Power Surge. I always loved outdoor sports. I started surfing with my friends in junior high and surfed for many years that followed. I have been skateboarding and skiing for much longer. As long as I can remember I have been interested in the art world and doing my own art projects.
I quickly progressed in art school. I worked in a painterly style and was inspired by the Bay Artist Figurative Painting, painting anything I thought was interesting in my world. Clorox Bleach bottle, a washing machine, Randy’s Donuts, a old fashioned car wash. Following that I started making my paintings look like computer graphic on one end and textural abstracts on the other. By word and mouth, I started getting a reputation as a painter in Los Angeles and some internationally. Inspired by the Lowbrow Art in La Luz de Jesus Gallery, I began my journey into the Lowbrow art world. From then on, I was inspired by art by Todd Shorr and Robert William. I had found my calling. This is who I am and for me the best form of communication in the art world.
Power surge idea was inspired by surfboards and surfing; inspired by Lowbrow Art and Punk Music. I was thinking of a t-shirt with a strong power icon and I sketched a great number of designs with lightning bolt until I came up with this design. I wanted it vibrant and to pop off the t-shirt, so I thought of florescent green on a black shirt. I think the lightning bolt design looks very dynamic and exciting and the Egyptian eye icon balances the design from top to bottom.
Here is a link to my art website, if you would like to browse around: Carl Lozada