Beyond the Streets

West Coast

About this Section

West Coast artists reflect the surf, skate, lowrider, tattoo and gang culture of their environs through abstract geometrics and script-based works. From sun-washed pastels to rough black-and-whites of every medium, the imagery is shaped by this unique blend of influences, much as the coastline’s rugged geography was born of an uneasy earth. Glyph-like graffiti, illustrations and photographs speak the visual tongues of the indigenous outlaws and nonconformists who stake claim in this place of unrelenting light.

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Artists

Kilroy