The Los Angeles Chapter of the Stuckist International -
Stuckistas advocating Remodernism - the renewal of spirituality and meaning in art, culture and society.

Site updated: Nov. 16th, 2007. Background image by German Expressionist, Conrad Felixmuller. 1935
Welcome to Stuck in L.A., the website of the Los Angeles chapter of the Stuckist International. We are dedicated to the rebirth of painting and artistic craft. As with fellow Stuckists across the globe, we are oppossed to the art world as it stands - and we actively work towards a 21st Century Renaissance. Stuck in L.A. - launching an artistic revolution with L.A. style.


The web log has published an extensive interview with the L.A. Stuckist group.
The following is an excerpt from that interview:

"We see Remodernism as the opening salvo of a movement that has yet to truly arrive. The Remodernist ideal goes far beyond just the restoration of painting - it has to do with the rejection of the negativist postmodern condition and the reclamation of the human spirit, so it affects literature, cinema, music, photography and all other creative disciplines - not to mention societal, civic and political spheres."

Read our review:

Art lovers in the know are yawing over the news that postmodern art superstar, Damien Hirst, has invaded Los Angeles with an exhibit of butterfly wing "paintings" at Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills.

You can purchase this Hirst original for only $700,000.
Painting by honorary Stuckist, René Magritte Painting by honorary Stuckist, René Magritte
Painting by honorary Stuckist, René Magritte Painting by honorary Stuckist, René Magritte
Les Amants - Rene Magritte. Oil on canvas. 1928.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has mounted an exhibit titled, Magritte and Contemporary Art: The Treachery of Images. The exhibition unnecessarily wraps up the Belgian surrealist painter René Magritte in trite postmodernist trappings.

Late in his life, Magritte was quoted as saying, "The present reeks of mediocrity and the atom bomb" - which actually should have been the name of LACMA's exhibit.

Read our full review of the show.


Our web log is busting with information and opinion pieces. Our latest articles included: Bad Art - Good Art?, The Pornographer John Currin, Crapture: No Influence, and much more!

Postmodernism and other Monsters

"Words do have meaning, but when writing about Modernism, Postmodernism, and Remodernism, many are likely to become confused by the plethora of definitions and theories regarding modern art. The L.A. Stuckist group understands art theory as being inseparable from art practice, but let's for a moment put philosophy aside to examine some of today's art. Postmodernist artists have provided us with astonishing examples of their vision for a new art, here then is a very short list of the type of art the L.A. Stuckist group is critical of." [ Read the full article here ]

California Modernism Exhibit

Our friends at the Spencer Jon Helfen Fine Arts Gallery in Beverly Hills, California, have a new exhibit on view titled California Modernism – Gallery Selections. The exhibition features some of the Gallery's favorite artworks, including paintings and sculpture by California’s foremost Modernists of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. The show runs until March 3, 2007. Visit the Gallery online at,

"Let's use paint to describe our lives now."

"We all choose to be painters, but not as if rock & roll, television, cars, cinema, jazz, and the whole 20th century never happened. We’re saying, 'Let’s use paint to describe our lives now.'"
~ Terry Marks, New York Stuckist