Van Saro & John Park
Los Angeles, California
The work of artist Van Saro combines both elements of classical oil painting and graffiti. His love for both art forms never allowed him to give one up for the other, even back when it was not "in style" to be a graffiti artist.
Overall Van Saro's work is about emotion and storytelling. "My work is all about saying whats on my mind and never holding back. I cant be afraid of what somewhat might think, I just have to let go and trust my heart." Saro says of his recent work.
Currently Van Saro is represented by one of Los Angles's oldest and most respected galleries, La Luz De Jesus Gallery. Here he has gotten the freedom and exposure that has helped launch his career. His work is now in collections all over the world.
John Park is a teacher and artist living in Los Angeles. He received his training at the Rhode Island School of Design where he studied classical drawing, painting sculpture and anatomy. His current work is an attempt to reconcile these classical influences with the more urban aesthetic of the New Contemporary art movement. The paintings are executed in a live, public setting in the many bars, clubs and musical events that serve as his studio.