(Images above are from the opening reception for Rime featuring the MSK crew. The image is a sticker.)
I’ll never forget the day that I went with my cousin Jose Torres, to do some urban exploration in Los Angeles, Calif. I attended Rime‘s opening reception on accident. I didn’t even know there was an event going on.
As I entered into Galeria Con Safos, which goes by a shortened name known as GCS Pomona located at 168 West Third Street. Pomona, Calif. 91766. People were drawing in their black book’s there was lots of alcohol flowing around. It felt like a huge house party but with prolific artists all around me. The date was Feb. 14, 2009.
(All images for this blog are mine.)
I didn’t believe my eyes when I saw the majority of the MSK crew to include Saber, Augor, Rime, Ewok, Zane and probably more that I didn’t recognize at the time. I suddenly immersed into my surroundings and my adrenaline was pumping through my veins because I was in a building with some of LA’s most notorious street artists. I was able to talk to each artist individually on a one-on-one basis. I purchased a shirt from Rime which he signed with a sharpie marker and i purchased a silk screen print from him as well that is numbered 48/100.
The inside of GCS Pomona mostly had art work by Rime because he was the headliner of the event.
(Above: Saber, me and Revok)
(Above Rime told me to hold my hands like the character he painted.)
I feel that living on the West Coast exploring galleries, seeking urban art, observing arts in general to include architecture and sculptures was something that made me feel alive and free. I felt in a way that I was growing, meeting new people, socializing with like minded individuals. Anybody who experiences the West Coast and comes back to the East Coast or vice versa I’m sure they will experience a culture shock. There is a huge difference overall between the weather, the people’s attitudes, the demographics, the arts, the food, the nightlife, the lifestyle and so on. I’m happy to say I have had a taste of both world’s. I’m interested in experiencing more that the world has to offer and wish to travel to seek unique arts.
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