John Park Painting Live at Opening of Hello World April 20, 2013

John Park Painting Live at Opening of Hello World April 20, 2013

Monday, April 29, 2013

Painting a Mural with Dave Mac Dowell



Rick Galiher of Platinum Cheese enjoyed his day painting a mural with Dave Mac Dowell for our opening of Hello World and describes his day in this recent write up "Around The Hood"...

Click this to read the full write up.

Hello World "Love Conquers All" Mural at Night

Photo taken by The Service Station
A view on movie night at The Service Station of the mural painted by Dave Mac Dowell, John Park and Van Saro. This mural was painted to launch a transformation project, led by urban art curator, Luna George.  Movie nights at The Service Station are fun..come and enjoy a movie out in the open, art, food, drinks and each other.

The Hello World Abstract Collection

It is our pleasure, to bring you the freshest and most current art of today by some of the best talent one can find. These artists are fueled by a deep passion which transcends into their art beautifully, especially through the abstract art of some of the exhibiting artists of Hello World. “An abstract piece will have that unique, one-of-a-kind quality that any space can use” says artsicle.com in it’s recent article “Understanding Abstract Art.” “Abstract art brings a burst of energy into any home or space with it’s color and form which can compliment your wall color, furniture or whatever area your working around.“

Currently, Hello World features a collection of abstract paintings by an array of talent to add or transform your space, please see below to check out…

                                               The Hello World Abstract Collection

Col    
"Out of Line"           
Mixed Media on Wood  
20" X 20"       
2013  
$700.00 


  Fearo 153    
     "Cosmic Calligraphy"      
              Spray Paint On Canvas              
  2013  
$600.00 

Fearo 153    
"War Paint" 
Spray Paint On Canvas              
2013  
$550.00
Maxx Moses aka Pose 2 
"Instant Grams"     
Spray Paint 
4' x 4' 
2013  
$1,500.00
        Thanks One and Fearo 153        
        "Iron Galaxy"          
                   Spray Paint On Wood                 
2013  
$600.00
Sen2 
        "Colors"        
           Mixed Media on Canvas           
     24" x 24"       
2013  
$2,000.00
          Thanks One and Fearo 153        
          "Watching the World Die"        
                 Spray Paint On Wood                 
2013  
$600.00
Mr. Trixter    
"Spontaneity"        
Spray Paint On Canvas  
24" x 36"       
2012  
$700.00

           June22         
     "Study in holograms no.1 - 1000 you's & only 1 of me"      
         Mixed Media         
      12" x 12"       
    2013  
   $200.00 

Please let us know if you should have any questions regarding the artwork or the artists. All artists are also available for commissions and murals. So if you see a style that you like, let us help combine your taste, preferences and needs with the best artist who can create your desired piece.

All artwork listed above is available and viewable online at Art Angeles, the official online gallery for the Hello World exhibit.

To view other artwork that is available, please visit Art Angeles at: http://artangeles.bigcartel.com/

If you have any questions, please contact Luna George at lunacrewest@gmail.comlunacrewest@gmail.com. Look forward to hearing from you.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

FREE HUMANITY: Planting Seeds of Positivity Through Art and Consciousness

Free Humanity is a Los Angeles-based street artist working with stencils that are hand painted directly on the wall, which he shares with his city. We are thrilled to welcome work from the artist to the brand new exhibition space at The Service Station, opening for the first time with Hello World this Saturday, April 20th.



Free Humanity's mission statement is to take back "the Humanity stolen from our minds by social manipulation and planting seeds of positivity through art and consciousness." Come and experience the revolution at Hello World!

Fiber Artist Katherine Lawrie Reminds Us Art Comes in Many Forms


Sometimes we may forget that art is not always about paint and canvas. It is not always about ink on paper, or even spray paint on walls. Art comes in so many forms, and we’re thrilled to be presenting urban art in all its wonderful, creative media, including fiber art, at Hello World, opening this Saturday, April 20th at The Service Station. 



Katherine Lawrie is a talented fiber artist from Los Angeles, specializing in weaving, embroidery and quilting. Through narrative self-portraiture, she explores discovery, confrontation, and preservation of image and identity. Lawrie’s work has been shown in Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, and Seoul, South Korea. You can see it this weekend in Los Feliz/Silverlake.

The Whimsical Paintings of Musician-Artist JNGL


JNGL (pronounced ‘jungle’) has given us some great, fun paintings to share April 20th at the opening of Hello World, an amazing show that is being lovingly brewed by urban art curator Luna George. With roots in graffiti and tattooing, Costa Rican born / Miami raised painter, JNGL brings multiple influences from cartoons, video games, societal issues, life, death and nature into his paintings with a goal for constant expression.

The talented painter is also a DJ, which he claims as a major source of inspiration for his visual work. “I believe that music and art go hand in hand, like left and right. One inspires the other, they constantly revolve around each other, music inspires art- art inspires music.”

Maybe you’ll be inspired by his whimsical paintings this Saturday. Come and see for yourself!

Jennifer Korsen Sets Our Hearts Aflame

We’re feeling the feminine energy today, and thrilled to welcome another amazing woman to the line up for the upcoming Hello World exhibit at The Service Station this Saturday, April 20th. Jennifer Korsen, an LA native and self-taught mixed media artist and painter, shares her vibrant fascination with anatomy through an ever-evolving body of work (yes, that pun was intended). :)



Most of Korsen’s recent work is centered around the heart, a symbol that is universal, relatable and emotional. As she explains, “The heart represents love, strength, vitality, and connection, and is an endless source of inspiration for me.” We can’t wait to reveal the piece Jennifer has provided for this show. You are going to be blown away.

Iviva Olenick Will Have You in Stiches



Hello World is blessed to welcome yet another amazing woman to the line up of our first in a series of urban art events at The Service Station in Los Feliz. Iviva Olenick is a Brooklyn-based artist focusing on the intersection of women's handcrafts, particularly embroidery; contemporary language; and our reliance on digital media (Facebook, Twitter, text messaging). Muriel Guepin Gallery represents Iviva's small-scale, narrative embroideries in New York City. Additionally, Iviva has exhibited at the Center for Book Arts in New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Denise Bibro Fine Art in New York, and other national venues. Currently, Iviva is embroidering Twitter "poetry" through her Brooklyn Arts Council-funded project, @EmbroideryPoems #BrooklynTweets. Tweet her @IvivaOlenick or @EmbroideryPoems, and your "poem" might end up in stitches.

Come and see her work in person this Saturday!

Totally Radi-COL


COL’s work is so powerfully magnetic, it drew urban art curator Luna George all the way across the country to New York last year on a mission to see it in person. Mixing 3d styles and letter silhouettes, COL (Wallnuts, NYC) creates a wide graphical palette with color and movement that pushes and pulls with the strength of street graffiti and the sophistication of avant-garde pop. Using an open medium of acrylics, spray paints, oils, papers and found objects, COL’s works become emotional with an array of surface life; heavy strokes, negative space and strong drip work, with the application of various textures and environments.

Now, as Luna prepares to unveil one of her biggest curation projects yet (Hello World, April 20th at The Service Station), she brings COL’s work to LA, and we are so excited to share it with you. “Without a doubt,” Luna shares, “COL is one of the most talented urban painters out there. I believe in him big time, and I’m so excited to have him in the show.”


We hope COL’s grandmother, a painter and one of his biggest early influencers and supporters, is smiling to know how much her hijo has achieved in his creation. <3

Joseph Bottari is DOPE


Public art is about getting people to notice. It is about drawing the eye, creating a bond through expression, facilitating interaction and new conversations about art, creativity and community. It is sometimes about developing an icon or paying homage to one that already exists. For New Jersey artist / welder / drafter Joseph Bottari, inspiration came in the form of Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE sculpture, which he has adapted to read DOPE in response to what he refers to as “the controversy in today’s world.” The first pieces in this ongoing series will be revealed at Hello World April 20th. 

Let’s keep the conversation going!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Ashira Siegel - A Strong Woman Artist!

Hello World is pleased to welcome some hella strong women to our very first showcase of urban art at The Service Station in Los Feliz this Saturday. Among the best of them is Ashira Siegel, a multi-faceted artist from the east coast, who is bringing some very special work to share with you!



 
Ashira works to reconfigure fragments of human experience through the assemblage of multimedia elements. Her art work mimics the reconstructive activity of sight, mind and memory, merging paining printing and dying techniques, collage, photography, video, glass, ceramics, sewing and sculpture. A member of Swoon's art collective, "Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea," among others, Ashira is poised to make a huge impact on the urban art scene.




See her here first at Hello World, April 20th!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Dave Mac Dowell Begins His Mural Today

Dave Mac Dowell / Service Station / Hello World




Big shout out to Dave MacDowell who is currently painting his very first mural EVER, at The Service Station, to be unveiled at the opening.  From what I hear, neighbors been shouting out their windows about how beautiful it looks and how much they love it.  Wow what an impact art makes...it has the power to make people smile and so does the art of Dave Mac Dowell. 

BIG thanks to Legion Paper, the official sponsor of this beautiful new mural. 

More pics to be posted.

Hello World opens on April 20 at The Service Station.  See everyone there.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Hello World Features King Bee from Bronx, NY


Stemming from New York, the artwork by The Royal "Kingbee" impressed curator, Luna George, and we are very proud to announce that Kingbee will have work on display for the Hello World exhibit opening on April 20, 2013 at The Service Station. 

Alfredo Bennett, professionally known as The Royal “Kingbee” is a New York City-based artist. He was born in Harlem NY and raised in the Bronx since the early 70’s. He began his illustrious career painting graffiti on walls until gathering recognition and eventually being commissioned to perform his artistic abilities for numerous businesses, public and private all throughout the city of New York. Some commissioned works being for Youngland clothing store, Bacardi Liquor, and Rite-aid just to name a few. Highly talented, respected, mysterious and probably the most underestimated underground artist of our time. KingBee is the Founder of UWLAW (Urban Writers Logos and Walls), one of the most talented graffiti crews in New York City throughout the 90’s. His skills are continually evolving in all art mediums and categories including body art, canvases, and logos. KingBee still continues to reside in the city that never sleeps, Bronx, NY. Here he still continues to draw inspiration from his surroundings, which happens to be one of the most vibrant cities in the world.

Artwork by King Bee
KingBee Map



Featured Talent from Texas: Raul Gonzalez

Butterfly and Color Spectrum
house paint on stone
10 ft x 12 ft, 2012
located at 2811 Washington Ave. Houston, TX 77007

"My artwork is a blend of reality, fantasy and nostalgia. Most of my work falls under the category of painting and drawing, but I continue to explore the possibilities of creating work without adhering to these methods. My work is inspired by narrative, graffiti, Pop Art, Chicano Art, music, fashion, pop culture and spacial relations. I try to stay as honest as I can with my work.  
This is what molds me." - Raul Gonzalez

Raul Gonzalez was born and raised in Houston, TX. His artistic influences came from pop culture, video games, Lowrider magazine and music videos. He began drawing at an early age and eventually took art classes in high school.

Gonzalez studied Graphic and Fine Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri for 2 years. At that time, Raul Gonzalez was certain of his career as an artist so he moved back to Houston and started working. Not finding a passion in any of the many jobs Raul worked, he decided to return to school part-time. In 2007 Raul transferred to the University of Houston to pursue a degree in Art Education.





After taking two courses (Color & Illustration) with David Hickman, Raul found a strong interest in painting. Raul graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and received Magna Cum Laude Honors. During the same month he graduated, Raul also became one of the founding members of the art collective, The Montrose Art Society, which is based in Houston, TX. Raul's work has been shown around Texas and he has gained collectors throughout the United States. He is currently studying Studio Art at The University of Texas in San Antonio, where he is pursuing his masters degree in both painting and sculpture.

We are very proud to announce that Raul Gonzalez will have several colorful pieces on display for the Hello World exhibition which opens April 20, 2013.  



Sunday, April 14, 2013

Intricate Stencils, Impressive Style: Hello World Welcomes Dave Lowell



Sometimes the absolute skill involved in a piece of art work inspires such awe it helps us to remember why we love art in the first place. Dave Lowell's extremely intricate stencils and free-hand aerosol techniques are one example of art that gets us exhilarated.


With hard-to-match technical cuts and a direct, communicative style have brought Lowell's work to exhibit with legends of the street art genre and current leaders of the new contemporary movement. Hello World is proud to welcome Dave Lowell April 20th at The Service Station.



Exploring the Evolution: Enik One

We're having a great time exploring the evolution of street art through different styles, media and subject matter; through different artists and their stories... and we're so excited to share it with you April 20th at the opening of Hello World, a unique presentation of art and community envisioned by urban art curator, Luna George.

As the show takes shape, we're excited to share the work of EnikOne, a Southern California native who's unique body of work has matured into an amalgamation of graphic designs, mixing his street art, graffiti, typography, stencils, stickers, paste-ups, and silk screens into a style emblematic of the City of Quartz. With over two decades of perfecting these methods on the streets, EnikOne has earned the attention of national and international artists, earning prizes in Los Angeles, Portland, and Germany and has received invitations to show his work in Italy and South Africa among other international locations.



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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Hello World, I'm a Writer - DEMER

Demer embodies the original essence of graffiti, passing up the title of "artist," in favor the street-borne category "writer" in homage to the roots of his craft. In a world where so many writers seem to be scrambling to leave their vandalistic origins behind on the way into the art world, this east coast piecer has remained true to his beliefs about graff. 

Meres, Shiro and Demer - NYC


Having started as a writer on NYC subway cars in the early days, Demer has enjoyed success piecing all over the world from France to Greece and all over the United States. His work was included in last year's Whitney Biennial, and he continues to enjoy commercial acclaim for projects with such clients as Raekwon, Donald Trump (for the Apprentice), Coors Light and more. 

Despite having been hired as an artist and included in art world institutions, Defer insists on remaining a "writer." After all, that vandal spirit is still at the heart of this artform. 

See new work from Demer at this month's opening of Hello World at the Service Station, and experience real graffiti.  

"Hello World' Art Exhibit Official Flyer





Monday, April 8, 2013

Coming to LA, SEN2

SEN2 - Bushwick - Brooklyn

Sandro Figueroa Garcia “Sen2”, was born in Canteras in 1969, a town in Santurce Puerto Rico. He lived here for most of his childhood and it was here that he was first introduced to art and naturally found a love for colors and artistic forms of expression. From the beginning Sen2 was introduced to graffiti and inspired through what he saw in graffiti magazines, art from artists in L.A, such as Slick & Hex, but it wasn’t until later in the mid 80s during his travels to N.Y.C. that catapulted his passions further. While in N.Y.C he started seeing many different art styles, this is what inspired him to come up with his own flow & style. Returning to Puerto Rico Sen2 began practicing “aerosol art”, the term given for graffiti and street art in Puerto Rico in the early 1980’s. Following his passion for art, commissioned work soon followed in which he performed with other artists such as Rek, Ske, Soze. Relocating to New York City in the mid 1980’s and continuing to see graffiti on the walls and trains throughout the 5 boroughs furthered his fascination to the arts and lead him deeper into the art world.

The borough of “The Bronx” is where Sen2 decided to reside and it was here that he partnered up with the legendary TATS-CRU. Growth progressed naturally and honing his skills throughout the years has brought along many opportunities to create art internationally. This undying love for the arts has allowed him to express himself artistically to other parts of world such as Europe, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Spain, France and Russia. Sen2’s work has been exhibited internationally and has been described as eccentric and captivating. Working primarily with acrylics, his mixed media works combine loud vivid colors and textures creating a highly unique style and energy on canvas. Traveling has opened his eyes and creating art has been and continues to be a blessing.

Multi-talented and very artistically inclined, in 1998 Sen2 started designing for clothing companies such as Tribal, FJ560, Wildstyle Technicians and Miss Sixty. Sen2 loved working with the fashion industry so much that in 2004 he decided to start his own clothing collection called Sen2 Collection, Inc 1986. His clothing still continues to be manufactured in the South Bronx with his partner Leo Marte. His mission through clothing is to pass along his unique vision of the roots and history of graffiti to the next generation through fashion and design.

Sandro “Sen2” Figueroa still continues to reside in the city that never sleeps, Bronx, NY. Here Sen2 still continues to draw inspiration from his surroundings, which happens to be one of the most vibrant cities in the world. Inspiration comes from everywhere but most importantly from his family... Lisa, Nick and Senlee.

We are very proud to be showing artwork by SEN2 for the Hello World exhibit opening on April 20, 2013 at The Service Station. #HelloWorld

SEN2

Invading the Streets of LA, Petal One




We proudly introduce:  

Petal \pe-təl\: (v) to spread out; (n) one of the modified often brightly colored leaves of the corolla of a flower. New Latin petalum, from Greek petalon; akin to Greek petannynai. First known use: circa 1726

Petal1 \pe-təl won\: (n) Graffiti Artist, Designer, Iconographer, Beekeeper. New English peddler, petalpusher, petalistic. First known use: Los Angeles CA, circa 1993


Petal is known for the iconic "peligro abejas", or "danger bees", that began invading the streets of LA in the 1990's and continue to appear on walls worldwide, as well as in movies, music videos, and publications. She persists in carrying on the ancient tradition of graffiti/hieroglyphics, currently studying Arabic calligraphy, as well as Sumerian Cuneiform script and we are so happy to have Petal as one of the exhibiting artists of Hello World which opens April 20 at The Service Station.

Please stay tuned for more iconic artwork by Petal and further info...

Skid Row Wall on 7th and Julian in Los Angeles
Skid Row Wall on 7th and Julian in Los Angeles



  












Sunday, April 7, 2013

Armando Soria's Gonzo Hip Hop Surrealism


Armando Soria's intricate gonzo surrealism presents an alternate universe of undulating mindscapes that leaves the viewer slightly uncomfortable - as any good art should do. Incorporating elements of 90's hip hop graffiti with comic book influences and the tradition of surrealist painting, Soria infuses a stimulating new style that we're excited to share with you at the opening of Hello World April 20th.

Hailing from the San Fernando Valley (CA), Soria grew up watching his cousins write graffiti and discovered painting in college, where he studied graphic design as a career move, but fell in love with painting on a fluke in an elective class. Fascinated by surrealism, the nascent artist spent weeks on end with his nose in Salvador Dalí books, and remains hooked on the style today.

"Surrealism offers such freedom. You're not limited by anything, and you can just create without worrying about the set up, the composition, the subject, the background, the landscape. If you want to include something, you just find a way to work it in. It's so much freedom," says Soria.

View Armando Soria's work up close and personal this April 20th at the opening of Hello World at The Service Station.


Who is The Cat Cult?


Part of the experience of urban LA is the blur of colors and slogans and slurs shouting out at us from structures and walls in the form of graffiti, wheat pastes, signs and even sculpture as we whirl past in our cars, busy at life. And, from time to time, an iconic image begins to crystallize, borne of repetition, size and creative impact. And these iconic images, even neon cats, become embedded in our experience of our environment. Meow!

One creator of such public content is LA artist collective, The Cat Cult, presenting work at urban art curator, Luna George's Hello World, April 20th.


ARTIST BIO:


Cat Cult is a collective of artists who are based in Los Angeles, California. Its participants create work both individually and under the singular identity of Cat Cult, displaying work in galleries as well as on the streets. Cat Cult embraces a variety of mediums, including printmaking, illustration, photography, painting, sewing, and graphic design. From trickster characters to divining spiritual guides, cats have been used throughout history to represent important figures within ancient fables and myths in cultures and societies across the globe. Cat Cult embraces these multidimensional identities that the cat embodies and plays upon these iconic ideas in playful and ironic ways throughout the urban environment.

Straight to the Freight - with Dytch66

As graffiti continues to evolve and regenerate within the sphere of fine art, it is important to remember its genesis - the public spaces open to claims of heart and reputation, an ever evolving battle for expression. The essence of graffiti is in its public-ness; its unpredictability; its chaos. And, to honor that spirit of claiming and transforming the surfaces of the urban environment, Hello World will feature site-specific works on the surface of freight containers, in homage to the uncontrolled and uncontrollable nature of what the fine art world knows as Street Art.
This is the canvas we're offering to Dytch66 April 20th. WHAT?!?!

This April 20th, Dytch66 goes straight to the freight at Hello World.

A fine artist, muralist and graffiti head of the highest caliber, Dytch66's journey spans from early involvement in the inner circles of graffiti in LA to international acclaim as a muralist and painter of nearly unmatched execution and originality of style. We'll be unveiling the artist's site-specific work at the event April 20th, so stay tuned for more info and video as we kick off an ongoing public art series.

Dytch66 - courtesy of Dytch66.com
 
PS. The week after Hello World opens at The Service Station, you can catch a glimpse of Dytch66's curating talents at the GFA (Graffiti Fine Arts) Showcase in Los Angeles April 27th. Featuring an international line up of renowned artists from the US, Brazil, France, the UK and Japan presenting works on the sky high concrete walls of the Graff House. GFA events started in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and showcase graffiti murals, installations, sculpture, canvases and live painting. You can find out more here.



Living Life with No Regrets! Ben NAZ



We just received artwork for the Hello World art show from Ben NAZ of the UK, and the energy of having this in our hands right now is so overwhelming, we had to share it with you. This is a special moment for us as Ben is truly living his mantra of "Live Life with No Regrets" and continuing to create art and share his vision with the world while undergoing an extremely tough battle with cancer.

Including Ben NAZ's work is especially close to our hearts, because our own curator, Luna George, has just overcome the same battle and emerged to share her own vision of art and community with the world. "I feel a special connection with Ben and his work, because in the last year, it was almost like we were cancer buddies together, providing support for each other in a really difficult time. It is unbelievable how hard it is to continue to create and stay connected when you feel so sick. I am so humbled and honored to have Ben's work in the show, and it feels amazing to hold it in my hands right now. I can't wait to share it with you."



FULL ARTIST BIO:

Ben NAZ is a Filipino-French street artist and one of the most recognized street artists in the Philippines. Born in Strasbourg, France in the late 70’s by a Filipino father and a French mother, Ben NAZ migrated back to the Philippines on the early 80’s during the heavy political outcry there.

Branded as "Manilla's Finest," Ben NAZ's dramatic, political scenes and heart breaking stencil works captured attention almost immediately. Depicting a struggle between the rich and the poor, deep-rooted and emotional images characterize eye-opening scenery to the people of the Philippines.

Ben NAZ was instrumental in getting the political message out in Manila at a time when all street art was considered propaganda by the rightist/rebels, and when he left the Philippines and went back to Europe to continue his career as a guerrilla street artist, he started placing his works on the walls of London and Paris to showcase the real political outcry of the Filipino people.