With the fairly recent explosion street art in the art buying industry, the Crewest Gallery is “OG,” when it comes to galleries formally displaying this urban art form. Located on the brink of the Old Bank District, Crewest features a variety of underground artists seeking to expose the raw beauty of street art and graffiti.
Crewest will be celebrating their 9 Year Anniversary this Thursday at the Artwalk. Their newest exhibition, “No Biters Aloud” will feature artists who have been painting graffiti for over 30 years. Check them out over on 110 Winston during the May Artwalk on May 12th. Crewest artists create with a variety of media ranging from watercolor to aerosol, to photography and mixed media. They seem to have one central commonality though, and that is capturing the defeated parts of Los Angeles and making it into passionate art.
As an LA native myself, the Crewest work resonates with me deeply. When I walk under an old bridge and there is graffiti all over it, I can appreciate that someone expressed themselves through that and it’s art. Crewest graffiti art has a purpose: Allowing their art to mean something to the rest of the LA.