Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The continuing adventures of our Events Editor, Erwin Recinos, who checks out all of LA’s best underground/graffiti/contemporary art shows and happenings with multiple cameras around his neck. Here he presents to you a journey through Los Angeles’ art scene during the first two weeks of August 2014.
Picture Me Rolling: San Pedro ~ August 2nd
The infamous NinjaGraffiti hosted an art show at Bad Fish Clothing in San Pedro. Aware, Fear, Thanks, Fishe, Cat Cult and many others took over 6th Street for an amazing night celebrating both trains and skateboarding culture. Blackbook signings, sticker trades, and raffles were going on all night. The crowd was a mix of some of the top artists, train aficionados, and skaters in Southern California.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Over the weekend artist NVAZN hosted #StuckUpOC2014, a sticker show and exchange event for all the SoCal sticker heads. From what we understand, this was the first of its kind event in Orange County. The event was such a success that there might another in the works so stay tuned. There has been a drought of such shows in the Los Angeles area and L.A. TACO’s events editor Erwin Recinos was in attendance to bring this video to our readers.
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Think Tank Gallery’s newest exhibit “Chilled Air” was held on Go Skate Boarding day and celebrated the art of skateboarding. The night was packed with live entertainment, skate demonstrations, and art that excited the large crowd. The show was curated by Austin England & Luke Pelletier who had the genius idea to build a mini skate park in the middle of the gallery. Each ramp was animated with some sort of painting or monitor attached. Everywhere you turned there was something you wanted to see, creating a neverending panoply of action and design. L.A. Taco’s Desilu stopped by and presents this gallery of photos from the opening.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Red Pipe Gallery played host to the work of five native Angeleños including Chaz Bojorquez, Dave Tourje´, John Van Hamersveld, Norton Wisdom, and Gary Wong. Erwin Recinos was there to capture these images of the opening night.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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.
Friday, February 14, 2014
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.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
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.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
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.
Monday, January 6, 2014
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.
Monday, December 30, 2013
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.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
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…