Artist Bios

 

 

 

 

 


                        Mitch O'Connell

                        Mitch O'Connell

 

Mitch can be summed up in 3 words: Hot, Handsome and Hunkalicious! His stunning illustration work has been featured in magazines from Newsweek to the New York Times, on the covers of million selling CD's and used in advertising campaigns from McDonald's to Coca-Cola! His fine art masterpieces have been exhibited from New York to Berlin to Tokyo! His tantalizing tattoo designs are a fixture on the walls of tattoo shops around the world! Likes include: keeping it real, letting it all hang out, doing his own thing and writing flattering things about himself in the third person! Dislikes include: gallery owners and art directors who favor artists whose work is "good"! My God, doesn't "plays well with others" count for anything anymore in this crazy, topsy-turvy world?! Now... prepare to enter the wild world of "The World's Best Artist" himself, Mitch O'Connell!


                                         Skinner

                                         Skinner

 

Skinner is a self-taught artist living in Oakland, California who has meticulously crafted a balance of extraordinary mural work, bizarre and antagonistic installations while maintaining a prolific commercial career. Influenced by 80’s pop culture, human struggle, myths and violence, dungeons and dragons and the heavy metal gods, Skinner’s mind is one of psycho social mayhem fueled by a calculated chaos. His work has been shown all over the world in various museums, universities and galleries. He has been an ambassador of the alternative arts movement in countries ranging from Russia, Cuba, Japan, Europe and all across the United States. Don't be surprised if you see one of his murals on a small side street in Scotland or some tiny village in Russia. Skinner has and continues to bring his own very specific weird art to anywhere in the world that can handle it. Skinner’s work has been celebrated in various publications including Blisss, Juxtapoz, Hi Fructose and Beautiful/Decay as well as numerous European publications. In the fall of 2012 Skinner launched his own art and apparel company called Critical Hit. Realizing that his art is better kept in the hands of people who appreciate it on a day to day basis, he applied his strange visions and humor to an affordable media where fans of his work can find giclee and silkscreen prints, his hardback book Every Man Is My Enemy, t-shirts featuring his one of a kind designs, custom toys and figures, patches, buttons, zines and more! Pay him a visit and see the chaos in action! http://shopcriticalhit.com/

 
             Jorge Alderete

             Jorge Alderete

Jorge Alderete (1971), also known as Dr. Alderete, is an Argentine illustrator, animator, editor and owner of several businesses, best known for his comic book and kitsch aesthetic in his work. Most of Alderete’s career has evolved in Mexico, where he came in 1998 and with the exception of a year in Spain, has since stayed, living and worked from his apartment in Colonia Roma in Mexico City. Most of his work is related to Mexico City’s music scene, especially rock and surf bands, having created about eighty CD covers and various other promotional items including the billboards for the 2011 Vive Latino music festival. Alderete’s work has appeared in publications, including anthologies of graphic arts in Mexico, the United States and Europe and has also done animation work for MTV, Nickelodeon and Mexican television.


                      Doug P'Gosh

                      Doug P'Gosh

A professional illustrator and artist for over 20 years, Doug specializes in lowbrow art featuring hot rods, tiki, classic movie monsters and more. A graduate of the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Doug has created art and designed products for Warner Brothers, Disney, Paramount Pictures and worked on major licenses including Ford, General Motors, Bettie Page, Coca-Cola, Star Trek and Harry Potter to name a few. In the past decade, Doug has been transitioning from commercial work to painting stuff he loves, for the sheer enjoyment of it. Fans all over the world have been snapping up his prints and original paintings at gallery shows and commissioning him for more. He favors working traditionally with bush and acrylic paint on illustration board. However, he will use airbrush, colored pencils, watercolors or digital color if he feels the medium will create a better result for the job at hand. Doug presently lives outside of Detroit with his wife Kirsten and Dauchshund, Rocket in a home filled with vintage movie posters, magazines, antiques and space and monster themed toys from the 1930’s through the 70’s.