South Park Art Salon: Mysterious Origins


From 6:30pm-8:30pm

March 30th 2016 



PYO Gallery

1100 S Hope St #105, Los Angeles, CA 90015


Each month we will feature a selected topic that a celebrity moderator andartists will discuss.  

Specialty wine tasting and a social mixer to follow. To inspire, and stimulate conversations about the creative landscape.  

Limited availability for the first 50 ppl, so RSVP @


MARCH 30TH 2016:



Roger Gastman


Kristofferson San Pablo / Vacancy Projects


In my latest body of work, I present a specific reassignment of my ongoing study of 1990s cultural agency as its imagery pertains to power and repetition in contemporary painting and culture.  Pulled from the treasury of cultural land-marking is the alternative life I have reformatted in my drawings, paintings & installations, recasting key elements and removing others, while emphasizing the (over saturated) unconscious repetition of status and changeability in visual terms.   

In a combination of influences such as childhood television shows such as The Simpsons and the saturated/shaky hand-drawn nature of the1990s MTV era aesthetics, art history’s ongoing influence also seeps through the media culture cracks.  My interests in artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Richard Prince, David Hockney and Karen Kilimnik become transparent in this recent body of work, as well as my love for the painting styles of 17th century French painter Francois Boucher and Spanish painter Francisco Goya.

My newest works deal with the reassignment or removal of known iconography in popular imagery (Nirvana’s Nevermind album cover, The Simpsons, etc.), they rely on the underground/bootlegged versions of media milestones to transform the conditions in which they were previously used.  By removing & adjusting specific properties to create a gap where certainty would typically exist, a space opens to further develop my interest in appropriation as practice, while supporting my efforts and interest in variation in painting.   With this iconic remixing of the popular imagery, whether once met with approval or rebellion during their original circulation, have now become emblematic within the tradition of painting. 

(See bio below)


B. Manila, Philippines.  

Currently lives & works in Los Angeles, CA.



MFA (Master of Fine Arts). Art Center College of Design. Pasadena, CA.

BA (Bachelor of Arts). California State University San Bernardino. San Bernardino, CA.