Saturday, 28 April 2012

STREET ART, DOWN TOWN LOS ANGELES

Exciting work was happening in Downtown Los Angeles, under the Brit Week canopy and the generosity of property developer, Tom Gilmore.  Four brilliant street artists from the US and UK opened at the Continental Gallery on Spring Street Gallery and Farmers Merchant Bank.
INKIE's ART
From LA, artist Man One and Mear one, and from the UK, Inkie and Eine painted on re-cycled furniture by Christopher Guy. Their work came  alive on tables and Jaguar bonnets. In England and Los Angeles they are known for their street art.  It was well constructed,  with soul, and intelligence,   clearly perfectionists.   We all know that in order to be brilliant at things we have to work hard to create masterpieces. 
Street art is being used to bring a different awareness of the creativity and innovation between the US and UK. 
It is clear you have to give yourself completely or you will be an amateur on the sideline.  Often young people pretend they love doing things then lie in bed all day watching the computer. In this age when commitment, direction and good teaching is needed, it is difficult to be polished and everything you could be. I sat outside with an American artist who would not tell me his name but he painted me with hearts. He told me he had no name. He proved this point.  It was good to be on the street, where artists were bleeding for their art. They are part of society and not just playing.
    
EINE 
STREET ARTIST INKIE WITH GEORGE BLODWELL
BRUCE REYNALDS, AMANDA ELIASCH, TOM GILMORE, GEORGE BLODWELL


When orchestra's rehearse everyday they do so round the clock, no matter how big their part is, they perform as one.   They have obviously looked at their contracts and been pointed out the legalities of coffee breaks, and realise there are none for people who wish to be brilliant.  Look over your shoulder and you will see someone who is more willing to steel your place. 
AMANDA ELIASCH WITH BIGMAN CUPCAKES
AN ARTIST MAKING A TRAIN ON THE STREET
There was another street artist making a wooden train, and another painting the street. So much was happening and all ended with my favourite thing of all, Mr Big Man's Cupcakes.

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