BLACK APPLE GALLERY PRESENTS CONTRABAND 2: A NIGHT OF EXTRAORDINARY URBAN STREET ART AT RIVIERA 31
Date: August 8, 2014
Black Apple Gallery’s co-directors, Eric Perlman and Jared Rothman are Street Art fans and collectors in Los Angeles with diverse professional backgrounds in arts and entertainment. Together, Perlman and Rothman strive to bring these notorious, many faceless, international, urban artists to the forefront of art culture in L.A. and nationwide.
The L.A. public can expect to see works from Pøbel, a pseudonymous name meaning Hooligan. The Norway-based artist was commissioned to decorate the country’s major railway stations, including its Capital of Oslo, yet the artist’s name and age have never been made public.
One of the more notable artists to be featured, and the only U.S. born Los Angeles-based artist in Black Apple Gallery’s “Contraband 2”, is Seizer One, who achieved stardom in the art world after appearing in the Oscar-nominated film “Exit Through the Gift Shop” directed by Banksy. While Seizer One typically only sells to private collectors, Black Apple Gallery will be the first to showcase his artworks in public, in Los Angeles, on August 8th.
Other artists include Sandra Chevrier from Canada, who premiered in Los Angeles at Black Apple Gallery’s Contraband debut in 2013. Making a name for herself in Montreal, this young and self-taught urban illustrator is a rising star, wildly popular in Europe, and most recently put her name on the graffiti map with her innovative “Cage” series of artistically masked and adorned women.
The show will also feature Ernest Zacharevic, a rising star of Lithuania’s urban art scene, whose pieces are refreshingly down-to-earth and engaging to the public. Always maintaining a sense of fun and playfulness in his craft, Zacharevic’s 3-D installations are whimsical and unsuspectingly eye-catching to all passersby. Black Apple Gallery is proud to debut Zacharevic and his spirited artistry to the US and Los Angeles.
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