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L.A. Record Art Show Update – Open to July 19

Dancing About Architecture

L.A. RECORD and the Art of Visualizing the Aural

June 12 – July 19
7 p.m. – Midnight
The Pickle Factory Gallery
647 Lamar
Los Angeles, CA 90031

FREE, All Ages

David Van Patten
Champ Champ Champoy
Drew Denny
Luke McGarry
Leee Black Childers
Daiana Feuer
Aaron Giesel
Walt Gorecki
Elsa Henderson
Zara Kand
Gloria Erika Plaza
Alex Brown
Colin Ambulance
Dale Dreiling
Olivia Jaffe
Matt Adams
Ward Robinson
Tom Child
Elana Pritchard
… and more!

Subjects of the artwork include

Ariel Pink
Steve Arrington
Egyptian Lover
Arthur Lee of Love
The Entrance Band
The Gathering of the Juggalos!
The Shrine
Saint Vitus
The New York Dolls
Dead Meadow (Official)
Maya Angelou
Dorian Wood
Ty Segall
Wayne County and the Electric Chairs
Tenacious D
John Lydon Official
Thee Oh Sees
The Gories
Thee Midnighters
Johnny Ramone of the Ramones
The Donnas
The Icarus Line
Beach Party
Big Star
Snoop Dogg
Indian Jewelry
Fancy Space People
Jimmy Cliff
Faust (Band)
Part Time Punks
Nina Hagen
Louis Armstrong
The Manson Family
New Order
Jan & Dean
Gene Vincent
Regal Degal
Kim Fowley
Happy Mondays
Kera and The Lesbians
DJ Harvey
Jeffertitti’s Nile
The Blank Tapes
Yoko Ono
Lauren Hill
Zig Zags
Bobb Bruno
Summer Twins
Ralph Bakshi

…. and so many more! Aaaaah!


A Blast from the Past…

I’m in the process of taking down the old Lee Joseph Publicity for the Visual Arts website – and found this, my very first blog post on the site – thought I’d move it here and share….

The first LJP blog.

Monday 29 Oct, 2007
Time: 11:10 PM

I’m christening this blog with a welcome and thanks! The idea forLJP materialized during the summer of 2006. I had been running Dionysus Records, a small independent record label for many years and needed something fresh. At the time, I was considering starting a dog walking business. A friend,Lisa Erickson who was in the process of starting a fashon design company, had made a very aggressive point via phone conversation, that I should do something more than walk dogs all day (uuuh…excuse me…I love dogs) by the very fact that I had cultivated a lot of resources and was surrounded by a bevy of creativity from a lot of talented friends. A few days later while having drinks at a very lively multi-media art, photography, live-painting and fashion show in Culver City at Black Cat Gallery headed up by LA punk rock producer legend and friend Gexa X …an idea came to my slightly buzzed head which kind of floated around until two days later, on a Monday. While sitting silent on the sofa, I was hit with a revelation and wrote up two pages of ideas for a visual art publicity company, keeping in mind my music background. I called a group of people including friends, favorite artists and some who had designed record jackets for Dionysus including ShagHeather WattsLisa PetrucciAndrew BrandauChantal Menard, Bobby Green andCarol Moore of Bigfoot Lodge/Saints and Sinners and Jay Naylor of M Modern Gallery, with the legendary Billy Shire recieving my first call on the subject…each one was asked their opinion on the ideas. All were very positive and supportive, most telling me that what I had in mind did not exist on this level. Billy Shire was the first to hire me to work the “Glenn Barr’s Haunted Paradise” book. Heather Watts came aboard shortly thereafter. I didn’t even have a business card or website or email address other than my Dionysus Records account.
Backtracking for a moment, I had done a three year stint at the log-cabin motif Bigfoot Lodge booking bands and started the groundwork for publicity work when we stopped having live music and went with a seven-night DJ schedule….At the suggestion of Bobby Green, I had kept my Wednesday night, shifted to a four-hour DJ set…and started doing publicity for the bar. I still DJ at Bigfoot every Wednesday and also spin every Thursday night at one of Bobby’s other amazing bars, Saints and Sinners. The bars have become a part of the visual art publicity company as these are very much “high-concept” theme establishments, every bit as much art and eye candy as they offer liquid, social and musical treats.
Thanks goes to all my initial supporters, clients, all my press contacts and friends in and beyond the vibrating Los Angeles art scene for their support and again my clients for their patience in hanging with a company that is just starting out…rough spots and all. Thanks to an early supporter, Leora Lutz from Gallery Revisited who designed my business card…that design became the basis of the look of this site. Thanks to Jeff Turney of The Next Level for desinging this site.

Tiki Oasis 14: “Beat Tiki” Sampler!

Like, focus your audio man, this preview to coolsville is not for sale…but put together to give your ears an idea of what’s in store for attending urban beachcomber-bohemians!

Tiki Oasis 14: “Beat-Tiki”  
A Gathering of the Urban Beachcomber – Bohemian Underground in San Diego, August 14-17, 2014
Thursday August 14 –  Bali Hai Resturant
Friday – Sunday, August 15-17 – The Crown Plaza, Hotel Circle

TikiOasisRadioSamperArtThis year, Tiki Oasis features hosts King Kukulele and El Vez, along with (in alphabetical order) Boss Fink, The Cocksmen, The Devil-Ettes, The Hang Ten Hangmen, ÌXTAHUELE, Jason Lee and the RIP-Tides, The Kilaueas, The Lampshades, The Loons, LOVE Revisited, Martini Kings, Phast n’ Bulbous, The Satin Chaps, The Shimmy Shakers, The Standells, Tiki Joe’s Ocean, The Unclaimed, and others TBA –

Event DJs include Howie Pyro, Johnny Bartlett, Phast Phreddie, Skipper Josh, Barbara Blaz, Domenic Priore, Norman Cabrera, Strike, The Kitsch Niche, Switched on Audrey, Lee Joseph, Axle, Patrick G Robinson, Duke Weiss, Jon Buchard, Tiki Tena & Jeff BigTikiDude, Tanoa Samoa Boy, Nuria Alsina, Wesley, Anja & Mike Stax plus the crew of in the hotel lobby!

We’ve put together this Tiki Oasis 14 “Beat Tiki” promo sampler which is, of course, not for sale – but compiled to tickle your auditory nerves with some things you’ll be hearing at the event. The tracks are by several of this year’s performing acts plus some bonus cuts from the original beat era, submitted by event DJs, all for you to enjoy and share on your radio show and/or podcastr blog. If you do play any tracks-   be sure to mention the event dates and the website and send us link or playlist, and we’ll share on our socials!

For detailed Tiki Oasis 14: “Beat Tiki” entertainer bios and images, click here 


1)      Cock Roach – Jack Kerouac:  
Sounds from the original Beat Era

2)      Brugmansia – XTAHUELE
ÌXTAHUELE is a Swedish exotica band playing in the acoustic, original style of Martin Denny and Arthur Lyman

3)       Swingin’ Shepard Blues – Martini Kings
The Martini Kings, the leaders in lounge, return to Tiki Oasis with their intoxicating sounds. You’ve heard their music on hit shows like Entourage, Six Feet Under and more.

4)      Swing Low Sweet Cadillac – Aggie Dukes
Sounds from the original Beat Era

5)      Bring Me the Head of Jerry Garcia – Phast n Bulbous       
NYC DJ and former ’70s rock ‘n’ roll / punk fanzine editor and label head (Back Door Man) Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus lead this poetry-with-a-beat group who are re-uniting for Tiki Oasis 14 “Beat Tiki”

6)      5th Horsemen – Boss Fink
Hailing from Southern California, BOSS FINK embodies the musical spirit of the region that’s known for its surfing and drag racing.

7)      Vanishing Breed – Davie Allan & The Arrows
In the late sixties, Davie Allan & The Arrows carved their niche in the musical history books with an array of classic instrumentals and two dozen motion picture soundtracks. Since 1996 Davie has toured the US and Europe playing festivals and clubs.

8)      Zombie Stomp – The Hang-Ten Hangmen
The Hang-Ten Hangmen traveled forward through time from a previous era to learn how to play surf music in the 21st Century.

9)      Destination Mars – Frosty And The Diamonds
Sounds from the original Beat Era

10)   Catch on Quick – The Satin Chaps     
Portland’s The Satin Chaps ply their trade in the largely uncharted waters of European style go-go/ soul of ‘60s era groove-pop mixing hints of American instrumental soul and garage

11)   Tunguska Blast! – The Kilaueas
Berlin’s The Kilaueas are a traditional surf band with a crazy  guitarist who really is into experimenting new ways of developing surf while jumping around the stage like a madman!

12)   Tunisian Twist – The Shimmy Shakers
Four dapper dudes from San Francisco makin’ super slinky sexy tunes to shake, bump, and grind your rump to.

13)   Rod Swirling – Jason Lee and the R.I.P. Tides
Known for his live group, Dionysus Records recording artists Jason Lee & the R.I.P. Tides, and his countless number of tutorial Surf Guitar You Tube videos. Jason Lee has spread the instructional bug all over the world to help keep the kulture of Surf Guitar Music alive.

14)   The Gull – The Unclaimed     
The Unclaimed were one of the first and best of the “garage revival bands”. Although they adhered to a purist 1966 American teen garage ethic, bandleader and visionary Shelley Ganz’s songs were always fresh, original and utterly distinctive. The group broke up ’87 and is now back in action with a sack of old favorites, a stockpile of new songs, and a garage rock vengeance!

15)   My Desolation – The Loons
Evoking the wildest trips of the ’66 Sunset Strip, the Loons have been playing their smart, stylish brand of psychotic beat music for almost twenty years. Their lead singer is Mike Stax of Ugly Things Magazine.

16)   Try It – The Standells
Best known for their hit ‘Dirty Water’, The Standells released a string of garage rock singles in the mid to late 1960’s, which are now regarded as proto-punk classics. The Standells have continued to actively perform throughout the world. The group consists of original members Larry Tamblyn (lead singer & keyboard) and John Fleck (bassist), plus Mark Adrian (co-lead singer & guitar) and drummer Greg Burnham.

17)   Seven & Seven Is – LOVE Revisited
The music of legendary sixties cult favorites Love, lives on, as LOVE Revisited. The band consists of co-founder and original lead guitarist Johnny Echols, along with Mike Randle, Dave Chapple  and David Green, with occasional  “special guest” appearances by original drummer Michael Stuart-Ware. At Tiki Oasis Love will be joined onstage by original Love bassist (1965-1966) John Fleck who is still a member The Standells (1967-present)

18)   Gilligan’s Island – The Cocksmen  
The Cocksmen may be an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, north London by Ian St. James in 1964. The band rose to mid-level fame during the mid 1960s and were part of the British Invasion of the U.S. The group released a string of records, most of which were considered commercial failures. The band experienced a revival in the early 1970s when their fifth single “Gilligans Island” charted in the top 100

19) California – Eden Ahbez / California Orchestra
Original Beat Era sounds – Eden Ahbez will be a subject of a Tiki Oasis 14: “Beat Tiki” s


Tiki Oasis’ “Beat-Tiki” weekender offers a unique pairing of the Beatnik and Tiki ethos. Like the Beat Generation of legend and lore, today’s Tiki aficionados are drawn to primitivism and thirst to reconnect with the primal past, celebrating it in a modern context. Spend a carefree weekend in an urban oasis amidst fellow barefoot bohemians, reveling in the kind of art, music, literature and mixology that is sure to flip your lid!

In the spirit of Beat literati, The Beat Museum (San Francisco) will host a pop-up bookstore as well as an expanded booksigning event. There will be several scheduled and spontaneous poetry readings by well-known and unknown authors and poets. And we have increased the number of educational symposiums: Learn about the proto-hippie, flute-playing poet, composer, naturalist, and urban explorer Eden Ahbez with researcher/author Brian Chidester; The heart of the Venice Beach Beatnik scene is examined by author Domenic Priore; Beat era artist, original Disney Imagineer, and creator of the Tiki Room Tikis, Rolly Crump, shares his thoughts; and many more.

Last year’s Tiki Oasis drew 3000 attendees and included three hotels, including the sold-out eight story Crowne Plaza where most of the event takes place.


6/27: Honey Child’s Debutante Bash at HM157

You are invited to an enchanting evening of sublime music June 27th at the HM157 for the arrival of ‘Honey Child’. 


Honey Child’s Debutante Bash
Friday, June 27 2014, 9 pm – 1 am

3110 N Broadway,
Los Angeles, California 90031
(562) 895-9399
hmonefiftyseven (at)

Featuring the debut of Honey Child plus Nora Keys, Native Fauna, Other, Jada the Mermaid, Rachel Fannan, Emily Lacy, The Tennessee Walker, Miss Jupiter, and Mistress of Ceremonies Daiana Feuer.

Honey Child is a new project by Claire McKeown of Dirt Bird infamy, singing with a ladies choir of gorgeous souls, and a small ensemble of instruments; sacred music of the secular.

It will be just days into the new summer and to celebrate this, HM157 have put together a night with some of the finest Musicians and Merry makers that live in this town.

Here is the line up***

HONEY CHILD (Afternoons, Dirt Bird)


featuring Paloma Parfrey, Tamala Poljak, and Kim Free

(Brass Tax, Jail Weddings, Dante Vs. Zombies)

NORA KEYES (The Centimeters, Fancy Space People)





Mistress of Ceremonies for the night will be the mighty Daiana Feuer (LA Record, Bloody Death Skull)

Music starts at 9pm and continues til deep into the night.
admission is $10

Street parking only, private parking lots are tow truck traps!!!!!

Please feel free to dress to the nines but if not, come as you are.


July 4 – 27: Brad Tiki Shark Parker Red Tiki Lounge

Brad “Tiki Shark” Parker “Red Tiki Lounge”
part of a two-person show at La Luz de Jesus Gallery

Damian Fulton and Brad “Tiki Shark” Parker
July 4-July 27, 2014
Artist Reception: Friday, July 4 8-11 PM
Featuring Live Performance
by The Insect Surfers at 9 PM
Sponsored by Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum

Online Gallery Preview to begin June 27

LaLuzBradParkerRedTikiLoungeLa Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 666-7667

Brad “Tiki Shark” Parker
“Red Tiki Lounge”

Brad Parker paints “Low Brow Art” about Modern Tiki Culture. He does so from the most remote land mass in the world: the Big Island of Hawaii. “When you live on an active volcano, you learn to make sacrifices.” The artist doesn’t mean throwing virgins into the volcano, but rather his move from the fast lane of Hollywood to the slower pace of the small seaside town of Kailua-Kona.

In doing so, Brad quickly became the king of Polynesian Pop Art, and his work is routinely selected by Hawaiian officials to represent Tiki culture to the world. His art is a staple in the surf world, where he’s partnered with Body Glove, and he’s had sell-out exhibitions in Los Angeles, Honolulu, and Dubai.

Parker’s “Red Tiki Lounge” combines the paint stroke of old Flemish masters with counter culture subject matter from a childhood of adoring comic books, cartoons, and Universal monster movies. This show features skate decks, beach towels, pencil sketches and paintings, and we’ll be celebrating July 4th with BBQ and a live band. Brad will be present at his opening reception to sign cards, calendars and prints.

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Brad Parker on his involvement in the “Keiki Surf for the Earth Event in Hawaii

During this Keiki Surf for the Earth (beach clean up and surf contest for kids under 14) “Save the “Pine Trees” surf beach spot for puvblic use and not resort development” event I got to meet a really nice old timer…. kind of a wise, respected, Hawaiian elder. Much to my surprise, we got into a a deep metaphysical dialog and discussion about my Tiki-Art, and why I had changed my life and was here, living on the active volcano called the Big Island, and why I was painting such things as “Tikis”. His name is Angel Pilago, he was the Councilman in the Big Island’s North Kona’s District 8 till he retired. Now, he acts in an unofficial, advisory role to such folks as Big Island surfer and Mayor Billy Kenoi and Hawaii Governor Neil Ambercrombie.

It was a real moment for me to hear years Hawaiian culture wisely expounded to me profoundly, thoughtful, and sincerely from this small, wizened old Hawaiian wizard, and why the island was important, – important to me, – and to me making da’ “Tiki-Art”! “Hmmmm! Yes…. “Tiki-Art” you shall be painting, yes. Yes.”




L.A. RECORD Dancing About Architecture

LARecordWalt Dancing About Architecture  
L.A. RECORD and the Art of Visualizing the Aural

June 12 – July 19
Opening Reception:
Thursday, June 12 , 
7 p.m. – Midnight 
The Pickle Factory Gallery
647 Lamar
Los Angeles, CA 90031
Pickle Factory on Facebook
Dancing About Architecture Facebook Event Page
FREE, All Ages

Since it began as a one-page broadsheet in 2005 (one side was a poster of the Rolling Blackouts bewigged to look like The New York Dolls album cover; the other side was the magazine), L.A. RECORD has always been an art-forward publication, one that championed great music not only with reviews and interviews, but also with paintings, drawings, and photography that honored the music of now in terms of the rock and hip hop art of old.

On Thursday, June 12, 2014, The Pickle Factory gallery celebrates that artistic vision with a group show inspired by L.A. RECORD, now Los Angeles’ biggest music publication. Many of the artists in this exhibit, and the art pieces themselves, first appeared in L.A. RECORD’s pages or on its website alongside features about your favorite musicians. Now, at long last, these canvases, sketches, and portraits from the past decade (including pieces that never made the magazine) are coming together in a gallery setting, alongside other art by the most talented artists and photographers in the L.A. RECORD pantheon, plus art inspired by the many musical/cultural scenes that L.A. RECORD has helped to nurture.

Artist List
Some of the names first featured in L.A. RECORD, underneath pictures of Gil-Scott Heron or portraits of the Flaming Lips, have grown into L.A.’s most-beloved artists. This group show features an exciting mix of well-known veterans alongside several fresh talents:

Drew Denny
Luke McGarry
Dave Van Patten
Daiana Feuer
Aaron Giesel
Walt! Gorecki
Elsa Henderson
Zara Kand
Gloria Plaza
Alex Brown
Dale Dreiling
Mike Stephan
Olivia Jaffe
Matt Adams
Colin Ambulance

This exhibit is a treat for both music fans and patrons of the arts (though, we assume, most of the folks who come to see us have plenty of love for both!). If you love collecting records, going to concerts, or sweating in basement parties, you’ll find plenty of depictions of the people whose music has meant so much to you. But unlike standard rock photography exhibits, which often focus solely on portraiture, Dancing About Architecture will have art from all arenas (no pun intended), including many solid compositions that will sing to you with a harmony all their own.

There will be musical entertainment from musical artists such as the Koreatown Oddity and Bloody Death Skull, L.A. Record DJs, as well as a one-time screening of Dorian Wood’s infamous self-directed video, “La Cara Infinita,” originally presented in 2013 by L.A. RECORD and almost certainly even more disturbing when projected on a large wall in a dark warehouse. Make sure to get to the show by 8 p.m. to see a live interview with one of our readers’ all-time favorites, Guy Blakeslee of The Entrance Band. The festivities are all hosted by L.A. RECORD New Music Editor D. M. Collins.

No money for a big canvas? No problem! Many of our artists will be bringing affordable take-home prints of their best works. They may not be as big and shiny as some of the full-framed originals, but you can still reminisce about the time you visited the Pickle Factory for the VERY FIRST L.A. RECORD ART SHOW OF ALL TIME! There will also be stacks of the most recent issue of L.A. RECORD, plus finger food at an affordable price from the best vegan-friendly caterer the arts district has to offer.

About the gallery:
The Pickle Factory is more than just an art gallery: it’s also a literary salon, an improv theater, and a place where records are constantly spinning. It is maintained with love and presented with great care, for special events only. It literally used to be a pickle factory … but most people found it too JARRING. Check out their Facebook page regularly for what’s happening now and what’s still in the works.

The gallery is also ridiculously close to the Brewery Lofts, and is on the same street as the San Antonio Winery, Lamar, and the cross street is Main.
• The address is: 647 Lamar, Los Angeles, CA, 90031
• From downtown, simply go north on Main, do a little zigzag near Union Station, cross the railroad tracks, and turn left on Lamar.
• From the 5 freeway, get off at the Main exit, go south on Main, pass the Brewery Lofts on your left, and then take a left on Lamar.
• Does it feel like you’re in a weird industrial area, between a UPS lot and a cement factory? Good! You’re in the right place!

Note to editors / not for publication:
For more information, images, and interview requests, please contact DM Collins: | 323-244-8588



July 4 – 27 : Damian Fulton “Rad!”

Damian Fulton’s “Rad!”
part of a two-person show at La Luz de Jesus Gallery

Damian Fulton and Brad “Tiki Shark” Parker
July 4 – July 27, 2014
Artist Reception: Friday, July 4 8-11 PM
Featuring Live Performance
by The Insect Surfers at 9 PM
Sponsored by Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum

Online Gallery Preview to begin June 27

HisRadnessLa Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 666-7667

Damian Fulton “Rad!”
Before the X games, GoPro videos, and energy drinks, a kid with an over productive Rad gland virtually invented extreme sports. 35 years ago Radical Rick first raged through the pages of BMX Plus! Magazine and launched the career of Artist Damian Fulton. Since then Radical Rick has appeared in over 150 comic episodes, on T-shirts and posters, more than a few tattooed body parts, and continues to influence artists today.

To commemorate Radical Rick’s 35th anniversary, “Rad!” brings to La Luz de Jesus gallery the largest collection of original Radical Rick artwork ever assembled, featuring original paintings, magazine covers, and beautiful water colored story pages from the artist’s personal collection. Rad! also includes new, never seen before Radical Rick inspired artwork painted just for this exhibit.

Influenced by Zap Comix, motorcycles and hot rods, horror movies, classic cartoons, and a dose of Mad Magazine, Damian Fulton still paints today and his “Urban Surf” art is exhibited around the world.

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For more information, hi-res images, interview opportunities, contact lee (at)




June 6-29: William Zdan “Humors”

William Zdan “Humors” at La Luz de Jesus, part of a four-person show:

Chris B. Murray, Joel Nakamura, William Zdan, Jasmine Worth
June 6 – 29, 2014
Artist Reception: Friday, June 6th; 8-11 PM

La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 666-7667

William Zdan “Humors”
My most recent series “Humors” examines the longstanding connections between medicine, secular art and social defiance. In my mind, artists have always been at the front line of cultural development with the currency being the message. Artists have been utilized as the barkers of agendas to either stagnant social development and impose control…or launch revolutions in in thought. My series focuses on paying homage to the latter. Heavily influenced by traditional religious paintings, “Humors” re-imagines a history of cultural development involving a secular worship of humanism, medicine and science. I believe we’re circling back to a time when science, art and human development are at odds with cultural hangovers and governing bodies. I’ve chosen to portray the Humors as a nod to the fearless artists, alchemists and physicians who (despite now absurd approaches), sought to provide an earthy explanation for the human condition. The Humors (the preponderance of body fluids, respective organs, earth elements and corresponding human temperaments) are found in each of my paintings, along with bloodletting tools, leeches and other (now debunked and marginalized) medical conventions like phrenology. The Humors being:

Blood (liver and heart) = Sanguine Temperament = Air
Yellow Bile (gall bladder) = Choleric Temperament = Fire
Black Bile (spleen) = Melancholic Temperament = Earth
Phlegm (lungs and brain) = Phlegmatic Temperament = Water

In the spirit of Albrecht Durer, I’ve woven the themes of ancient medicine into the content of this series. However, my images are meant to be unfettered by a governing paradigm. Whereas Durer was obliged to incorporate Catholic tribute along with the introduction of Humors in his series, my current paintings offer only the honoring of the human advancement (though still hinting at the naiveté that was the product of cultural stifling). My images are anatomically incorrect, flawed and marred by a hidden oppressor.

While still aiming to capture a sense of visual spirituality, the paintings in this series employ some of trademark compositional elements used in religious paintings. Depictions of hovering, saintly human organs and tools of early medicine are transposed over an otherwise supernatural devotion. The panels upon which I’ve applied layers of oil stain have been distressed with loose and primal gesture indicating age and nature. This is balanced against the tightly rendered paint application. The composition, like the theme, is in conflict. My hopes are that the viewer will become an unapologetic scientist of whatever they interpret from my work. – William Zdan

William Zdan is an American artist living and working in Los Angeles. Zdan’s work seeks to capture beauty while provoking contemplation. His paintings motivate introspection, fan philosophical bonfires, and comfort aesthetic sickness. Raised in the manufacturing community of Detroit, Zdan often depicts modern industry and its effect on contemporary culture. Stylistically, he clashes those themes against classical techniques and introduces historical and religious iconography.

More images forthcoming.


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