Saturday, 5 July 2008

Highlighting Artist: Buff Monster

From this day forth middleboop are going to highlight artist they like and would like to see more of in our dull boring world. Each artist will be picked by the members of middleboop to showcase their pallet of artistic digestion:

The artist Buff Monster channels the Buff Monster spirit through high doses of heavy metal, kaiju and ice cream. His first inspired output occurred in 2001, nailing flattened spray cans to telephone poles. And since 2002 he has been inspired to post thousands of silk-screened posters in the streets. Now that many people all over the world know the Buff Monster characters, he is free to tell their story and show everyone their world. It's a happy world called Lollipop Land, full of ice cream, fun and adventure. There are mounds of ice cream piled high and an abundance of squirting breasts and clouds; "Pink is Power" is the foundation of Lollipop Land. And Buff has worked with big companies to help get the word out; Nike, Hurley, the Standard Hotel, Vans, Hustler and Vivid all enjoy Lollipop Land. The imagery has also been seen in lots of books and magazines and art galleries. The first in a series of vinyl figures were released in July 2007, and there are more on the way. When Buff Monster isn't designing new toys and merchandise, he takes on very select freelance design projects. These projects range from magazine design and creative direction to specialty cross over items.

Happy Squirter, 2007
Acrylic, silkscreen and spray paint on wood, 16x16"

Street Art:
Los Angeles
, 2005

Gallery 1988, 2007

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