Tim Biskup (born September 21, 1967 in Santa Monica, California) is an American artist generally considered to be a part of the group that has been dubbed “lowbrow” or pop surrealism.
His free-spirited style recalls 1950s storybook illustration, with bright colors and whimsical shapes unrestricted by the black outlining typically used in character design.
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.
He pursued his technical training through years of work in the illustration, animation and graphic design industries. When he finally reached out into the fine art world, it was not through any gallery, but by creating his own series of live art auctions (The Burning Brush Art Auctions, 1999-2002), a novel move that launched not only his own career as a fine artist, but the careers of several other previously unknown painters.
What has followed are a string of sold-out (and nearly sold-out) gallery exhibitions and inclusion in several high-profile museum shows throughout the world. Long recognized for his complex color and design theories and a decidedly populist aesthetic, Biskup has amassed a cadre of loyal fans and collectors, propelled further by his steady output of limited edition prints, vinyl figures, books, records and other objects.
The Artist in You, Baby Tatoo Books, 2008 / The Jackson 500, Volume 3, Dark Horse Books, 2007 / American Cyclops, Iguapop, 2006 / The Jackson 500, Volume 2, Dark Horse Books, 2006 /
The Jackson 500, Volume 1, Dark Horse Books, 2005 / 100 Paintings, Dark Horse Books, 2004 / timbiskup.com
VIDEO: TIM BISKUP & ERIC WHITE INTERVIEWED AT ART BASEL MIAMI
Tim Biskup and Eric White are two successful veterans of the fine art world, each of them bringing his own craft, passion and style. During Art Basel Miami 2011, we sat down with Tim and Eric and discussed their respective journeys towards becoming artists, as well as their thoughts and insights on the art world today. Also, Eric shares his experience of working with the The Lance Armstrong Foundation on an important and meaningful project.
”It was a real pleasure getting to know these two outstanding creative minds. Enjoy!” MADE blog