Cindy Schwarzstein posts a progress shot taken on Tuesday. A "new mural collaboration with ElMac, Kofie and Nuke at American Hotel" in Downtown Los Angeles Arts District. Kofie is in the photo by Schwarzstein @cartwheel_art.
Saber says he mostly used fat caps but the mural was was experimental as he and Zes used "unconventional tools such as a fire extinguisher and bug sprayer. Usually these tools are used for bombing so the idea was that there are no mistakes. Any mark made on the wall only adds to the layers creating the tension between tagging, color and the beige of buff"
"Our goal was to capture samples of this conflict that takes place in the urban environment between tagging, handstyles and the relentless buff," said Saber. "Eventually the buffing took on a life of it's own, almost turning into clouds weaving in and out of the scrawls"
Wrapping around the building like a ribbon, the use of materials and working with Zes is a subtle change from Saber's own personal compositions. Or at least there's a deeper subtext. "This particular style is an homage to this visual conflict that we see everyday in our city's walls," said Saber.
An artist statement from A.S. Ashley. Really, all is forgiven. We choose to see obscure art with limited parking. It's our crucible, not yours. Works by A.S. Ashley opens as "Critters and Other Creatures" at District Gallery from January 23 to March 9. Artists reception on January 23 from 7 to 10 pm. District Gallery (740 E. Third St) [view]
Another nice time-laspe by Colin RIch. "It was an nightly adventure that took me to almost every angle of Los Angeles," Rich explains. "It was an exercise in patience. A lesson in light." Parts one and two at Creators Project.
As the mural ordinance was voted on, Lydia Emily completed a mural on 5th and San Pedro. "Special Thanks to Wendell Blassingame of the Downtown LA Neighborhood Council and OG Man from the Skid Row Artist's Collective for their blessing," writes LA Freewalls via a Facebook "new mural alert." Assisting Emily were artists Crushow Herring and Lindsay Carron. It's a Birdman Photo.
"Redemption of the Angels" Angelina Christina (Los Angeles) and Fin Dac (UK) at 4th and Merrick. Photo by: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times
Those street art articles that started trickling online at the Los Angeles Times’ website make up the cover story package for Sunday's Arts & Books "that comes at the mural issue from a number of different and even unexpected angles,” says the PR. It will include Deborah Vankin’s profile of Daniel Lahoda, who stands at the Arts District corner of commerce and art. Plus the shorter stories on "Women street artists to look out for" and "When Hollywood goes street -- the Fruitvale mural incident." The online interactive map features LA Freewalls projects in the Arts District. On the mural ordinance beat is Reed Johnson.
LAist posted a gallery of street art from Gothamist publisher Jake Dobkin, who makes an annual West Coast pilgrimage. This is Dobkin's capture of work by Barcelona-based Aryz, in a collaboration with L.A.'s David Choe, at Mateo and Seventh in the Lower AD.