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The artwork of Luis Flores and Tetsuji Aono

Artist Lecture Series: Tetsuji Aono & Luis Flores

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 06:00 PM

Free and open to the public!

LACC's Visual & Media Arts Department presents another installment of their Artist Lecture Series!

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Tetsuji Aono

Tetsuji Aono is from Yokohama, Japan. Los Angeles-based artist works primarily in Ceramics and 3-D design / sculpture.

His works have been exhibited in national and international Museums and Galleries such as, Regional Museum of Guadalajara, Mexico, San Francisco Museum of Craft+Design, Arizona State University Museum, Tempe, Palazzo dei Consoli, Gubbio, Italy, Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles.

Tetsuji Aono had solo exhibitions at L2 Kontemporary Gallery in Chinatown LA, and the Richard Heller Gallery in Santa Monica, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, Galerie OZ, Paris, France. Also he was included in many group exhibitions like “i candy: L.A. in Flux” at Rosamund Felsen Gallery, “Rogue Wave” LA Louver, Venice, The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, The New Wight Gallery, UCLA.

Aono focus to create individual objects as well as complete environments: display space and re-defining empty space. He approaches reintroduce / reconsider a simultaneously subtle and chaotic space. It’s “pop-baroque,” with familiar iconographic images from popular culture and its corresponding sub-culture that is considered to be “lo-culture.” The work examines the transformation of the “lo-culture crafts” with peculiar concepts transcendent into “hi-art” experiment. Aono completed Associate in Arts degree at Los Angeles City College, received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Fine Art / Ceramics from Otis College or Art and Design, Master of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art / Ceramics from California State University, Los Angeles.

Aono is currently Adjunct Professor at California State University, Los Angeles and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art at Los Angeles City College and West Los Angeles College.

Luis Flores

Luis Flores is an artist based in Los Angeles whose work ranges in medium from sculpture, installation, and video performance to painting and drawing. Flores, work seeks to bring light to topics surrounding gender and masculinity that are often ignored and blindly accepted; those related to unconscious and automatic responses to preconceived expectations or beliefs about situations or tasks.

Flores is recognized for his hand-crocheted, life-sized figures. Standing high on a ladder, balanced mid-air, or violently being slammed to the floor.

Event location: CHEM 3 (Chemistry Basement Lecture Hall) 

Hosted by: Lecture

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Preger
Email: vamavisitingartist@gmail.com

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