The Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk is a nonprofit organization that supports and promotes the visual arts and culture in Downtown Los Angeles.
As part of our mission, we create a thriving community through the visual arts, and provide economic opportunities for local artists.
We are proud to present an exciting, large-scale mural by local street artist Aiseborn, which will be installed at the LA Art Show, and completed in a Live Painting Activation during the Opening Night Premiere on January 10th, 2018.
With more than 70,000 attendees, the LA Art Show is a tremendous opportunity for the Downtown Art Walk as a platform to highlight & support the vibrant art community in Los Angeles. Participation provides visibility to new audiences, including donors and community stakeholders. This also supports our mission of bringing artists and community together at the largest annual art expo in Downtown Los Angeles.
Funding is crucial to ensure the success of all our programs, including this special project. While a small amount of sponsorship has been secured to provide for some of the basics, many other costs must be addressed to make the show a success.
Please help us meet our modest goal of $3,000 to support some of the costs involved with show participation, such as lighting, electrical, interns, & printed materials.
The Downtown Art Walk is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All funds raised through this campaign go to support our programs, including our costs for this project.
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The Downtown Art Walk Team
LA Art Show 2018
January 10 - 14, 2018
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street, South Hall
OPENING NIGHT PREMIERE PARTY
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Vanguard Entrance 7pm – 8pm
Patron Reception 7pm – 11pm
Opening Night Premiere Party 8pm – 11pm
1) Aiseborn project, LA Art Show
2) Aiseborn, previous work
3) Aiseborn, previous work
4) Aiseborn, previous work
5) Downtown Art Walk project, LA Art Show, 2017 (Kim Abeles)
6) Downtown Art Walk project, LA Art Show, 2016 (Catherine Coan)
Artwork Title: "Purity"
The Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk
Executive Director, Qathryn Brehm
Curator, Nat George
Size: 30’ wide by 10' high
Medium: Canvas, acrylic paints and primer, spray enamel.
Painting process: The painting will be 85-90% done prior to LA Art Show, and the remaining 10-15% will be completed live during opening night. The completed areas will include the portraiture, and the hand of the angelic figure in the sketch. The remaining 10-15% includes the outer pattern work in the radiance projected from the center of the circle, along with minor details in the center of the circle.
Live Painting Activation: The concept behind completing the work of art live is to demonstrate the heart of the pattern work, which is based on a single stroke technique. The single stroke technique forms a leaf which integrates itself into numerous patterns, consistently appearing throughout the radiating aura of the crystal.
A word from the artist: "This artwork honors the remarkable, resilient and eclectic culture present in the city of Los Angeles. A woman of angelic nature is holding a crystal that has the potential to aid in the purification of life. With a simple gesture, the woman sets her gaze on the crystal to share with us its mathematical constructs, and externalize its beauty. Behind the crystal radiates an aura that will be painted using a single stroke technique, creating acanthus leaf-like patterns illuminating from the center. The mandala-like aura of the crystal will expand out to the ends of the canvas to convey the circle’s outer mysteries."
AISEBORN ["Ace-born"] is an illustrator, graffiti writer, and fine painter in Los Angeles. Known for his murals which include aerosol portraits adorned with his classic one brush stroke techniques, he creates geometric illusions that propagate rhythms intrinsic to nature, while his mandala-inspired “framework” replicates the ingenuity of sacred geometries. Aiseborn has installed several murals throughout Greater Los Angeles - on city streets, parking lots, schools, rooftops, and more. He has contributed to productions at the William Grant Still Arts Center in Los Angeles, the “Life is Beautiful” Festival (2015) in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the 2015 “Manifest Justice” exhibit in Los Angeles. Aiseborn designed murals for community service events with LA Works, and was also featured at the El Segundo Museum of Art with the Getty Museum in 2014, the A+D Architecture and Design Museum in 2016, and the California African American Museum in 2016. His first solo show titled "Worth the Weight" debuted during the Fall of 2016 at the Container Yard in Downtown Los Angeles.
About the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk:
The Downtown Art Walk is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote community-building and economic vitality through the visual arts and culture. While the self-guided Art Walk occurs on the 2nd Thursday of each month, the organization’s programs take place year-round. In partnership with cultural stakeholders, local enterprise, property owners, corporations, the city, and public safety, the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk creates economic opportunities for local galleries, self-representing artists and artisans, small and micro-businesses, under-served youth, and low and moderate income adult interns. The Downtown Art Walk has won many awards for its accomplishments in creating a safer, more livable community through art placemaking.