BEAST FROM THE EAST
March 11 206 through April 1 2006
Reception March 11 2006, 8:00pm to 1:00am
5016 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019
about the artists -
Matzu-MTP - An internationally known artist whose work has shown all over the world. Using mostly acrylics, inks and house paint Matzu-MTP creates work influenced by the street and skate culture as that was the environment he was raised in.
Ogi - Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, Ogi moved to Denver, Colorado after his high school graduation to snowboard and study English. After moving to Oakland, California, Ogi attended the California College of the Arts and Crafts where he graduated in 2004. Since then, Ogi has exhibited in events and galleries worldwide.
Deth P Sun - A graduate of the California Collage of Arts and Crafts, Sun's artwork has been seen on t-shirts, cd covers and more. It's Sun's unique and interesting depictions of life at its most honest core that keep fans coming back for more.
Luke Chueh - Establishing himself as an artist not to be ignored, Chueh worked his way up the ranks of the LA art scene into becoming one of today's hottest artists nationwide. Employing minimal color schemes, simple animal characters, and a seemingly endless list of ill-fated situations, Chueh stylistically balances cute with brute, walking the fine line between comedy and tragedy.
Thomas Han - Known for his off the wall character driven, acrylic/silk screen paintings, Han wraps the message of want, desire, and addiction together and into colorful candy-coated pieces.
Stella Im Hultberg - New York based artist Stella Im Hultberg is a freelance toy designer, illustrator and artist. She creates lovely, touching scenes with intricately drawn details, and a special kindness and love towards animals.
Yoskay Yamamoto - Born in the Land of the Rising Sun, Yamamoto spent his youth idolizing Japanese graphic novels and playing endless hours of Lego Blocks. In 1997 he moved to Santa Barbara to experience Western Culture. Currently living in San Francisco, he paints and lives the life of a starving student artist.
Sylvia Ji - Born to artistic parents, Ji's interest in art was implanted at a very young age. In her art, she explores themes of beauty, sexual provocation, and social notions of femininity juxtaposed against the dystopian reality of modern cities to create highly charged paintings of women. Recently, she graduated with distinction in 2005 from the Academy of Art University of San Francisco and has been in demand since.
Wil Lin - Wil Lin has been a fixture in the Anime art scene in Los Angeles for almost a decade now. Once you catch a glimpse of Lin's large-scale anime portraits, you'll start seeing them everywhere.
Wanda Chan - Set Designer and Prop extraordinaire, Wanda Chan's work has been seen in countless movies and music videos. An avid artist as well, Chan exhibits her work thru various forms of media, always designed to enchant the eye while subconsciously delivering a message
about the Gallery:
project: is a gallery and marketing team formed by partners Michael Siegel and Beau Basse with a dedication to not just supporting the arts – but with a mission to bring the best elements of art, music, technology and culture together. With a focus on the up-and-coming hip-pop/post-brow art scene, project: has delivered some of the best group art events in Los Angeles capturing the attention of hipsters, celebrities and art aficionados.