What if We Just Called it “Taqueria?”

by flaunt

Twelve Artists Present Their Unseen Interpretations of CALIFUK, Because We Asked Them To


Daniel Joseph Martinez

“The British Have Landed; We Don’t Drink Tea In Los Angeles, WE RIOT! On The Occasion of The 50th Anniversary of The Watts Riots (Self Portrait),” (2013). Mamiya 7 II, Fujichrome Provia 100F, RDPIII 120. 44.5 x 37 x 2 inches. Courtesy the Artist and Roberts & Tilton Gallery, Los Angeles.

Los Angeles born-and-raised Daniel Joseph Martinez is a longtime advocate of the City of Angels. Working in photography, painting, and sculpture for three decades, Martinez’s work is held in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art New York. He is represented by Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles.


Charles Christopher Hill

“Color and Conceptual Tests,” (2015). Acrylic and paper on canvas. 10 x10 inches, 12 x 12 inches. Courtesy the Artist. Photo: Eric Minh Swenson.

Charles Christopher Hill is an American artist and printmaker. Hill attended the University of California Irvine alongside California art luminaries Ed Moses, Chris Burden, and Alexis Smith. Although he has been working in a minimalist vein for the last few decades, Hill’s newest work, which will show for the first time this fall, features layered newsprint and paint. He lives and works in Venice, CA.


Ryan Mosley

“Muybridge Leisure Suit,” (2014). Oil on linen. 215 x 154 centimeters. Copyright the artist. Courtesy Alison Jacques Gallery, London. Photo: Michael Brzezinski.

Painter Ryan Mosley trained at the University of Huddersfield and Royal College of Art, London. His work is part of the Arts Council Collection in the UK, the Saatchi Collection, and the Falckenberg Collection. The artist lives and works in London and Sheffield.



“Horizons,” (2015). Black inks on blotting paper. 33.5 x 24.5 centimeters. Courtesy the artist and Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles.

Eva Rucki, Conny Freyer, and Sebastien Noel have worked together as artist trio Troika since 2003. Their work is part of the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum London, The Art Institute of Chicago, MoMA New York and the Israel Museum. In 2014 Troika was selected to present their work “Dark Matter” at Unlimited, Art Basel. Currently, they live and work in London.


Paul Winstanley

“Man Asleep,” (2011). Oil on Linen. 122 X 85 Centimeters. Courtesy the Artist and 1301pe Gallery, Los Angeles.

Paul Winstanley is a realist painter who lives and works in London. His work is included in collections at Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and the British Museum in London.


Lewis Bush

“Borough,” (2015). Super opaque white screen print on black paper. 75 x 50 centimeters. Courtesy the Artist.

Lewis Bush is a London-based documentary photographer, writer, curator, and teacher. His photography and writing has been published by The Guardian, The British Journal of Photography, and BBC News.


Melissa Gordon

“Material Evidence (Tray)” (2014). Acrylic on linen. 60 x 70 centimeters. Courtesy the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York.

Painter and sculptor Melissa Gordon trained at De Ateliers, Amsterdam, and Cooper Union School of Art, New York. She lives and works in London.


Jessica Stockholder

“Hill,” (2013). Materials Unknown. 16 X 24 Inches. Courtesy the Artist and 1301pe Gallery, Los Angeles.

Up until 2011, sculptor and installation artist Jessica Stockholder worked as a director of Graduate Studies in Sculpture at Yale University. Active since the 1980s, her work has been exhibited at Dia Art Foundation, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and numerous institutes of prestige. She is currently the faculty chair of the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago.


Blanda Eggenschwiler

“Optimist,” (2015). 9 X 12 Inches. Ink, Ballpoint Pen, Acrylics, Marker and Collage on Paper. Courtesy the Artist.

Los Angeles and New York-based Blanda Eggenschwiler was born and educated in Switzerland before winning the Silas H. Rhodes scholarship to attend the School of Visual Arts in New York. Utilizing practices such as printmaking, painting, and drawing, Eggenschwiler was appointed as an Art Director at the New York Times after graduation.


Fiona Banner

“Mistah Kurtz—he Not Dead,” (2015). Materials Unknown. Dimensions Vary. Courtesy the Artist and 1301pe Gallery, Los Angeles.

English artist Fiona Banner’s work includes sculpture, drawing, and installation; text is the core of her oeuvre. Shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2002, in 2010, she produced new work for a Duveen Hall commission at Tate Britain.


Michael Genovese

Michael Genovese. “Search Query: Stereotypes,” (2015). Urethane on Canvas. 96 X 56 Inches. Courtesy the Artist and OHWOW Gallery, Los Angeles.

Formerly of Chicago, Michael Genovese now lives and works in Los Angeles. Combining practices as diverse as performance art, sculpture, and paint, his last exhibition at OHWOW Gallery featured large pieces containing cracks and fissures that could be considered eerily disconcerting for an audience that has chosen to perch itself on a faultline.