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
SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO — The name “Santa Fe” means ‘Holy Faith’ in Spanish, and the city’s full name as founded remains La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asís (The Royal Town of the Holy Faith of Saint Francis of Assisi). The City is certainly one of high art and creativity and has been designated as a UNESCO Creative City in Design, Crafts and Folk Art.
Canyon Road has the highest concentration of art galleries in the city, and is a major destination for international collectors, tourists and locals. The Canyon Road galleries showcase a wide array of contemporary, Southwestern, indigenous American, and experimental art, in addition to Russian, Taos Masters, and Native American pieces. Santa Fe contains a lively contemporary art scene, with Meow Wolf as its main art collective. Backed by author George R. R. Martin, Meow Wolf opened an elaborate art installation space, called House of Eternal Return, in 2016. There are many outdoor sculptures and styles run the whole spectrum from Baroque to Post-modern. Wikipedia
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.
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