Niche.LA presents Motion
Niche.LA Video Art presents new works and video by Motion One
curated by Nic Cha Kim
LOS ANGELES, CA – From November 13th – December 6th, 2008, Niche.LA Video Art presents a collection of new works by LA artist Motion One as well as his video art debut Mear One – Live Art Experience, a video expression chronicling famed LA grafitti artist, Mear One.
MOTION was born as Ricardo Estrada in Los Angeles, CA in 1980. Growing up, he was your typical kid: video games, skating, chillin’ with the homies, and getting his ass wooped by his mom. He was bit by the graffiti bug in Jr. High. Once he got to high school, Ricardo started to socialize with all the other graff writers and he was taken under the wing of his fellow writers SODA and HECTIC.
Learning from 2 great artists, he quickly became well versed in various styles of art. Never having taken formal art lessons, his schooling in art came from the school of hard knocks. He asked many questions to fellow artists and experimented in various mediums. Before the spraycan was picked up, he had an airbrush in his hand. Introduced to him by his good friend HECTIC in September of 1994, he selected the airbrush as his tool of choice for his art. He took on the task of studying the world and his eyes opened up as if being reborn when he discovered new heroes: Salvador Dali, H.R Giger, and living legend MEAR ONE. These 3 artist have helped shape the artist that is MOTION.
Aside from art on canvas, he is also showcasing his artistic abilities in the world of cinematography. Recently completing his first film project entitled Mear One – Live Art Experience, Niche.LA Video Art will showcase Motion One’s first film in the screening room. Original air-brushed works by Motion will hang in the adjacent next door.
Niche.LA Video Art thanks 01 Gallery for inspiring this show.
Located at 453 Spring St. #443, LA, CA 90013 (www.niche.la), Niche.LA Video Art features an 18-seat private screening room and a mixed-media/video art gallery. A digital cooperation in the middle of Downtown LA, Niche.LA Video Art is owned by Gallery Row Founder, Nic Cha Kim, and video artist, Woody Wise.
Niche.LA Video Art
453 S. Spring St. #443, Los Angeles, CA 90013
November 13th, 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Additional viewings available Saturdays 12-5PM by appointment only.