“In collaboration with other artists such as Shepard Fairey, Geoff Melville, Richard Mirando, and more, RISK has curated the multi-million dollar art collection at The Mayfair Hotel (now opening in phases through Summer 2017). Kelly Graval, the multi-talented 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, he sees it as merely just one genre in his life’s work. From his days as a student at the USC School of Fine Arts to gallery..” Read More Here
LA FASHION WEEK and LOREAL have teamed up with iconic Los Angeles artist Risk to do a commemorative print for this years LA Fashion Week.
Prints are a variation of the artists iconic riskoleum image with famous quotes from iconic designers of the past. The can silhouette is filled in with a variation the artists collateral damage series.
The prints are printed with archival pigment on 290gsm archival Coventry Rag acid free paper with a deckled edge.
“RISK has a few unique pieces on display. “The Usual Suspects” was created with acrylic, enamel, aerosol, kandy car paint mixed with crushed abalone shell & lacquer. Some real mind-blowing techniques being used here by an incredible artist..” Read More Here
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.