May 2013 - "Between Paint and Light," 2wenty and Gregory Siff

Our May exhibition, “Between Paint and Light,” featured L.A. based painter Gregory Siff and photographer 2wenty. Gregory Siff has become one of the most prolific and exciting forces in the Los Angeles contemporary art scene. His work and personality has been popping up all across the city; most recently at ACE Museum where Gregory painted a mural for a charity art auction held by renowned auction house Christie’s and non-profit The Art of Elysium. Interview Magazine called Gregory’s 30 foot painting of the over 75 donating artist’s likeness “Epic.”

Gregory is truly a contemporary American artist. Creating images that blend Pop Art and Abstract-expressionism, Siff’s work is vibrant and arresting, with an emotionalism normally absent in urban art. His distinct handmade style merges unique elements of abstraction, street, and fine art; his technique coalesces the voice of a fearless child with the wisdom of a seasoned warrior.

Los Angeles street artist 2wenty, known for Facebook Social Cigarettes, expands his oeuvre into light painting photography. Through long exposures, the camera captures not only the subject, but also the source of light the artist moves across his “canvas” Within these detailed images there is a depth and other worldliness that records both place and passage of time.