Hollywood, particularly Warner Bros and CBS, has discovered Los Angeles art gallery Artspace Warehouse. CBS television show "2 Broke Girls" as well as “How To Be A Gentleman”, in search of trendy, original and better background imagery, repeatedly purchased and rented a wide range of international artworks from Artspace Warehouse. The artworks were incorporated in scenes that ranged from a stylish NY condo to a trendy restaurant, an office and contemporary art gallery.
The museum-quality and originality of the works provide the most fitting background and add distinctive features of artistic expression to television shows. The producers and set designers eagerly hand-picked artworks out of thousands of artists and images they had at their disposal. The quality and affordability of these original pieces can only be found at Artspace Warehouse. The artworks had the right price and a distinguished look these two shows of national caliber on CBS required. The artists whose pieces were on loan at CBS show “2 Broke Girls” and “How to be a gentleman” are LA-based Hilary Bond, Berlin-based Carl Smith, German artist Christian Manss, LA artist Johnny Taylor and Barcelona-born and Los Angeles artist Raul de la Torre.
Many of the works currently on view at Artspace Warehouse.
About the artists
LA artist Hilary Bond, born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, attended the Baltimore School for the Arts and The Cooper Union where she received a BFA. Hilary now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and dog. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, American culture, and childhood influence Bond’s choices in color, brush work, material, and composition.
Carl Smith, born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he was exposed to art early on at his parent’s gallery. Since 2001 he has lived and worked in Berlin. His has exhibited his work in France, Germany, Norway, Holland, USA and England. He combines his own photographic material with drawings and other fragments of narrative imagery. He works with several layout combinations before creating a finished image. From this image, he selects and transmits specific parts onto a canvas in a screen printing process and further completes his works with oil paint.
Christian Manss was born in 1978 in Eisenach, studied in Leipzig, Germany, lived in Zurich early 2000 and now resides in Dresden, Germany since 2010.
The focus of his paintings is on animal boundaries, the marking of zones, surfaces and signs in the urban landscape. In a mixture of photography, collages, graphics and painting, he puts together existing natural conditions to form a new painting collage. The result is the "Urban Zoo".
He has exhibited in Switzerland and Germany. His artwork has been acquired by the Weisman Art Foundation and Museum.
Born on September 26, 1971, in Helena, Arkansas, Johnny Taylor grew up in and around Memphis, Tennessee. Early inspirations were MAD Magazine, Star Wars, and the rock band KISS—an art/film/music troika of influences that would remain consistent.
Taylor began painting as a student at the University of Memphis (BFA, Art History, 1996). Showing paintings regularly, he has not strayed far from the hard-edged cartoon style that marked his initial efforts. Primarily painted in acrylics, Taylor’s output has tapered somewhat from his earlier, dizzyingly prolific period.
Raul de la Torre was born in Barcelona, Spain and currently resides in Los Angeles. Experimentation with different materials, textures and techniques in each of the paintings has been a point of discovery and a major part of his artwork.
The major motivation for the idea behind his recent series CIUTATS was his city of origin, Barcelona, its infrastructure and architecture which is unique among the cities of the world and easily recognizable. His attraction to the great cities of the world and the urban life was the incentive to portray other cities such as Tokyo and Paris. His artworks portray the different aspects of the cities as a human creation with their different levels of physical and social existence.
About Artspace Warehouse
Artspace Warehouse (artspacewarehouse.com) is one of the world's leading galleries for savvy contemporary art collectors. Founded over thirty years ago in Basel, and now with galleries in Cologne, Zurich and Los Angeles, Artspace Warehouse specializes in guilt-free international urban, pop, graffiti, photo and abstract art.
Collectors find it appealing to buy a piece of original art at the same price as designer clothing and derive pleasure from it every day in their surroundings. New paintings arrive weekly and the selection varies all the time.