Monday, October 26, 2009

The Bean Man

To get my "study" on I usually go to Novel Cafe in downtown.  The groundworks coffee here is awesome-everything else not so much.  It's a little loft with a "indie-coffeeshop" feel, mediocre food, and questionable music. One thing I do love is that they feature local artists each month by placing their pieces on the walls. This weekend when I went I fell in love with "The Bean Man" paintings by Gaia Bracco an Italian artist now living in Los Angeles.



A few pictures of her work on the walls of Novel

Her snippet about her inspiration for The Bean Man reads:
"You were born alone and you will die alone. Whether you like it or not, loneliness escorts man during his entire life. We realize it during brief illuminating moments and ironically this loneliness makes us feel less alone,this emptiness is common to everyone. An intimate and deep space,completely white(or black)to be filled only with our thoughts,our secret hopes,our dreams. A starting point to look at ourselves, the perfect viewers."


"Party"


"Obama"


"Spotlight"

And my favorite (which I will be taking home):
 
"Falling Apart"

I don't know about you but I totally dig The Bean Man. 


28 comments:

  1. <3 what appropriate art for a coffee shop. to me that's the epitome of self-reflection time..

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  2. :D
    Thank you for this wonderful post. Hope to meet you soon, and drink a coffe together!
    Ciao!
    Gaia

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  3. I love this...its interesting bc I've often felt like we have to get used to lonliness since after all you are born alone and die alone. I say that a lot to myself in order to bear it. Its a universal feeling we all experience. Great art. -Rabs

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  4. SHE IS MY SISTER!

    I do not have a blog, a web site and neither I'm registerd in facebook, I use the computer only to read newspaper, and to see all that about her in the net, makes me...dizzy

    I'm in Tanzania nowadays, but looking foreward to come and share her expositions with you, lucky guys!

    isabella

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  5. whoa...I love this, my favorite is spotlight!

    What a great vision, and expression of the realities some of us often choose not to see fully.

    Yay for a great blog and great posts :)

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  6. Those drawings are quite fun. Very simple, but bold and to the point.

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  8. Love these images! you can find the best art in little cafes! :)
    magpie-girl.blogspot.com xx

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  9. oh i love these,amazing!! the spotlight and obama one is incredible!
    thank you for sharing
    xx
    marian

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  10. friggen awesome, agreed love the obama one!
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  11. I love this post, and hole-in-the-wall coffee joints. Because who needs Starbucks!

    Mmmmm, bean man :)

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  12. interesting pieces, I love to ponder while I'm at a coffeeshop. Great post!

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  13. So cool!! I love thoughtfully decorated coffee shops! xoxoxxo

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  14. Yea these are great and I really love the theme. Very much my style, and the ideas behind it are also very in tune. I really like how much theory is put into the paintings.

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  15. looks like a nice cafe, I love that they feature local art!

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  16. Love the bean man as well, can relate to clumsiness and fragility I guess haha :o). Looks like a great local cafe!

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  17. THE BEAN MAN ROCKS!

    One Love,
    Jowy
    www.iseejanemary.blogspot.com

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  18. I love those illustrations! There's something very quirky about them.. love it!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!
    girlwiththebowtie.blogspot.com

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  19. I LOVE them. The concept especially since at times I feel what they express.

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  21. that place looks and sounds wonderful! :) xx

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  22. I totally love 'party' and 'obama'! Thanks for sharing! great blog btw xxx

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  23. What a great way to support artists :)!

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  24. That "Spotlight" image is fantastic. I might need that in MY little DTLA-adjacent loft!

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