Graffiti Artist and innovator/icon RISK has announced the grand opening of the Buckshot Art Gallery in Santa Monica, California. The art gallery will feature a balanced blend of both urban and fine art, and is set to have its first exhibition on October 17th, 2015. The exhibition is titled Noche de Calaveras and will be curated by RISK. Attendees can expect to see works from some of the most renowned artists and photographers in the world. The mixed media pieces will consist of painted skulls and photographic concepts as seen through the eyes of the artists.
Kelly Graval, the multi-talented fine artist, illustrator, and graffiti artist known as RISK, has been synonymous with the Los Angeles art community for decades. With a career spanning 30 years, RISK has solidified his place in the history books as a world-renowned graffiti legend. He has come a long way since he pioneered the painting of freeway overpasses, signs, and billboards, dubbed “heavens.” Although RISK loves aerosol art, he sees it as merely just one genre in his life’s work. From his days as a student at the USC School of Fine Arts to gallery and museum showings around the world, RISK has transformed from a street artist to a respected icon in the contemporary art world.
RISK recently released a 350-page retrospective book, Old Habits Die Hard. The book was put together with the help of prolific writer and curator Roger Gastman, who worked with RISK to recount a career spanning over four decades and details his history, failures, successes, and, of course, the many brushes with the law.
Buckshot Gallery Presents Noche de Calaveras Artists:
Risk, Seen, Tristan Eaton, Nathan Ota, Estevan Oriol, Slick, Andrew Hem, David Flores, Everlast, Evidence, O.G. Abel, Phil Frost, Saber, Sonny Boy, Van Styles, Aaron Thomas, Axis Valhalla, Cyrcle, Ernie Cefalu, Franco Vescovi, Kenny Scharf, Lamour Supreme, Meggs, Sharktoof, Steven Lippman, Y Mas
Time: 6-10 p.m.
Date: October 17, 2015
Address: 3129 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, California 90405
Rock Hard \m/