Buff Monster

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Buff Monster

Buff Monster (born 1979) is an American painter. His work is characterized by happy characters living in brightly-colored bubbly landscapes.[1]

Buff Monster made a name for himself by putting up thousands of hand-silkscreened posters across Los Angeles. Along with his paintings, he has created a wide range of merchandise ranging from prints and stickers, to vinyl toys and plush. In 2012 he created a homage to Garbage Pail Kids called The Melty Misfits; a collection of vintage-style trading cards, complete with wax wrapper.[citation needed]

The color pink, a symbol of confidence, individuality and happiness, is present in everything he creates. And he often cites heavy metal music, ice cream and Japanese Culture as major influences.[2] His work has been shown in galleries worldwide, often accompanied by large installations. In 2010, the Bristol City Museum acquired a painting of his for their permanent collection.[3] His art has been published in a variety of magazines, websites, newspapers and books, including Juxtapoz, Paper, Nylon, Cool Hunting, Angeleno, The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly and The New York Times.[citation needed] He was also featured in Banksy's movie: Exit Through the Gift Shop. In 2012, after 15 years living and working in Hollywood, he moved to New York City.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Mammoth Book of Street Art, Running Press (USA), 2012, pp. 322–7, ISBN 978-0-7624-4599-8 
  2. ^ https://buffmonster.com/pages/about-us
  3. ^ Painting(s) by or after Buff Monster at the Art UK site. Retrieved 6 November 2013.