Updated: Feb 26, 2019
Pleased to be part of LA Art Show, The Most Comprehensive International Contemporary Art Show in America, together with the BASIC magazine.
ABOUT THE FAIR:
Los Angeles has emerged as a global epicenter of art & culture, with a distinct, interwoven multi-cultural influence unique to the city. Diversity is our strength and art is most impactful when it includes or transcends all borders. As LA rises as the world-class destination for art, LA Art Show continues to lead the way with innovative programming and one-of-a-kind experiences for an expanding collecting audience.
More than 200,000 square feet of exhibition space is committed to today’s prominent galleries. These domestic and international galleries, beyond their booths, curate special exhibits that are at the forefront of the burgeoning contemporary art movement. The fair offers an extraordinary array of works and experiences in specialized sections.
ABOUT THE MAGAZINE:
BASIC Magazine™ is a first class visual and editorial publication that features carefully curated content with a strong independent voice.
Published quarterly, its pages are inspired by a blend of heroic artists, visual masterpieces and themes of strength that set the tone for each stylistic issue. It is a contemporary, elegant and inviting world that men and women can both relate to and aspire to be.
BASIC sections include BASIC Spy, one that explores the latest trends, BASIC Fashion, BASIC Beauty, BASIC Artwork as well as case studies, viral projects, inspiring role models and celebrity interviews that focus on the hearts of Hollywood.
Art Masks by John Paul Fauves.
John Paul Fauves is a contemporary Artist from Costa Rica. In his paintings, he engages questions of identity as they relate to art history as well as our everyday interactions with mainstream culture and social media.
Photography by Larsen Sotelo.
Larsen Sotelo is a Filipino-American art and fashion photographer based in Los Angeles, California.
Combing knowledge with a passion for art and fashion, his tastes and creative visions are powerfully expressed in the realm of photography.
With BASIC magazine at LA ART SHOW
Live Performance by Models The Littleand Dylen P.
Masks by John Paul Fauves
Photography by Larsen_Sotelo
Directed by Julia Mozheyko
Custom Denim @iamjonx
Chair CHRISTOPHER GUYMannequin by @feverpaints
@ Los Angeles Convention Center
FEW WORDS ABOUT THE ART AND ARTISTS:
Justin Bower paints his subjects as de-stabilized, fractured post-humans in a nexus of interlocking spatial systems. His paintings problematize how we define ourselves in this digital and virtual age while suggesting the impossibility of grasping such a slippery notion.The ongoing decoding of the human body, a formula to each individual’s genome, confronts us with a radical question of “What are we? Am I a code that can be reduced and multiplied infinitely?” Bower’s paintings begin to open a dialogue to this destabilizing effect/trauma technology has on the individual that has infected the daily lives of contemporary man.
Tyler Shields born in Jacksonville, Florida and now recognized as “Hollywood’s favorite photographer”. As an artist, Shields’ work and output has much more to do with the long-standing and perhaps transcendental clarity behind controlled subconscious image-making in the vein of Caravaggio’s near photographic paintings in the 16th century, where rules and guidelines of the century were abandoned and / or re-incorporated to challenge the sensibilities of the time. In this regard, the artist’s work is as equally controversial with other image-makers who have utilized the tools of sex, death, flesh, obsession, nightmares and fantasy to explore the peculiarity of the human condition rendered into a coherent aesthetic clarity and style.
Chaz Guest is an American artist who creates paintings, drawings and sculptures that are original, inspiring and breathtaking. Over the past 20 years his work has reached an ever growing list of esteemed private and public collectors, including the President of the United States, Barack H. Obama.
He has introduced his patrons to a pallet of Pozulli red, Egyptian blue, and Naples yellow. Everything about his work is unique, from the linen canvas to the use of ink and oil, to the actual subjects of the paintings themselves.
You are invited to experience his surreal worlds of color, shape and novelty by journeying through his Cotton, Dance, Geisha, Music, Sumo, Visions of Mexico, and Various Works Galleries.
The artist has exhibited in prestigious galleries throughout Europe, Asia and the United States, a list of exhibitions is provided in the Timeline below. To learn more About Chaz Guest and his work, video and other media are provided on the Press page.
POPOVY SISTERS at LA Art Show with BASIC magazine
Popovy Sisters are fashion designers and doll-makers with a strong sense of the contemporary and an eye for trendsetting. Without the constraints of a real model, the fashion can push further than wearables. The focus, though, is on the doll’s form.
Stephan Balleux is the child of a century in which gathering images constituted the initial act of creation. As such, although a painter, he has inherited that doubt with regard to painting sown by Marcel Duchamp and deepened by the serial approaches of pop art and conceptual art. His way of painting starts with a collection of already existing images, whereby he does not ‘paint’ so much as assemble. His real and entire aim as a painter is to disfigure.
Troy Brooks looks at the contradictions of artificiality through portraits of androgynous women captured at the height of their own private dramas. Presenting them spot-lit, Troy makes them appear almost like film stars, enhancing the suggestion of potent hidden narratives. In this way his women seem somehow prisoners of their own exuberance, beholden to their decadent impulses whilst also lucid enough to perceive their own folly.
Australian visual artist Loribelle Spirovski uses paint as her medium to create artworks centering around portraiture. Themes of color and space strongly inform the nature of her work, which is characterized by the contrasting elements of photorealism, pop art, and surrealism.
Joseph Lee is a self-taught artist who studies faces and the emotions that inhabit them. Lee focuses on the parallel between external reality and internal process by manipulating everyday faces and objects through segmented brush strokes, color choice, and volume, converging them into a complete and balanced whole.
Linda Adair is an emerging artist, working primarily in oils. As a contemporary figurative painter, she creates images based in realism with strong narrative and elements of the fantastical.
Anthony James is a British/American artist based in Los Angeles, known for his monumental and performative sculptures and installations. His work gestures towards minimalism, materiality, process, alchemy, language, mechanization, and experimentation with light and space.
Born in 1963, Korean artist Han Young-Wook’s studied at Hong-Ik University in Seoul, South Korea, where he received a Bachelor and Masters of Fine Arts. An exceptional talent, Young-Wook paints photorealistic portraiture that depicts ordinary human beings, laying bare human imperfection in mural-sized paintings.
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