"Deva Loka: Los Angeles" A Solo Exhibition by Yoshitaka Amano
February 20th - March 13th, 2010
Opening reception: Saturday, February 20th, 7pm-10pm
Los Angeles, CA - LeBasse Projects is excited to present, Deva Loka Los Angeles, an exhibition of work from Japanese artist Yoshitaka Amano.
Legendary artist Yoshitaka Amano will make a rare U.S. appearance with his newest exhibit, DEVA LOKA, created especially for a U.S exhibition and named for the ancient Indian land of God. As an ode to his childhood love for American comics, culture and automobiles, Amano's latest breathtaking and vibrant pieces are boldly coated with auto paint and metallic glitter.
Amano is widely acclaimed for his work in animation and video games. He is renowned for designing the characters for the hit video game, Final Fantasy, as well as for anime films including Vampire Hunter D, Guin Saga, Final Fantasy, and Front Mission.
“Between the late 60's and the 70's, and during my early years in the art world, I was greatly influenced by American comic books and pop culture. I'd like to show my gratitude for the inspiration America gave me with this exhibit. With the theme of DEVA LOKA, all of my concepts and influences are able to come together, centered in one place. I hope everyone enjoys my show.” Deva Loka will be Amano's first major exhibition in Los Angeles.
About LeBasse Projects:
LeBasse Projects is a contemporary art gallery committed to showcasing the talents of a select group of international artists. Since opening its doors in Los Angeles? Culver City Arts District in 2007, LeBasse highlights emerging talent and is focused on developing the careers of a select group including Yoskay Yamamoto, Blaine Fontana, Nate Frizzell, Edwin Ushiro, Tessar Lo, Melissa Haslam, Alexandros Vasmoulakis, Thomas Doyle, Morgan Slade and more.
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