Lastplak is a group of around nine painters with different backgrounds and diverse skills. Our goal is to paint, no matter what surface, size or location. Our work can be found all over the world, but our homebase is Rotterdam, so that's where most of our stuff can be seen. Ja toch!
Last week OX-Alien, Boortorrie, the girls and CES 53 went to Los Angeles for the Lastplak show in the Found Gallery. Curator Jonny was so kind to pick us up, let us crash in his gallery and show us around town. We had some great Mexican dinners and adopted Tecate beers for that week. Due to a minor jetlag, the first day we were out allready at 06.00 am with our bermuda's on waiting for the sun to come out. Nearby on Sunset Ave. there was the great 24hrs. Tang's donut shop serving us steady recipe breakfast everyday. We checked out Hollywood Boulevard where everybody was getting their costumes for Halloween or debating on the elections and proposition 8. Later that week there was a huge Halloween block party where out of 300.000 people of course OX-Alien and CES 53 had to get arrested. Thanks to our diplomatic passports we could save 'em from holiday in Guantanamo Bay. We visited Venice Beach and the Big Geezerspreparing for their show they were having a week later. At Melrose we bothered all the shops and Scientology Church to paint their walls. In the end we got to paint the gallery's opposite neighbour's house and the 14-forty designers fence. In the meantime we put up our show at the gallery. A lot of works got stuck in the mail and got in, just in time for the opening. Customs had brutally cut up our " Arnold Swartenigger: "I'll be black"painting, but we were able to resize it on another frame. The opening was nice. Everybody was pretty hung over from Halloween the day before, but still took the effort to check out the show. Afterwards we went to a crazy, almost over, artists exhibition / party in a former brewery with a lot of mushroomheads and hippies hitting the chilum and watching deep sea documentaries. The view from the balcony on downtown L.A. was just as nice.The last days we spend doing some touristic stuff like climbing up the Hollywood hills for the famous view on L.A. and shopping for clothes and shoes offcourse. Then it was time to say goodbye and hit back to rainy holland. You can still check out the show till the end of november.
Boortorrie and Ox-Alien just got back from Los Angeles (Ces53 is still there, painting walls), later this week a report. Here already a few pictures of the some paintings that are now showing in the Found Gallery.