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KARLOS MARQUEZ | THE OTHER SIDE OF ME | ABSTRACT ART

What’s Up Los Angeles! Come join us for a Special Opening Reception happening Saturday, April 28, 2018, located at the Fathom Gallery 110 East 9th. Street, #CL002, Los Angeles, California 90079.

It is an honor to see our comrade Karlos “Bumps” Marquez creating the most exquisite masterpieces in both the Los Angeles Graffiti Art Movement and Contemporary Art World. Taking both genres and mixing his unique creative abstract-urban-contemporary styles, you do not want to miss out on this special night as he exhibits the other side of arts, style, technique and influences from the Masters of Abstract Art History Movement

Much Love & Respect,
Monica Smiles Tobon

Please R.S.V.P on the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/karlos-marquez-the-other-side-of-me-abstract-art-tickets-44857952343

Press Release

Please join us for the opening night and artist’s reception for Karlos Marquez | The Other Side of Me

Abstract & Nonobjective Art from a Legend in the Graffiti Game.

FATHOM is please to present the first solo exhibition of abstract paintings from Karlos Marquez.

The Art

Working in a limited color palette of mostly blacks, reds, whites and occasional hits of silver and gold, Karlos Marquez has laid down a powerful rhythm for this, a new direction in his artistic output. These are bold masculine paintings that are in fact based on love and acceptance. As he said recently, “…in these new works I’m saying Fear No Love, I’m also showing that I have many sides to my work, that I’m attracted to many styles of expression.”

His inspirations for this new series range from his early teenage influence, the pioneering abstract painter Matsumi Kanemitsu, and later, the black and white work of Franz Kline. Both of those styles have been further informed by Marquez’s deep roots in the Los Angeles graffiti scene. Viewing the paintings you can feel the influence of the mid-century abstract expressionists but there is a sharpness and intensity to the work that is clearly of this time and in some ways unique to this city, Los Angeles.

The Artist:

Karlos “BUMPS” Marquez (American, 1968) born Carlos Ramon Marquez in Honduras and raised in the Pico-Union Central Area of Los Angeles. Writing under the name “Kartoon”, Marquez entered the local graffiti scene in 1983 and in 1985 became one of the founding members of the legendary K2S graffiti crew. Further developing his technique, Karlos studied art at Los Angeles City College in Sherman Oaks where he studied life drawing under Mark Westermoe. In the past 5 years his art has evolved and encompasses a broad range of mixed media pieces including large canvas works and fabric, furniture and metal pieces for CISCO Home. Marquez regularly gives back to the community by contributing to projects with Tempt One ALS foundation, Refoundary Project, the META Foundation and The Ron Finley Project.

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VISION: Paintings by Isaac Pelayo

What’s up Los Angeles! Isaac Pelayo presents Vision: Paintings by Isaac Pelayo, Opening Reception on June 2, 2018 located at 1108 South Los Angeles Street, Unit 101, Los Angeles, California. From 7:00pm to 11:00pm. Hosted by Antonio Pelayo Productions.

Artist Statement: This current body of work explores the inspiration of the great minds that came before me. Visionaries, artists, culture producers, entertainers, and grandiosos alike; those individuals whose enlightened contributions to history inspire and inform my creative practice today.

Like them, I too seek enlightenment; spiritual, intellectual, and most of all within my creations. Thus I have begun a visual exploration of the occult power, and wisdom granted by the ever-present awareness reached by a meta-physical knowledge contained in the theory of the third eye.

In an homage to those who influence me, such as Frida Kahlo, Walt Disney, Michael Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Biggie, Einstein, and Basquiat, I too yearn to engulf myself with the wisdom and serenity afforded to me within the mastery of my own craft.

This body of work is allowing me to pursue and explore a psychological and spiritual realm within my own work that manifests itself through my paintings. Thus the extracts of my own interrogations are presented representationally, and serve to bring awareness to the deep significance I bestow on the level of consciousness I pursue while creating.

Please join us for a night filled with art, passion and homage to some of the greatest influences of Isaac Pelayo.

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About the Artist: Isaac Pelayo (Los Angeles, b. 1996) currently lives and works in Los Angeles, Ca.

Isaac Pelayo’s hyperrealistic aesthetic expressions are a mixture of classical painting, enlightenment, and pop culture. Inspired just as much by Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Velasquez, and Dali, as by The Renaissance, Baroque period, Chicano Contemporary Culture, and Street Art Movement. As a young child, Pelayo found friendship with graphite and paper, son of renown fine artist Antonio Pelayo Jr. who early on exposed him to the Arts. At the age of eleven, Pelayo exhibited his work for the first time and won a 1st place award at an Art Contest that led him on an artistically curious path.

Today, only a decade later at twenty-one years old he works at the Ink and Paint Department for Disney alongside his father. His artwork has graced multiple publications such as Brooklyn and Boyle, Frank 151, Out of Step Books, and was recently on the cover of the Latino Heritage Month Calendar and Cultural Guide, published by the Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of Los Angeles.

As of today, Pelayo’s artwork has been exhibited at various museums around the globe, such as the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California, and The Trotsky Museum in Mexico City. As well as renown galleries, such as Plaza De La Raza, Known Gallery, and The Seventh Letter Gallery, amongst many others.

MOBY ARTS POP UP OPENING:ICONS: A BlackBrain Anthology

Moby Arts announces its pop-up opening at Fathom Gallery, a new art venture makes its debut with “ICON” a pop-up show at 110 East 9th Street Los Angeles California 90079, featuring one Pop-Noir artist Black Brain benefiting Artist For Trauma a nonprofit dedicated to enriching the lives of both civilian and military trauma survivors by pairing recovering patients with established artists from various creative disciplines.  . Many of the works are Pop Icon inspired pieces the colors are explosive.

The Fathom gallery will be opening on Saturday, March 24th with a reception from 7:00 to 12:00 pm, rsvp mobyarts.com.

Please click on the Link Below for Tickets:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/icons-a-blackbrain-anthology-tickets-43491934547

The exhibit will remain for viewing for the month of April at Fathom Gallery. Gallery hours: Monday – Saturday noon to 7:00 pm and by appointment.

Join us for a night of mixology drinks, music and Fine Art.

BlackBrain is a pop-noir artist disrupting beauty and thought. He whips ink like Dexter does blood. His gifted, art psyche develops stories that bring color to the mundane, dialogue to the mute and personality to the dull. His work is a voice for the transitional generation.

Dominican born Ariel Vergez, the mind of BlackBrain, was raised in Miami, Florida. Inspired by the heroes of his youth including Dali & DaVinci he pursued art at an early age which led to getting accepted into one of the nation’s best art and design based high schools and universities, Design and Architecture Senior High and the Cleveland Institute of art respectively.

Since then BlackBrain has joined forced with philanthropic groups and other artists, directors, writers, and community builders to pursue changing the world through art.

We hope that art lovers of all stripes will take the time to view works by the talented artist BlackBrain we have featured on our web site and come to our pop-up shows. Also, share with us what you’ve seen and liked by writing on our blog, following us on Facebook or tweeting with us.

THE LA ART SHOW~January 10~14, 2018

Celebrate the 2018 LA Art Show, the West Coast’s most exclusive Art market experience.

Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
South Hall

 For More Information, click on the link below:

SHOW DATES – January 10-14, 2018
RED CARD SPECIAL COLLECTORS PREVIEW
Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 7pm – 11pm
Thursday, January 11, 2018, 11am – 7pm
Friday, January 12, 2018, 11am – 7pm
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 11am – 7pm
Sunday, January 14, 2018, 11am – 5pm

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The LA Art Show is distinguished as the region’s foremost celebration of the visual arts offering collectors, galleries and the community the opportunity to view, exhibit and purchase art from around the globe. Every year we exceed all expectations and 2017 proved to be record breaking as we deepened our roster of galleries, pursued new exciting art programming and engaged LA’s major art institutions. The demands of the evolving art market in Los Angeles and it’s emergence as a vital player of the global art scene drives our marketing and planning. Creating an art show which influences the highest level of creative innovations through the connection of world-class galleries, renowned artists, top curators and collectors is our goal. The LA Art Show is proud to be one of the world’s largest and longest running events with more than 100 leading galleries from over 18 countries exhibiting in 200,000 square feet of exhibition space to an estimated 70,000 attendees over a four day period.

 

The Graff Lab Presents: Athena’s Garden

Mark your calendars for November 11, 2017 @ 12pm-5pm, “Athena’s Garden” representing female writers, artists, empowering all women from different genres. This event is promoting women unity through the arts and music, family oriented and filled with MC’s, live painting and much more. You Do Not Want to Miss Out on this firme Los Angeles Afternoon!

The Legendary Graff Lab located in the heart of Pico Union, located at 1038 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles California.

See You All There!

Much Love & Respect,

Monica Smiles Tobon

 

 

 

ENVY OTR SKA

Getting into the mind of a mobber, ENVY, OTR On The Run Crew, SKA Still Kicking Ass. Keeping alive the true essence of Graffiti in Los Angeles, Califas! It is always an honor to be able to bring to light women in this Art Movement, especially the ones that live a low key profile, the Women not caring about the hype, the fame or even asking for attention. “Look at me I’m writing!” Whatever Torta! La EnvyDiosa could care less about any of this, and as the years have gone by; we have become family; carnalas, I respect your Stylo! This is dedicated to my girl La Envy OTR SKA. You are One True Ruca.
So sit back and visualize going back to a time in Graffiti, where you never cared about showing your face to the public and never admitting who you were. A time where you didn’t care about fame and money; just did it for the love of getting up, having good times and bad times with your crew families but most importantly representing them with mad love and loyalty.

 The influence of women in the Graffiti Art Movement since the early 1980’s has had its strong presence here in the West Coast and it has been an honor to have met so many of these women. Such names as we know them, made a name for themselves by earning street credibility of “getting up” and living up to the street code of loyalty and love for the game of Graffiti. It is great to see that younger generations are still living up to those standards and earning their own place in this Graffiti Art Movement that is being reshaped and rewritten by its vast transformation in this decade. And although it is difficult to still live up to those standards of keeping Graffiti genuine to its sole purpose of the Writings on the Walls; at such a young age Envy has proved herself to be just as true to the Graff world as many heavy hitter mobbers. Which shows to everybody that gender roles are meaningless if you got heart for what you do.
Envy has been doing Graffiti since the mid 1990’s. From tags to billboards and anywhere the city tumbles her upon, La EnvyDiosa will not let you down.
Stay tune for complete Sitdown Interview!……to be continued
Much Love & Respect,
Monica Smiles Tobon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kush Mobile Sesh Party-

Come out and network with the 420 event, Friday, September 29, 2017 7pm to 12am. Located at Black Hollywood 8916 Western Avenue, Los Angeles California. With special guest DJ Choice One from 93.5 KDAY-Back in the Day Hits!

Live Graffiti Painting by KCC.

See You all there

Much Love & Respect,

Monica Smiles Tobon

Love My City of Angels

Belmont Art Space

Chocolate & Art Show: Miami Edition

ARTISTS NEEDED for CHOCOLATE AND ART SHOW in MIAMI 2017
WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING ART of ALL MEDIUMS for SUBMISSIONS, and TABLE SPACES for VENDORS, and MUSIC BANDS.

MAY 18th and 19th, 2017.

Chocolate And Art Show, will take in our new Venue WYNWOOD WAREHOUSE PROJECT

Chocolate And Art show which is currently one of the biggest underground art shows in LOS ANGELES, with over 1500 people in attendance.

If you are interested in checking out the show go to our WEBSITE

Submit links and/or pics of your work for consideration ARTWORK SUBMISSION

Returning ARTISTS have a discounted price per piece that they submit.

THE ARTISTS SELL THEIR OWN ART WORK
AND TAKES 100% COMMISSION.

VENDORS: We only have 10 space available.