Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Art for show at Known Gallery

It's been a great week of little sleep and lots of painting....couldn't ask for much more! Here's a preview of some of the pieces I will be showing along with Lady Mags at our show at Known Gallery this weekend.

 'Elegance' by Alynn-Mags

 'Demure Flower' by Amandalynn

 'Rosie' by Alynn-Mags

'Stillness' by Alynn-Mags

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Alynn-Mags showing at Known Gallery Feb. 2

This coming Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 Amandalynn and Lady Mags ( ALynn-Mags ) will be having new work exhibited at Known Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. They will be accompanied by the very talented and prolific, Jamie Oliver and Lucien Shapiro . 

Amandalynn is a long time San Francisco based Muralist, Fine Artist, Conservator, and Designer. Within her fine art, Amandalynn is recognized for her sensual portraits of seductive yet secretive women. Her street art murals reflect similar imagery, which she began painting in 2001 with the Seventh Letter crew.
 Lady Mags has been a graffiti writer since 2006, when she started painting tracksides in Chicago.  She has travelled extensively, painting graffiti wherever she goes.  Recently, Lady Mags has begun showing fine art in galleries across the United States. 
Together, Amanda Lynn and Lady Mags are Alynn-Mags productions: a street mural and fine art team.  Both artists are San Francisco Bay Area residents, and together they have over two decades of painting experience.  Alynn-Mags has been immediately recognized for their large scale spray paint and acrylic brush paint mural combinations found across the country. In their fine art collaborations, the duo also merges different mediums and techniques to create their pieces. Lady Mags often works with abstract watercolor imagery, which Amandalynn incorporates into  her detailed illustrations.
This will be the first time the team has exhibited their combined work within a gallery setting, and are honored to have their fine art debut held at the Known Gallery in Los Angeles


Lady Mags

'Anna May'

I just finished up one of my largest fine art pieces, which is titled 'Anna May'. The inspiration was derived from the Chinese-American silent film actress, Anna May Wong. This piece is 4' tall and 6' wide, painted in acrylic and metallic paints. I incorporated flowers that represent positive intentions within Chinese culture, as well as a strong Chinese dragon image. Anna May Wong was nicknamed the 'Dragon Lady' because of several films in which she depicted that character. This piece will be on display at Known Gallery in Los Angeles this coming Saturday, February 2nd, 2013.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Alynn-Mags in the tunnels: first pieces of 2013

2013 is starting off well.  Alynn-Mags finished a mural production in Oakland at a bus stop off of 2nd Ave. The duo were fortunate to be accompanied by the very talented, Lindsey Millikan, aka. Milli.  The three of them completed a new years mural in no time.
A week later, Lady Mags took Amandalynn (ALynn) down to the tunnels for Amanda's first spray piece.  She killed it! Mags sketched out some 'ALynn' letters, but Amandalynn filled and outlined herself.  Amazing work for a first time, the duo is getting stronger each day.  But the experience was not without some obstacles... Climbing into the creek proved to be a crisis, as the water was much higher than Mags remembered.  As soon as the ladies hopped in, water poured into their boots, freezing their feet. After hiking half a mile in a pitch black tunnel the two of them spent the rest of the time in waterlogged socks, pants, and boots.... makings of a very chilly experience, but all worth it in the end!  Here are a few pictures from their adventures.

Mural on 2nd Avenue in Oakland

Close Up Alynn

Alynn Helping Mags get water out of her shoe, and cutting off her wet tights.
Alynn posing in front of a Mags throwie

The scene

Alynn's first spray piece

Backwards Mags (Sgam)

The scene

Night time

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

New painting inspired by Anna May Wong

After completing my latest commission, I was re-enticed by the era of Silent film actresses once again. This time I am focussing my interests on Anna May Wong, the first Chinese American actress of the era to become an international star. I chose to surround her with powerful images from Chinese culture and key elements highlighting her career. I plan on painting this on a large 4'x6' canvas, my challenge of the New Year....

Anna May Wong