6. Takahiro Kitamura on Drew Flores
My name is Takahiro Kitamura, I’m the curator of this exhibition, and this is a piece by Drew Flores. Drew has actually picked up where Chris Brand, Chris Horishiki Brand started off, with the 108 Heroes of Los Angeles. Drew has worked closely with Chris, also adding to this collection and this new tradition, if you will. So here what we have is a figure based on an old Japanese woodblock print, but modified to be a new, sort of Chicano LA story, if you will. And it’s a real beautiful piece – I especially like the way he cut the bullets across and the stark contrast he’s used, and the balance of it is really nice. This overall is a great example of a great tattoo.