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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Artist Profile: David Lozeau

David Lozeau was inspired by childhood heroes Bob Ross and Commander Mark, David's character-driven style is a quirky blend of Mexican folk art, 1950s cartoon-cell animation, traditional tattoo imagery, and pure Southern California lowbrow. His work is so iconic and likable that everyone from new restaurateurs to famous motorcycle builders go to him for original artwork and t-shirt designs.David Lozeau Design Image

David's Day of the Dead art highlights classic elements of the annual celebration, but also injects humor into the religious symbolism through the use of bold lines and exaggerated features. And while his Tiki art steers clear of traditional themes and instead harnesses the camp and color inherent of the tiki culture itself, his Lowbrow art pays homage to everything from Greek mythology to old monster movies with flesh-eating horses, Frankenstein references, and skeleton robots.

Subtle details are fused into every Lozeau piece and, whether melding mediums on recycled surfaces, exploring Dia motifs, hand-carving tikis, or designing custom tattoos, David creates oddities that reveal his unique perspective on life, death, and all the gory stuff in between.

1 comment:

  1. Wow this guys has some cool art! Great addition wish i could check out his work in person.

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