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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/galleries throughout LA, and owned/created Haunted Attractions for over a decade. Brandon also has heavy involvement in rights & sustainability advocacy. He speaks publically on matters of social & environmental justice, promoting possibilities and transition to a new social system of sustainability, social equality, and post scarcity; away from the distortions 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/unify the arts & activist communities to inspire momentum & interest for change.

On life drawing...

“Drawing from life is interesting because of the familiar 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 between objectivity and preconceived bias has been with us from the beginnings of our social evolution, as we slowly progress out of false assumptions of the natural world which continue to result in our own imbalance and conflict. Life drawing celebrates this discipline and pursuit to observe honestly; to properly connect and relate to, understand, and translate the natural world, rather than distort, impose upon it, or completely ignore it, as we do across the world today in old systems and traditions."


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