Raking Light ProjectsTattoo // Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012
Raking Light Projects is an online contemporary art gallery that specializes in the sale of original art and collectible prints created by skilled tattoo artists. Based in Los Angeles, CA, the online gallery exhibits artwork from an array of internationally recognized artists with a background in or relationship to tattooing. Raking Light Projects went live in March 2012 with an exhibition of works created exclusively for the website by artists Guy Aitchison, Jondix, Timothy Hoyer, Bert Krak, Carlos “WENT” Rodriguez and Derrick Snodgrass…
Founded by Curator/Creative Director and veteran tattoo artist Eddy Deutsche and entrepreneur Andrew Fingerhut, Raking Light Projects aims to bridge the creative values of tattooing and fine art. By providing high-quality original artwork and collectible prints from some of today’s most talented tattoo artists, Raking Light Projects will serve as a platform where art appreciators can come to fuse their love of tattoos, visual culture and creative expression.
The idea for Raking Light Projects unfolded during conversations that Eddy and Andrew had during the tattooing process. A longtime art enthusiast and collector, the walls of Eddy’s tattoo studio are covered with paintings and other original artwork. Desperate for a distraction from the pain of being tattooed, Andrew would engage Eddy in lengthy dialogues about the background and artistic merit of these works. Gradually and organically the idea for creating an advocate-oriented platform for tattoo artists to pursue their creative aspirations became a reality. Says Andrew, “the initial concept for Raking Light has changed quite a bit since our early conversations, and I expect we will continue to evolve as we move forward.”