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This Saturday, Dec 13th,   New Image Art Gallery in Los Angeles  is hosting Michelle Guintu‘s  solo art “Obsession”. Looking forward to this art show. Michelle’s artwork takes inspiration from 80’s and 90’s pop culture. Being a 90’s kid myself, I can very much appreciate her body of work. Michelle and I have similar music taste. I Pleyed a DJ set at her first art show at New Image last December.  Excited to be back this Saturday Pleying a DJ set for her 2nd solo show.

MICHELLE GUINTU : OBSESSION

December 13th, 2014 – January 11th, 2015

Opening Reception Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Live Music By Alf Alpha

7pm – 10pm

7920 Santa Monica Blvd.

West Hollywood, CA 90046

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Via  www.huffingtonpost.com

Michelle Guintu‘s upcoming exhibition is titled “Obsession” and it’s not hard to see why. The artists craft sharp-edged, multimedia shrines to classic hip hop artists, pop stars and cult film characters. For Guintu, nostalgia isn’t an ironic throwback but an intense fervor, and her artworks don’t just namedrop, they deify.

“I choose subjects that I’m super familiar with and have a lot to do with my childhood,” Guintu explained to The Huffington Post. “I guess I’m attracted to those things because I love those feelings I had growing up. Like when I listen to or watch something I get that deep heart-wrenching feeling sometimes; the kind of feeling where your eyes are blank because your eyeballs are nesting in that specific memory. Not to sound weird but sometimes it makes me wanna cry. I mean who doesn’t like that nostalgic feeling? I just feel it more than the average person.”

Lucky for us, Guintu has good taste. Her subjects include ’90s royalty like Aaliyah, Missy Elliott, TLC and Lil Kim. There are also some ’80s divas in the mix like Madonna and Cyndi Lauper. Her neon-tinged, pop-influenced style has been described as “kindercore” — yes, that’s part kindergarden, part hardcore for the uninitiated. We suppose if a badass art prodigy had a soft spot for N.W.A. this is what she’d create during craft time.

While a lot of Guintu’s works are painted on canvas, some are composed of a motley jumble of media, from fabric to paper mache, effectively blurring the line between art and craft. “I hope that people can see I’m not just a painter but I can work 2D and 3D and still receive that same nostalgic feeling,” said Guintu. “Also, that art doesn’t have to be large-scale or look expensive to be rad and legit.”

Get it girl.

Guintu’s upcoming exhibition “Obsession” runs from December 13th, 2014 until January 11th, 2015 at New Image Art Gallery in Los Angeles.

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Innocnts Pop Up Gallery Los Angeles, Feb 7th

Innocnts Pop Up Gallery Los Angeles, Feb 7th

Innocnts Presents A One Night Only Pop Up Gallery

Friday Feb 7th

7-10pm

316 N. Edinburgh Ave Los Angele, CA 90048

featuring artwork by:

  • Gino Perez
  • Murk Lurks
  • Emily Knecht
  • Rye Purvis
  • Michelle Guintu
  • Ralph Silerio
  • Evan Mendel
  • Will Adler
  • Aaron Jupin
  • Dion Banks
  • Nicole Dodson
  • Marco Zamora
  • Mtendrere Mandowa
  • Jordan Minardi
  • Derek Albeck
  • Sean Tully

Drinks by Pabst Blue Ribbon

Music by Alf Alpha 

Art work by Derek Albeck

Art work by Derek Albeck

Artwork by Michelle Guintu

Artwork by Michelle Guintu

Artist Mtendrere Mandowa with art

Artist Mtendrere Mandowa with art

Original film photography by Sean Tully

Original film photography by Sean Tully

This Friday, September 20, 2013, I’ll be doing a guest DJ set at New Image Art Pop-Up @ Space 15 Twenty In Hollywood California .  The show will feature art work from Skull Phone, Saner, Cleon Peterson, Yarrow Slaps, Innocnts, Cat Cult, Chad Muska, The Date Farmers, Kelsey Brooks, Maya Hayuk, Albert Reyes and more.  

Big shout out to Marsea of New image Art Gallery and Sean from Innocnts for putting this radical show together. Looking forward to Pleying some grooves at this event.

Come look at dope art, listen to good music, and drink free beer.

Info & RSVP 

– Alf Alpha

New Image Art Pop-Up @ Space 15 Twenty  with DJ Alf Alpha

New Image Art Pop-Up @ Space 15 Twenty with DJ Alf Alpha

Skull Phone at New Image Art Pop-Up Gallery @ Space 15 Twenty September 20, 2013

Kelsey Brooks at New Image Art Pop-Up Gallery @ Space 15 Twenty September 20, 2013

Skull Phone at New Image Art Pop-Up Gallery @ Space 15 Twenty September 20, 2013

Anthony Lister at New Image Art Pop-Up Gallery @ Space 15 Twenty September 20, 2013

Skull Phone at New Image Art Pop-Up Gallery @ Space 15 Twenty September 20, 2013

Saner at New Image Art Pop-Up Gallery @ Space 15 Twenty September 20, 2013

Yarrow Slaps at New Image Art Pop-Up Gallery @ Space 15 Twenty September 20, 2013

Yarrow Slaps at New Image Art Pop-Up Gallery @ Space 15 Twenty September 20, 2013

Skull Phone at New Image Art Pop-Up Gallery @ Space 15 Twenty September 20, 2013

Cat Cult at New Image Art Pop-Up Gallery @ Space 15 Twenty September 20, 2013

skullphone at New Image Art Pop-Up Gallery @ Space 15 Twenty September 20, 2013

Skullphone at New Image Art Pop-Up Gallery @ Space 15 Twenty September 20, 2013

Yarrow Slaps at New Image Art Pop-Up Gallery @ Space 15 Twenty September 20, 2013 with DJ Alf Alpha

Yarrow Slaps at New Image Art Pop-Up Gallery @ Space 15 Twenty September 20, 2013 with DJ Alf Alpha

Super Sonido BBQ at Innocnts Silverlake Cinco De Mayo 2013 with Alf Alpha

Super Sonido BBQ at Innocnts Silverlake Cinco De Mayo 2013 with Alf Alpha

Tomorrow if your in LA, your invited to The Super Sonido BBQ at The Innocnts.

Join us at Innocnts for a casual gathering of friends, Cumbia grooves, and tacos this Sunday in celebration of Cinco de Mayo.  1pm

Sound selector Alf Alpha will be releasing limited hard copies of his new Cumbia inspired mix ~ Super Sonido ~ presented by Innocnts.

Event Info 

Innocnts Presents

Super Sonido
A Collection of Cumbia Grooves
Mixed by Alf Alpha

Recorded Live & Direct for your Ghetto Blaster. Super Sonido features a collection of Cumbia Grooves from around the globe.

1. Cumbia de la Cuesta del Nero – GFlux (feat. Boogat)
2. Cumbia Mamacita – Palov
3. Sol Cumbia (Dusty’s Sol Dub) – Romanowski
4. Bocanegra – Sonido Gallo Negro
5. Chase The Cumbia Devil – Tupolev Soundcrash
6. Cumbia De Los Muertos – Ozomatli
7. Sonido Del Principe – Wu Cumbia
8. La Danza De Los Mirios -Los Mirlos
9. Kick in the Kikuchi – Greenwood Rhythm Coalition VS Biggie (J-Boogie edit)
10. Cumbia Squares – DJ Lengua
11. Cumbia Brava – CUMBIASOUND
12. Yeah Remix – Usher (Don Alex Remix)
13. La Pava Congona – Andrés Landero Y Su Conjunto (Senor Sabor Remix)
14. Chica de metal – Kumbia Queers
15. Still Cumbia Tippin’ – Mike Jones Feat. Paul Wall (FDS Cumbia Chopped-Up)
16. Cumbia La Magdalena – Ocote Soul Sounds
17. Suelta La Voz – Copia Doble Systema feat. Pepita (Maffi Remix)
18. Posse on Broadway- Sir Mix A Lot (Schlachthofbronx edit)
19. Donador De organo En Tumbia – Turbo Sonidero Futuristico
20. La Danza Del Petrolero – Los Wembler’s De Iquitos
21. La Cumbia Del Hip Hop – Solares
22. Cumbia de Coachella- Alf Alpha y Los Pleyboyz (Live Rehearsal Recording)

For optimal listening enjoyment, dub to analog cassette tape and smoke indica.

Artwork: Innocnts
www.innocnts.com

– Cholo Bueno
www.djalfalpha.com

Back in September my Friends at The Coachella Valley Art Scene invited me to help out at  FYF Fest.  They produced #CraftFYF which was an interactive art installation that provided concert-goers an array of DIY crafts. This art installation is similar to the one they produce every year at Coachella called The Coachella Art Studios. In addition, the CVAS curated the artwork for 3 giant sunglasses for event sponsor Chilli Beans Sunglasses.

Check out a video recap of our FYF Fest Experience.          

Photos from the Leisure Life Weekly Party  7 -20–12 featuring DJ Alf Alpha.  Shout out to East of LA and Critical Beatdown for hosting the night.

The Leisure Life Party goes down every Friday at The Sky Fox Lounge in Downtown Pomona.  10pm-2am. 21+

RSVP for the next Leisure Life.

The Leisure Life Weekly Party with DJ Alf Alpha

The Leisure Life Weekly Party with DJ Alf Alpha

The Leisure Life Weekly Party with DJ Alf Alpha

The Leisure Life Weekly Party with DJ Alf Alpha

The Leisure Life Weekly Party with DJ Alf Alpha

The Leisure Life Weekly Party with DJ Alf Alpha

The Leisure Life Weekly Party with DJ Alf Alpha

The Leisure Life Weekly Party with DJ Alf Alpha

The Leisure Life Weekly Party with DJ Alf Alpha

The Leisure Life Weekly Party with DJ Alf Alpha

The Leisure Life Weekly Party with DJ Alf Alpha

The Leisure Life Weekly Party with DJ Alf Alpha

The Leisure Life Weekly Party with DJ Alf Alpha

The Leisure Life Weekly Party with DJ Alf Alpha

The Leisure Life Weekly Party with DJ Alf Alpha

The Leisure Life Weekly Party with DJ Alf Alpha

The Leisure Life Weekly Party with DJ Alf Alpha

The Leisure Life Weekly Party with DJ Alf Alpha

The Leisure Life Weekly Party with DJ Alf Alpha

The Leisure Life Weekly Party with DJ Alf Alpha

The Leisure Life Weekly Party with DJ Alf Alpha

The Leisure Life Weekly Party with DJ Alf Alpha

The Leisure Life Weekly Party with DJ Alf Alpha

The Leisure Life Weekly Party with DJ Alf Alpha

The Leisure Life Weekly Party with DJ Alf Alpha

The Leisure Life Weekly Party with DJ Alf Alpha

The Leisure Life Weekly Party with DJ Alf Alpha

The Leisure Life Weekly Party with DJ Alf Alpha