Julian Callos has a real talent for ink and gouche. I really like his recent print inspired by HP Lovecraft. It has a great balance of graphic elements and moody lighting. Callos is also showing a frequently in the LA area, where you can see more of his work.
Meet Shark Toof. He’s the guy from LA who wheat pastes his trademark shark logo everywhere he can reach. The shark is his spirit animal. Why a shark, you ask? As the artist explains, it’s the ‘perfect culmination of all my angst, protest, strength and optimism’. His art stands out with it’s energetic, graphic style […]
If there was a pageant for paper sculptors, Jeff Nishinaka, a native of Los Angeles, would win top prize. His work is breathtaking in its cleanliness, complexity, and kinetic movement.
LA-based artist and Sumi Ink Club founder Sarah Anderson focuses on collaborative work, inviting anyone who wants to join her in creating massive ink drawings. Still, she maintains a pretty distinct style. If you’re in Baltimore, check out her stuff at the Harmonic Huh show at the Hexagon, which will be up until June 19.
Los Angeles-based artist Ronald Llanos takes his inspirations from the surrounds of the urban jungle around him. Of his work, he says: ‘I’m interested in the people and places of Los Angeles. The urban realities around me hold plenty for me to be inspired by’. His work has been exhibitede at the Pasadena Center for Fine Arts, ANDlab, Brentwood Art Center, the Art Center College of Design, and, more recently, the Wax Poetic Gallery.
Los Angeles artist Elsa Mora manages to take paper, the simplest of materials and transform it time and time again into the most delicate, magical concoctions straight out of my wildest, Disney-fueled childhood fantasy.
Witnessed From Afar is a showcase of artwork by Andrew Pommier, Irina Troitskaya, Karen Preston, Ken Garduno, Mel Kadel, Michael Hsiung, and Parskid: ‘evoking forgotten pains and philosophical yearnings, the artists contemplate the oddities of life and death with warmth and sincerity; yet always maintain their distance’. The exhibition opens at West Hollywood’s Carmichael Gallery on April 26th.
The Carmichael Gallery in West Hollywood, California, has a group show opening on March 22 and running until April 20 called Anything Could Happen which features the work of artists such as Joulu (above), Faith47 (below), Johnny Yanok, and Mike Kershnar.
Lola’s painting exhibitions are not the generic herdings of wall relief or novelty gatherings. Her fascination with painting and love for creating conversive works is an almost regal adoration of visual linguistics. Through each of her painstakingly hand-crafted works, the self-taught Los Angeles artist is peeling back layer upon layer of intrepid silence. With each stroke, Lola’s work is seeking solace in the truths that lie beyond the smallest doors in oft-overlooked hallways, each filled with curiously manicured passages to shadows of reminiscence. Working in the ways of the old masters, Lola performs a ballet of lyrical proportions with a definitive grasp of a most surreal and fantastic language.