Artists: Buff Monster

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Buff Monster (born April 14, 1979)[1] is an American painter. His work is characterized by happy characters living in brightly colored bubbly landscapes.[2]

Buff Monster was born in Hawaii and graduated from the University of Southern California with a fine arts major.[3]

He made a name for himself by putting up thousands of hand-silkscreened posters across Los Angeles. Along with his paintings, he has created a range of merchandise, from prints and stickers to vinyl toys and plush. In 2012 he created a homage to Garbage Pail Kids called The Melty Misfits; a collection of vintage-style trading cards, complete with wax wrapper.[citation needed]

The color pink, a symbol of confidence, individuality and happiness, is present in everything he creates. He cites heavy metal music, ice cream and Japanese culture as major influences.[4] His work has been shown in galleries worldwide, often accompanied by large installations. In 2010, the Bristol City Museum acquired a painting of his for their permanent collection.[5] His art has been published in a variety of magazines, websites, newspapers and books, including Juxtapoz, Paper, Nylon, Cool Hunting, Angeleno, the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly and The New York Times.[citation needed] He was also featured in Banksy's movie: Exit Through the Gift Shop.

In 2012, Buff Monster moved from Los Angeles to live and work in New York City.[3]

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