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From WATER & WOOD – the art of Gyotaku!

Watch Brandon Nonaka share the art form known as Gyotaku. Brandon gave this demo at the Water & Wood show in February.

Gyotaku dates back to 18th century Japan. Before the invention of cameras and photography, Japanese fishermen invented Gyotaku to record trophy catches.

The non-toxic water-based acrylic ink washes off with water to ensure that the fish will not be wasted and can be safely consumed after printing. The beauty of Gyotaku allows the fish to be enjoyed not only as a meal, but immortalized as a work of art that can be enjoyed for years to come. Gyotaku is a snapshot of an experience and an expression of eternal life.

Come by Resin Gallery in Hermosa Beach to see more incredibly cool art being created and shown. Open to the public most days from 10am-4pm.

Jonmar – Pierce The Veil is “unreal”!

Check out Jonmar’s show – Pierce The Veil – at Resin Hermosa from Jan. 19-25. See the amazing AR (augmented reality) art at www.ar.gallery

Artist Jonmar is unveiling a new art exhibit that is both awe-inspring and mind-bending. John is a world class painter, app developer, published storyteller, animator, inventor, musician, and all around modern-day Renaissance Man in the purest sense of the word. The mastery of his skillsets over decades, now culminates into the first transdimensional art exhibit ever in South Bay.

The exhibit will feature more than a dozen interactive paintings. Through augmented reality (AR), Jonmar’s mixed media paintings come to life through iphones and idevices – piercing the veil into another dimension of storytelling and stunning visual experience. Some paintings – once they are activated by your handheld device – come to life by showing you the entire painting process: watch the canvas turn blank and see every single step of the painting’s life from beginning through completion. Other paintings drop you into an immersive world, where you are literally transported to another environment when you look around the room. Other paintings go even further, and they tell original stories of wonder, wisdom, and beauty that are authored by Jonmar as well.

There are no words that we can muster to do justice to this experience. It is jaw-dropping and noteworthy, and will be on display for only a week in January.


Our purpose is to support and serve the South Bay visual arts community.  We want to help connect the artists, audience, students, and venues in Hermosa Beach and surrounding areas to help contribute to a thriving art community.  If you are a local artist, enthusiast, art student, retailer, or simply a lover of the arts – please reach out to us at hello@HBArtistCollective.org.  We’d love to hear your ideas, feedback, and embrace your participation.

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