Questions and Answers with Smear

Posted by The G on January 19, 2012 under G Interviews, Street Art | Comments are off for this article

Photos courtesy of Smear.

Cristian Gheorghiu aka Smear started off as a street artist in Los Angeles.  He quickly became one of the most prolific artists on the scene.  He successfully made the transition from the streets to galleries and then he got busted by the police, years after he stopped doing street art!  The arrest made headlines across the country, but the full story was never revealed – until now.  Your opinion on the legality of street art might be mixed, but one thing is sure, when you find out what happened to Smear, you’ll definitely agree that there is a major problem with our justice system.  I’d like to thank Smear for his honesty and for opening up to tell his side of the story.  Please note new readers, there is some rather harsh language so if that kind of thing offends you, perhaps you won’t want to keep reading.  With the fact that you are on this site, you’ll already know that I use harsh language a lot and while the internet is still unregulated, you won’t see censorship here.  I am not even fond of putting any type of disclaimer on this site, but you never know who is reading – so please take that under advisement before you continue.



Flashbacks by Smear


According2G: Tell us about your background. How did you get involved in Street Art?

Smear: I’ve been scribbling on things out in the streets since I was 13.  I started up and down my block in the East Hollywood section of Los Angeles and pretty much kept at it since then.  Eventually it lead me to this thing that has been dubbed “street art.”  For the record, I have not comitted an act of graffiti or “street art” since very early in 2007 (you never know who is going to read this interview).

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LAB ART, Largest Street Art Gallery in USA to Open In Los Angeles

Posted by The G on May 4, 2011 under Street Art | Comments are off for this article

Photo by G.  Art by Alec Monopoly.

Alec Monopoly

Alec Monopoly

Los Angeles!  Save the date and get ready for an event you won’t want to miss and a gallery you’ll want to add to your list of places to visit regularly on your urban outings.  LAB ART in Los Angeles will be opening on May 13, 2011 (at 11 am).  The 6,500 square foot gallery will be the largest dedicated street art gallery in the United States! 

LAB ART is located at 217 S. La Brea Avenue, in Los Angeles. Drawn from the street art movement, the grand opening exhibition brings together approximately 300 works, by over 30 artists—both recognized names as well as up-and-comers. The unprecedented line-up includes some of the most renowned urban artists in the world including: AJL, Alec Monopoly, Army of One-JC2, Cali Killa, Carlos Ulloa, Chad Muska, Cibass, Common Cents, Cristian “SMEAR” Gheorghiu, Cyrcle, Daniel Siboni, DD’$, Desire Obtain Cherish, Destroy All Design, Dog Byte, Felix, Fragile Art, Gregory Siff, Haculla, Inept Art, Jonny D1G1TAL, K H Number 7, Kai Aspire, LOUIS XXX, MAR, Nomade, RABI, Sean D’Anconia, Stu Rad, Swift Art, Thank You X, VARP, XVALA and many other talents!

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