Gregory Siff is an American artist whose work blurs the boundries between Pop Art and Abstract-expressionism, with a little bit of street art thrown in for good measure. Originally from Brookyln, New York, Gregory has been bi-coastal for the past ten years, but officially made Los Angeles home in 2009 where he has since established himself as ‘one to watch’ in the Los Angeles art scene. He has garnered a strong following among the Hollywood community as well as holding his own in the street art scene, having recently completed a collaboration with artist RISK and others within one of LA’s most respected crews, The 7th Letter. Most recently, Siff, co-founded ‘The Creative Cartel’ with the artist Mar to promote their vision of what’s next and new in the art scene and beyond. In 2011, he was commissioned to paint some of LA’s most notorious walls, including The Standard Hotel in downtown LA and The De la Barracuda Wall, with his simplist, yet deeply emotional work. In addition to exhibiting in Los Angeles and New York – where his work was featured in The Deitch parades, Siff has shown his work in London, Dublin, Italy and Vancouver. Siff’s work has also appeared in Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine, Paper Mag, The LA Times, Complex and Glamour.
In addition to his art, Gregory is an actor and writer currently in pre-produciton on his first feature film painT, which explores the life of a modern day van Gogh set against the backdrop of the New York and L.A. art scene. He recently completed his first solo show at La Fonderie in Los Angeles to much acclaim and is set to continue to make his mark upon each coast throughout 2012.
“I make paintings to hang on your wall, play characters you meet in your dreams, and write stories you heard when you were falling asleep as a kid. I am a force in the world like my father.” – Gregory Siff
Photo by Brandon Shigeta, 2011