Buff Monster

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Biography

"As an artist, I think it’s your responsibility to shepherd your work into the world. Art doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Art has to be been in order to exist. Street art is great because it is out there in public for many people to see."
Buff Monster's art is something new, something fresh, something happy, something super bubbly, and something very excited on the contemporary art scene. Immediately recognizable, Buff Monster's art is an astonishing blend of underground comix, punk music, and hot-rod cultures of the street. In fact, he states his major influences as "heavy metal music, ice cream, pop art, Japanese culture, and graffiti". The end of Generation X and early Millenials recognize his unique style of art immediately, making his art pieces very sought-after. Today, aspects of Buff Monster's art can be seen in the modern and digital art that dominates the art scene. With a body of works spanning through various mediums, Buff Monster creates ironic pieces commenting on popular culture, cinematography, and consumerism through his quirky art style. Born in Hawaii in 1979, Buff Monster began his prosperous art career making graffiti on the streets. In 1997, the young creative moved to Los Angeles, California where he quickly made a name for himself by putting up thousands of hand-silkscreened posters and stickers across LA. Today, his most known character is a brightly colored gooey, and an utterly adorable creature with one eye. Besides art prints and murals, Buff Monster also works with a variety of limited-edition collectibles, including vinyl and resin toys, shirts, stickers, and trading cards. Over the course of 15 years on the art scene, Buff Monster has painted his amazing murals all over the world, including in Banksy’s Oscar-nominated documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop.
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