Painting Live Music
March 14 – April 11, 2009
Reception: Saturday, March 14, 6–9 pm

post industrial art for the post industrial age
990 N. Hill St. #205, Los Angeles 90012-1753
Contact: Kiet Mai
(626) 319-3661, Fax (323) 225-1282
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Gallery Hours: Thursday – Saturday, 12-6pm; or by appointment

Who do you root for in the art world? L2kontemporary is pleased to present a live painting event from Vorcan. In October, 2006, two prolific artists, Vort and Cank, started an art production company and abstract consulting firm called Based in Philadelphia, they set out to change the art world by collaboratively painting live music of all genres in a variety of venues and events throughout the East Coast, focusing on Philadelphia and New York City. Using the music and environment as inspiration, Vort and Cank, create collaborative fine art. To that end, VORCAN have painted over 400 events in The United States and across Europe. In addition to painting live music, Vort and Cank paint regularly in the studio. VORCAN focus on their collectors, often taking their “Painting Live Music” performances to collector's homes for commission, creating the painting in front of the collector.

On March 15, 2008 VORCAN embarked on their most ambitious adventure to date. They created 50 Paintings, in 50 states, in 50 days. Traveling through all 50 states, Vort and Cank painted at various landmarks and live music performances along the way. They finished the 50th painting in our 50th state, Hawaii on May 3rd. The adventure is posted on All 50 state paintings will be toured back through all 50 states in year 3 with limited prints being released.

After the 50/50/50 Cank moved to Portland and focused on West Coast Festivals. Vort returned to Philadelphia painting in Love Park, then up and down the East Coast. In Early August Vort and Cank joined forces again to secure their presence on the West Coast. In November VORCAN again returned to the East Coast for a short time. Then back to the West Coast in 2009.

To learn more about the history of the artists involved, VORCAN’s past paintings, as well as videos of past “Painting Live Music” performances, please visit

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