April 11, 2012

The Basque Painthers

Back in early December, I met a group of young talented painters from Spain via Ana Revilla (who is not pictured above, by the way... the woman in the foto is Roberta Morris, the director of the project), a curator from Zaragoza who has been establishing her activities here in Los Angeles recently. Ismael Serrano, Fermin Moreno, and Aitor Larjarin were awarded a commission to paint a mural on the side of Barnsdall Park. I attended their inauguration, and I wanted to blog the event but the fotos that I took were not up to snuff, so I demurred. Today I ran across Ismael's FaceBook report of their Issuu publication on their project, which you can see in the embedded magazine below.

Wonderful, interesting folks, all. All three artists are from Bilbao. Aitor moved to LA some time ago, and now he is an Angeleno. Recently, he has been accepted to grad school at UC San Diego. Fermin and Ismael are living in Basque country, where I hope to visit them someday soon.

Check out Ismael's Issuu publication bookshelf here, Fermin's bookshelf here, and Aitor's here.

Open publication - Free publishing - More aitor lajarin

UPDATE: As for "Painthers", I commented this on Ismael's FB page: "Your moniker, "painthers", is this intentional? As poetry, it takes my mind to Black Panthers, Basque Panthers, Panteras Vasco..."

Posted by Dennis at April 11, 2012 11:48 AM

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