LA PERGOLAS : Oliver Hess

If you’ve ever driven on US101 through downtown Los Angeles or walked above the overpass on West Aliso street, you couldn’t miss this spine like metal sculpture. Underneath the span are colorful LED lights that subtly light the night. One of the main brain child’s of this project is Oliver Hess. We have been friends and neighbors at Keystone Art Studios currently in Glassell Park. Oliver happens to be one of the most humble cerebral geniuses I know. He runs Aperiodic Industries, a company that engineers some of Oliver’s creative endeavors.

This day a few friends gathered to help him paint La Pergolas using laser cut magnetic stencils. We spray painted camouflage layers of grey and silver to add texture to the steel.  To read more about this project: http://aperiodic-industries.com/projects/la-pergolas-build/

 

Blek Le Rat 60/30: 941Geary

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Blek Le Rat 60/30: 941Geary, a set on Flickr.

My visit to Bleks opening reception.

60/30

November 19, 2011 – January 7, 2012

60/30 marks the 60th birthday of the prominent artist, Blek le Rat and the 30th anniversary of the birth of his art, which he has continuously created, never taking a period of leave from his life as an artist. Blek le Rat is a pioneer of street art, whose innovative spirit paved the way for all subsequent street artists who have, and continue to, follow in his path. Read more at NINE FOUR ONE gallery site.