Artist Interviews 2022
By Johnny Otto
Plastic Jesus was first featured on Issue 2. We had gone to a group show at Julian's in Beverly Hills that featured his art along with Dave Navarro, RISK, Billy Morrison, WRDSMTH and others. That was the first time I met him and I immediately loved his spirit and his enthusiasm for creating art
which made a bold statement about our times.
Flash forward a few years later and I see that he is having his very first solo show at the LA Art Box on Melrose. Of course, I have to go and see what he's been up to. As it turns out...a lot!
These are a few photos from the show but there was honestly too much great work to show it all here. This is just taste of his greatness.
Bio from his own website:
Plastic Jesus is a Los Angeles based street artist that specialises in bold stencil and installation work, inspired by world news events, society, the urban environment, culture and politics.
His critically acclaimed work combines humor, irony, criticism and unique opinion to create art that engages on many levels.
Often questioning the norms in society Plastic Jesus confronts our compliance of culture and current affairs. The artist uses scale and contradiction as a means to highlight issues and opinions that often go unquestioned.
The aesthetic appeal of his work combined with the engagement produces an addictive mix that challenges our acceptance.
Plastic Jesus is not about revolution, he is not a anarchist but would like to see some changes around the place. His work is more about shining a small light into some of those dark corners of society.
His work has been featured by The BBC, CNN, abc News, Huffington Post, Gizmodo, Buzzfeed, The Sun, The Daily Mirror, LA Times, LA Weekly, The Daily Mail, MSNBC, The Daily Telegraph, Complex art and Design, Time, Us Weekly, USA Today and many more.
The Smithsonian Institute also features art by Plastic Jesus.
Collectors include: Donald J. Trump, Miley Cyrus, Tommy and Dee Hilfiger, The Kardashians, The Getty Family, Samir Modi, Tommy Lee, Kid Rock, Anna Wintour, James Corden, Corey Taylor, Harry Styles, and more,
Prior to his commitment to produce provocative street art Plastic Jesus has worked for over two decades as a News photographer.
Plastic Jesus, Issue 2