Brandon Kristy is a visual artist and social activist living in Los Angeles, California. His works have an underlying theme of social relevance, existing mostly in small art books consisting of intricate line work, paintings, and life sketches, interwoven with reflective writing on nature & society. Brandon's influences come from the great artists and thinkers of the past centuries; the long tradition of cultural aesthetic expression & social thought. In college he took scenic painting and sculpture. Professionally he has worked as a portrait artist, and ran a haunted attraction for 10 years. Currently his main focus is social activism, with daily additions to his art books.
He states, "Life Drawing is particularly interesting because of the honesty involved in attempting to translate the world's relationships from its raw observable state into some visual expression." In defining art, he says, "Art is the "new" thing, novelty. Artistic expression is a way of giving identity to our human experience; dramatizing it to better understand it and rediscover it."