Hypebeast recaps on “BEAST ASTRAY” Art Exhibition at Known Gallery by Joe Hahn of Linkin Park

October 22 2014 . 10:10pm

At the end of last month, Hypebeast gave a recap of Joe Hahn’s multi-artist show “BEAST ASTRAY,” in which many of Hahn’s close friends and associates displayed their creative spin on the turntablist/director’s second film, MALL. Here’s another look with a clip featuring interviews from some of the contributors discussing their interpretations, as well as several shots of the art pieces that were displayed at Known Gallery.
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Photo recap of BEAST ASTRAY at Known Gallery

October 03 2014 . 08:39pm

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BEAST ASTRAY
AN ART EXHIBIT INSPIRED BY THE MOTION PICTURE MALL – A FILM BY JOE HAHN

Show runs September 25 – October 5, 2014
at
Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@knowngallery.com

AARON DE LA CRUZ . AXIS . BILL McMULLEN . BOM.K . BRANDON REZA PARVINI . CLEON PETERSON
DABS MYLA . DI NGUYEN . EDWIN USHIRO . ESTEVAN ORIOL . GABRIEL PEREZ . GEORGE THOMPSON
GREG CRAOLA SIMKINS . IGOR KOVALIK . JAMES JEAN . JASPER WONG . JESSE HAZELIP . JIM LEE
JOE HAHN . JORAM ROUKES . KEEGAN GIBBS . KENICHI HOSHINE . KIM JUNG GI . KOMATSU MIWA
MANNY SAYES . MARK DEAN VECA . MECHIKURO . MIKE LEE . MIKE SHINODA . MU PAN . REVOK
ROBERT FOX . ROBERT MACKENZIE . RON ENGLISH . ROSTARR . SABER . SAGE VAUGHN . SEVER
SLICK . STASH . STEVEN PLATT . TRISTAN EATON . VINCENT DI NGUYEN . ZESER + SPECIAL GUESTS

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HYPEBEAST features a photo recap of art exhibit BEAST ASTRAY at Known Gallery

October 02 2014 . 07:47pm

Last week, we foreshadowed Joe Hahn’s latest creative endeavor, the full-length feature film MALL and its subsequent activations surrounding the movie’s debut. Amongst the most important complementary pieces to the movie starring Vincent D’Onofrio, Cameron Monaghan and Gina Gershon was the conceptualization of “BEAST ASTRAY,” a multi-artist show featuring several of Hahn’s closest friends and associates. Each artist was given the task of creating their own respective takes on the movie’s theme and storyline of five suburbanites linked together amidst a seemingly random mall shooting. Among the artists involved included Aaron De La Cruz, Dabs Myla, Edwin Ushiro, Estevan Oriol, Jasper Wong, James Jean, Mark Dean Veca, Mike Shinoda, REVOK, Ron English, Rostarr, Saber, Slick, STASH and more who filled the stark white walls of KNOWN GALLERY with the movie’s RX-7 taking center stage in the gallery. The show is open now until October 5.

KNOWN GALLERY
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
United States

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HYPEBEAST speaks with Joe Hahn and artists Bom.K, Ron English and Saber

September 26 2014 . 08:20pm

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Best known as DJ and programmer of two-time Grammy Award-winning rock band Linkin Park and having directed many of the band’s most successful music videos, Joe Hahn is now venturing into feature films with his full directorial debut MALL. A film about a meth addict intending to carry out a mall shooting and the intertwining of the lives of several characters in the events that follow, Hahn intends for MALL to “show how ugly people can be as they hide their inner beasts after cracking their facades.” To promote the release of MALL, Joe Hahn, who apart from his involvement with Linkin Park has also established an impressive repertoire as an artist and painter, will curate an art show to be held at KNOWN GALLERY in Los Angeles, bringing together a collection of artists to interpret the themes of the film through their artwork. Before the launch of the show on September 25, HYPEBEAST spoke with Joe Hahn and artists Bom.K, Ron English and Saber in a roundtable-style discussion to talk about the current state of the art world, the role that MALL played in their pieces, and the messages that they intend to convey through art. If you’re in the area, head down to KNOWN GALLERY to check out the show starting September 25 with the public opening at 7pm.

KNOWN GALLERY
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
United States

What’s your take on the art world these days, what inspires you currently?

Joe Hahn
The art world has changed dramatically during my lifetime. When I was a kid getting into art, I loved comics, fantasy and graffiti. I was constantly told that the Art World doesn’t consider any of that stuff to be ‘real art.’ In hindsight, the people who said that were closed-minded sheep that shouldn’t be allowed to be anywhere near kids. They are eating those words now. Nowadays, marketing your work is accessible as long as you have a computer and Internet. This has allowed people to share and participate in the arts in any way they desire. I love to follow artists and their progression through their life and career. It takes a lot of courage to be a career artist. It requires you to follow your heart and not to hesitate on your instincts.

Bom.K
I do not really have a clear vision about the art world, but only about the graffiti or street art in galleries. I’ve seen it explode and make a solid step into the galleries and museums in these last 10 years; to finally achieve the recognition it deserves (or close to it). My personal take on this is that there are not enough galleries taking the risk to feature young emerging talents that really deserve the exposure instead of showing the same artists over and over.

Ron English
This is the first time in history that the whole world has been so connected and the new art being created reflects that completely. A lot of prejudices and myopic viewpoints are crumbling fast, and artists are getting to play to an ever-expanding audience.

Saber
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer… who poisoned my tea? My current inspiration is to suppress the pounding knot in my stomach and keep my kids laughing.

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MALL | Official Trailer – Coming October 17th, 2014. Directed by Joseph Hahn

September 03 2014 . 02:54am

Here’s a look at Joe Hahn‘s feature-length directorial debut for the film MALL, based on a novel of the same name written by Eric Bogosian. Linkin Park‘s turntablist has a portfolio of successful music videos and short films under his belt, including the videos for “Numb,” “What I’ve Done” and “New Divide” – which has over 150 million views on YouTube. Coinciding with the build up to the film’s release, Hahn is curating an art show bringing together various artists that have reinterpreted the film’s themes and creative direction in art form. Check out the trailer above and if you’re in LA visit the exhibition at the Known Gallery from September 25 to October 17.

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

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