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ABOUT LES MAYERS

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Les Mayers is an established artist and designer who lives and works in Southern California.  He became interested in art and photography while attending elementary school and continued to study and explore traditional oil painting, photography, and sculpture throughout high school and college.  His current work pioneers the latest advances in digital technology to create and present his art utilizing emerging new media, such as milled metal, Plexiglas, ceramic, and other innovative substrate materials.  His artistic pursuits include fine art, sculpture, photography and product design.
Mayers' innovative art exhibits have been seen, from coast to coast throughout the United States, including public showings on full-sized, digital outdoor billboards and on large digital display screens in New York's iconic Times Square. 
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Most of Les' current work originates as hand-drawn concept sketches or enhanced photographic images.  His finished works incorporate techniques he personally developed and continues to hone.  His subject matter includes landscapes, seascapes, portraits, impressionistic studies of flowers and trees, urban landscapes, architecture, and abstract studies.

Les' ongoing explorations of the latest advances in technology have allowed him to pioneer advanced new types of media and progressive ways to present his work.  By adapting new technologies, Les has developed updated versions of traditional wall art, various categories of consumer products for the fashion, gift, and home deco markets, and innovatrive commercial products designed for the interior and exterior building and architectural materials markets.  

His presentations on full-sized digital outdoor billboards, large digital screens, and experiences with progressive morphing color imagery, have evolved to the development of additional innovative new presentation concepts, such as the MAYERS | CONTEMPORARY art museum and other new immersive interactive art experiences.

His art presentations on natural-fiber silk and other types of fabrics, led to his involvement with international fashion and fashion accessory manufacturers and other consumer and commercial product manufacturers.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS

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Les Mayers is developing and pioneering new, "next-generation" concepts, that re-define the role of contemporary art in our society.  A few examples of current projects include incorporating art to help fund charitible community support programs that address important social issues such as the mitigation of homelessness and developing new family entertainment events ithat feature contemporary art in imaginative immersive art experiences.   

ART TRAINING AND EDUCATION

  • Studied fine art and film at the University of Southern California 1963 - 67

  • Studied sculpture at the University of Hawaii 1965 - 66

  • Studied oil painting at the University of California / Los Angeles 1964 - 65

  • Studied sculpture with artist and instructor Bernard Zimmerman 1963 - 65

  • Studied oil painting with artist and instructor Errol Dorschel 1958 - 64

  • Studied photography under the direction of Eddie Rothschild 1958 - 60

  • Studied charcoal drawing with a private instructor 1953 - 54

EXHIBITIONS AND PUBLIC ART PROJECTS

  • Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery – Los Angeles, CA 2007

  • The Billboard Art Project – Chicago, IL 2011

  • The Billboard Art Project - Reading, PA 2011

  • The Billboard Art Project – Corona, CA 2011

  • The Gebert Gallery / HARC Foundation - Venice, CA 2012

  • The Billboard Art Project – Richmond, VA 2012

  • Times Square - New York City, NY 2012

  • The Billboard Art Project – Salem, OR 2012

  • The Billboard Art Project – Detroit, MI 2012

  • The Billboard Art Project – Albany, NY 2012

  • ArtLa Gallery – Santa Monica, CA 2012

  • The Billboard Art Project – Atlanta, GA 2012

  • James Gray Gallery – Santa Monica, CA 2013

  • The Palm Springs Photo Festival - Palm Springs, CA 2013

  • Carroll & Co. - Beverly Hills, CA 2013

  • Las Laguna Gallery - Laguna Beach, CA 2013

  • Las Laguna Gallery - Laguna Beach, CA 2013

  • Las Laguna Gallery at The Cliffs - Laguna Beach, CA 2014

  • The Fractal Gallery - West Los Angeles, CA 2014

  • 2014 GalLA at The LA Mart - Los Angeles, CA 2014

  • East West International at the LA Mart - Los Angeles, CA 2015

  • MAYERS | CONTEMPORARY art museum - Internet access, 2022

  • The Asian Journey exhibit - Internet access, 2023 

COLLECTIONS

  • AMERICAN ROAD TRIP

  • ASIAN JOURNEY COLLECTION

  • ASIAN JOURNEY COLLECTION II

  • PORTRAITS AND PEOPLE COLLECTION

  • FLOWERS COLLECTION

  • TREES COLLECTION

  • ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES COLLECTION

  • LANDSCAPES COLLECTION

  • URBAN LANDSCAPES COLLECTION

  • CITIES COLLECTIONS

  • SEASCAPES COLLECTION

  • BOATS AND SHIPS COLLECTION

  • FISH AND MARINE LIFE COLLECTION

  • NATURE COLLECTION

  • CAROUSEL COLLECTION

  • VISTAS COLLECTIONS

  • CONTOURS COLLECTION

  • EXTRACTION COLLECTION

  • MORPHING ART PRESENTATIONS

  • MULTI-LAYERED PRESENTATIONS

  • GROUPED SERIES COLLECTIONS

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