Rich Pellegrino’s Perfectly Messy Portraits of Obscure Pop Culture Icons

Rich Pellegrino has a fantastic way of splattering paint and pigment all over the place in order to create vivid portraits of famous people and myths. He’s a fan favorite at galleries who have pop culture themed group shows, like Spoke Art in SF and Gallery1988 in LA. In fact, it just wouldn’t feel right to go to an exhibit based on any kind of film, comedian, or obscurely famous what-have-you without one of Pellegrino’s pieces in the space. His style is recognizable from across the room and he’s one of the few illustrators I’ve seen who employs a use of texture in his work that makes it pop up a little bit from the page even when it’s in the usual purchasing form of a print.

Living Between Worlds

LivingBetweenWorlds1Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters have a collaboration show featuring new sculptures and paintings as well as a pre-release of an exclusive toy and print.

The show opens tonight at Gallery1988 in Los Angeles from 6-10PM and runs until April 23rd.  Check below the cut for some previews of the works.  See you there!

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