Saturday, July 23, 2016

The Divine installation at Gallery 825



I am proud to present The Divine, an immersive, floor-to-cieling, 80 foot long wall mural installed as a solo exhibition at Gallery 825 in Los Angeles. Like much of my work, this composition is a recompilation of other, previous work, expanded and remixed to form a complete thought.

The Divine is a vague history of the world and Mankind's social evolution, eventually leading to the explosion of the Internet and its opportunities for social interconnection and personal expression. A single image also titled "The Divine" was published simultaneously.





This installation ran from June 25 to July 23, 2016.

Monday, June 20, 2016

PING PONG Basel 2016



Just returned from Basel, Switzerland where I was privileged to be a part of Ping Pong Basel for the second consecutive year. Great opening night with fellow LAAA artist Richard Slechta and other artists from Basel and Miami. Special thanks to our leader, Peter Mays, director of the Los Angeles Art Association for including my work, and to Sue Irion, the show producer.

 

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Highlights from this year's Eclectic music festival


This is the 8th year that we've hosted the Emerging Stage at The Eclectic, South Pasadena's Music Festival and Art Walk. We were one of 9 stages throughout the city of South Pasadena. Starting off in the afternoon with Extra Spooky, then Red Pony Clock, Shelby Gogreve, Sam Hale, Disco Mechanic and ending the night with Jubilo Drive.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Photo Independent 2016


Art critic, Shana Nys Dambrot interviewing artists during her curatorial walkthrough at Photo Independent.


Opening night photos







Friday, February 5, 2016

Fabulosus Fabularus – a monument of inventive mythology




Scale rendering of the 18' tall monument topped with the winged golden pig.

I'm pleased to present Fabulosus Fabularus, an 18' tall installation that is a monument to nothing real. It will be exhibited at the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair February 11-14 in the lobby of the Palm Springs Convention Center. It's my largest and most ambitious installation to date.


I'm writing this days before we apply the finish, wrap it, pack it, truck it across the desert and eventually assemble it for the first time at the fair. I'm confident we won't drop it anywhere along the journey. Everything's going according to plan, thanks in large part to my friend and builder, James Peterson of Art & Contraptions. He has my back building the structure and rigs and arranging the logistics.

Tube on its custom-welded trailer. 
Top cap with unpainted pig.

Fresh printed wallpaper draped over the tube.


Builder James Peterson of Art & Contraptions

The project was proposed last October, and the art was created November through January. Our big cardboard Sonnotube, and the custom welded trailer rig I created to tote it around, has been hanging around the studio for six weeks. It's very satisfying to see the project finally coming together.

Installation materials for this project include a cardboard construction tube, CNC-milled plywood wood, rolled aluminum, fiberglass-reinforced castings, paint  and custom-printed wallpaper. The work was created at the artist’s studio in South Pasadena, CA for the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair 2016.

Detail (sunrise)

Detail (angel battle)

Detail (cyclops angel)



Monday, January 25, 2016

KATMOBL


KATMOBL is coming to life this weekend. You can see it the Fabric Expo in DTLA Jan 29-31.
Thanks to Louis, Andrew, Michael and the whole team at Top Wraps in LA for all the help and hard work.

Images below were composited from DTLA locations near our old studio, and close to the Fabric Expo. The car was shot on a nice cloudy day in a nearby parking lot.

KATMOBL on the 6th St Bridge at dawn

KATMOBL prowling the dark back streets at nighttime.

KATMOBL slalloms through the intersection at Temple & Alameda.

KATMOBL katnapping under the 3rd St bridge

Louis and the crew from Top Wraps in DTLA.


Test fitting print

Printer's color proof




Friday, December 18, 2015

Institutionally Suspicious

This is my latest work called "Institutionally Suspicious". It's composed entirely of found decorative figurines and is 12 feet tall and 8 feet wide.   – Lorraine Triolo