Brian Lotti

Brian Lotti was born in Okinawa, Japan in 1972 and currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He skateboarded professionally and is credited with inventing the “Bigspin” and a few other maneuvers. Brian graduated with a BA in Art from San Francisco State University in 1998 and moved to Northern California where he practiced landscape and portrait painting for several years. In 2004 Brian returned to Southern California to direct two films. 1stand Hope (2006), features a day of skateboarding throughout downtown Los Angeles. Free Pegasus (2008) charts an international cast of skateboarders meandering through the sun drenched streets of Barcelona, Spain. Brian currently spends his time working on landscape and figure paintings in and around his home neighborhood of Echo Park in Los Angeles. HVW8 is hosting his first exhibition of oil paintings, color studies, and monotypes.

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