In anticipation of his upcoming solo exhibition, Ron English has provided a few images from what is sure to be a politically-engaging, detailed showcase by one of the originators of what we now call “street art”. Expect to see some of Ron’s most colorful, pop-surrealism in this massive event, featuring 36 new oil paintings, as well as sculptures and installations.
The opening reception for “TOYBOX” will be hosted Saturday, December 2 from 7-11pm in Gallery 1 at Corey Helford Gallery. The reception is open to the public and on view through December 30.
“Bunnny Rabbbit, Action Surrealist” (oil on canvas, 36 x 78 inches)
“Close Encounter Intuition” (oil on canvas, 50 x 64 inches)
“D. Menace and Richie T Grin” (oil on canvas, 38 x 48 inches)
In conjunction with his “Happy Never Ending” exhibition at the Corey Helford Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles, The Chelsea Tribe’s Victoria Keon-Cohen chats with one of the U.K.’s most infamous street artists, D*Face, regarding his only U.S. solo show for 2017. With his unique aesthetic of pop art (i.e. Roy Lichtenstein, while drawing from themes of love and heartbreak, D*Face dominated the gallery floor with large scale canvases, sculptures, installations, and even appropriated romance novels. We have a plethora of photos after the jump and be sure to watch the lengthy discussion with the master himself.
Special thanks to Aaron Feteri at Reckoning PR, Victoria for conducting the awesome interview, Yury for filming and editing, Corey Helford Gallery, Bobby Carlton, and Spraying Bricks for additional imagery.
(enamel and pigment based paint on medium grain cotton duck canvas, 64 x 35.5 inches)
In our first video interview, legendary Perth artist, Stormie Mills, discusses his latest exhibition in Los Angeles, “A Fish Tale”, on display at Gabba Gallery. Stormie delves into seriously dark themes within his work, as he stylistically deconstructs painting materials and illustrates a narrative of life’s most introspective moments. Spending significant time in New York during his long-spanning career, Stormie also sheds some light into graffiti culture, as well as what keeps him creatively immersed in his refined craft.
Below are some stills from “A Fish Tale” in Los Angeles, including the outside mural:
For more information on Stormie Mills, be sure to check out his official website and follow him on social media. Also, special thanks to model and actress, Lizzy McGroder, for guiding the interview.
The innovator of the painting machine and video art, New York based Artist, Anton Perich, chats with Heidi Calvert about his journey from Croatia to Paris to New York, The Seventies, Underground Film, Art, Andy Warhol, Max’s Kansas City, Studio 54, and what it was like being young and free in the mecca of art and pop culture during one of it’s most important times in history, before technology took over.
Leading German graffiti artists and storytellers, HERAKUT, comprised of HERA (Jasmin Siddiqui) and AKUT (Falk Lehmann), are gearing up for their highly-anticipated exhibition, “Masters of Wrong”, at the Corey Helford Gallery. We interviewed HERA about the duo’s latest artistic series and the profound political overtones.
We also have an exclusive preview of the work to be debuted at “Masters of Wrong”, as well as some behind the scenes photos of a massive mural they just painted for Culver City High School.
The Chelsea Tribe recently chatted with MEAR ONE (Kalen Ockerman), a major West Coast graffiti pioneer, as he spent a week creating his jokingly titled, “Supernova Cosmic Recording Machine”, a large-scale, two-sided mural canvassing a fully functional RV recording studio for Jam in the Van.
Without a doubt, one of the most bizarre activities to do in Los Angeles is to attend a Lucha VaVoom event. For those unfamiliar, Lucha VaVoom is an absurd Mexican wrestling event, exploding with acrobats, off-beat comedy, unbelievable burlesque performers, and ramblings from eccentric hosts. A “feast for the eyes” is an understatement, as you witness strange spectacles one might only see in a Fellini or Terry Gilliam film. We got a lucky chance to check out the Lucha VaVoom madness on their 2016 Valentine’s Day extravaganza, “Crazy in Love”.
Created by the stylish, fashionista, Rita D’Albert, Lucha Va Voom has been at the epicenter of Downtown Los Angeles for years, calling the Mayan Theater its “home”, which is a suitably trip surrounding. The Mayan Theater, with its classic, ornate details, is the perfect backdrop for wrestlers doing shocking acts, while also leaping, haphazardly through the air.