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The Illustrated Dreamscapes of Justin LovatoJuxtapoz // Tuesday, 01 Apr 2014
Justin Lovato is a working painter from Sacramento currently residing in Berkeley, California. He creates 'dreamlike, ethereal landscapes that reflect his thoughts on nature and our relation to it, human belief systems, the psycho-political-control system, multidimensional concepts, and esoteric symbolism.' Bodies sprout geometric appendages, flesh gives way to flora, and Masonic symbology abounds.
"I don't quite remember when I realized things weren't as they appeared the surface. Imagine if I only got my information from television, the primary source of information to the average American. Would I think that we were at war for a legitimate reason? Would I think that it was healthy to eat fast food? Would I think that it is nature's plan to take the word "consumer" to brand new heights, and then fall for any advertisement preying on my weaknesses and be proud of it? Would I found out that the media empire News Corp, owned by Rupert Murdoch, reaches 4.7 billion people around the world? Graffiti taught me how to reclaim free space. My art is how I reach back towards nature and thy self. Reach with me, and take back what you are entitled to." - Justin Lovato in the October, 2007 issue of Juxtapoz Magazine