Tim Biskup: "The Artist In You"

Juxtapoz // Monday, 05 May 2008
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In conjunction with the exhibit The Artist In You, Tim Biskup will also release a limited edition book by the same title, in which he verbally explores the ideas presented visually in his new collection of work.
His personal feelings and thoughts are expressed openly in a style that embraces intellectual art theory while revealing his love and frustration towards the industry itself. Embarking on this project of critical analysis took the artist through stages of emotion and discovery. His original intention, to seek a deeper understanding of the enigmatic paradox that is the art community—ultimately concludes with a revelation of sorts, where the artist accepts his own role within that realm.
Biskup’s work has evolved, becoming more conceptual in recent years—this is evident within the words and images of The Artist In You, which express the artist’s deepened commitment to question and confront his own perceptions and fears, an endeavor towards creative growth.


Tim Biskup is a fine artist based in southern California. His work has been shown worldwide including galleries and museums in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Tokyo, Kyoto, São Paulo, Barcelona, Berlin, and Melbourne. He’s collaborated with artists and designers around the globe and has organized art auctions and exhibitions. Biskup has long been known for a cheery graphic style, which reflects the influence of his many years in the animation industry as well as his fondness of mid-century modern design and illustration. Recent exhibitions have displayed a dramatic stylistic and conceptual detour into darker, more personal territory. While still technically adept and complex, the newer works show the maturity and depth of a seasoned fine artist.