Artists

Elena Bulatova

   

Elena Bulatova, originally from Russia now is an international artist who resides in Palm Springs, California, and Las Vegas, NV.

Bulatova began painting at a young age, and the arts were an integral part of her childhood. “I really enjoy painting,” Bulatova said. “It gives me an opportunity to meet all kinds of people. I think the main reason is that I want to make something I love. When you love something, you enjoy it and you never work a day in your life.”

Her paintings explode with vibrant colors featuring significant splashes of metallic paint and the use of mixed media. She has enjoyed this past season of art shows because it gave her a chance to interact with potential customers and reveal the motivations behind her work.

“I think it’s good to bring a young vibe and something fresh,” said Bulatova.  “All of my work is very bright, very colorful, and very positive. I like to bring energy and positive message in my paintings.”

Elena creates her widely collected paintings and sculptures at her studio in Palm Springs, Ca. Bulatova exhibits full-time at her namesake galleries Elena Bulatova Fine Art at City Center Las Vegas, Palm Desert, and Laguna Beach, California.

Bulatova’s artistic career catapulted in California putting hundreds of her Abstracts Paintings and her famous sculptures Lollipops and Popsicles  "Sweet Life" series to many important private and public collections around the globe during the last 10 years. Elena’s artworks are now in many private collections in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and Russia. Elena Bulatova Galleries 2017

She is a recipient of a prestigious Fox fellowship at Yale University, as well as a stipend from French Government in 2004 and admittance to Science Po.
 

 

Efi Mashiah

Efi MashiahBorn in Israel and California-based Mixed Media & Pop Artist Efi Mashiah has an extraordinary way of expressing his creative mind through his beautiful collections of  3D Artworks “Let’s Paint”, « Screw Art Boards”, “Peaceful Brand Bullets”, “Brand Barrels”, “Lenticular Prints”. With an immense passion for creating art running in his veins from an early age Efi's creative mind sparks with imagery and imagination, he is always ready and eager to design something new.

Efi probed relationships between size and color through working with recycled materials, his ability to express himself as an artist is endless. Efi Mashiah is inspired by everyday objects, he can turn a simple object in to an amazing work of art thus, creating a second life for the everyday object.
He not only creates the art but is involved in every step of the journey, including delivery and installation. Efi has a very rich and unique designing background of more than 20 years.

Some lucky enough to live in Socal could have the chance to have Efi Mashiah personally deliver and install new artwork in their home, and get his personal home designing tips.
 

David Mir

David Mir devotes his time to painting and sculpting the art pieces mixed with the street art style and high brands.

He started his career in graphic design, illustration, and fashion in LA and forayed into fine art as his passion.

Now many of the world's most well-known street artists are trading in their walls for a new type of canvas… sneakers!  Sneaker art has become a huge trend in the urban art world. Artists like Jeremy Scott, The Killer Gerbil, Keith Haring, and tattoo artist Kat Von D are having their art translated onto sneakers.

 Street Art encourages many artists to take their self-expression off the canvas and onto walls, cars, trains, and objects of all types and sizes…right into pop culture. David M is inspired by artists like Tats Cru, Banksy, Invader (Space Invader), Shepard Fairey, Mr. Brainwash (Thierry Guetta), and The Killer Gerbil who have become giants in the street art community.

 Artists who have also influenced his work greatly were Jackson Pollock, Basquiat, and Andy Warhol, who acted as inspiration at times make painting shoes as a body of work.

David loves the shape, the movement, and the mood that his art creates entirely on its own.


Mr. Brainwash


For more than a decade, Thierry Guetta, under his moniker, Mr. Brainwash, has been pushing the envelope of contemporary art. The orchestrated collision of street art and pop art has been his balancing act. The tipping point for Mr. Brainwash was his groundbreaking footage from the widely- acclaimed documentary, Exit Through the Gift Shop. This Academy-nominated film demonstrates the evolution of the street art movement with Mr. Brainwash, who, alongside Banksy, brings the art to the masses.

Mr. Brainwash rocked the art world with his innovative and fearless style.  He uses elements from pop art’s past and the raw components of his street art beginnings to create larger-than-life exhibitions and collaborations. Mr. Brainwash’s imaginative construction of gallery exhibitions and art shows
throughout the world has continued to attract the attention of critics and celebrities alike. Navigating between worlds of film, celebrity culture, music, and sports, Mr. Brainwash has designed album covers for Madonna, Rick Ross, and KYGO. His artwork was featured in films and television productions such as Molly’s Game, Billions, Shameless, and the Kardashians. Mr. Brainwash’s talents are showcased in creative partnerships with powerhouse brands like Hublot, Coca Cola, and Marvel Comicscreator Stan Lee.  He also collaborated with world known soccer player Pelé, who joined the artist in
splattering paint on select artwork.

While undertaking worldwide solo exhibitions and residency at Art Basel each year, Mr. Brainwash’s passion extends his commitment to giving back to the community. He continues to donate artwork in support of the Los Angeles LGBT center, created commemorative 9/11 murals to honor the victims, and partnered with Product RED to raise AIDS awareness. Mr. Brainwash also lends his yearly support to organizations such as the Prince’s Trust for the benefit of vulnerable youth. He met with former First Lady Michelle Obama in support of her organization, “Let Girls Learn” that helpsadolescent girls attend and complete school.

Punk Me Tender

BIOGRAPHY

Punk Me Tender (1982) keeps his identity well hidden even though his artworks are highly recognizable. Earlier in his career, he came up with his moniker due to his great love for the legendary Elvis Presley and started to see the street as his canvas. As a promising street artist, he managed to leave his mark across LA and fashion some of the city’s most impressive murals. He is an advocate for the sophistication of the art of sensuality and his mission is to explore freedom through photography layered with vibrant color and mixed media.

He is inspired by women, fashion and style, and offers a new, more unfiltered look on the female body, claiming that desire is the biggest drive in our souls. He usually conceptualises his three-dimensional works and modernises perception rooted in culture by making it relevant for more people, hoping to urge all to simply open their minds and reject old stereotypes.

TECHNIQUE

Whether graffiti art, a mural, or photography, spontaneity is integral to his craft; he never follows a strategy or traditional creative approaches and has set no rules along his journey. He only creates works that are authentic, graphic, and raw: often black and white or colored with splashes of pink and blue. And often real pieces of clothing or exotic materials such as real butterflies. The theme of his artwork is consistent: women with an essence of empowered sexuality.
As the artist reveals, for him a mix of graffiti and fabric is an original approach that never fails to intrigue and captivate the viewer.