Archived entries for artists

Alec Monopoly Opening

Renowned street artist Alec Monopoly will be taking Hong Kong on a run for its money come March!

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Come join us for the opening of his exhibition on March 13th which will feature Hong Kong as the playground of excess, in which the Monopoly Man and others run amok.

Alec monopoly studio
His work has caught the eye of many looking towards artistic collaborations, including superstar electronic artist AVICII as well as The W Hotel, Madonna and Vitamin Water in a collaboration that saw live street art inspired renditions of a classic series of photographs Richard Corman took of Madonna in the 1980s. His solo exhibition at Mead Carney Gallery in London received high praise from Huffington Post, London Times, and completely sold out along with his Art Basel exhibition “Man Overboard” which took place on the 151-foot yacht MV Copasetic in South Beach. Having taken Art Basel Miami Beach by storm since 2012, his energy bursts forth in his first exhibition during Art Basel Hong Kong.



Rone is a talented street artist harking from Melbourne, Australia. He is renowned for the stylised images of ‘girls’ faces which he plasters around his home city as well as on the streets of Los Angeles, New York, London, Toyko, Barcelona and Hong Kong. Check out his website

Esao Andrew

Esao Andrew will be showing along side Audrey Kawasaki, Amy Sol, Linnea Strid, Brian M. Viveros, Joao Ruas and Dabs Myla in Nov 2012 at Above Second, curated by Thinkspace Gallery LA, look out!

John Baldessari

A Brief History Of John Baldessari is a fantastic short documentary that looks at the life and works of the American conceptual artist John Baldessari. Commissioned by LACMA for their first annual “Art + Film Gala”, the film is narrated by Tom Waits and directed by Catfish directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman.

Despite having a running time of just a little under six minutes, the film still manages to capture so much of Baldessari’s life, work and personality. It’s a documentary which is filled with quick edits, a frenzied pace and a wonderful dry sense of humour which bounces back and forth between Waits’ narration and Baldessari in his studio. It reminds me a lot of the snappy pictorial montages seen in Mike Mills’s ‘Beginners’ and I think it’s a storytelling technique which works really well in this context. Hopefully the LACMA’s Art + Film Gala goes on to be an annual event and we get to see many more great films like this in the future. via thefoxisblack

Tomokazu Matsuyama

Our beloved artist Tomokazu Matsuyama partnered up with The Standard to release a very special set of snow globes.

Each water-filled glass globe is filled with snow, that floats and settles on one of Matzu’s horseman and the trees and grasses in the forest he’s racing through. The wooden bases are individually and uniquely hand painted. Each piece signed and numbered, and stands at about 7 inches tall. This is a unique edition of 30.

Working in different medium for painting, sculpture to installation, Tomokazu Matsuyama aka Matzu, makes works that possess great charm and vivacity, a result of the artist’s sensitivity to his cultural roots combined with a distinctive contemporary playfulness.

Erika Yamashiro

Vortex by Erika Yamashiro

“Hello Spring! ”
Feb 18th – March 7th, 2012
Opening reception Saturday Feb 18th 2012, 6:30-10pm
2062 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 445-9276
The Giant Robot 2 (GR2) presents: Hello Spring!

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