becca / Lumbang
Gallery 2 Copro presents becca & Philip Lumbang. For this exhibition there will be paintings by becca and Philip as well as colloboration pieces done by both artists. Since the late 80's artist becca has been taking her work to the street and helping to pioneer a phenomena in Los Angeles know as “street art”. Her vision in seeing the potential of our urban landscapes as a endless canvas played an integral role in accelerating a movement that would change art and how artists express themselves. beccas' paintings on wood have a look like they have been taken from the street much like her work used to sell in the begining from paintings procured from construction sites or boarded up buildings in Los Angeles. Since the 80's she has done many fine art exhibitions with major galleries and continues to represent the feminine side to a mostly masculine dominated art form.
Philip Lumbang's greatest passion is drawing and painting. Doing the only thing that seemed natural to him, he pursued his artistic talent and went to art school. By divine entanglement, he was offered a seat next to Sheperd Fairey, at Studio Number One. There, immersed in a world where an artist is not a trouble maker, but a respected professional, he realized he could be one too. Los Angeles was a world apart from his humble suburban home back in Elk Grove, California. When he would draw he would channel all the noise, traffic, bad habits and negativity that the city was boiling over with. His bears first emerged as gaspingly rude mammals. But the bears transformed as Philip did. As a counter attack to the world's problems they went to artistic reform school, rather – charm school. They appeared all over Los Angeles as courteous and well mannered cuddly creatures. Now, as a most wise people, Philip Lumbang's message through the bears is to love each other and the bears do it quite nicely!