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  • Micheal Leon for Arkitip Teaser

    Reported by Arkitip, Inc., 17 April 2014, 16:46 PM

    We are proud to announce we will be releasing a series of Fine Art works online from Arkitip Alumni and longtime family member Michael Leon.

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    Further information forthcoming.

  • The Arkitip Chronicles Present: American Sadhu Pt. 2

    Reported by Arkitip, Inc., 1 April 2014, 08:00 AM

    We are proud to premier the second part of Drew Bachrach’s video American Sadhu.

    The American Sadhu series is a collaboration between filmmaker Drew Bachrach and actor/clothing designer Tracy Powell. In each episode Tracy’s “Traveler” character explores remote and unknown holy locations around Los Angeles. This wandering mystic’s adventures and rituals are a riff of new age pseudo-spiritualism and postmodern folklore.

    Drew Bachrach is a Detroit bred artist/filmmaker currently living and working in Culver City, CA. During the week Drew produces and edits video content for a wide range of clients while his weekends are spent in he studio working on large-scale acrylic paintings of empty backyard swimming pools.

    The Arkitip Chronicles aim is to provide you with access to studios, behind the scenes looks at creative types and features on artists globally. We will also collaborate and showcase artists original film and video works.

    In this spirit, we keep true to our founding principles:

    Support the arts
    Promote freedom of expression
    Make art affordable and accessible

    Thank you for the support.

  • Aaron De La Cruz Q&A for HIGH MATH Exhibition

    Reported by Arkitip, Inc., 24 March 2014, 10:35 AM

    A quick conversation with HIGH MATH artist, Arkitip Alumni and friend Aaron De La Cruz.

    Questions asked by Fred Guerrero / Slow Culture Gallery
    Photography by Steve Lee

    Q – Who are you and what do you do?
    ADLC – I am a Mexican American visual artist based out of San Francisco California.

    Q – What is your art background and how did you develop your style?
    ADLC – I received my BFA from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Before attending art school I was pretty much self taught and influenced through graffiti and the the idea being if you wanted something you made it. My dad taught my brother and I how to build everything from a car suspension to adding rooms on to our house. We learned how to do it all and just having the freedom to make something to live in was a great feeling. My dad was by no means a licensed builder but everything he did passed city codes. I guess I took that same attitude and applied it to my art practice.

    Q – I noticed your work in many different formats from murals to sculptures to paintings, do you have a favorite and why?
    ADLC – A favorite for me would be murals, as painting larger scale outdoor work is what attracted me to become an artist when I was younger. I enjoy making work that people can see on a daily basis and take ownership when it is a part of their community. I constantly strive and want to work on larger three dimensional work such as buildings and landscapes. I just haven’t found the pieces to the puzzle yet. I will get there.

    Q – Who or what inspires your art?
    ADLC – My work always connects with my family in one form or another and that has pretty much always been the driving force to what and why I create works.

    Following along on Instagram, looks like you’re always on the go. What’s next for you?
    ADLC – Heading to Taiwan for Pow Wow, a project in Hong Kong that is currently in the secret stages and a jewelry project that has been in the works now for a while should be releasing in the next month or so.

    Aaron De La Cruz’s work is included in the HIGH MATH exhibition at Slow Culture Gallery.

    Also featuring:
    Andre Razo, Aryo Toh Djojo, Atiba Jefferson, Aurélien Débat, Ben Sanders, Daniel Frost, Daniel Kent, Eric McHenry, Erin D Garcia, Giacomo Bagnara, Hassan Rahim, Jamal Gunn Becker, Jay Howell, Kevin Lyons, Kyle De Lotto, Maia Ruth Lee, Mark Whalen, Michael Leon, Peter Sutherland, Stacey Rozich, Ted Parker, Todd St. John.

    On view till 28 March 2014
    Gallery hours Wednesday – Saturday: 12:00 – 6:00PM PST.

    Please inquire to gallery for originals.

    Slow Culture Gallery
    5906 N Figueroa Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90042 USA
    info@slowcuture.com

    Made possible with generous support from Altamont.

  • Michael Leon Q&A for HIGH MATH Exhibition

    Reported by Arkitip, Inc., 16 March 2014, 20:35 PM

    A quick conversation with HIGH MATH artist, Arkitip Alumni and longtime friend Michael Leon.

    Questions asked by Scott A. Sant’Angelo / Arkitip, Inc.

    SAS – Who are you and what do you do?
    ML – Creative person living in San Francisco with my wife and two Salukis. I collaborate on various projects with friends and brands that are friends. In the past these projects have taken the form of gallery exhibitions, films, books, music, retail stores, photography, graphic design, shoe/apparel design, skateboard companies, branding, consulting, etc. I’ve sorta given up on defining it. I just like to get into something fun and creative with people that inspire and motivate me. You can call it artist or creative director if you want but Im not sure either of those is the right description.

    SAS – What’s your background?
    ML – I grew up skateboarding and worked for many years in the skateboard industry before branching out into larger scale projects with big brands. I’ve always created my own work along with client work or short stints working in-house with a particular focus like apparel design, store design or brand design. It’s been a continued education, always learning something new about different mediums and I’ve been lucky to learn from some of the most talented people in each of these fields.

    SAS – How has your practice changed over time?
    ML – I think with experience I know a lot more about how to get the end result so I am a lot more focused and efficient than I used to be. All these projects are very similar to directing a film. It’s having a vision. Being good at communicating what you want. In the old days I would work much more by myself but now Im a lot more comfortable directing a crew to get to the same result faster and probably a lot better than I would on my own. You sorta learn that great results come from collaboration whether thats with your own crew or with a client…and I’m having a lot more fun than I used to.

    SAS – What work do you most enjoying doing?
    ML – Directing for film / video is by far my favorite thing to do. A couple reasons. First is I like getting out and working with people. The other reason is that motion work fuses a few of my interests into one, whether its sound or graphics or photography or storytelling, it’s all there so it can be very gratifying.

    SAS – What wouldn’t you do without?
    ML – Friends. I am lucky to have some pretty great ones.

    SAS – What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
    ML – ‘Do one thing and be the best at it’, which I have ignored. But I still think it’s great advice. Thanks Arkitip for all the support over the years.

    Michael Leon’s work is included in the HIGH MATH exhibition at Slow Culture Gallery.

    Also featuring:
    Aaron De La Cruz, Andre Razo, Aryo Toh Djojo, Atiba Jefferson, Aurélien Débat, Ben Sanders, Daniel Frost, Daniel Kent, Eric McHenry, Erin D Garcia, Giacomo Bagnara, Hassan Rahim, Jamal Gunn Becker, Jay Howell, Kevin Lyons, Kyle De Lotto, Maia Ruth Lee, Mark Whalen, Michael Leon, Peter Sutherland, Stacey Rozich, Ted Parker, Todd St. John.

    On view till 28 March 2014
    Gallery hours Wednesday – Saturday: 12:00 – 6:00PM PST.

    Slow Culture Gallery
    5906 N Figueroa Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90042 USA
    info@slowcuture.com

    Made possible with generous support from Altamont.

  • HIGH MATH at Slow Culture Gallery installation

    Reported by Arkitip, Inc., 10 March 2014, 12:43 PM

    Our latest HIGH MATH exhibition at Slow Culture Gallery in Los Angeles, California is on view until 28 March 2014.

    Featuring:
    Aaron De La Cruz, Andre Razo, Aryo Toh Djojo, Atiba Jefferson, Aurélien Débat, Ben Sanders, Daniel Frost, Daniel Kent, Eric McHenry, Erin D Garcia, Giacomo Bagnara, Hassan Rahim, Jamal Gunn Becker, Jay Howell, Kevin Lyons, Kyle De Lotto, Maia Ruth Lee, Mark Whalen, Michael Leon, Peter Sutherland, Stacey Rozich, Ted Parker, Todd St. John.

    Gallery hours Wednesday – Saturday: 12:00 – 6:00PM PST.

    Slow Culture Gallery
    5906 N Figueroa Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90042 USA
    info@slowcuture.com

    Made possible with generous support from Altamont.