HVW8 & BTS United Present:
DOUBLE KNOCK OUT
New Works by Charles Munka
(First US exhibition)
Saturday May 22, 7-10PM
DJ Sets by: Andrew Meza, Brainfeeder & Surprise Special Guests
HVW8 Art + Design Gallery
661 N. Spaulding Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Charles Munka Bio:
Also known as QUES, those familiar with Andrew Meza’s BTS and Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder collective, will recognize his work. A member of the French art crew, LCP United, Munka’s style is strongly influenced by hip-hop and the progressive L.A. beat scene. Using mixed media, Munkaâ€™s work captures a new style of art that blends more traditional aspects of graffiti and his identification with contemporary and historical imagery from film, video games and pop art.
He was widely recognized for his ‘Finest Elements’ series of animated representations of artists such as MF DOOM, Madlib, J Dilla, Flying Lotus and RZA, among other notable producers and MCs.
Munka has toured extensively throughout Asia, America and Europe creating his art live at Brainfeeder events and most recently, during Samiyam gigs in Korea and Shanghai.
Munka is currently coming off of an extremely successful art show in Kanazawa, Japan with Los Angeles based producer/artist, Teebs. The two displayed and collaborated on several pieces for the event, many of which are now in private collections.
For more work by Charles Munka, visit: http://www.lcp-united.com
Exhibit runs until Sunday – June 6, 2010