Lowbrow 2.0 Art : 101
What is Lowbrow? Well, simply, its an art movement dating back to the ‘70s that encompasses ‘lowbrow’ concepts such as drugs, sex/porn, violence, irreverence, delinquency and how they interacted within a west coast/ SoCal party culture. The ‘father’ of Lowbrow is artist Robert Williams; his style can be categorized as the quintessential Lowbrow style. The new generation of Lowbrow artists tend to reject the ‘lowbrow’ label, yet they all acknowledge that they are all offsprings of that movement. The ‘Lowbrow’ label still tends to attach itself to the newer or second generation of artists by inheritance.
Some of the other labels that are used with the current art movement include: Pop Surrealism, Newbrow, Nobrow, Neo-Pop, and Underground. An easy way to get introduced to Lowbrow, is to pick up a copy of Juxtapoz magazine.
Here is a brief set of links to get you introduced to the history and understanding of Lowbrow:
& a good book to get is Weirdo Deluxe !
Some good blogs:
Some of my fav artist sites!:
Have fun surfin’,
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