Danny Trejo x Estevan Oriol x David Choe

September 01 2010 . 03:30am

SA Studios was commissioned by Twentieth Century Fox to produce a series of viral videos promoting the film "Machete" starring Danny Trejo. Estevan Oriol directs this second lifestyle video in the series, revisiting Danny Trejo’s neighborhood where he grew up and interacting with fans at car shows in East LA.

SA Studios orchestrated a true meeting of the minds when it introduced Machete star Danny Trejo to world-renowned visual artist David Choe. Inspired by Danny’s iconic face, David Choe crafted original poster art based on Machete as a tribute. SA Studios was on-hand to capture this unique pairing and document the creation of David Choe’s original Machete art.

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SABER – Pepper’s World- Short Documentary and Print

May 07 2010 . 04:04pm

Here’s the highly-anticipated short documentary about “Pepper’s World”, the new Mural and Print by Saber.

As the first edition of this bold, iconic style of painting, this project is sure to be an important one for years to come. Six weeks of print-making is no joke, and the results are incredible in the flesh! Enjoy the Video!

“Pepper is a true street artist in the purist sense. Hes known to some by his altar ego; the Mayor of Skid Row, and hes proud to proclaim that hes the last homeless person on the forefront of downtown LAs gentrification. He lives on Santa Fe Ave. where years ago a large tent city used to be, the last holdout.

When I was younger and creeping around downtown, I would notice these colorful, bold, and scrappy art instillations. Pepper has a habit of decorating his immediate surroundings, wherever that might be, with multi-colored paint splats, piled on discarded toys, and other purposefully arranged found objects. You can frequently catch him running around the city with his red shopping cart full of freshly discarded trinkets.

The print Peppers World, and the mural I painted on 7th and Mateo that it inspired, is in homage to his existence. I have enormous respect for those who can survive in such extreme conditions yet still be able to express themselves creatively.”

Saber AWR/MSK, 2010

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Giant Robot Biennale 2 at Japanese American National Museum

October 24 2009 . 05:11am

Curated by Giant Robot co-founder and co-editor Eric Nakamura, this expanded follow-up to the 2007 exhibition Giant Robot Biennale: 50 Issues will highlight artists associated with the magazine over the past 15 years.

David Choe • James Jean • Souther Salazar • Theo Ellsworth • kozyndan • Stella Lai • Jack Long • Albert Reyes • Jeff Soto • Rob Sato • Deth P. Sun

Providing an overview of the Giant Robot aesthetic, this multi-faceted exhibition will celebrate the depth and diversity of perspectives found within the Giant Robot experience through a series of components that visually represents the magazine’s ethos.

GR2 includes installations by David Choe, James Jean, and Souther Salazar, in addition to works by Theo Ellsworth, kozyndan, Stella Lai, Jack Long, Albert Reyes, Jeff Soto, Rob Sato, and Deth P. Sun.

Other components feature a group show of more than 50 other artists; a retrospective for longtime magazine contributor Ben Clark; a tribute to the kaiju scene featuring collaborative works made by indie sculptor and artist Yukinori Dehara, UglyDolls co-creator David Horvath, and Portland-based underground toy legend LeMerde; and four custom videogames developed by the Attract Mode Collective in conjunction with some of Giant Robot’s favorite artists.

Opening Reception will begin at 6pm and is FREE to the public.

October 24, 2009 – January 24, 2010
Opening reception: Saturday, October 24, 2009, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Japanese American National Museum
369 East First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
janm.org
(213) 625-0414

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Upper Playground & Juxtapoz Magazine U.S. Tour video

June 15 2009 . 07:43pm

In 2008, Juxtapoz Magazine and Upper Playground asked David Choe, Alex Pardee, Saber & Retna to paint their way across the United States. Traveling the country from Washington D.C. to the Bay Area with spray cans in their hands and cameras following, they bombed, brushed, and painted, leaving a swath of color and creativity in their wake. This short documentary piece, set to the music of Cutsoquick, captures the artists as they hit the streets collaborating on huge pieces and connecting with fans and admirers of their art from all walks of life.

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ABRAHAM OBAMA is coming a town near you | Ron English

April 28 2009 . 03:51am

COLORADO – LOS ANGELES – NEW YORK – WASHINGTON, D.C.

Dates and more info.

April 26 – INDIE SPIRIT FILM FESTIVAL 2009 – MID-WEST PREMIERE
http://indiespiritfilmfestival.bside.com/2009/films

May 4 – LA UNITED FILM FESTIVAL – LOS ANGELES PREMIERE
http://www.theunitedfest.com/losangeles/tickets.htm

MAY 7-10 – POLITICS ON FILM – WASHINGTON, DC PREMIERE
http://www.politicsonfilm.com/

MAY 14 – NYC 92Y TRIBECA – NYC PREMIERE
http://www.92y.org/shop/event_detail.asp?productid=T%2DMM5FM33

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