GLB: I love that you're a third generation family business! Please tell us about your company and how it got started and evolved into what it is today!
Jonathan: The company was first started by Carlos Cohen who migrated from Buenos Aires to Los Angeles in the 1950s. Looking to enrich his creativity, he discovered a passion for the mosaic art form and then taught this traditional art form to his son Joseph, who then passed it on to his sons. Having been practicing our craft for over 60 years, we have statement murals located throughout LA.
GLB: How long have you been working with mosaics?
Jonathan: We have been working on our mosaic for 60 years
GLB: Where do you find inspiration?
Jonathan: We find our inspiration in many ways from family and friends to other artist doing breakthrough design projects.
GLB: How would you describe your work in 3 words?
Jonathan: Painting with stones
GLB: What is your favorite piece that you’ve done? a favorite piece your grandfather did? A favorite piece you and your dad worked on together?
Jonathan: Favorite piece that I’ve done was a 40ft tall Culver City mural that we worked on with 25 total people.
GLB: My favorite piece my grandfather made was an Argentinian coin in silver that my grandfather made in color.
Jonathan: And my favorite piece that I worked on with my father and brother would be Wally’s Restaurant and winery in the new Resort World Las Vegas. The hottest and newest hotel in Las Vegas. Dream job to be apart of big hotel with other established artists
GLB: Anything new you are working on that you’d like to talk about?
Jonathan: Working with Fat Sals on all their new locations and our first project in LAX!