Adrien Edwards' Warehouse Collective
Adrien Edwards graduated from California State University Long Beach with a Bachelors in Fine Arts and is an active artist in Long beach. Edwards currently lives in Silverado Canyon and services Orange County, and the greater Los Angeles area handling and installing art.
Adrien is inspired by layering paint intuitively, which creates a history of improvisation. Using color, line and shape, there is an endless puzzle, or dance which ends abruptly, resulting in a painting.
IG handle: @halfeatenfish
Andreina Giron is a visual artist from Inglewood, who likes to make her Mexican and Salvadorian roots be known in her work. Graduated from California State University Dominguez Hills with a Bachelors in Art. Giron is currently an art assistant in South Central and has also been part of a Curatorial Internship with artist in residency at the Museum of Latin American Art.
Giron is inspired every day through her neighborhood, daily commute to work when she sees buildings/businesses that hold a special sentiment to her, and her memories growing up. These daily experiences are important especially because they are constantly changing and Giron does not want her or her community to forget them.
She strives to create art that will allow others to have a deep connection. It is also safe space that allows her to show vulnerability. Her fears also inspire her to make art and allow her to communicate those feelings visually. The constant reappearing of bugs and insects in her paintings are symbolic of constant anxiety. It is hard at times to speak out loud about traumas and the art speaks for her.
IG handle: @sediment_andyy @andyysart
For years I have been obsessed with animals, bones, taxidermy, and oddities of every kind. 2 years ago I bought a sheep brain wet specimen online and was intrigued on how this art was made and from there I started my own research on the making of this type of art. A few months later through instagram I came across my mentors page roadkillreno on instagram. They had a Patreon that I signed up for that showed me the basics from skinning, fleshing, mounting, and even bone maceration. It was such good help for starting my first projects. It wasn’t until maybe 6 months of working on my own when I was invited out to learn taxidermy in person with Reno. I am a very hands on learner to really get a hold on any subject or art. From there I went out to work on a few more projects with them and got more confident in my own work to finally start taking the risks to create art I have only imagined I would accomplish. Each new animal is a new experience and each brings a new challenge even if it is the same animal I have worked on before, no animal is the same as the last. I love what I do and give extensive care and love to every specimen I work on, whether it be from a coyote to a scorpion. Without people like me and you who create this art or purchase this art these animals would end up in landfills and forgotten about forever. That is why I do what I do, if I have any opportunity to save any part of an animal for art that means one more animal remembered and cherished rather than forgotten.
My name is Shira Tagle and my focus is in surrealism, horror, and the macabre for both sculpting and painting. I work with acrylic and other materials such as bone, insects, and botanicals.