To promote the upcoming release of Snow White and the Huntsman, a pop-up gallery has opened in Los Angeles (7710 Melrose Aveneue). Along with costumes from Colleen Atwood, the film’s Oscar-winning designer, fans will also be greeted by a mural from Mear One (interviewed). The unique 12 foot piece featuring a moonlit forest scene is painted entirely on a mirror with some of it drifting onto the surrounding walls. Take a look below as Mear talks about his process and his thoughts behind this piece. […]
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Last weekend at the L.A. Mart Design Center, the Urban Legends auction and exhibition opened their doors to the public. With a series of largescale pieces, murals, photographs, and installations, artists around the world like Chor Boogie, Kofie, Mear One, Shark Toof, Cern, Estria, Martha Cooper, Sand One, Herakut, SANER, Estevan Oriol, Eriberto Oriol, Chaz Bojorquez, RETNA, Andrew Hem, and more were invited to put their work on display. More photos after the jump from Jennifer Leigh Strauss.
One of the stories dominating AM of recent weeks has been the behind-the-scenes look at Cai Guo-Qiang and his Sky Ladder exhibition opening today at the LA MOCA. We had the pleasure of attending the explosive Chinese artist’s creative sessions (here, here, and here) as well as the setup for his amazing pyrotechnic event last night. Before heading over to check out the exhibition for yourself, take a look at the video above from Art.sy films (via NOWNESS) that sees Cai talk about his choice of […]
This past Thursday, Launch LA and ZERO+ Publishing put together a signing and release event to go along with the book titled Heroes & Villains with over thirty different artists featured in the book in attendance giving the fans a chance to meet some of their favorite artists all in one place. This volume is a collection of incredible portraits shot and collected by photographers Tatiana Wills and Roman Cho during the last six years. The list of personalities included in this book feature a […]
Mear One has just completed a new silk screen with Modern Multiples, to be released this Friday. It will be a hand separated, nine-color serigraph in an edition of 100, available at 1 pm PST through the Baurmann Gallery, who published the print. The subject is striking yet universal: a triumphant scene of victory as a city square is completely overrun by protesters, drawing upon recent protests in the Middle East, Europe, and the U.S. The scene is triumphant and hopeful, as a helicopter beams […]
Mear One just finished up a brand new mural on Glendale Blvd. in Los Angeles. Building on themes typical of his work, and set in one of his expansive allegorical landscapes signature to his style, the piece depicts a young girl on the street huddled under a blanket, while surrounded by an oil field in a toxic wasteland. “It’s about innocence that’s been lost and how the world has ruined the future of its children and left them stranded in a cold barren and destroyed […]
To celebrate the kick-off of the L.A. Art Show and showcase the artwork of Shepard Fairey, Mear One, Shark Toof, and Chor Boogie, The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. Live (in collaboration with LA ART MACHINE) hosted the Patron After Party in a two-story penthouse on the 51st floor of their exclusive and luxurious building. DJed by Shepard Fairey, the event honored supporters of the L.A. Art Show beneficiary and The Art of Elysium. It featured new murals by the aforementioned artists, as well as framed […]
Tomorrow, January 19th, marks the opening of the annual Los Angeles Art Show. While there seems to be an increasing and confusing amount of new art fairs planned for the LA area in recent times, the L.A. Art Show has been around for a while and this will be their sixteenth one. One of the afterparties AM will be attending is taking place on the 51st floor of the Ritz Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE put on by the L.A. Art Machine and hosted by […]
It sounds like D*Face (interviewed) and Mear One are planning a huge show in Los Angeles for May of next year. They will be taking over the 25,000 sq. ft. 2nd floor of L.A. Mart in downtown with their paintings and installations entitled Temporary Metropolis. We’ll have alot more info as the show gets closer but check out this recent video from Mear One to get an idea of what to expect as he worked on his New World Disobedience series, still available here. Discuss […]
The last fair we attended while in Switzerland was Volta6, and although it was way across town from Art Basel (covered, part 1 and 2) and Scope (covered), in a somewhat industrial part of the city, we were glad we made the trek. Unlike VoltaNY (covered), Volta6 was not focused on single-artist booths, so the smaller fair offered visitors a large range of interesting emerging artists.