Renelle White Buffalo, pictured, painted her mural at Club Los Globos in Silver Lake. (Carlos Torres Garzon)
The second mural unveiling from Red Bull Latagráfica Edición II took place Saturday at Los Globos in Silver Lake. It showcased the mural and art work from South Dakota-native Renelle White Buffalo.
The showcase was one of many upcoming Red Bull sponsored art shows that hopes to draw attention towards Latin American artists within the Los Angeles community. The event also featured authentic Mexican food and drinks and music from singer-songwriter Irene Diaz.
White Buffalo said she completed the impressive mural, which stretches around the front of Los Globos, in less than a week. She stated that the task was not easy, and she had to remain very focused to see it done. She used a lift to hoist her up and combined an array of beautiful colors.
Inside the venue, her canvases were on display in and around the bar and stage. Drawing from elements of Native American culture and abstract art, White Buffalo’s style is a colorful, multi-layered triumph and truly quite unique. There is a feeling of history and story in each painting. With a very clever selection of colors and shapes, White Buffalo’s art brings you face-to-face with a forgotten and mystical Native America.
Red Bull correspondents at the event related that they are looking forward to a year’s worth of art shows that will spotlight local Latin artists. They want these events to shine on their own without all the traditional high profile presentation we expect from a big business like Red Bull. Their goal is for these shows to stand on their own, through the merits of the artist, and not because of the sponsorship behind.
The demonstration of talent was more than welcomed at Los Globos and White Buffalo’s work is proof that Red Bull is on to something very innovative and special.
DJ La Muy Muy set the tone at the beginning of the show and to cap off a spectacular afternoon of art, Diaz performed a set of beautiful acoustic pieces. With two other accompanying musicians, Diaz captivated the audience with her sultry voice and melodic rhythms.
The art display also brought together a surprising mixture of young professionals, who are the key ingredient in making any art event a success.
It was refreshing to see new artistic talent and to see a big business like Red Bull behind it all, is a good indicator that great local artwork is not lost.
The next mural, which is by Chris Sanchez, will be revealed in mid-March.