“I grew up here, so let me see if I can put my connection with LA into words. There are all of these emotions– there’s grief, there’s love, and there’s walking over the freeway passes on the bridge and feeling like it’s an ocean.”
~ Carmen Argote (b. 1981), multidisciplinary artist.
“LA as a city for an artist…the biggest stand out is its light and space. The influence of Southern California and LA specifically on my work has been around something cosmic, even new age– the way that those ideas are more welcomed and even propagated here than in other cities like New York, Paris, or London.”
~ MPA (b. 1980), installation and performance artist.
"I moved to LA because I thought it would be good for my work. These themes– the conflict and contradictions of Angelenos and the ecological crisis are in high relief. There is an audience– people here really care about these same issues and can connect with the work."
~ Sterling Wells (b. New York, NY), painter.