Saturday night I stopped by HVW8 for the Noah Butkus show and boy was it rad. The exhibit was called Slippery People and featured a bunch of huge 5′ x 6′ paintings as well as some smaller, super detailed drawings. Unfortunately I was dumb and forgot my real camera at home so the iPhone pics above will have to suffice. What I love about Noah’s work is how oddball it is. To me it looks like somewhere between old skateboard artwork and something Mobius would make. It’s refined and fucked up all at the same time. Plus I haven’t really seen anyone creating work like this these days, so it’s refreshing to see such a unique style these days.
Not sure how long the show runs but if you’re in Los Angeles be sure to stop by and take a peak.