Complex | The best Art Events to see in Los Angeles this month

October 17 2014 . 02:22am

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SEE LIFE | AMANDALYNN, LADY MAGS, TATIANA SUAREZ

On view: October 11 – 25, 2014

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@knowngallery.com

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ANTONIO BRASKO | BRANDALISM opens Saturday March 8, 2014 at THE SEVENTH LETTER FLAGSHIP STORE and GALLERY

March 06 2014 . 08:23pm

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Los Angeles, CA – Brandalism: Graffiti’s Mark on Fashion opens Saturday, March 8th, at The Seventh Letter Gallery in Los Angeles, California. The exhibit is composed of over 30 individual pieces, from oversized art prints to the original spray paint designs, and feature brands as diverse as Chanel, Gucci, Dior, Nike, Supreme and more.

Brandalism is a study on the influence of street art and graffiti in the fashion world. Through the use of brand marks, iconic colors, and spray cans, Brandalism seeks to reintroduce the ideology of vandalism, branding and fashion from an experimental design perspective.

Having gained international attention, Brandalism was featured in online outlets from High Snobiety, and Complex, including a video feature on Hypebeast.

About the artist

Antonio Brasko was born in Tampa, Florida and currently resides in Portland, Oregon. He has designed for global brands like Nike, adidas, Dr. Martens, and Adobe. He’s also the founder and creative director for Norwood, a Portland based lifestyle brand.


THE SEVENTH LETTER
Flagship Store and Gallery
346 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90036
323.549.0007

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The Man of Next Year in Art & Design is Patrick Martinez

November 13 2012 . 01:02am

Earlier this week, we asked you all to vote for who you think will be the Man of Next Year in Art & Design between BJ Betts, Jonathan LeVine, Kahlil Joseph, Patrick Martinez, and Retna. And after tallying up the votes, the people have spoken.

The Man of Next Year in Art & Design is Patrick Martinez.

Martinez’s earliest jobs found him art directing Concentrated Entertainment and providing album covers for the underground stalwart Stones Throw. After completing his BA in Fine Art at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, he began to blend his hip-hop roots with a unique approach to tackling social issues, leading to a unique blend of neon (both symbol and wordplay) and painted portrait—including for the cover of Stalley’s Savage Journey to the American Dream.

In the last year, Martinez’s hustle has expanded and his gallery shows in Dallas at Circuit12 Contemporary and in L.A.Lovely Day at Known Gallery was a game changer—met with rave reviews. Expect nothing less in 2013.

See more of Martinez’s work at Patrick Martinez Studio.

Learn more about what the winners take home, and check out all the Man of Next Year nominees at mony.complex.com.

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COMPLEX MAGAZINE | The 25 Greatest LA Graffiti Writers

October 26 2011 . 09:12pm

Being asked to put together a comprehensive list of “The 25 Greatest Los Angeles Writers” is a slippery undertaking. While i am excited at the opportunity to celebrate the city’s scene that made me, and one I hold in such high regard, I am sure to overlook some important persons and will undoubtedly make loads of new enemies and rekindle the flames with past ones… However here I go.

These are people that I feel are some of the most important, I am sure everybody has their idea of who’s who and who did what but i was asked and this is my list, and of course i am going to play favorites… it’s my list! However, I did try to be as unbiased as possible and represent different writers from all the different scenes, crews, and areas of the city… West side, East side, S-C to the valley…

In ALPHABETICAL order…

The 25 Greatest LA Graffiti Writers.

REVOK.

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