Photos courtesy of The Site Unscene.
Los Angeles! Save the date for an event you won’t want to miss. On June 9, 2011,The Site Unscene in conjunction with The Loft Salon & Gallery brings you the first in a monthly series of art shows to open during the Downtown LA Artwalk. The series will kick-off with street art show FRINGE featuring the work of three of the hottest LA based artists on the scene: Smear, Leba and Gregory Siff.
The Loft Salon is located at 560 S. Main Street #8W, LA 90013. The event, which takes place from 6 – 10 PM is free all night and will have drinks, great music and amazing art!
: Cristian Gheorghiu’s (aka SMEAR) visceral, highly personal style of painting emulates the messy workings of the total-information age, layering forms and images with powerful, slashing brush strokes of rhythmic, unifying mixtures and improvised, frenzied lines coupled with brilliant color to achieve a simplified language. Gheorghiu counters his free, muscular brushstrokes by loading his paintings with rags and tatters of cloth, reproductions, fragments of comic strips, and other collage elements of waste and discarded materials to convey maps of mental states. More info on Smear here
Leba: The artist Leba has been active in the street art scene, from the West to East coast, since the beginning of last decade. He is recognized and admired for combining biting social commentary and fine art imagery into both his street art and fine art. HE is unafraid to speak his mind with a spray can as on his highly controversial, yet loved, Census billboards and much lauded American Apparel advert takeovers. His street art is always relevant, exploratory, skillfully crafted, and many times, politically charged. He is skilled in many mediums: sculpting, wheat pasting, stencil cutting, painting and he skillfully conforms each medium to the needs of each individual piece. It is this combination of intelligence and raw talent that has made him one of the most admired and intriguing LA artists around the globe. More info on Leba here.
: is an American Pop, Street, Abstract-expressionist. He has exhibited un New York City, Los Angeles, London, Italy, Dublin and Vancouver. His paintings have been featured in Deitch Projects Art Parades, The Standard Hotel, De La Barracuda Wall and Urban Outfitters. Gregory’s work has appeared in Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine, Paper Mag, L.A. Times, Marc Ecko’s Complex, Cool Hunting and Glamour. More info on Gregory Siff HERE
FRINGE is curated by The Site Unscene “a new agency for a new kind of artist,” which represents, aides and promotes the finest in LA street art and artists.
The Site Unscene has teamed up with The Loft Salon and LAEKEN to offer a special street art x fashion contest give-away to promote FRINGE, just tweet a street art pic to @thesiteunscene