E.L Gallery‘s art collections feature a unique and diverse fiction of art by these top artists: Banksy, Blek Le Rat, Risk, Taz, Defer, Mr. Brainwash, Shepard, Fairey, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Joan Miro, Salvador Dali, and many more!
Multi-talented fine artist, sculptor, and graffiti pioneer Kelly “RISK” Graval has been synonymous with the Los Angeles art community for decades. With a career spanning over 30 years, Risk has solidified his place in the history books as a world-renowned graffiti legend and contemporary artist. From his early days as a founder of the West Coast Graffiti movement to gallery and museum exhibits around the globe, Risk has transformed from a street artist to a rising star in the contemporary art world. His work has been shown in top galleries in LA, San Francisco, Toronto, New York, Miami, and London. His work has also been featured in major museum exhibits including the 2012 “Art In The Streets” at the LA MoCA and the hugely successful “Beyond The Streets” exhibits in Los Angeles and New York. Risk has been compared to the Ferus Gallery movement by art academia. “Being called the new generation of the Ferus movement is the biggest compliment anyone could give me. They have been a huge inspiration to me. I have had the opportunity to meet and work with some of the original Ferus Gallery artists, including his hero Ed Moses.”
Jim “TAZ” Evans
The art of Jim Evans, also known as TAZ, has been widely collected, exhibited, and disseminated worldwide. The Pop Portrait work was featured in successful exhibitions in the 1980’s at The Hansen Gallery in Beverly Hills, the legendary Zero One Gallery in Los Angeles, and Merrill Chase Gallery in Chicago.
Evans more recent work has been exhibited in New York at The Nyehaus Gallery, Metro Pictures, and Friedrich Petzel. In Los Angeles, his work has been featured in shows at Nye+Brown and Robert Berman galleries, as well as a two-man show at ICON L.A. Evans was invited to be part of an exhibition curated specifically for the city of Dallas at the WAAS Gallery, where it featured up and coming artists in graffiti and street art. Another show in Dallas, at Level Gallery, featured a selection from the 80’s Art Of The Pop Portrait.
Most recently, Jim “TAZ” Evans presented solo works, as well as collaborations with Kelly “RISK” Graval, at the Buckshot Gallery in Santa Monica, in a show titled, “Unconventional Forces. Evans was also invited to be part of the “Lucky 13” show at the Corey Helford Gallery, as well as having a one-man show of his rock poster work at the Mayfair Hotel’s Regime 72 Gallery, where he is part of the permanent installation. Evans’s work was also featured in the recent Art Life Gallery Street Dreams show, featuring, Risk, Saber, OG Slick, Defer, and Estevan Oriol.