“Custom Graffiti is how I always jokingly referred to my artwork, I didn’t know how else to quickly describe it.”
Graffiti art usually has a message under the surface of the cartoony design, the message can be comical or ironically dark. This is at the root of my work, I love humor and making people laugh, I love dark subjects and the absurd. Growing up this underground type of work was happening in automotive, comics, album covers, magazines, but it certainly wasn’t accepted in galleries, not like today. The term Lowbrow or Kustom Kulture wasn’t a stamp yet for my hot rod, skeleton, monster style art. Yes I’m that old.
I create art traditionally, drawing, painting, sculpting and digitally with Photoshop, Illustrator, iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. When I paint, its usually acrylic or the sweet smell of 1-shot, everything is a potential canvas for my character-driven designs. Most of my scribbled, scratched and sprayed designs are on canvas or wood, its easier to move them that way.
My artwork is heavily influenced by Animation, Comic Books, Television, Monster Movies and Graffiti Art Murals. You can read more about my artwork, how it started and who’s to blame here.