LA has always had an artistic soul. The culture and heritage of our city, like most great cities, owes a tremendous debt to the arts community. Supporting local art is something we care deeply about and we’d like to do everything we can to help the local arts community thrive. Unfortunately, too often media attention is monopolized by corporate interests and tabloid gossip – but culture doesn’t come from a focus on celebrity breakups it comes from a focus on the arts.
Below, you’ll find some incredible artists from in and around South LA that we hope you will check out, follow and support.
Osvaldo Rios and Hubert Chen
I consider myself a well rounded artist now not just someone who takes pictures. Photography has allowed me to better understand myself as an artist and human. Read more>>
My mother spotted my artistic talent and decided to have me audition for the School of Creative and Performing Arts. There I studied Visual arts from 5th grade to senior year, graduating with a focus in sculpture. Read more>>
Influences fueled my drive toward an education in the arts. I never thought much beyond doing graffiti, in terms of becoming an artist. I was so plugged doing graff, but when I tried to paint on a support more intimately than a public wall… Read more>>
I remember being fascinated by other artist’s talent and wanting to make art as beautiful as theirs. I particularly remember seeing Dante Gabrielle Rossetti’s “Proserpine” in a book about the Pre-Raphaelites and longing to make something as beautiful as that painting. Read more>>
I realized that writing and making artwork could be two sides of the same coin: the former a process of thinking, and the latter a process of visceral, surprising translation of life experience. Art gets me out of my head. Read more>>
Queble was founded in January 2017 by a group of creatives and engineers, aiming to help tech startups drastically reduce the timeframe and risks in building innovative products. Read more>>