Odlaw’s Solo Show at LAB ART Gallery

Minx_odlaw-9299LAB ART Gallery, the largest street art gallery in the world, is currently home of Where is Odlaw?, the buzzed about solo exhibition by artist Odlaw.

Odlaw is a painter known for his focus on the pop art perspective.  Growing up in the Seattle area always gave him inspiration to express his creative mind. As the rain poured down many days of the year, so did his creative vision. He would spend long days and nights indoors drawing and painting.As a child, he was interested in finding Waldo, just like the rest of us, but as an adult, he wanted to know who he was as opposed to where he was.

In 2010, Odlaw started to paint Waldo onto canvases. He had clear influences from pop artists such as Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and Murakami. He wanted to paint Waldo in a way nobody had seen before. He said to himself, “Why not create Waldo’s story through a pop art perspective?”. Odlaw’s Waldo pieces were an instant hit. After word spread, he began making pieces for celebrities Steve Aoki, Amber Rose, and Dan Bilzerian to name a few.

The collection, “Where’s Odlaw?” consists of 2 main series. The “Black on Black Series” and the “Postage Stamp Series”, both exclusively created just for my first solo show titled “Where’s Odlaw?”

To kick off this exhibition and celebrate the mind of Odlaw, LAB ART Gallery hosted a special, private grand opening reception. Guests enjoyed beverages by Popwater, light bites by Berri’s Café, and sounds by DJ William Lifestyle.

Where is Odlaw is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 11 AM to 5 PM. LAB ART Gallery is located at Lab Art Gallery, 217 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036. Shop LAB ART’s art collection in its entirety here.