Alec Monopoly, Free Humanity, SmogCity, Bankrupt Slut, DeeKay, Bod Bod, 2wenty, Snyder, Gregory Siff, KH no. 7, Smear, Desire Obtain Cherish, CYRCLE & DD$, Leba, and Homo Riot
About The Artists:
Alec Monopoly is this generation’s pop art star. Alec launched his career on the rooftops of Los Angeles, and has now put up street art and hosted sold out shows in Boston, NY, Miami, and London.
Free Humanity explores the deeper things in life, and the meaning of humanity, through street art. Free’s art ‘bombing’ has been so successful that the LAPD bomb squad was called out to one of his installations.
Smog City combines hard hitting graphic imagery with a campaign for cleaner air quality. Smog is one of LA’s top get-up artists, and the message behind the art makes for a powerful street presence.
Bankrupt Slut spreads rock n’ roll sluttiness all over LA. Featuring strong sexually empowered women, and with over 30,000 stickers and other pieces on the streets of LA this year alone, Bankrupt Slut’s presence has been nothing short of prolific.
A few months ago, DeeKay posted a piece of street art entitled ‘I Have A Secret.’ With this piece, she made the announcement that this street artist was none other than world famous porn star Kylie Ireland. Kylie’s, or DeeKay’s, street art features a mix of her sexy self interacting with images, more specifically signs, taken from her own personal photography. With her dive into street art, Kylie Ireland has shown that she is not only beautiful, but also a great artist.
Bod Bod is the youngest street artist getting up on the streets of Los Angeles. He has a deep understanding and appreciation for art and the streets, which is especially impressive since he is only 9 years old. But even though he might be young, his impressive work on the streets speaks for itself, and BodBod has earned a name on the LA scene.
2wenty’s ‘Facebook Social Cigarettes’ image has been a smash sensation. Everyone seems to identify with the addictive nature of social networks, and major mainstream networks have picked up on the image, garnering 2wenty impressive press, including an interview with Forbes.
Snyder has developed a unique artistic aesthetic that is directly influenced by Jackson Pollock’s drip technique, Banksy’s stencils, Van Gogh’s palette and texture, Cezanne’s meticulous attention to composition, and Warhol’s iconography. And Snyder does some of the most amazing public interventions happening anywhere in the world.
Gregory Siff excels in the studio and the street. His artwork can be found in the collections of many top celebrities, and Gregory has recently been commissioned to paint big walls at The Standard and De La Barracuda.
KH no. 7
KH no. 7 is one of the few classically trained artists hitting the streets, and the results are very powerful. KH no. 7 is known for nostalgic imagery with a gritty twist.
Smear was a prolific graffiti writer in Los Angeles who is now focusing his artistic efforts on his paintings. His style is reminiscent of neo-expressionism with a high dose of graffiti influenced by his years of work on the streets. He has been profiled numerous times in media everywhere including in the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, the Art Newspaper as well as KTLA News and NPR, among many others.
Desire Obtain Cherish
Desire Obtain Cherish has been killing the streets of Los Angeles. Everything from billboard takeovers, to larger than life size Oscar pastes, to art-walk interruptions, the quality of work is consistently breathtaking. Desire. Obtain. Cherish.
CYRCLE & DD$
CYRCLE & DD$ keep pushing the boundaries of street art. Bombing the streets and ‘blowing your mind’ with everything from Mr. Brainwash takeovers to 8-foot hand painted murals on unsanctioned walls, CYRCLE & DD$ are bringing fine art to the streets.
Leba’s street art is diverse and impactful. From politically themed stencils to massive hand painted rooftops, to wheat pastes of fascinating Lady GaGa interpretations, Leba is one of the top visual and cognitive artists on the LA scene.
Homo Riot is one of the most brazen and bold street artists anywhere in the world. Homo Riot is the street manifestation of the idea that homosexuality must be seen and acknowledged. Through the brazen use of sexually loaded imagery, Homo Riot has conquered LA, and many other major cities, by storm.