Timeline Art Show

by Christina Diaz

Photos: Vince Malvaez

Alan Padilla, Carlos Torres, and Jed Mardesich, owners of Timeline Tattoo Gallery in San Pedro, California, are three artists in the tattoo community that don’t really need an introduction simply because their art speaks for itself. Building on the momentum of their inaugural event, Black & Grey’s Finest Art for Autism Fundraiser held last March, the hardworking trio unveiled yet another gorgeous collection of work by some of the industry’s elites in the Timeline art show held this past August.

“We just wanted to throw a show with all of our friends. A giant group show to display what they could do. Sullen helped us with the promotion, we have mad love for Sullen, so they helped us out with organizing it,” sincerely says Torres. Members of the Sullen Family not only attended the event, but many also had pieces in the show, Tom Berg, Gustavo Rimada, Big Gus, Dave Hill, Shawn Barber, Nikko Hurtado, Mario Rosena, and Jason Butcher to name a few.

Torres candidly admits, “[the show] had a lot of people that are painters, not tattooists. People that me, Alan, Nikko, and Rojas – that we’ve all personally been learning from. So there’s a certain attachment to those specific painters that are invited, most of them are all tattooed anyways, actually pretty much all of them are. Those are the guys that inspire us as far as tattoos too. We put out that idea to do half painters and half tattoo artists and the response was great.” Some of the showstoppers included Torres’ painting of his nephew titled “Innocence,” James Zars “The Sorceress,”  Cory Norris’ “Portrait of an Artist,” and Rino Gonzalez’ “In Solitude.”

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Timeline Art Show