Art Review

‘Cultivation’ by the Fortoul Brothers @ No Free Bread Gallery
The Fortoul Brothers, attempting to strike a primordial nerve with their sun-drenched murals in Phoenix, have translated their aims on a more intimate scale with their first Los Angeles show at No Free Bread Gallery revealing their fine artistry.   There is a rustling in contemporary culture between the fabrications of man around the designs
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‘The Influencers Mean No Harm’ by Daniel B. Dias @ Zevitas Marcus
With Zevitas Marcus’ latest opening, Daniel B. Dias most poignantly coyly and playfully critiques our contemporary society head-lurching over blue screens with his eponymous exhibition. We have faint resemblances of surreal gestures which intensify the odd absurdities of our current lives being over-powered with electronic power, no doubt changing our sense of being human, which
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‘Expressions’ by Amadea Bailey @ Fabrik Projects
Amadea Bailey’s Expressions currently exhibiting at Fabrik Projects brings forth a more sanguine effort at the pioneering stylistic work of Basquiat. The latter artist preferred to drench his canvases in darkness; purely for contrasting purposes no doubt, but it perennially leaves one ruminating on a shadowy expressiveness which matches the artists own tormented temperament. Nevertheless, his
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The Windowing System – as a (hyperstatic) problem by Andreas Breunig @ Nino Mier Gallery
Andreas Breunig’s The Windowing System – as a (hyperstatic) problemopening at Nino Mier Gallery presents a fine connection and indeed continuation of the Western Fine Arts tradition through the clever use of the novel “windowing” technique. By placing his canvas in geometrical constructions, the artworks, most emphatically the triad of Hi_LoRes_46, Hi_LoRes_52, and Hi_LoRes_58, immediately
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‘Refractions’ by @ Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
Chris Engman’s works in Refraction at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles surpass the human imagination’s ability to conceive of the meticulous. Indeed, together with the site-specific Containment which creates an ethereal effervescent stimulus – quite extraordinary for a fine art to accomplish – we have a rigorous task of ridding the devil from the details and replacing
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‘Works’ by Rona Pondick @ Zevitas Marcus
Rona Pondick’s Works from 2013-2018 at Zevitas Marcus show a chronological installment of a genuine artist. By genuine, we mean an artist who grows in response to a tiredness to previous exertions at novel beautiful creations, of one who’s mastery finds working the same tried way as banal if not deathly. Being able to continuously
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Photo LA 2019
Photo LA in Santa Monica was a storm of over 60 contemporary photography galleries from all corners of the Earth. It provided more validation of Los Angeles as a locus for contemporary fine art and great representations of experimental artwork. My favorites from the show:   Sean Mundy’s Sigil, found in the Gallerie Youn booth
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‘Goethe komischer Mann’ by André Butzer @ Nino Mier Gallery
Nino Mier Gallery has made a splash onto the Los Angeles Contemporary Art scene with a resplendent opening. The grand and imposing compositions of André Butzer do not dare to be daunting, but rather festive, each in an inconceivably original manner. This is childish jubilee carried forward into adulthood, providing a beaming light amidst the shadows
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‘The Studio is My Church’ by Dora De Larios @ Craig Kull Gallery
The recently deceased Dora De Larios brought a warm positivity to the damp evening opening at the Craig Kull Gallery at the Bergamot Station (at least by Los Angeles standards). Her mirthful ink works were reminiscent of children’s illustrations, themselves generally an uplifting work to bring about a sense of wonder to a child’s imagination.
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Best Los Angeles Contemporary Art of 2018
Best: Defying Boundaries by Jordi Alcaraz @ Jack Rutberg Fine Arts     View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Joseph Hazani (@jhazani) on Jun 8, 2018 at 3:09pm PDT Unequivocally, Mr. Jordi Alcaraz’s works are a resplendent poise of intellect with beauty. The Catalan artist soothingly breaches the imagined possibilities of fine
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