Art Los Angeles Contemporary Highlights

Here is an exclusive look at some of my favorite pieces from Art Los Angeles Contemporary:

Ian DavisPipeline, 2017

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Acrylic on linen | 55 x 60 inches

Oil Tanker, 2017

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Acrylic on linen | 66 x 60 inches

2018

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Acrylic on linen

Los Angeles-based painter, Ian Davis, challenges uniformity and convention with his attention to disconcerting uniformity. Each piece has a surreal quality with social masses dwarfed by monumental environments and structures. His obscure worlds become reflective of our own.

Sayre GomezHop Louie Doors, 2018

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Acrylic on Canvas | 84 x 120 inches

Abstraction with Drip, 2016

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Acrylic on Canvas | 24 x 18 inches

Sayre Gomez seeks to find subjects “that imbue a sense of familiarity yet remain difficult to place”. His door paintings are reminiscent of places or storefronts we all have visited, while his blue abstraction creates an ambiguous sense of space with its textures and forms.

Devin FarrandDoor Plate 2, 2017

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Yellow zinc plated steel | 81 x 41 inches

Devin Farrand's craftsman lineage can be seen in his use of industrial materials to create minimalistic paintings. The artist's work shows that painting is not just about rendering, but rather a feeling of the material and weight of space.

Hans-Jörg MayerWhy Not, 2017

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Acrylic on Canvas  | 50 x 40 inches

Tanzlokal, 2017

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Acrylic on Canvas  | 50 x 40 inches

From the early 80’s through today, Mayer refuses the tidy conventions of a signature style in favor of painting that's far more varied and raucous. He interprets iconic objects expressively with a playful sensibility in each piece.

Cole SternbergA Quick Dive into the Sea, 2017

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Mixed Media on linen | 72 x 80 inches

Valley Dreams: Spring, 2017

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Mixed Media on linen | 74 x 82 inches

Cole Sternberg's works are subtle and subversive. He explores the intersection between humanity and humankind and how their lack of congruity hinders social progression through abstract painting.

Carmen ArgoteThe Humpback, 2017

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Hanger or possible metal component, painted muslin

Untitled, 2016

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Acrylic on Canvas | 72 x 84

Carmen Argote describes the immigrant experience as a layered, multigenerational, transnational experience that is echoed though shared memories, extending outward from the intimate space of home. She works with places and materials that surround her to create intimate and reflective objects.

Rirkrit TiravanijaIts Raining Men, 2018

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Enamel paint on newspaper mounted on linen | 94.5 x 68.75 inches

Rirkrit Tiravanija is an Argentinian artist who's work looks at the social role of the artist. The artist's text pieces focus on his belief that there are still real opportunities to develop our language and to create ourselves.

Manuela Viera-Gallo Roto por dentro roto por fuera (broken inside broken outside), 2017

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Ceramic objects, cotton rope

Italian artist Manuela Viera-Gallo's work engages preoccupations and fears derived from her own experiences. She analyzes processes of political and social instability through mixed media works.

Max Jansons

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Oil on Linen

Jansons' graphic and lyrical style has a formalist quality in bold colors.