MCA DAY 2016 Artists Gregory Siff and Sebastian Piras

Up next we have artist Gregory Siff collaborating with Sebatian Piras, submitting together from West Hollywood, CA.

About the artists, in their own words:

I am painter that was born in Brooklyn and lives and works in Los Angeles. I love what I do and do it every day!  Here are some of my highlights…

Artist Gregory Siff was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1977. He lives and works in Los Angeles. His artworks are included in Swizz Beatz’s The Dean Collection, Deitch Projects, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Siren Studios and in the Google HQ Collection to name a few. Siff’s recent exhibitions include “Portrait of an American Ice Cream Man,” 4AM Gallery (2016), “Walls,” Pacific Design Center (2015); Scope: Miami (2012); “Matter of Time,” Gallery Brown (2012), “There & Back,” Siren Studios x The Art Reserve (2012). His work was included in the Museum of Modern Art MoMA PS1 in Klaus Biesenbach’s “Rockaway!” as well as a mural in the ACE Museum for non-profit The Art of Elysium with Christie’s Auction House. He was selected by Vans Custom Culture to be one of their “Art Ambassadors” inspiring students across the United States to embrace their creativity. His hand painted custom Vans were on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art. He has done commissions and installations for Mercedes Benz, Helmut Lang, Marc Jacobs, The Standard, Sotheby’s, Bonham’s, Warner Bros. Records and Pyer Moss.

I grew up with my best friend Andrew listening to the BBoys in high-school feeling so cool. Their music gave us a walk that nothing could stop. I knew that all the beautiful girls loved the way they rocked. I knew they dressed in a step all their own and I was taken by the presence of three best friends giving their all.  We saw them rock Nassau Coliseum in the round, in all their chaos at Lollapalooza and tried to make videocassette movies as great as their hilarious Sabotage steez ways, They represent my best friend, and a life that is happy in music and art.  MCA, the sage, the wizard, the man behind the scenes and in front at the same time. I just painted a mural for Stephan Berghoff, who has photos with MCA in Vietnam in the tribute this year. Photographer Sebastian Piras shared the photos he took of the Beasties and MCA with me and I painted my style on it. I hope to share them and his memory with everyone.

Keep up with Gregory Siff at http://www.gregorysiff.com and check out their awesome collaborations below!

 

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