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Brandon Kristy

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Birthplace
Fullerton, CA

Lives in
Los Angeles, USA

Works in
Los Angeles, USA

Tags
modern, conceptual, mixed-media, abstract, TZM, social change, sustainability, Earth, The Zeitgeist Movement mixed-media painting abstract conceptual, Brandon Kristy realism surrealism drawing figurative

Statement

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 internal tensions one comes up against in overcoming preconditioned biased perceptions of the world.

This tension should be a familiar one, having been with us historically since the beginning throughout our evolution as a society, as we progress away from old systems & worldviews which fail to accurately embrace and understand the natural world reality, resulting inevitably in our own imabalance. Life drawing celebrates and hones this ability to observe, understand, and translate vulnerably/honestly, rather than impose and distort with personal bias."


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