While attempting to do a top 5 graffiti spots in LA., I quickly realized that I have to consider a lot of factors: times, dates, impact, etc. So its now my top 10 graffiti endeavors in Los Angeles over the years….Read More Here.
From epic works like Risk’s mammoth wall of rainbow abstraction, to hidden gems like Woes’ panda mayhem tucked away by where the bad kids go to sneak their smokes; from towering pieces like James Bullough’s high diver visible from surrounding streets, to intimate, almost poetic works from Curiot and Jeff Soto in the main plaza areas, the weeklong installation unfolded in front of the students’ eyes like performance art. Female students as young as eight years old queued up to watch Allison “Hueman” Torneros work and get her autograph. The students saw themselves in her and you could see their horizons widening right in front of your face….Read More Here.
Kelly Graval, the multi-talented Fine Artist, Illustrator, and Graffiti artist known as RISK, has been synonymous with the Los Angeles art community for decades. With a career spanning 30 years, RISK has solidified his place in the history books as a world-renowned graffiti legend. He has come a long way since he pioneered the painting of freeway overpasses, signs and billboards, dubbed “heavens.” Although RISK loves aerosol art…..READ MORE HERE.
After touring Asia with dates in Taiwan and Tokyo, contemporary art initiative POW! WOW! takes to its hometown Oahu, Hawaii for its 2016 festivities. Taking place over the course of Chinese New Year and the weekend of Valentine’s Day in the city’s Kakaʻako area, it goes without saying that an air of ingenuity was present, as both local and international artists brought stark, plain walls and panels to life with bold renderings. Painting feverously under the beating sun, iconic graffiti artists such as Slick, Sket One and Risk were in attendance, painting alongside new wave acts like Pantone and 1010, who use formative lines and harsh shadows to create optical illusions..(Read More Here)