2018 Featured Artists
Ornamental Conifer is the moniker of British artist, Nicolai Sclater.
Conifer’s work focuses predominantly on typography and geometric patterns, playing with the illusion of depth and light.
He is also the art director at RS Agency whose work specializes within the auto / moto industry.
Steve Caballero (born November 8, 1964, San Jose, California) is one of the most prominent skateboard legends in the world. Like many other artists who have been linked to the skateboarding culture, his legendary place in skateboard industry, offers a historical commentary on life for his generation: a constant need to find goals and challenges, but always taking a serious path to get his work ethic done in a positive light. Steve derives a lot of imagery from cartoons, hotrod, motorcycle and pop culture - but he also combines and transcends these sources into something colorful, witty and pleasing to the eye. His daily sketches and ideas are the seedbed of his work from which all his other media generates.
Tomas Pajdlhauser is an artist and Creative Director based in Ottawa, Canada and co-owner of Birling, a local skateboard brand and shop. By day, he’s an Art Director for animated TV shows and movies and has worked with clients including Disney, Warner Brothers, Nickelodeon, National Geographic, and Mattel. In recent years, his focus has shifted to projects that combine his love of moto adventures, travel, and the tactile elements of the design process. His work is based primarily on lived experiences captured on-the-go in sketchbooks.
OVMD is an art&design group run by Jun and Kiko based in Japan.
We are mostly inspired by vintage and oriental arts, and seek for unique illustration style that keeps balance between the east and west.
Carter Asmann is an artist and designer based in San Diego, California. With motorcycles and motorcycle culture acting as the main source of inspiration for his recent work, Asmann applies his analytical illustration style and the use of mixed media to create his drawings.
My name is Maryia Bulka. Born and raised in Belarus, I live and work in Los Angeles now. Experimenting with different media helped me to discover the most appealing one - ink. Motorcycles and riding are a big part of Los Angeles culture and have become the focus of my recent work. Painting bikes gradually developed into a small business - Tinta by Bulka, which features Los Angeles inspired art and offers custom ink paintings, greeting cards and more.
Tyler Cornelius was raised in Southern California with oil in his blood and innovation in his heart. Raised in the motorcycle industry and racing since the age of 5, he knew he’d grow up following his father’s footsteps, designing and creating motocross products for the world’s fastest racers.
After graduating from Transportation Design at Art Center College of Design in 2010, he moved to Detroit to work for General Motors in their Advanced Design Department. After a short stint in the motor city, he left GM and headed back to his passion in the moto industry, working with Troy Lee Designs, Alpinestars in Italy, EVS, and now Thor MX in San Diego.
Back in Southern California, with his wife Jaclynn and new baby boy, Tyler is fulfilling his dream of working for a cutting edge motocross brand, teaching Product Design at Art Center, and letting that oil burn, on and off the track.
Jeff has dabbled in art his entire life including a few art classes in college, however by the time he thought about pursuing the subject further he had graduated in International Relations and was pursuing a doctorate in Geography at the University of Hawaii. As part of his doctoral research Jeff moved to Moab, Utah and worked as a river guide. His research eventually led to publishing “Struggle Over Utah’s San Rafael Swell: Wilderness, National Conservation Areas, and National Monuments” with the University of Arizona Press.
Jeff met his wife Marie while she was working as a snowboard instructor in Park City. Marie left for a Peace Corps assignment to Chad, Africa and a few months later Jeff followed her and they were married in the capitol city N’Djamena. Jeff has visited over 110 countries. However, Africa remains his passion, and he regularly leads trips to Mount Kilimanjaro where he lived with his wife and three sons while she completed her PhD dissertation on local community interaction with the national park. In 2018 Jeff established the East Africa Motorcycle Art show for local artists living in northern Tanzania.
In recent years Jeff has settled in Castle Valley and focused more on his art. While Jeff dabbles in many different medias, most of his work is in acrylics. His art has been shown across the United States as well as in Europe, Africa, and India. Jeff is also the curator of @motoartists an Instagram account that promotes the varied motorcycle art of artists across the globe. He is also the art editor for the International Journal of Motorcycle Studies.
While his paintings are often quite loose, his subjects are dominated by the rugged landscapes around Castle Valley and his interest in motorcycles with a soul. If he isn’t painting, you can often find him hiking, paddling, and riding. His motorcycles include a 1937 Indian junior Scout, 1943 Harley Flathead, 1966 Hodaka Ace 90, 1966 Yamaha YL-1, 1968 BSA Scrambler, 1976 Yamaha DT 175, 2003 Harley Sportster and a 2007 Royal Enfield Bullet.
PRESENTED BY BELL HELMETS
Jasper Wong is an artist, illustrator, and curator. As an artist, he has exhibited worldwide, in places such as Japan, California, France, London, Mexico, New York, Hong Kong, Chicago, and Australia and he has been selected on multiple occasions by Archive magazine as one of the 200 Best Illustrators worldwide. He has also scored press in publications such as Communication Arts, Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Taschen’s Illustration Now, Hypebeast, Booooooom, Arrested Motion, Hi-Fructose, Acclaim, Complex, Vice, Highsnobiety, VNA, Street Art News and Juxtapoz. Wong has been chosen as one of the HB100 multiple times. A list of Hypebeast's 100 most influential figures in the industry, which includes the likes of Kaws, Pharrel, Banksy, Jay Z and Kanye West.
Jasper Wong is also the founder of a gallery in Hong Kong called ABOVE SECOND. In its existence, both Monocle magazine and CNN have chosen it as one of the best galleries in the city. He is the creator and lead director of POW! WOW!, which is a non-profit organization of contemporary artists committed to community enrichment through the creation of art outreach programs, educational programs and engaging the community in the creation and appreciation of art. He is also the co-founder alongside Jeffrey Gress of a creative community center called LANA LANE STUDIOS as well as a streetwear brand called BIG BAD WOLF with his wife, Amy Wong.
Some crap about how you've been making art for a long time and have been on all kind of important shit. blah blah blah college dropout self taught artist. blah worked with some of the biggest brands... and some more shit about how famous people own your paintings.
Recent commissioned work includes work for: Beats by Dre (Blue's Day), POWWOW! Long Beach 2017, Honda Fit 4 U, Cadillac Pursuit of Next (2016), The Ellen Show, Isaiah Rashad -THE SUN'S TIRADE (Album cover), Kendrick Lamar Various projects, etc.
PETE "HOT DOG" FINLAN
Pete "Hot Dog" Finlan has been in the painting industry since 1981. He's won numerous awards and has been featured in publications and on multiple TV shows. You might recognize him as the head painter of West Coast Choppers during the "Monster Garage" era. He wouldn't tell you, but he's world famous and one of the best.
Brittney a.k.a. Bombshell Deluxe. I'm from California, but I now reside in the sunshine state of Florida. My passion for painting began when I attended WyoTech in Sacramento. I went there not knowing exactly what I wanted to do until I picked up a spraygun. You can say I was kind of a natural at it, I learned quickly and strived to get better. I've been painting for about three years now; my main inspiration comes from two different worlds, the Kustom Kulture lifestyle and the Lowrider scene. I also look up to many talented painters. I'm very humbled at how far I've come in a short time. If you put your mind, heart, and soul into your passion you have no idea where it can lead you. I've had the chance to even paint for a few celebrities and work with some awesome companies!
Joey Landeis is an advertising Art Director, motorcycle enthusiast, and owner of Shitty Helmets. While much of his time is spent designing behind a desk, he enjoys the opportunity create art without limitation and put paint to canvas. For him, every canvas is a motorcycle helmet. When he's not making art, you can catch him riding his custom Moto Guzzi V7 Stone.
Pinstriper, painter and artist.
Grew up around hot rods and lowriders. My influences come from all over the spectrum. Father of 3 great kids and the best grandson ever.
Painting is my get away. Turn on the Pandora and sit back get motivafaded and see where the art leads me. Could be pin-up art or laying patrons on a helmet or busting out a paint job.
Mike Clary Just give me a razor blade, some tape and let me paint.
Traditional sign painter and longtime motorcycle enthusiast born and raised in Los Angeles.