BRANDONKRISTY | Visual artist and social activist living in Los Angeles, California. Existing mostly in small art books, his work varies from tight line work, to paintings, naturalist drawings, and café sketches, with notes and free-writes on science & society.
He has worked professionally as a portrait artist, participated in art shows and galleries throughout LA, and was owner/creator of his own haunted attraction for over a decade. While always active artistically, his creative focus & energy resides in civil/human rights activism. He speaks publically on matters of social & environmental sustainability, and economic transformation towards a post scarcity society, away from the violence of the current system, and it's many consequences. He curates an annual, socially conscious arts festival in the fall of each year in an effort to bridge the art & activist communities to inspire change.
“Life drawing is interesting because of the tension of constantly having to fight against one's own preconditioned outlooks on the world as opposed to seeing it fresh and honestly; objectively.
This tension is a familiar one, having been with us since the beginning of our evolution, as we slowly progress out of false assumptions/beliefs about the natural world which continue to result in our own imbalance and conflict. Life drawing celebrates this discipline/pursuit to honestly observe, connect, understand, and translate the natural world, rather than distort and impose upon it in personal bias, as we do broadly today."