Stevio...LA LA Lovin' It?

I'm British-born Chinese from Bristol, UK. I’m LA-based. I’m a hip hop aficionado. After 15 years in London I moved to LA to pursue a new career and outlook on life.

Back in the 80s I was a DJ. In the 90s I contributed to the world's first street style exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2011, I had my first interviews published. Today, I’m keeping busy with music, art, photos and writing.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Reas exhibition: "Make The Burden Lighter"

The new Reas exhibition closes this weekend. Reas's (aka Todd James) first solo show, entitled "Make My Burden Lighter," uses his childlike cartoons to comment and criticize world affairs and American foreign policy.

Expect to see semi-clad women, weapons, missiles, blood splatters and lots of red, white and blue colors! Just from the titles you get the gist: "We Rape The Night," "Secret Base," "Payload," "Blue Jet with Missiles," "Crazy Tanker," "Somali Cargo" and the largest piece called "Don't Stop Get It Get It."

Here's a bit of Reas's bio from art gallery Gering and Lopez: "Self-taught, James first made a name for himself as Reas in the 1980s underground graffiti culture of New York. He went on to design the logos for The Source as well as Mobb Deep, Redman, and the Beastie Boys. In 2000, he collaborated with Steve Powers and Barry McGee on the Street Market project that was shown at Deitch Projects, New York; Parco Gallery, Japan; and the Venice Biennale."

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