CURATED BY NOWART LA
LUMINEX 2.O 

ABOUT LUMINEX 2.O

LUMINEX, the award-winning outdoor digital art exhibition, returned to the South Park District 
of DTLA on the evening of Saturday, September 17, 2022. Our over 20,000 visitors joined us as we lit up the streets with incredible works by 12 internationally acclaimed and emerging artists. The FREE outdoor digital art exhibition set to transform DTLA through augmented reality installations and immersive artworks. For more details visit luminexla.com.

LUMINEX 2.0: Projected Realities explores the meaning of ‘Projected’ in step with the artists’ perceived ‘Realities’ – addressing the medium itself, attributing their emotion or desire to the audience, promoting a particular image or view, and providing commentary based on forecasts of data and trends. Through augmented reality (AR) installations, immersive and responsive artworks, a digital drone activation, live performances, sound and live video feeds, cultural consumers will traverse between IRL and virtual realities.

Check out www.luminexla.com for this year’s line-up of artists who are leading the digital art scene here in LA.

COMMISSION BY APPLE
A PORTRAIT OF ISABEL ROJAS-WILLAMS

This is a piece commissioned by Apple, in a mural, on the outside of the new gorgeous Apple Tower Theatre showcasing 15 heroes of the local creative community in Los Angeles including this one I did of Isabel Rojas-Williams. Isabel was instrumental to the adjusting of ordinances governing murals on private property in Los Angeles.

ISABEL ROJAS-WILLIAMS  / 96" X 117" / APPLE TOWER THEATER, LOS ANGELES, CA

Opening week of the Apple Tower Theater, I was also invited to do a Live Art Session using iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, and Procreate in connection with Today at Apple.

FINALIST FOR THE 4TH STREET BRIDGE MURAL FOR LA ARTS DISTRICT BID (BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT)
'REVERB' (SKETCH)

REVERB (FINALIST SUBMSSION SKETCH) /10' X 80' / LOS ANGELES, CA

The Arts District is embodied as an individual; a figurative instrument of recreation honoring the artists & creatives that had the forethought & the vision to take an area that had been tossed aside & turn it into a space that nurtures innovation. A place for creative expression to thrive. As for the ‘fembots’ emanating from the woman, they represent something that has always impressed me about the Arts District: Not only have the artist & creatives that have cultivated the culture made an impact on LA, but their influence has had a domino affect on many parts of the world. We even see this through so many incredible artists, galleries, & museums that have been drawn from all over and decided to make a home here in the LA Arts District. Upon commission of this piece, I would have added an augmented reality aspect to it where a viewer could use a QR code with their device to create an immersive experience.

LIVE MURAL PAINTING + ART ACTIVATION FOR ANGEL CITY BREWERY
'BRIDGE'

BRIDGE (Interactive Live Mural) /10' X 12' / LOS ANGELES, CA

Many of us who have experienced a loss, failure, or disappointment sometimes need a reminder that just because we’ve had that experience doesn’t mean that our life will always be that way. To help with this, I added an interactive component to one of my last murals.The first 150 people that came to the event took an egg filled with safe powdered pigment and wrote their latest concern, failure, or worry on the egg. Then they threw their eggs against the wall of the mural. So together we put away all of those frustrations and made something new out of it as I incorporated the colored pigment thrown at the wall into the design of the mural. Hearing many of the conversations spoken after everyone threw their worries away helped create the title of this piece. (Final Photo of the finished mural below)

BRIDGE / 12' X 10' / ANGEL CITY BREWERY, LOS ANGELES, CA

MURAL PAINTING FOR URBAN RADISH
'SYMPATHETIC STRINGS'

SYMPATHETIC STRINGS /16' X 14' / URBAN RADISH, LOS ANGELES, CA

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