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Brian Lotti: Echo Park
Visionary skate filmmaker Jacob Rosenberg captures the artist’s LA story

It is no surprise that American artist Brian Lotti’s work takes in inner-city neighborhoods, alleyways, vistas and purposefully-striding figures – the elements inherent to the urban landscape with which his years as a professional street skateboarder made him so intimately familiar.

After a successful career in the sport (he is credited as being one of the originators of technical street skating), the Okinawa-born Lotti studied art at San Francisco State University, after which he returned to Southern California.

Directed by renowned skate director Jacob Rosenberg – responsible for the pioneering Plan B films Questionable and Virtual Reality, and whom Lotti first met 27 years ago at a skateboard camp in Santa Clara – today’s profile follows the painter as he prepares for his first solo exhibition at HVW8, a collection of oils, color studies and monotypes that captures his home base in Los Angeles’s Echo Park with bold impressionistic strokes and vivid colors that bring to mind Cezanne’s Provençal landscapes.

Echo Park by Brian Lotti at HVW8 gallery, Los Angeles runs to August 2.

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MAUVAISE RÉPUTATION

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MAUVAISE RÉPUTATION

August 2nd – August 31st, 2015

Jean André’s “gentleman art” balances saucy and minimalistic representations of women, creating images that read as both gentlemen’s pulp illustration and satirical tableaux. His influences range from Matisse to Gainsbourg to Drake as well as erotic magazines from the 80’s.

For Mauvaise Réputation, Jean partners with Paris based tattoo artist Tarik aka The Crayoner. The exhibition is inspired by old tattoos made as tributes for beloved women and ‘mauvais garçons’ inked drawings.

Friday July 31st and Saturday August 1st will be dedicated exclusively to tattoo sessions with The Crayoner & Jean André at HVW8 Gallery Berlin.

Tattoos by appointment only – to book please contact: jean@hvw8.com

The exhibition opens Sunday August 2nd, 1 – 6pm with an outdoor barbecue at HVW8 Gallery Berlin with San Miguel Beer. A limited number of hand-drawn black carbon on recycled paper posters and printed cards will be available for sale. Exhibition runs through August 31st.

HVW8 Gallery Berlin
Linienstraße 10115 Berlin Mitte

Brian Lotti Install Shots and Pieces Available Online

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BRIAN LOTTI
ECHO PARK
June 19th – August 2nd, 2015

please email info@hvw8.com for further inquiries

artwork also available here.

Brian Lotti ‘Echo Park’

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BRIAN LOTTI
ECHO PARK
June 19th – July 19th, 2015
Opens Friday, June 19th, 7 pm at HVW8 Los Angeles.

**Exhibition now extended to August 2nd

Please email info@hvw8.com for inquiries

Brian Roettinger – Book Signing at HVW8 Berlin

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In support of his current exhibition, 8 Announcements, Brian Roettinger will be signing books and catalogs at HVW8 Berlin, this Thursday, June 11th, from 6 – 8pm.

Books and Catalogs will be available for sale in a limited supply.

Please RSVP here

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Brian Roettinger 8 Announcements opening Los Angeles and Berlin

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Currently on Display at HVW8 Gallery’s in Los Angeles and Berlin.
Please email info(at)hvw8.com for further information.

HVW8 Los Angeles
661 N Spaulding Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA
Open Tuesday to Sunday, 1 – 6pm

HVW8 Berlin
HVW8 Berlin, Linienstraße 161, 10115 Berlin, Germany
Open Tuesday through Saturday, 1 – 5 pm

Brian Roettinger, 8 Announcements

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Announcements in Los Angeles and Berlin for Brian Roettinger’ exhibition  ’8 Announcements’

Opening this Friday May 8th, at HVW8 Los Angeles and Saturday, May 16th at HVW8 Berlin.

Please RSVP at rsvp@hvw8.com

Follow HVW8 Gallery on Instagram here.

 

Gallery Weekend Berlin

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Gallery Weekend at HVW8 Berlin
May 1 – 3rd

Please Join us at HVW8 Berlin as we celebrate Gallery Weekend, marking 7 months of the HVW8 Gallery in Berlin with art, music and food.

HVW8 Berlin opened in Oct of 2014 and since had exhibitions and events featuring international artists and photographers such as Jean André, Atiba Jefferson, Rein Vollegna, Julie Opperman, Ed Templeton, Rich Jacobs, Sergej Vutuc, Andrew Schoultz, Philippine Chaumont to name a few. HVW8 Berlin has also collaborated with local Berlin print houses and publications Draw-A-Line and Just Breathe (JB. Magazine) to showcase artists and work.

In this spirit we invite you to join HVW8 Gallery this weekend for an open house of art, music and food.

Please email - mailto:infoberlin@hvw8.com for inquiries.

Original artwork and prints from previous exhibitions will be on display and for sale, as well as new artwork by JB. fellows Stefan Marx, Tim Head and Remed.

Opening hours:
Friday, May 1 — 3 to 6 pm
Saturday, May 2 — 3 to 8 pm
Sunday, May 3 — 3 to 8 pm

On Saturday, May 2:
Music by Isis Salam and special guests
Fresh Pizza by Tiny Tim (from Weboogie Berlin)

With support from San Miguel and adidas.

HVW8 Berlin, Linienstraße 161, 10115 Berlin, Germany

Brian Roettinger – 8 Announcements – May 8th

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Janette Beckman – New York Times

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1980s, Janette Beckman, an expat punk photographer from London, amassed a portfolio of burgeoning New York rap acts like the Cold Crush Brothers, Big Daddy Kane and Public Enemy. It was a labor of love for Ms. Beckman, who had visited New York a few years earlier and was so entranced by the beginnings of hip-hop that she never left. She later collected those images in a book, but she challenges you to find a copy of it today.

“We couldn’t sell it to anyone,” Ms. Beckman said. “Back then, there was not one thought in my mind hip-hop would become this massive thing.”

Was she wrong.

Ms. Beckman’s early portraits are now on display in “Hip-Hop Revolution” at the Museum of the City of New York, alongside the work of Joe Conzo Jr. and Martha Cooper, photographers whose images from the 1970s through the 1990s document parties and dances that began in empty lots and playgrounds and went on to become part of global youth culture.

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