Q&A | MONCHO1929 New Series & Mural “Organically Known” @ LAB ART

"City" Moncho
"City"
Moncho
NEW AMSTERDAM VODKA PRESENTS “IT’S YOUR TOWN”
    Thursday, June 23, 2016 7pm at LAB Art 217 S. La Brea Ave Los Angeles, CA 90036
      Organic can be defined as forming an integral element, having systematic coordination of parts or even having the characteristics of an organism. All of these relate to both the creation of and the inspiration for the artwork in moncho1929's new series of paintings. Organically Known touches upon the revealing nature of things around us and exposing them to their truest form, simple and bold while remaining raw. There is an honesty in the organic nature of things that we all innately strive for, and in that, our understanding of them becomes meaningful and personal.
        Q & A
          Your color palette and style creates a whimsical feel to a lot of your murals, what do you want the public to feel when interacting with your art?
            I usually pick colors and shapes that have a visual conversation going on within the work and that the viewer can interpret in their own way. It can be approached in different ways ranging from just listening or actively disagreeing. Everyone has a different set of experiences that changes how we interpret things so it all depends on the viewer and how the work speaks to them.
              Do you tend to naturally gravitate to more tropical cities/vibes because of the nature of your work? For instances do you feel more at home in LA/Miami than New York?
                To be as honest as possible, I grew up in New York and I'm from Puerto Rico so winters were never my thing, haha. That and warmer climates tend to make working year-round a lot easier.
                  Where would you like to exhibit that you haven't yet?
                    I'd love more time in Europe or South America. It's always interesting to me when the narrative of my work changes depending on the audience in a different part of the world.
                      What is the inspiration behind the 7 original pieces for this event?
                        I approached these more abstractly using colors and shapes to highlight different parts of LA. For instance, one work has these organic/rough color strokes that to me reference the beach, while another has a very art deco feel that references the architecture of Downtown LA.
                          How did the partnership with New Amsterdam Vodka come about?
                            My favorite drink is a greyhound, and New Amsterdam was always my go-to.So when I was approached it to be a part of the campaign, I felt it would be a good fit for me.
                              http://www.newamsterdamspirits.com/losangeles
                                Originally born and raised in New York City, Moncho1929 has lived and worked in London, Italy, Korea and now currently in Los Angeles. Through all of these transitions he has continued to be influenced by modern media and the urban artwork surrounding it.
                                  Moncho1929 has had shows for his works in various galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Miami and London. His work is in many private collections across the world including the French Consulate in Los Angeles and Soho House. He has also been previously commissioned by NBC’s “The Voice” for a large scale work, The City of Glendale California, The City of West Hollywood, CA and various projects for public works.
                                    His murals are archived with the Los Angeles Mural Consevancy and the Google Street Art Project and have been used by The University of Southern California and various television shows and news outlets.
                                      Moncho's new work referencing freedom and constraint. Suggesting both opposites occupying the same moment, these works play upon the duality of a frozen moment in time and motion inhabiting the same space.
                                        The juxtaposition of these elements within the works give the narrative and the energy of the works a place to compliment and challenge themselves. Hinting at personal and communal ideas related to freedom and motion, the colors, figures and scale work in harmony to speak to the viewer and space.
                                          While the figures and content are suspended in time, the color palette give the space an energy and motion with the colors themselves expressing motion. This whole conversation between stillness and motion open the narrative to the content and invite the viewer into the visual discussion.
                                            THE NIGHT WILL INCLUDE: • Meet and greet with moncho1929 • Limited edition signed prints • Opportunities to create and take home your own piece of street art • Los Angeles inspired appetizers • Complimentary cocktails featuring New Amsterdam Vodka • Music by Kristina Kova LAB ART 217 S. La Brea Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036
                                              WHERE: LAB Art
                                                217 S. La Brea Ave
                                                  Los Angeles, CA 90036
                                                    WHEN:Thursday, June 23, 2016
                                                      VIP Hour: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
                                                        General Public: 7:00 – 10:00 PM
                                                          "City"  Moncho
                                                          "City"
                                                          Moncho
                                                          About The Artist
                                                            Originally born and raised in New York City, Moncho1929 has lived and worked in London, Italy, Korea and now currently in Los Angeles. Through all of these transitions he has continued to be influenced by modern media and the urban artwork surrounding it.
                                                              Moncho1929 has had shows for his works in various galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Miami and London. His work is in many private collections across the world including the French Consulate in Los Angeles and Soho House. He has also been previously commissioned by NBC’s “The Voice” for a large scale work, The City of Glendale California, The City of West Hollywood, CA and various projects for public works.
                                                                His murals are archived with the Los Angeles Mural Consevancy and the Google Street Art Project and have been used by The University of Southern California and various television shows and news outlets.
                                                                  Moncho's new work referencing freedom and constraint. Suggesting both opposites occupying the same moment, these works play upon the duality of a frozen moment in time and motion inhabiting the same space.
                                                                    The juxtaposition of these elements within the works give the narrative and the energy of the works a place to compliment and challenge themselves. Hinting at personal and communal ideas related to freedom and motion, the colors, figures and scale work in harmony to speak to the viewer and space.
                                                                      While the figures and content are suspended in time, the color palette give the space an energy and motion with the colors themselves expressing motion. This whole conversation between stillness and motion open the narrative to the content and invite the viewer into the visual discussion.