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Tin
TIN

Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Ave., #T-5
Santa Monica, CA 90404
August 11th, 2012 - September 1st, 2012
Opening: August 11th, 2012 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.copronason.com/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
santa monica/venice
EMAIL:  
copronason@msn.com
PHONE:  
310.829.2156
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed-Sat 1-6 PM when we have a show running (holidays & downtime please call to make appointment)

DESCRIPTION

Tin's earliest influences in childhood were comic books and fantasy cartoons like "Star blazers". Says Tin "I sketched from time to time and did ok in high school art class then I decided to became a fisherman. The dangerous kind like out of the movie "Perfect Storm". I almost died three times and should have lost my drawing hand at least a dozen times. After my last close call with death I decided to become an artist. I didn't look at art as a career though until I was 22". 

Tin began doing commercial work and soon burnt out on it. "I was just going through the motions and creating things that didn't challenge me anymore. One day I was finishing a pin-up girl and I remember saying out loud to myself "If I only had a heart" which reminded me of the Tin Man in "Wizard of Oz". That moment I decided to do more interesting works and call myself Tin. 

His main influences are Steam punk, a sub genre of fantasy and speculative fiction that came into prominence in the 1980s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century, and often set in Victorian era England—but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne.