Skinner is a self-taught artist living in Oakland, California who has meticulously crafted a balance of extraordinary mural work, bizarre and antagonistic installations while maintaining a prolific commercial career. Influenced by 80’s pop culture, human struggle, myths and violence, “Dungeons and Dragons”, and the heavy metal gods, Skinner’s mind is one of psycho social mayhem fueled by a calculated chaos. His work has been shown all over the world in various museums, universities and galleries. He has been an ambassador of the alternative arts movement in countries ranging from Russia, Cuba, Japan, Europe and all across the United States. Don’t be surprised if you see one of his murals on a small side street in Scotland or some tiny village in Russia. Skinner has and continues to bring his own very specific weird art to anywhere in the world that can handle it. Skinner’s work has been celebrated in various publications including Blisss, Juxtapoz, Hi Fructose, and Beautiful/Decay as well as numerous European publications. In the fall of 2012 Skinner launched his own art and apparel company called Critical Hit. Realizing that his art is better kept in the hands of people who appreciate it on a day to day basis, he applied his strange visions and humor to an affordable media where fans of his work can find giclee and silkscreen prints, his hardback book “Every Man Is My Enemy”, t-shirts featuring his one of a kind designs, custom toys and figures, patches, buttons, zines and more!
I like to celebrate small things that are a big deal, unappreciated moments or objects, depth, warmth and atmosphere.
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Mikey McKennedy (aka: Bossdog) lives in Portland, OR. He works as an independent artist and designer and is one of the creative engines behind Sizzle Pie and Pizza Party HQ. He is happily married to a woman named Sam and together they have a dog named Bud.
After graduating as an illustrator from the St. Joost Art Academy (Breda,NL) in 2008, Maarten has crafted art, illustrations and logos for musicians, bands, record labels, artists, magazines and music venues, in an attempt to combine his art with a passion for music. Maarten occasionally exhibits his work, and since 2009 he has regularly contributed art to the Roadburn Festival in Tilburg.
Maarten’s primary focus as an illustrator is on personality and authenticity. He uses his sketchbook and personal interests as a launching point, where every idea is equally important, and anything can ignite a spark. His goal: to create powerful, expressive images that are recognizable, unique, and breathe personality. His work is known for its surreal, experimental, almost dreamlike qualities.