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Cover Artist

Helena B Klaus truly deserves to be our issue's Cover artist, and she deserves so much more. This fellow German lad, with her exceptional artistic talents, creates the MOST beautiful paintings! Inspired by the great Austrian painters such as Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt, she too has mastered how to craft interesting, emotional characters. Something that I find unique about her art is that she uses coffee to stain certain parts and so bring out the intensity of the image I fell in love with her work the moment I saw it and I am so beyond happy that I get to share her work and her story with you, dear readers. Please enjoy our interview:

Helena Klaus

Featured Artists

Rey Fritsch

April Werle

Carlos Leal

David Nelson

Dean Rosenzweig

Guillermo Bert

Alexsandra De Pan

Iris Scott

Jeff Lavinsky

Tetiana Kalivoshko


Jim Mooijekind

Kalle Hellźen


Marisa Caichiolo - DIVERSEartLA

The LA Art Show 2024


Elinor Sitrish

Elinor Sitrish is an Israeli-American singer-songwriter born in the city of Dimona, Israel. At a very young age, she had an affinity for music. She began singing, writing, and performing as early as 9 years of age and routinely kept doing so throughout her school years. Shortly after graduation she began working with other professionals in the music industry and performed around Israel and Europe. Elinor's musical influences are incredibly diverse r anging from classic to modern Rock, Pop, Blues, Soul, and Jazz. Her ability to infuse this vast range of musical styles along with her deep middle-eastern roots helped create a truly unique concoction of her own. Once she completed her mandatory two-year service in the Israeli Defense Forces she made a decision to move to the United States to pursue her music career.

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Featured Artists

Ioana Pioaru

Lovisa Kjerrgren

Marco Oliver

Martial Yapo

Matthew Dibble

Megan Galiber

Otto Baum

Patricia Espinosa

Raquel Barrios

Katie Middleton

The Artruist Collective

What is an Art Squat and how did this journey begin?

Well, many many moons ago, circa 1999, my brother Michael Otto, who just prefers to be called Otto, was friends with a guy named Andy who lived in a fourplex on Genesee ave. just south of Melrose, across from Fairfax High school. Andy had told my brother that there was an empty two bedroom apartment on the second level across from his and that the Landlord hadn't been seen in years and nobody was paying rent. He went on to tel my brother that the empty unit was filled with junk that had to be cleared out but once that was done, the space could be used as an art gallery. So, my brother and I and a few other friends, spent a few days clearing out all the junk, and we put large locks on the doors so that nobody could enter without us. There was no power in the unit that we occupied, so, whenever we had an art opening, Andy would run power cables out his back window and into the empty unit. Collectively we came up with the name Art Squat for our new gallery and we had some crazy raging parties. This went on for several years. The Landlord was never seen or heard from. In fact, there was a garage behind the property that had a vintage car in it and boxes of newspapers from the 80's.

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Plastikcomb Magazine

Previous Issues

Issue 1, May 2021

Issue 2, August 2021

Issue 3, December 2021

Issue 4, May 2022

Issue 5, September 2022

Issue 6, December 2022

Issue 7, May 2023

Issue 8, October 2023

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