September 21, 1967 |
Santa Monica, California
|Alma mater||Otis College of Art and Design|
|Known for||Illustration, product design, painting, sculpture|
Tim realized he wanted to become an artist when he visited the Pompidou Center in 1984 with his family. There he was exposed to the works of Robert Matta, Niki de Saint Phalle, and Jean Tinguely. He enrolled in Otis College Art and Design's Fine Art department in 1986 only to drop out in 1988. He stated in an interview that he was frustrated with the fact that there was an excessive emphasis on conceptualizing art, rather learning how to make art.
He works with playful and vibrant psychedelic imagery in the pop-design genre that emerged in the late 20th century through such diverse media as silkscreening, textile production, and rotocast vinyl. He was a significant contributor to the GAMA-GO clothing line.
During his Ether Show in the summer of 2007, Biskup displayed works from his self-dubbed Baroque Modernist style based on fear, loss, and pain.
- Art and Design of Gama-Go (Gama Go) by Greg Long, Chris Edmundson, and Tim Biskup (Jun 15, 2007)
- Dark Horse Deluxe Journal: Tim Biskup (Jan 15, 2003) ISBN 978-1569718704
- The Jackson 500 Volume 1 (Jun 22, 2005) ISBN 978-1593073558
- The Jackson 500 Volume 2 (Jun 28, 2006) ISBN 978-1593075330
- The Jackson 500: Volume 3 (Jul 4, 2007) ISBN 978-1593077778
- Tim Biskup's 100 Paintings (Hardcover - April 21, 2004) ISBN 978-1593070519
- Tim Biskup's Lucky Stack by Tim Biskup (Cards - Nov 30, 2006) - Box set
- GAMA-GO Postcard Book by Tim Biskup (Unknown Binding - April 2004)
- "Tim Biskup Part 1". Lowbrow Literati.
- "Showstoppers: Tim Biskup", Juxtapoz, 1 (79): 48, August 2007