TRAV: On Being Part of “The Sign of the Times”
Los Angeles-based painter TRAV is showing a new collection of paintings in his exhibit, “Sign of the Times,” which opens this Saturday, June 24th, 2017, at The Seventh Letter Gallery in Los Angeles. Originally a graffiti artist from Visalia, California, TRAV remembers seeing the freeways in Los Angeles as he would run around with his Grandfather and uncle who used to transport vehicles between car dealerships for a living. His mom would send him to stay with his grandparents in L.A. where he could get his hands on graffiti magazines and explore the giant scene in the city. These events impacted his focus on graffiti and eventually led him back into the city to make art.
In this new body of artwork, TRAV discusses the way the changing marketplace has collided with the way we live and his own practice. —Trina Calderon
June 21, 2017