Recap: Nathan Ota’s Scrambled Eggs ~ GR2

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GR2 (Giant Robot 2) hosted “Scrambled Eggs” and a Side of Collectables featuring the work of artist Nathan Ota. The walls of the gallery were adorned with intimate paintings that made you get up close to examine the amazing level of detail present in each work. The hot collectables of the night were limited edition pillows printed from an original work of art. Also on display was the book NATHAN OTA IKIRU put together by the fine folks at Zero+ Publishing. Scrambled Eggs will be on display at GR2 until March 12th so if you’re in the area definitely check it out. All Photos by Erwin Recinos. Click for larger versions.

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Recap: Bob Motown ~ A Shop Called Quest

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Even though he now lives in London, Bob Motown is a part of Los Angeles. His return last week culminated in a show at A Shop Called Quest, where his trademark pop culture, food, and other everyday items get turned into brightly colored madness. And yes, there were plenty of cats.

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Recap: Refraction ~ The Well

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Some of the more interesting creators in the world of L.A. Graffiti, FISHE, SINER, and DREYE put together a show that many will remember last weekend in Downtown Los Angeles at the Well.  Black and white imagery connected three diverse styles into a cohesive whole that explored minimalism, maximalism, spaces in between. It’s always challenging to move graffiti into a gallery experience and this was one show that succeeded both in terms of presentation, and the artwork itself. -ED. 

All photos by Erwin Recinos.

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Recap: Majestics Car Show 2014 ~ Santa Fe Dam

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Santa Fe Dam hosted the Majestics Car Show 2014 on New Year’s Day in Irwindale, California. Erwin Recinos accompanied Spirit Car Club’s Arizona & Los Angeles chapters to document the journey to the event, which was a special experience in and of itself. Lowriders from Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado come from out of state to participate in this yearly event that is one of the standouts in the lowrider community. Majestics ups the ante every year with both the quality and amount of truly amazing cars on display. Please enjoy these photos from the show and the beautiful drive to get there.

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Recap: REVOK “Made In Detroit” ~ MOCA

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REVOK got his start in Los Angeles but is also “Made in Detroit”, which is the title of his new book that showcases the assemblage and other work he’s been doing in his adopted home city. Last weekend, the artist returned triumphantly to Los Angeles to sign books for a legion of fans and collectors. Erwin Recinos was there to get his book signed, and capture all the action in photographs.

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Recap: L.A. Portraits: Estevan Oriol ~ Known Gallery

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Please enjoy these behind-the-scenes shots of the setup and opening of Estevan Oriol’s recent show and book release at Known Gallery. All photos by Erwin Recinos.

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Photo Recap: Scumnasty ~ 50/50 gallery

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SMEAR showed new work in Los Angeles a few weeks ago at 50/50 Gallery and Erwin Recinos was there for L.A. TACO. Please enjoy these images of the opening…

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Recap: “Respect The West” ~ YG, Nipsey Hussle, Ty Dolla $ign, Skeme, DJ Mustard

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Last Wednesday night Adidas Originals teamed up with Cashmere Agency to put on “Respect the West” a night full of exciting performances by West Coast artists including Def Jam’s YG, Nipsey Hussle, Ty Dolla $ign and Skeme with music by DJ Mustard. The event was held in the cut of the Downtown LA’s Arts District. Capacity was met at 10pm, while many still crowded around the entrance with hopes of getting in. The event inside was packed with heavy hitters and phat beats. Each MC that took the stage had the crowd busting a move and grinding next to one another. L.A. Taco’s Desilu was there on the scene to capture the night. Follow the link for a full gallery recap.

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Scenes From the Hollywood Christmas Parade by Tom Andrews

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Recap: Creatures of The Night Group Art Show

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Last week the creative creatures that help make Los Angeles so colorful held a group art show to showcase their dynamic styles and talents. Indie Rock band Rivoah played an electric set that set the mood for a cool evening in LA. Desilu was there to capture some of the evening. (Continued)

Photo Recap: Cale One K2S ~ ES Studios

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Artist Cale One opened his first solo exhibition, “Creation: An Evolution” at ES Studios in Boyle Heights. Cale is a part of the K2S crew in Los Angeles and has a distinct style of bring portraiture and character art to canvas. Cale’s use of bold color palettes with his work brings a graffiti sensibility that is rooted in the culture. Cale’s work has been featured with L.A. TACO (click here) this past summer with a recent mural at Self Help Graphics. His work is also in the permanent collection of this years La Liber Amicorum (Book of Friends) Blackbook Project at the Getty Research Institute. Keep up with Cale via Facebook or @cale_one_k2s on Instagram.

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