Happy Birthday, Stu Rad

Posted by The G on August 30, 2011 under Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.  Art by Stu Rad.

Act Your Age Not Your Shoe Size

Act Your Age Not Your Shoe Size by Stu Rad

Happy birthday to street artist Stu Rad.  Do you want to know how rad he is?  There’s 3 ways:  1. Check out a rad interview that I conducted with Stu Rad earlier this year. 2. His art is on display at a rad gallery – Lab Art in Los Angeles. 3. If you are rad enough, you can find his work on the streets of Los Angeles.

Pretty rad, according2g.

10 Questions with Street Artist Stu Rad

Posted by The G on June 13, 2011 under G Interviews, Street Art | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Stu Rad.

Christopher Walken by Stu Rad

Christopher Walken by Stu Rad (available at Lab Art in Los Angeles)

Street artist Stu Rad is having quite a year.  His art made a big splash on the streets of Los Angeles and he’s transferred that success into the gallery scene.  Find out about his love/hate relationship with soda, his theory on why Sour Patch Kids taste so good, what his favorite Prince song and see the streets through the eyes of Stu Rad – in ten questions.

According2g: When did you start doing street art?

Stu Rad: I started making street art about 6 or 7 months ago. Damn, has it been that long already? I guess it has.

Act Your Age Not Your Shoe Size

Act Your Age Not Your Shoe Size by Stu Rad

A2g: Who are your influences?

SR: I’m influenced by things I enjoy (like soda and clothing) and things that I don’t enjoy (like corruption and greed). The Coke Bottle image is kind of a warning for people to read the label before consuming certain products – Coca Cola is basically flavored battery acid.  The Boot that says “Act Your Age Not Your Shoe Size” (lyric from the Prince song “Kiss”) is actually aimed at the shoe industry in which I worked for 4 years. There’s a lot of shady business that goes on in China where a lot of the world’s shoes are manufactured. The mark-up on shoes is staggering, but if you knew how much pollution is produced from the dyes and glues used to make them all, you’d be floored. Don’t get me wrong, I love Coca Cola and I like wearing shoes. There’s nothing better than standing in line at Pink’s (outdoor hot dog stand in Los Angeles), wearing shoes and ordering a Coke with your hot dog. but the fact remains the same: if you drink too much Coke you’ll get fat.  If you dump chemicals into a river you’ll damage the eco-system. There’s better ways to do things, but America tends to think in terms of doing things cheap, not better. My artwork is a friendly reminder for people to know where their products come from and to read the label before consuming them.

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Act Your Age Not Your Shoe Size

Posted by The G on June 7, 2011 under Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.  Art by Stu Rad.

Act Your Age Not Your Shoe Size

Act Your Age Not Your Shoe Size

Owwah!

Coolest Street Art Gallery in the US: Lab Art

Posted by The G on May 30, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy, Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Various Artists.

Lab Art. Located at 217 South La Brea in Los Angeles. Now Open!

Lovers of street art have just hit the motherlode!  The largest street art gallery in the United States (6,500 square feet) called Lab Art in Los Angeles recently opened its doors.  I don’t even know where to begin in describing it because your mind will be blown when you enter Lab Art.  The space is enormous, the art is fantastic and very reasonably priced, the vibe is creative and inviting and the staff are friendly and passionate about the artists represented inside their gallery.

Partial gallery view inside Lab Art

Lab Art currently has works from some of the hottest street artists on the scene on display 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 and XVALA.  The art is changing constantly and more and more artists are being added to this illustrious lineup.

Partial Gallery view of Lab Art.

Over the coming weeks, I’ll be posting photos of some of the works by these great artists, so please be patient.  I was advised that the art will change on a monthly basis and the next exhibit will feature female street artists!  Bookmark Lab Art’s official website for the latest news on this amazing place.  Lab Art is located on 217 South La Brea in Los Angeles on Monday & Tuesday by appointment; Wednesday to Friday, 11am to 7pm;  Saturday, 11am to 8pm, and Sunday 11am to 6pm.  Make sure you have plenty of time to peruse the gallery as there is so much great art to see.  If you don’t live in Los Angeles, I highly recommend booking a trip to check out the gallery.  You won’t be disappointed.  Tell them G sent you!

Partial Gallery View

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

Posted by The G on May 4, 2011 under Street Art | Be the First to Comment

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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