CUSTOM GRAFFITI PRESENTS
The Hi-Fructose Art
of Shawn Sullivan
Custom Graffiti is how I always jokingly referred to my artwork, I didn’t know how else to quickly describe it.
Custom Graffiti was my way of saying I think I fit here. This underground type of art 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 even a stamp yet for hot rod, skeleton, monster style art. Some of my work could probably fit in these categories but my art really is all over the place. 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 being absurd. Custom Graffiti seemed to fit. But if I had to pick one category where my work lives. It’s probably humor. Sometimes Sick and Twisted! (insert evil laugh here)