Nicholas Bonamy was born and raised in Los Angeles and knew early on that he wanted to pursue a career in art. He graduated from Art Center College of Design in 2003 with a BFA in Illustration. After graduating, he began a career in freelance illustration and graphic design. In 2006 Nicholas’s focus switched to production design, where he participated in several independent projects for film and internet release, and added set design, scenic painting, carpentry, and set and prop fabrication to his growing list of skills. In 2012 Nicholas took a break from the movie business to focus on his roots in painting. Since then, Nicholas has been committed to producing large and small scale mixed media works inspired by Los Angeles and the people and places he grew up with. His work reflects a layered approach that seeks to show the textures of life, living and working in Los Angeles.
Giant Unicorn Exploding Rainbows Over Glendale
collage, acrylic, spray paint on panel 84" H x 60" W $5,500
7th Stteet Sparrow
collage, acrylic, spray paint on panel 72" H x 76" W $3,000
Mount Washington Tootsie Pop
collage, acrylic, spray paint on panel 84" H x 60" W Available -- Inquire for price
Deli Liquor Pasta
acrylic, spray paint, collage on panel
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Alias: Nick Simon (b. 1991)
Although only 24 years old, CANTSTOPGOODBOY (CSGB), is quickly making his mark in the contemporary art world. A native of Southern California, he was introduced to the world of art at an early age by his mother, a professional art restorer. His talents were recognized early but school would not prove to be the environment in which he would flourish. In high school, CANTSTOPGOODBOY was discouraged by a short-sighted art teacher, resulting in a four year hiatus.
With no formal training, he rediscovered his love for art during his freshman year of college where he became inspired both by the prominence of street art and by an art professor who quickly recognized his abilities. After one semester he transferred to the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he took general studies classes while his art was sidelined as a hobby. It only took one semester at Boulder for CANTSTOPGOODBOY to realize that creating art, and not academics, is his true passion.
With a meticulous attention to detail, utilizing mixed media (vintage comics) and various other techniques which he has coined the term “RealFake.”
Collaborations with companies such as Sony, Warner Bros., Serj Tankian, Atlantic Records, Coachella Music Festival, Absolut Vodka, Converse and TOMS Shoes, Sol Republic, the Audience, eOne Entertainment and American Idol to name a few, show you clearly CANTSTOPGOODBOY.
appreciate the beauty in the ordinary. be kind. persevere. -CANTSTOPGOODBOY
Because only a weak man knows the value of strength and the value of power
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Michael Christy’s art integrates his disparate interests such as politics, history, mysticism, and science to create a mythological world which functions as a metaphor for our own. Rooted in the vernacular of western art and contemporary popular culture, particularly cartoons, pornography, and science fiction, Christy’s work explores themes of hegemony, environmentalism, sexuality, and the role of technology in society, as well as universal human themes. His paintings are a celebration of the empowering interactive potential of an atemporal narrative format, with the viewer having ultimate authority in determining the narrative content of the work.
In addition to creating visual arts, Christy also explores education as a vehicle for cultural production. He has worked for Dahlia Heights Elementary School in the Los Angeles Unified School District teaching grades K-6 since 2000. Christy has been Dahlia Heights’ Gifted and Talented Program Coordinator since 2000, and in 2003 he helped develop their School for Advanced Studies Program, which he has coordinated since. In this capacity, he has been able to formalize the school’s commitment to emphasizing the arts, critical thinking skills, technological proficiency, and global citizenship, with a special focus on environmental awareness. He has been invited to speak on these topics at many conferences and symposia in southern California, including the Annual Central Cities Gifted Children’s Association Conference, the Annual City/County Conference on Gifted/Talented Education, the University of Southern California Summer Gifted Institute and Teacher Demonstration School and the USC/LAUSD GATE Symposium. With Daniel Miyake, he teaches Creative Integration of Art and Curricula for LAUSD’s GATE department, and in 2013 published a textbook of the same name.
Christy earned his Bachelor’s degree in painting from Penn State, and his Master’s degree in Globalization and Adult Education from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. He also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine, and holds a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from the California State University, Los Angeles. He has exhibited his paintings in New York at the CRG and Larissa Goldston Galleries and in Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, the Venice Contemporary Gallery, Crewest Gallery, pLAyLAnd gallery, Cella Gallery, and Cannibal Flower exhibitions, as well as at Studio 508 in Santa Monica and at the Pennsylvania State University. Michael Christy resides in Los Angeles.
Noah Emhurt's work is a culmination of his surroundings and life experiences. Everything around him is an influence: music, magazines, billboards, a decayed urban landscape, conversations, and even the daily mail.
Before his current location, Los Angeles, he spent time living in New York and Japan. His hunger for cultural "differences" is sometimes evident in his paintings as is the occasional inclusion of the Japanese language.
Often unknowingly, the choices he makes in his work are influenced by juxtaposition, double meanings and instinct. Noah himself is usually blind as to where each piece will take him, and according to him, that's exactly how he prefers it.
Mixed-media artist Joey Feldman works in Los Angeles, California. Feldman’s works are figurative with a frenetic, cartoonish style at their core. With line art applied to its fullest extent, Feldman’s initial, fast-sketched lines play a role in the final piece. Then, with paint and ink splatters, Feldman finishes each with a visceral urgency that captivates upon first glance. An only child who kept mostly to himself, Feldman first fell in love with art and illustrations through comic books and with Marvel pages he first taught himself to draw by tracing panels. Known for his constant sketching in grade school, Feldman would receive a special award at his grade school graduation entitled “Classroom Cartoonist,” which was created specifically to commend his budding talents as an artist.
Feldman’s first professional assignment came in 1994 when commissioned to draw a portrait of O.J. Simpson upon the verdict of O.J.’s infamous trial. Since then Feldman has provided artwork for advertising agencies, design firms, motion pictures, beverage companies, record labels and magazines. Including a not so flattering illustration of noted rapper Eminem for XXL Magazine which sparked the biggest feud in XXL history. The illustration itself earned a shout out from the artist himself on the Marshall Mathers LP.
Private collectors such as Josh Brolin (No Country For Old Men), Jere Burns (Justified, Bates Motel), Kaley Cuoco (Big Bang Theory), Steve Jones (Sex Pistols), Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike, True Blood), among many others, feature Feldman’s singular work in their collections.
mixed media on paper 30" H x 22" W private collection
Han & Chewie
mixed media on paper 14" H x 11" W private collection
mixed media on paper 14" H x 11" W $1,200
RIP Leonard Nimoy
mixed media on paper 30" H x 22" W $1,800
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Rene Gagnon was enthralled by the rap and graffiti movement that originated in New York City in the early 80's. Gagnon found his calling in this movement.
"I was born in 1971 and raised in the city of Fall River, Massachusetts, a dusty mill town rich in culture located about 45 minutes south of Boston. I started drawing graffiti on my school book covers and piecing in railway tunnels in the early 80's after seeing the movies, 'Wild Style' and 'Beat Street'. My thirst for creation truly exploded after seeing the graffiti art from the streets of New York City in those movies. The enormity of the works and the care free expression of color displayed a means by which I could gain the attention that every teen is so desperately seeking. This rebellious idea of searching for your identity through the use of markers and spray paint fueled my desire to follow in the footsteps of a graffiti artist.
In 1986 I met a graffiti artist (STER) from the Bronx. STER opened my eyes even more to what it meant to be a true writer. Together we created my tag: SNO. Armed with an alias I started to truly bomb my environment. I was considered to be the most widely recognized graffiti artist/tagger in Southeastern, MA from 1986-1993. I believed I gained this recognition because I always had a thirst for taking aspects of my life to the Nth degree.
I now find myself at a point in life where I am beginning to see through the spray paint haze of my teens. I now realize that an artist's work should represent their soul. So, through the use of urban media techniques I used as a teenager, a newfound love for creating street art, and my need as a human to create I am attempting to bridge the gap between urban graffiti/street art and contemporary abstract expressionism.
In almost every city graffiti and street art is present in a multitude of forms. Some artists choose the permanency of spray painted tags, throw-ups, and stenciled imagery, while others opt for the immediacy and aging characteristics of stickers and paste ups. Often times, these artists' of the street will battle with each other for visibility on the same surfaces. Over time, the multiple transformations of these surfaces reveal an abstract maze of color and composition that I see as an opportunity. The opportunity to create something much greater than what meets the eye.
My vision is to recreate this battle between graffiti and street artists' in my studio work. By mixing my past graffiti experience with the street art pieces I do today, I am able to fuel my attack on the canvas. As feelings are evoked from the written words and the often emotionally charged imagery I leave on the streets a physical manifestation builds to a point of overflow. Ultimately unleashing itself in a furor of uninhibited energy, where time and place become nonexistent. It is in this vitality that my artistic soul reveals itself and dances its way into a flurry of whirling paint and exploding spray paint cans.
I believe this melting of the graffiti/street artist in me with the abstract expressionist produces an original take on two major art forms. I have coined this amalgamation 'Post-Graffiti Abstract Expressionism' and it serves as the backbone to my work."
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Jeff Kravitz is one of the most renowned photographers covering the entertainment scene. His photos from some of the biggest events of our lifetime are etched into our memory. They are part of the pop culture DNA that are forever imbedded into our consciousness. You’ve seen his photography on all the nightly entertainment news shows like ET, Extra and Insider, in magazines like People, US and Rolling Stone, on the web on Huff Post, TMZ and Google or social media like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Kravitz came to LA in 1986 after graduating Temple University in Philadelphia with a degree in Communications. His first job in LA was working at Paramount Pictures as a payroll accountant. At night he would cover Hollywood events and sell his images to magazines. In 2000 he went digital and two years after that he launched FilmMagic.com, a sister company to Wireimage.com that were both acquired in 2007 by Getty Images.
He spent his early life growing up in Atlantic City, NJ and is the son of legendary talk show host Pinky Kravitz. He lives in Brentwood, CA with his wife Julianne and their three kids Katrina, Zach and Olivia.
Andrea LaHue aka Random Act
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Andrea LaHue aka Random Act, is widely recognized for her monumental botanical paintings across America. As an Army brat, her travels exposed her to art throughout Europe and the Americas and inspired her to uplift and instigate with her practice. LaHue’s paintings have displayed at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) twice and she has exhibited internationally. LaHue has painted murals in over 51 U.S. Cities as well as city sanctioned electrical boxes in downtown Los Angeles. International news sources, including The Washington Post, LA Times, NBC News, The Associated Press, as well as several notable blogs, have featured her artwork and millions have seen her work on Martha Stewart Living and How I Met Your Mother.
LaHue’s socially conscious art ranges from giant murals to delicate historical portraits and she has enjoyed collaborating with great artists such as Cyrcle. She has spoken on panels and round tables for esteemed entities such as the LA Times and Marymount University. Andrea LaHue has participated in many fundraising projects, such as Angelino Artistry, organizes a yearly #earthdaystreet event, runs a blog benefiting artists at RandomActProjects.wordpress.com and has partnered with the GOOGLE Cultural Institute's Street Art Platform where she curates on-line exhibitions documenting Street Art in Los Angeles, California,
LaHue is erasing the boundaries between street art, public art and fine art.
Stormie Mills is an Australian artist who first gave voice to the lost souls of the cityscape back in 1984. In the three decades since, he has created an evocative collection of characters inspired by and deeply connected to the street.
His works draws on a deep sense of isolation and yet each character seems to carry a message of hope. These opposing elements in Stormie’s practice imbue his characters with a palpable presence and humanity. And when art captures the tenderness of the human condition, people connect with it.
Where We Both Live
acrylic, dirt, spray paint, graffiti remover, oil on canvas 14" H x 14" W $3,100
Waiting for a Title
acrylic, dirt, spray paint, graffiti remover, oil on canvas 40" H x 40" W $6,500
Pop Art Clown
Tales of Times Past
All I Had Has Been Given
acrylic on found object 23" H x 14" W x 4" D $3,100
How It Ends Depends on When You Stop
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Originally born and raised in New York City, Moncho1929 has lived and worked in London, Italy, Korea and now currently in Los Angeles. Through all of these transitions he has continued to be influenced by modern media and the urban artwork surrounding it.
Moncho1929 has had shows for his works in various galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Miami and London. His work is in many private collections across the world including the French Consulate in Los Angeles and Soho House. He has also been previously commissioned by NBC’s “The Voice” for a large scale work, The City of Glendale California, The City of West Hollywood, CA and various projects for public works.
His murals are archived with the Los Angeles Mural Consevancy and the Google Street Art Project and have been used by The University of Southern California and various television shows and news outlets.
Moncho's new work referencing freedom and constraint. Suggesting both opposites occupying the same moment, these works play upon the duality of a frozen moment in time and motion inhabiting the same space.
The juxtaposition of these elements within the works give the narrative and the energy of the works a place to compliment and challenge themselves. Hinting at personal and communal ideas related to freedom and motion, the colors, figures and scale work in harmony to speak to the viewer and space.
While the figures and content are suspended in time, the color palette give the space an energy and motion with the colors themselves expressing motion. This whole conversation between stillness and motion open the narrative to the content and invite the viewer into the visual discussion.
Hecho en California
acrylic on canvas 42" H x 54" W private collection
oil, acrylic on canvas 51" H x 51" W private collection
oil and acrylic on canvas 44" H x 52" W private collection
If you are interested in seeing available work by Morley, please contact us.
"Morley’s work can feel like love notes, private jokes, public secrets or a last testament. He provides a cool tonic for the heat and isolation of Los Angeles. " - Frank Warren (Founder of PostSecret)
Morley is a Los Angeles-based street artist that specializes in bold, typographic posters which he wheat pastes within the urban landscape. Blending humor, hope and his unique perspective on life, Morley’s aim is to act as a friendly voice amongst the cacophony of billboarded messages and corporate slogans.
His work has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, LA Magazine, TheChive.com, LA Canvas and on networks such as ABC, CBS, Comedy Central, Discovery Channel, Amazon and Showtime. He has been shown in galleries around the world and he has lectured at numerous universities, the Los Angeles County Museum Of Art and The Artisphere in Washington DC. He toured the country with his book If You're Reading This, There's Still Time (published by Cameron + Company in 2014) and was featured in the AOL original docu-series "Vicariously".
“By turns whimsical, provocative, and transformative, Morley’s intriguing public art re-opens us to our collective sense of wonder.” — Davy Rothbart (creator of Found Magazine, author of My Heart is an Idiot, and contributor to This American Life)
Jules Muck started doing graffiti in Europe and great Britain twenty years ago. Muck began bombing in New York in the late 90s. She was discovered on a Bronx rooftop by Sandra Fabara “Lady Pink”. Muck apprenticed under her for the next 4 years.
Muck has shown at Tokyo Big Site, the Bronx Museum of Art, the Weisman Museum in Minneapolis, Phantom Gallery in St. Louis and the Fuse Gallery in New York. She has been published in Ganz's Graffiti Women, Cey Adam's Definitions and both of the Murrays' books Burning New York and Broken Windows. In LA Jules Muck has shown at The Pacific Design Center, Gabba Gallery, Lab Art Gallery, Center for the Arts Eagle Rock and Rivera Gallery in Hollywood.
Her murals are prominent all over the Los Angeles area, especially in Venice Beach where she lives and has her studio. Her works include a mural on Gjelina restaurant featured in Food & Wine and the Main St & Horizon Ave mural that received a large amount of press including a spotlight on Access Hollywood and an article in Newsweek's The Daily Beast.
Muck's celebrity clientele include socialite Petra Ecclestone, musician Everlast (House of Pain), actress Lindsay Lohan, ‘Stone-Cold’ Steve Austin, and LACMA artist Robert Standish.
Art photographed by Jay Kantor
oil on canvas 16" H x 12" W
I'm Feeling a Little Uzi
oil on canvas 72" H x 60" W
oil on canvas 60" W x 48" H
spray paint, acrylic on canvas 64.5" H x 58.5" W (includes frame)
If you are interested in seeing available work by Max Neutra, please contact us.
Born 1978 in Venice Beach, CA.
Max Neutra was born in an apartment just across from the Sidewalk Cafe on the boardwalk of Venice Beach. It was not long before his parents began to hear the call of New Mexico and so at age six his family moved to an old coal mining town called Madrid twenty miles south of Santa Fe. It was in this small town where Max spent his youth running wild in the desert, often coming home at the end of the day with his face blackened from the dust of the the coal hills.
In Santa Fe 1997, Max graduated from an alternative high school program called ACAT (Academy of Communication Arts and Technology) and followed with a bachelors degree in the sound arts from Expression Center for New Media in the bay area in 2000. Rather than following in the footsteps of his great-grandfather, Richard Neutra, Max pursued his creative passions through experimentation in music and designing sounds rather than designing structures.
Throughout his entire life, Max has always felt driven to create. Most of his school work was decorated with sketches and illustrations, and he left a trail of drawings gifted to friends throughout the years. But it wasn’t until 2005 that Max turned to visual art as a career. After an epiphany in a coffee shop, Max had realized that his most natural state was one of creative output, and that was the very moment he decided that his calling was to be an artist.
Buying himself some proper art supplies, Max quickly got to work discovering and defining his visual voice. With influences like Ralf Steadman, Gerald Scarfe, and Egon Schiele, he developed a loose and expressive style. He worked in a quick and messy fashion, and soon realized that he did not mind painting in front of an audience. After spending five years painting live on the streets, in galleries, bars, clubs, and festivals in Los Angeles, Max Neutra made a name for himself as one of the city’s premier contemporary artists. He has been commissioned by Toyota, Warner Brothers Records, and has risen to the international arena through sponsored tours across Europe and India.
Being a self taught artist has allowed Max to develop a style that is distinctly recognizable as his own. Riding the line between mayhem and control, he paints images that are both chaotic and contained, each canvas an arena where chance and skill come together to create a colorful fusion of iconic imagery. Utilizing his distinctive gonzo style, he explores subjects such as the dark side of humanity, the beauty in nature, the fading line between man and machine, and brutal truths we often avoid, all while matching his subjects with the expressive vitality they deserve.
From the artist:
I strive for each painting to be like a signature. Quick and messy. Brave and permanent. Unmistakably written by my hand. Produced by the machine that is my body. I indulge in the imperfections of myself and the world around me, and marvel at the inherent factors of chance that the process provides. Through practicing this approach, a stream of surprises emerge and I am in a constant state of discovery.
No Man's Land
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“Nobody can be better at being you than you, so stop trying to be other people.” — Phobik
Phobik — the nameless artist based in Hollywood, California — is in the midst of creating a visceral, visual and often vicious entire universe through his artwork and imagination.
Through no formal training or schooling, Phobik has generated enough original creative brilliance to garner multiple high-level galleries to showcase his works as feature exhibits.
In August 2015, Phobik and longtime collaborator Ratchet Man collaborated for “A Place And Time For Everything”: a dual showcase exhibit at Stone Malone Gallery in Hollywood, California.
In October 2015, Phobik earned a solo exhibition at the Los Angeles, California-based The Gabba Gallery under the title “Figments and Particles”. The solo exhibit allowed Phobik to illuminate both his imagination and the mythology behind Phobik God — the iconic main character in the world created by Phobik himself.
In the process of establishing a comic book, action figures and animation centered around Phobik God and the characters in his world, Phobik has established himself as a pure and uncompromising artist with an entire realm of creativity awaiting his talents.
Taking a break from the nonstop work ethic required to maintain the lifestyle of an elite artist, Phobik took the time to speak about love, success, influences and his affinity for introspection and integrity.
Tōshee’s mixed media work features carving and layering techniques inspired by traditional Japanese woodblock printing, sumi-e, cel animation and the constantly evolving art of the North American streetscape.
A native of New York City and first generation American born to Latin American parents, Tōshee studied design at Harvard under the late, great Toshihiro Katayama, internationally acclaimed graphic designer, sculptor and painter. His artist name is in fact an homage to his teacher, who passed away in January 2013.
In his life outside of art, Tōshee has worked as a university teaching fellow, video game producer, multimedia consultant, primetime network sitcom writer and Internet music company manager.
Tōshee has been active in the Los Angeles and Miami contemporary art world since 2013. He had a solo show at Gabba Gallery in March 2016. His work has been shown in group exhibitions at Gabba Gallery, Stone Malone Gallery, Prohibition Gallery, The Hive and with long-standing LA pop-up show Cannibal Flower.
acrylic, ink, cotton rag mat, silver leaf, newspaper, resin on panel 36" H x 36" W private collection
Three Kyoto Girls
acrylic, ink, cotton rag mat, gold leaf, newspaper, resin on panel 24" H x24" W $1,245
acrylic, ink, cotton rag mat, gold leaf, newspaper, resin on panel 36" H x 36" W private collection
Buddha and Friends
acrylic, ink, cotton rag mat, gold leaf, newspaper, resin on panel 30" H x 30" W $1,795
If you are interested in seeing available work by Jason Woodside, please contact us.
Attended School of Visual Arts, New York City. Lives and works in New York City.
Collaborations and commissions include Colette, Adidas, Saatchi & Saatchi, Haydenshapes, WeWork, OBEY Clothing, Fabergé, New Museum.
Woodside's large scale works have graced walls in New York City, Paris, Los Angeles, and Sydney.
If you are interested in seeing available work by WRDSMTH, please contact us.
I am a writer doing time in Hollywood.
I’ve been enamored and inspired by street art for a long while. I never considered myself an an artist, though -- at least not of the paint and brush variety. I am a writer. My canvas is a blank page of paper and my paint takes the form of the colorful and well-chosen words I craft into nimble sentences.
Which is how I arrived at the idea for WRDSMTH.
I hope these indelible thoughts of mine that are temporarily tattooed on the walls of LA resonate. If they do, let me know.
“Pay heed to the tales of old wives. It may well be that they alone keep in memory what it was once needful for the wise to know.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
My biological father, a religious fanatic, claimed to know the truth. A woman’s value could be precisely calculated according to metrics of surface: dress, speech, piety, observance. My mother, a free spirited German, claimed her own truth. Beyond surface, there were things that dictated an individual’s fate: signs, symbols, curses, miracles. Being raised in a bookstore, I was imbued with many truths from the local UFO hunters, the psychics, the paranoid philosophers, the zealots, the hippies, all fervently declaring the objective truth to be found in their recommended codexes. These books were the saving graces of my childhood. With no other children around, I befriended the books and they became a catalyst to how I related to everything and everyone. They became my myriad of axioms.
Folklore is the human attempt to pass on these truths. Henry Glassie said it best, “it stresses the interdependence of the personal, the social; the aesthetic, the ethical, the cosmological; the beautiful, the good, the true. Practically, folklore is the study of human creativity in its own context” My art can be summed up as confessions of paper, a way to visually communicate truths, accessing the space occupied by folklore. Paper conceals and communicates meaning, and can be destroyed and overlaid in various modes. I begin a piece by abstractly representing an image in paint, which I then cover with paper: scraps found, created from pulp, or hand illustrated. I then peel away the paper, leaving a construction bearing a nonlinear but viscerally personal connection to its origin. The accumulated papers mimic the debris that sticks to memories; it mirrors waking life’s uncanny transfiguration in our dreams. Where realism trusts only what can be tested and seen, folklore presents a world vibrating with meaning, a morally charged and heavily fated universe that rejects logic in favor of the non-linear.
Night Parade of 100 Demons
mixed media, oil, collage on panel 44" H x 66" W private collection
mixed media, oil, collage on panel 66" H x 44" W private collection
mixed media, oil, collage on panel 36" H x 24" W private collection
mixed media, oil, collage on panel 24" H x 36" W private collection