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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

Last Friday, I DJed the New Image Art Pop-Up Gallery at Space 15 Twenty. Super dope art show featuring Retna, Neckface, The Date Farmers, Skull Phone, Saner, Cleon Peterson, Yarrow Slaps, Innocnts, Cat Cult, Chad Muska, Kelsey Brooks, Michelle Guintu,  Maya Hayuk, Albert Reyes and more.

Shout out to Marsea of New Image Art and Sean of Innocnts for putting this show together. Thanks for inviting me to Pley the opening.

If your in Hollywood this weekend, make sure you stop by and check it out. Show comes down on Sunday Sept 29, 2013.

-Alf Alpha

Photos from opening night .

New Image Pop Up Gallery at Space 15 Twenty Hollywood

New Image Pop Up Gallery at Space 15 Twenty Hollywood

Albert Reyes at New Image Pop Up Gallery at Space 15 Twenty Hollywood

Albert Reyes at New Image Pop Up Gallery at Space 15 Twenty Hollywood

Chad Muska and Alf Alpha at New Image Pop Up Gallery at Space 15 Twenty Hollywood

The DJ booth was in front of Chad Muska’s Art. Shout out to Chad Muska for coming thru.

Albert Reyes at New Image Pop Up Gallery at Space 15 Twenty Hollywood

Michelle Guintu at New Image Pop Up Gallery at Space 15 Twenty Hollywood

Date Farmers at New Image Pop Up Gallery at Space 15 Twenty Hollywood

Date Farmers at New Image Pop Up Gallery at Space 15 Twenty Hollywood

New Image Pop Up Gallery at Space 15 Twenty Hollywood

New Image Pop Up Gallery at Space 15 Twenty Hollywood

New Image Pop Up Gallery at Space 15 Twenty Hollywood

The Homie Retna was in the building

Necface at New Image Pop Up Gallery at Space 15 Twenty Hollywood

Kelsey Brooks at New Image Pop Up Gallery at Space 15 Twenty Hollywood

New Image Pop Up Gallery at Space 15 Twenty Hollywood

New Image Pop Up Gallery at Space 15 Twenty Hollywood

New Image Pop Up Gallery at Space 15 Twenty Hollywood

Yarrow Slaps at New Image Pop Up Gallery at Space 15 Twenty Hollywood

New Image Pop Up Gallery at Space 15 Twenty Hollywood

New Image Pop Up Gallery at Space 15 Twenty Hollywood

New Image Pop Up Gallery at Space 15 Twenty Hollywood

Yarrow Slaps at New Image Pop Up Gallery at Space 15 Twenty Hollywood

Necface at New Image Pop Up Gallery at Space 15 Twenty Hollywood

Date Farmers at New Image Pop Up Gallery at Space 15 Twenty Hollywood

New Image Pop Up Gallery at Space 15 Twenty Hollywood

Skull Phone at New Image Pop Up Gallery at Space 15 Twenty Hollywood

Necface at New Image Pop Up Gallery at Space 15 Twenty Hollywood

Necface at New Image Pop Up Gallery at Space 15 Twenty Hollywood