Many artists cut their milk teeth sketching nudes in some stuffed up little conservatory, but in Oakland it all begins spray painting down the â€œtrain tracksâ€. The result is art that is diverse, urban, and somehow more real than its gentile counterparts elsewhere. Temescal Art, Oakland Style is a short film about the alternative Oakland art scene and features artists such as Adam 5100 whose stencil-based spray painting is in this monthâ€™s Harpers Magazine. Presented by artist and skateboarder Lee Alonzo West the film is a celebration of the next generation of Bay Area artists.
The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011