Innovation Meets Art at the 2016 LA Art Show
The LA Art Show once again pushed the envelope with its 2016 show, and it definitely paid off. For the 2016 event, the LA Art Show provided attendees with a fair dedicated solely to modern and contemporary art, while next door the Los Angeles Fine Art Show exhibited historic and traditional contemporary art – literally, the best of both worlds. While there were many great pieces at the 2016 LA Art Show, below are some of our top picks for innovation, creativity, and just plain “wow” factor.
‘Jimi Hendrix’ by Mr. Brainwash utilized broken vinyl records and mixed media on canvas to create texture. This texture on canvas created 3D dimensions that made the art pop off the canvas.
Jonathan Stein created a Swarovski jewel encrusted hand cast resin for his ‘A Question of Divinity? (Kobe)’ piece. A Swarovski Kobe Bryant Jersey? – yes, please!
Betsabee Romero carved out patterns in car tires and rolled them across carpet runners to create these innovative designs.
We love All the Girls Love Earl, especially because they designed ANDesign Lab’s two wall murals.
This sculpture by Brian Poor, with animatronic, motion-tracking eyes, was very creepy and too “real” for my liking.
One theme that was very prominent in the 2016 LA Art Show was that of Star Wars. Many of the works featured looked as if they came from a galaxy far, far away.
I recently learned that the LA Art Show, founded in 1994, was the first and only event to feature galleries that represented diverse art genres to meet the need of its LA market. It’s amazing to see how the LA Art Show has evolved over the past 20 years, growing not only in size but also diversity. Make sure you don’t miss out on LA Art Show 2017!
Below are additional pieces we thought deserved a shout out: