Crewest is proud to announce our featured artist for November: George Yepes

If you don't know his work, then you've never walked around Boyle Heights or East Los and seen some of his epic murals. Or maybe you don't like to watch movies by Robert Rodriguez or Quentin Tarantino, who use his artwork extensively throughout their films including for movie poster designs.

In any case, his work is here for the full month of November starting this coming weekend Nov.6th. So come by and take a look first hand at some incredible painting skills by this modern day master. If you can't make it to Downtown LA this month, then check out these online picks of paintings created exclusively for Crewest.


Double-Barrel Shotgun Sugar Skulls #1
G.Yepes © 2010
Title: "Double-Barrel Shotgun Sugar Skulls #1"
Acrylic on Canvas 40" h X 30"w

Double-Barrel Shotgun Sugar Skulls #2
G.Yepes © 2010
Title: "Double-Barrel Shotgun Sugar Skulls #2"
Acrylic on Canvas 40" h X 30"w

Blue Catrina #1
G.Yepes © 2010
Title: "Blue Catrina #1"
Acrylic on Canvas 20" h X 16"w

Red Catrina #1
G.Yepes © 2010
Title: "Red Catrina #1"
Acrylic on Canvas 20" h X 16"w each.

"La Pistola y El Corazon"
G.Yepes © 2010
Title: "La Pistola y El Corazon"
Acrylic on Canvas 47" h X 35"w

George Yepes Biography:

George Yepes. "Muralist and Painter Yepes is Los Angeles' greatest
living Baroque artist".

Marc B. Haefele, Writer

George Yepes face

"When it comes to sheer touch that combines beautiful control over line
and brushwork, yet seemingly spontaneous expression,
George Yepes is among the best. His darkly romantic excess can't help
but make you think he would have been Dante Gabriel
Rossetti's (1828 - 1882, London, England), equal among the
Pre-Raphaelites. But these saints and sinners are hardly a throwback.
Yepes' painting has a visual density and suggestiveness that is as
tantalizing to the intellect as it is arresting for the eye".

The Guide to over 450 Los Angeles Art Galleries and Museums

"Like Jacopo Robusti Tintoretto (1518 - 1594, Venice, Italy), George
Yepes has the ability to pull down from heaven the designs which God has
for humans
and paint them so people can discover through the paintings what they
are deaf to in words".

Dr. David Carrasco, Professor - History of Religions
Editor-in-Chief, Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures
Director, Moses Mesoamerican Archive and Research Project
Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America
Divinity School - Harvard University

Called "The City's Preeminent BadAss Muralist" (L.A. New Times - June 2000), and
named a "Treasure of Los Angeles" in 1997 by The Mayor and the Los
Angeles City Council, painter George Yepes: rises above and beyond the Los Angeles genre with a refined
renaissance bent. From religious iconography to erotica, Yepes brings a confidence and knowledge of his craft imbued with a contemporary street sense that combines the best of both worlds, where bravado meets classical standards.

Yepes' paintings are in forty museum collections and have been collected by a widely diverse audience, from
Sean Penn & Madonna, Cheech Marin, Patricia Arquette, Anthony Keidis, Quentin Tarantino,
and Robert Rodriguez. His Warner Bros. album cover for Los Lobos titled "La Pistola y el Corazon" is published as
one of the 'One Hundred Best Album Covers of All Time'.

Hollywood Actresses Salma Hayek, Eva Longoria, and Patricia Arquette have modeled for Yepes paintings.
Also Antonio Banderas and Johnny Depp were painted by Yepes for the El Mariachi Trilogy, “Mexico and Mariachis”.

From "Solamente Salma 2006"; "Grind House 2007"; and now "Machete 2009" staring Robert De Niro;
Jessica Alba; Lyndsay Lohan; Danny Trejo; and Cheech Marin:
George Yepes and movie director, Robert Rodriguez (with Quentin Tarantino):
creative giants each in his own rite, have combined their formidable force of talents
and given life to new collaborative artworks. Like Vampires robbing liquor stores from dusk till dawn,
George Yepes and Robert Rodriguez communicate with each other as they communicate with the world: with Two- Smokin' Barrels.

 GeorgeYepes Crewest

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