I specialize in cartoons and the macabre. My work is primarily traditional, using only a pen, and is concentrated on pop culture, obscure cartoons, or my unique whimsical style. When working in color I will use all manor of paints, and am formally trained in oil, water, acrylic, and gouache.
Whether it be murals or gallery pieces, I’d love to describe my artwork as a vessel or a time machine that takes the viewers backwards and forwards in time with me. Nostalgia is a heavy underlying theme from my childhood – contrasting socio-economic lifestyles of people I witnessed growing up in Tondo, Manila, vivid colors […]
Juan “Joon” Alvarado graduated from Art Center College of Design in 2007. Since then, he has shown his collections at the Museum of Latin American Art, La Luz de Jesus, and was a featured artist (and winner) for Secret Walls and PowWow! Joon’s art reflects his upbringing in Los Angeles, and is heavily influenced by […]
I found out I was an artist just last year around November 2017, this November 2018 is my year deadline. Living 6 years with pain and depression led me to figure out what makes me happy and that is succulent art sculptures. I have two ideas I have made business plans for each. 1. Second […]
Steve Martinez is a fine artist, muralist, photographer, and graphic designer. His contemporary work deals with the discourse between the symbolic and the realistic within daily urban life. The thread of Mayan symbols and hieroglyphs—both representative of Martinez’s history and culture—is inescapable in his work, always connecting the present to the past by uplifting, preserving, […]
Meaningful creation through art and décor. Substance is the only thing that matters.
All of us humans are made as creative vessels, capable of capturing images, eclectic memory bits and combining these jigsaw pieces to create new objects or performances outside of ourselves. Daily we recycle thought and images collected from the world surrounding us. Like miners, we must delve deep to connect with the creative spark, the […]
Gopi Shah Ceramics features a collection of unique handmade ceramics and pottery in Long Beach, California. Inspired by Mesoamerican and Andean art, California natural landscapes, textiles and prints, Gopi Shah Ceramics combines youthful creativity with craftsmanship to create stoneware pottery that bridges ancient traditions and techniques with the modern world.
My work is concerned with the intersection of physical space and digital space and specifically, how they influence each other. At the center of my practice is an approach to object making that I call thought-object experiments. A thought-object experiment considers some hypothesis, theory, or principle for the purpose of making its consequences. The common […]
Lara Meintjes, also known as Agnes, is a South African artist, happily living in Long Beach, California. She is particularly interested in anthropomorphism and the colonizing properties of ink. Lara is fascinated by the dividing line between fact and fantasy, and the lingering imprint of childhood on our adult lives. She likes to play in […]
Able ARTS Work is a creative arts organization providing professional studio arts facilitation for adults with developmental disabilities. Beyond our studio practice, we provide therapeutic arts services to people of all ages and abilities.
Interested in functional objects as facilitators of memory, I manipulate material to navigate the utility of service. Using the image of function as the armature for material exploration and installation, ideas consider the gendered experience in banality. Concerned with dichotomies and contradictions, the work confronts sculpture and craft, fine art and design and the nuanced […]