I believe that there are unseen patterns and structures that exist in multiple dimensions across this universe, and others, surrounding, connecting and influencing everything in the material and non-material realms. My aim as an artist is to capture the essence of those unseen structures and bring them forth into the visible physical world in the form of colors, images and patterns.
Shan Ogdemli • Art and ZO have so many complementary and synchronous creative nexuses, that working together, just naturally segued into an affiliation. We are honored to have Shan onboard as our Hollywood City Curator (where she currently has a studio) and we know this is just a beginning . . .
“I was born into a creative family in Berkeley, California in 1958 at the height of the beatnik movement. My Mom, an actress, musician, and artist, was the daughter of Sicilian immigrants and my Dad is an architect and inventor of Siberian Tatar heritage, born in Turkey and educated in Italy. My early life was full of turmoil and change as my Mom became very ill and our family packed up and moved to Bangkok, Thailand, where she eventually passed away from her illnesses. Soon after, my Dad met and married an adventurous German-born photographer who became my second Mom. Our family then moved again to Hong Kong and later to Hawaii where we settled and I finished high school.
I went on to attend Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, earning a BFA in Graphic Design with honors and a full scholarship.
My career path has seen much change and evolution, including the roles of graphic designer, illustrator, art director, creative director, licensed artist, and fine artist. Soon after graduation from college, I married Daniel Feldman, and together we founded Ogdemli Feldman Design which over the years grew to a staff of over 10 talented designers and illustrators working under my creative direction. We created logos, packaging, advertising, and catalogs for a variety of industries including children’s entertainment, software, fashion, sports, and music. Highlights of that time included creating logos, tickets, and program illustrations for several Super Bowls and creating a whole collection of fun stationery for Paper Moon Graphics. In 2000 we founded Designs by Shan and started licensing my illustrations onto thousands of products including home furnishings, giftware, stationery, apparel, fabrics, handbags, and cosmetic bags. In 2005 we teamed up with Lifestyle Licensing International to launch our jointly owned lifestyle fashion brand called Pampered Girls, which became an international phenomenon with several stores and boutiques in Japan and products available in many countries around the world.
Around 2010 we scaled down our design and art licensing business to just the 2 of us and moved the studio into our home in the Hollywood Hills, where I could begin to focus on creating my art. Throughout my career I had always painted and created abstract imagery of my visions of the unseen realms of existence. Finally now I am at a point in my life where I can fully focus on bringing my inner visions into physical reality.
La Luz de Jesus Gallery is a commercial art gallery located in Los Angeles, California. It is closely associated with the Lowbrow Art Movement, Kustom Kulture, and pop surrealism.
La Luz de Jesus Gallery provides both an exhibition space and a support structure to Lowbrow and pop surrealist artists. The gallery’s mission is to make underground artists and counterculture accessible to the public. In a 1988 interview with the Los Angeles Times, Shire sums up the gallery’s philosophy by saying, “Art should be by the people and for the people. It should be something that speaks to you, that entertains and challenges and changes your outlook.” The gallery presents a new exhibit each month with an opening reception on the first Friday of every month.
“They play often at the Baked Potato which is almost in Hollywood. At least when they perform there they usually say something like ‘Hello Hollywood!’ Beau Shit (guitar) is Sheryl Crow’s guitar player and Shorty Shit (bass) and Pizza Shit (drums) are from Elvis Costello’s band The Attractions. Here’s a fun video, but they are best experienced live.” — Shan
“I’m inspired by light, color, patterns from life & science, the cosmos and the interconnectedness of all things.” — Shan Ogdemli
HOLLYWOOD — A larger-than-life symbol of the entertainment business, Hollywood beckons tourists with landmarks like TCL Chinese Theatre and the star-studded Walk of Fame. Highlights include Paramount Pictures, historic music venues like the Hollywood Bowl, and Dolby Theatre, home of the Oscars. Scenesters can choose from improv comedy clubs, retro-cool bars, and velvet-roped nightclubs. ― Google
Designs By Shan specializes in colorful designs for activewear, home decor, accessories and gifts —custom orders for silk scarves, tops, bras, leggings, yoga mats, face masks, coasters, wrapping paper, mugs, pillows, bed & bath, tech covers, bags and fine art.
“Clark Street Bread was founded by Zach Hall in the summer of 2014 out of his West Hollywood apartment. He started it after working at a wood-fired bakery in his wife’s family Swedish countryside town. In 2015 he founded his first bakery in Grand Central Market. Today, there are 5 locations across LA and Zach has earned the status as one of the most famous bakers in LA. In 2021, Zach Hall made a new foray into the LA diner scene by opening Clark Street Diner at the old 101 Coffee Shop on Franklin Avenue. The 101 Coffee Shop has been featured in iconic movies such as Swingers, In The Land of The Woman and on TV shows such as Entourage and Gilmore Girls. In 2020, after 20 years of service, 101 Coffee permanently shut down due to the pandemic.” — Mariana In LA
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