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Slimm Buick

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Backinthesaddle
Back in the Saddle, 2007 Kinetic Sculpture, Rawhide, Tooled Leather
Jackelopeboy
Jackelope Boy, 2007 Mixed 52" X 20" X 20" © Kate Aragon
Slimmwithsideshow1
Slimm Buick and his Sideshow Freaks, 2007 Mixed Various © Justine Cubbage tenZeldam
20121121163608-alien4slimmbuickwatercolor
Cowboys & Aliens, aka The Rocketeer Wranglers Watercolor
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Found Object, Leather
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Rawhide, Art Bike
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The Loch Merrit Monster, Art Bike In Progress
20130419231302-fish_bike_on_stand_by_eugenia_polos
East Bay Double Dragon Fish Bike, 2013 Mixed 24x36x48"
20121121164136-slimmfezbuickratfez
Quick Facts
Birthplace
San Francisco, CA
Birth year
1967
Lives in
Oakland, CA
Works in
Oakland, CA
Schools
American River College, Sacramento, 2011
Laney College, Oakland, Ca, 2012
Representing galleries
Bicycle Art Salon
Tags
outsider art, San Francisco artist, folk art, slimm, buick, rawhide, mixed-media, pop, installation, performance, surrealism, modern, abstract, graffiti/street-art, conceptual, sculpture, exhibition/performance
Statement

My rebellious obsession with drawing, and art in general, surfaced in school when I should have been doing my studies. School frustrated me because I was labeled "hyperactive" and "dyslexic", but the truth was that my teachers were angered by frequent questions that they could not answer. All except for Mr. Fredericks, or "R.F.", the teacher who encouraged me to keep going, and discouraged me from taking standard "how to" classes asserting they could "corrupt" my talent. Although I'm always learning and trying new things, I did take Mr. Fredericks advice and avoided traditional "art school".