai Shoes’ #anywherealoha campaign. Kamea Hadar traveled from the islands to Tristan Eaton’s homebase, Los Angeles, to join him in painting the mural entitled Pele, Maila, Hina. Steeped with symbolism from Hawaii, the piece blended Hadar’s portraiture with Eaton’s signatures patchwork style. At the end of the night, the wall was buffed, a tribute to the temporary nature of street art. Hadar further explains the mural – “When we […]

Upcoming: Seth Armstrong – “The Air is Thick” @ Thinkspace

Tonight (March 28th) in Culver City, Seth Armstrong will be presenting new paintings in the main gallery at Thinkspace (concurrently with Erik Jones in the project room). Entitled The Air is Thick, the fresh works are a good example of the Los Angeles-based artist cinematic eye with scenes framed perfectly in mid-action leaving the viewer curious about the narrative. Also, included are pieces from a cool series of connected paintings where Armstrong takes a view from the distance of a residential building and then renders with […]

Previews: Erik Jones – “Color|Full” @ Thinkspace

On March 28th, Thinkspace will be hosting a new solo from painter Erik Jones entitled Color | Full. As evidenced by his previous works, the NYC-based artist likes to combine his portraiture with graphic patterning, color blocking, and linear elements but this latest showing will take things a bit further. Along with some paintings created in the classic Jones style, there are also more exploratory pieces where he has delineated different planes in his imagery by bringing a sculptural aspect or dimensionality to his work.