Bonifacio Global City, Manila, Philippines
LeBasse Projects is proud to announce our partnership with the Bonifacio Arts Foundation (BAFI). For the second year in a row, Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Manila, Philippines has been the host of the artBGC Mural Festival, a weeklong event featuring a mix of international and local artists painting across the district.
International artists participating in 2016 include Andrew Schoultz, Bunnie Reiss, Pastel FD, HotxTea and Dog and Pony who were joined by local artists Kris Abrigo, Trip63, KFK Collective and Archie Oclos, as well as filmmakers, Lostman’s Collective and photographers Shutterpanda.
Developed by LeBasse Projects with the support of BAFI, artBGC is much more than just a set of murals adorning Manila’s urban landscape, but the event has created an educational platform to enhance the arts and culture awareness of the community. With artBGC 2016, LeBasse Projects aims to showcase the inclusive nature of public art by creating murals and installations that can be enjoyed by the entire city of Manila as well as an international audience.
What sets Bonifacio Global City apart from most mural sites is the unique backdrops as canvases. With a unique set of architectural elements, including massive firewalls on nearly every building, BGC is left with one of the largest collection of massive flat walls in the world. Once part of the main Philippine Army Camp, BGC has become the newest Financial District of Metro Manila. With its unique architecture and design, this robust cosmopolitan neighborhood makes it an ideal opportunity for murals and public art.
By adding curated public art, LBP is helping to transform Bonifacio Global City into a destination for the arts with its collection of some of the largest massive scale murals in the world – turning the city into a public mural museum.
The new murals have been added to those from artBGC 2015 artists FAILE, Cyrcle, Kristin Farr, akaCorleone, Nate Frizzell, Drew Merritt, Egg Fiasco and Anjo Bolarda.
Video by: Lostman's Collective
Platform, Culver City
PLATFORM is the reimagining of a four acre 1960s Los Angeles auto dealership into a creative collection of eight different spaces connected by meandering gardens. The Runyon Group purchased the properties in 2010 and initiated a careful restoration of the existing structures while adding several landmark new buildings to the campus.
The project features a curated mix of the most special and unique chefs, merchants, and creative companies from around the world in a one of a kind architectural setting.
LeBasse Projects selected artist Jen Stark to create a visually striking mural on PLATFORM's parking structure. The Culver City mural, "Technicolor Drip" will be Stark's largest work to date and her first mural for Los Angeles. The Stark mural has already become an iconic mural to Culver City, marking the entrance to both Downtown Culver City and the Arts District.
Location: 8850 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA
Video By: Blaine Suque
About The Artist
American artist Jen Stark was born in Miami, Florida in 1983 and received her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2005, majoring in a BFA in fibers with a minor in animation. Although Stark is most recognized for her paper sculptures, she has explored a variety of media including wood, paint, plexi and animation.
Stark has exhibited globally with major shows in NYC, Los Angeles, Miami, Washington DC, Chicago, Seattle, Thailand and Canada. Her work is included in the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Permanent Collection, The Goldman Collection, the West Collection, the Microsoft Art Collection, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale and the Museum of Contemporary Art Miami among others.
Stark lives and works in Los Angeles.
ArtCenter College of Design
LeBasse Projects is excited to announce our participation in “OUTSIDE/IN :: The Ascendance of Street Art in Visual Culture," a group exhibition at Pasadena's ArtCenter College of Design. Co-curated by art educator and writer, G. James Daichendt and produced by LeBasse Projects in conjunction with ArtCenter, the exhibition showcases mural-sized paintings by renowned artists including: RISK, Kenny Scharf, Shepard Fairey, James Jean, Geoff McFetridge, Jeff Soto, CHASE, Cryptik, David Flores, Olivia Bevilacqua and Jeanne Detallante.
"OUTSIDE/IN" spans the entire ArtCenter Campus between both the Hillside and South Campus locations – the first multi campus exhibition for the school.
Opening Reception: Thursday, Oct. 8th 6-10pm
Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery
1700 Lida St. (Hillside Campus) Map
Hutto-Patterson Exhibition Hall
870 S. Raymond Ave (South Campus) Map
Exhibition runs through: Oct 8th - Jan 10th, 2016
For information about the exhibition, please visit ArtCenter
Times Square, Hong Kong
LeBasse Projects is excited to announce 'HAPPY TOBY TO YOU!', a grand celebration of Gary Baseman's iconic character Toby. 2015 marks Toby’s 10th year as a formal artwork, blurring the lines of fine art and toy culture. For over a decade, Toby has been a faithful friend and travel companion to Gary Baseman and to the entire world, experiencing multiple cultures and lands with an open heart and mind.
International multi-disciplinary artist Gary Baseman debuts Toby’s birthday celebration at Hong Kong Times Square, a cultural destination, in a city rich with toy history and contemporary art. The exhibition includes a view into the original 2005 painting exhibition “For the Love of Toby', a history of Toby’s travels around the globe, and a new sculptural installation featuring Toby’s birthday party with his dear friends.
This new work is an exemplary example of Baseman’s pervasive art, blending media and disciplines. For three decades, the artist has shown the seamless way in which his many characters exist for varied purposes and audiences.
'HAPPY TOBY TO YOU!' welcomes everyone to join the birthday party….
Gary Baseman, 'HAPPY TOBY TO YOU!'
Hong Kong Times Square
1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
May 21st - June 11th, 2015
HAPPY TOBY TO YOU! is co-produced by LeBasse Projects and Hong Kong Times Square.
For additional information or press inquires, please contact Kim Luangraj via Mail@LeBasseProjects.com
About the Artist:
Los Angeles-based Gary Baseman explores the “beauty of the bittersweetness of life” through painting, performance, film and fashion. Current projects include a collaboration with COACH ready-to-wear for the Spring 2015 Collection; a documentary “Mythical Creatures” about his family heritage; and a traveling retrospective that started in the United States in 2013 and continues at the K11 Art Museum in Shanghai through March 2015.
Baseman’s multifaceted career includes illustration for clients including the New York Times, Rolling Stone, and the Wall Street Journal and the bestselling board game Cranium; as well as animation for which he created the Emmy and BAFTA award-winning ABC/Disney series “Teacher’s Pet.” Baseman with his dynamic and abundant imagination continues to cross media platforms addressing both light and serious subject matter – fitting for today’s complex global society, where art reaches all from the digital and commercial realms to museums and beyond.
Art Basel Miami Beach
Art Basel Miami Beach 2013
Societe Perrier x Meryl Pataky
LeBasse Projects managed the curatorial art direction for Societe Perrier's annual artist collaboration at Art Basel Miami Beach. LBP selected San Francisco-based artist Meryl Pataky to debut a unique installation in a collaboration with Perrier. Composed of brightly colored miniature neon palm trees, the sculptures are part of a 20-piece installation titled, ‘Played Out.’ The new body of work creatively examines the ubiquitous presence of both palm trees and neon light throughout Miami.
For more information about Meryl Pataky’s work, check out this article via Societe Perrier.
Harbour City, Hong Kong
Tomokazu Matsuyama :: 'Sky Is The Limit'
LeBasse Projects opens 'Sky is the Limit,' an exhibition by Tomokazu Matsuyama in collaboration with Harbour City, Hong Kong.
This summer, Tomokazu Matsuyama will join the list of artists who have been invited to showcase their monumental works in Harbour City, Hong Kong, one of the largest business complexes in Asia. The list includes celebrated American artist KAWS, Japanese master Yayoi Kusama, Chinese artist Yue Minjun, as well as Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman.
For this exhibition curated by LeBasse Projects, Matsuyama has produced not only his largest outdoor sculpture - but the largest sculpture ever exhibited at Harbour City. Titled, 'Sky Is The Limit' and reaching 6.5 meter-high (21.5 feet), his stainless steel sculpture embodies Matsuyama's homage to the city of Hong Kong, where Eastern and Western cultures merge. The inspiration for Matsuyama's sculpture draws from various subjects in Art History, past and present, and high and low culture. Such subjects include the 19th century oil painting, "Napoleon Crossing The Alps," Hokusai's drawing of a samurai warrior riding a horse, American Playmobil toys as well as the Japanese manga, Yu–gi Oh!.
The sculpture is surrounded by Matsuyama's design for the entire Ocean Terminal, featuring an array of the artists' painting and pattern wrapping the walls, columns and stairs of the entrance to Harbour City. The monumental 'Sky is the Limit' sculpture will also be complimented by an exhibition of eight new canvas paintings and a smaller sculptural work located inside the Harbour City Gallery.
The overall installation will be a visual landmark, greeting the hundreds of thousands of daily visitors to Harbour City for the remainder of the summer.
Tomokazu Matsuyama, 'Sky is the Limit'
Ocean Terminal at Harbour City, Hong Kong
August 15th - September 10th, 2014
For additional inquiries or preview please contact Kim@lebasseprojects.com
About the Artist:
Matsuyama was born in Tokyo in 1976 and received his MFA in Communications Design from the Pratt Institute (NY). He has had solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Luxembourg, Tokyo including his most recent at Rauchauer Institute at Harvard University and the Katzen Arts Center in Washington D.C. His works also has included in group shows at Japan Society in New York and Mesa Contemporary Arts Center in Arizona among many others. His work can be seen in the public collections of the Cosmopolitan Hotel Group (NV) and the Royal Family (Dubai, UAE), The Standard Hotel (Andre Balazs Group). He lives and works in Brooklyn.
As part of the Contrast Series, LeBasse Projects and Industry Partners recently invited LA based artists, CYRCLE to create five new murals in Culver City, CA. The murals can been seen throughout the multi-building campus, located between 10319 - 10381 Jefferson Blvd.
Video by : Two Dollars Please
About the Artist:
'Boundaries' is one word that is kept out of CYRCLE's extensive vocabulary. CYRCLE refuses to define themselves by the constraint of labels. This collective of street artists, graphic designers and traditional fine artists has been developing their own language for the past three years. In that brief time, CYRCLE has made a massive impact on the street and gallery scene, quickly gaining the respect of the international art community. Working across a variety of media, CYRCLE does it all. From investigating form and function to encouraging participation, CYRCLE challenges and embraces the full spectrum of what art can be
About The Contrast Series:
LeBasse Projects and Industry Partners are collaborating to present the Contrast Series, an ongoing series of murals and art installations across Los Angeles. Industry Partners, a Santa Monica based real estate services firm, and LeBasse Projects developed the idea of the Contrast Series in order to begin building cultural value into the fabric of neighborhood and community properties being developed.
The Contrast Series will include an international roster of artists who will be invited to paint murals across some of the most desirable property locations and creative work spaces in the city.