Tim Biskup

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Tim Biskup
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Born (1967-09-21) September 21, 1967 (age 56)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Education Otis College of Art and Design
Known forIllustration, product design, painting, sculpture
Website www.timbiskup.com

Tim Biskup (born September 21, 1967, in Santa Monica, California) is an American artist.


Early life and education

Tim realized he wanted to become an artist when he visited the Centre Pompidou in 1984 with his family. There he was exposed to the works of Roberto Matta, Niki de Saint Phalle, and Jean Tinguely. He enrolled in the Otis College of Art and Design, Fine Art department in 1986 only to drop out in 1988. He stated in an interview that he was frustrated with the fact that there was an excessive emphasis on conceptualizing art, rather learning how to make art. [1]


He works with playful and vibrant psychedelic imagery in the pop-design genre that emerged in the late 20th century through such diverse media as silkscreening, textile production, and rotocast vinyl. [2] He was a significant contributor to the GAMA-GO clothing line.

During his Ether Show in the summer of 2007, Biskup displayed works from his self-dubbed Baroque Modernist style based on fear, loss, and pain. [2]

In 2017, Biskup opened the gallery and project space Face Guts located in Glassell Park, Los Angeles. [3]

Biskup's 240-page retrospective monograph and autobiography, Tree of Life, was published in October 2019 by Chronicle Books which the LA Weekly described as showcasing "his unique hybrids of flourishes, atmospherics, geometry, gesture, character, figure, flora and fauna, and an intense, luminous, complex and nuanced supersaturated palette." [4]

Published works


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