Lowbrow Art by David LozeauLowbrow Art by David Lozeau

David Lozeau paints his Lowbrow art on a variety of strange surfaces with 1 Shot enamel, which is the same medium pinstripers use to letter and detail cars and motorcycles.

The term “Lowbrow” was coined by Juxtapoz magazine founder Robert Williams in the late 1970s as a way to describe a modern art movement that flew in the face of traditional, gallery-safe, “highbrow” elements and imagery. In this eclectic style, which draws inspiration from punk, metal, and rockabilly music, as well as the tattoo, hot rod, tiki, and monster movie subcultures, all rules are thrown out the window.

Williams later referred to the Lowbrow movement as "cartoon-tainted abstract surrealism,” but it has also been called “pop surrealism” and “underground art,” among other things. It often depicts the vehicles and fashions derivative of the pin-up girls of the 1940s, the greasers and cartoons of the 1950s, the Ed “Big Daddy” Roth custom car builders of the 1960s, the music and lowriders of the 1970s, and the London and SoCal street art of the 1980s.

The kustom kulture lowbrow scene emerged from—and remains most prominent in—Los Angeles, where, on any given weekend, you can find an event featuring amazing cars, top tattoo artists, great food, and lively music. You’ll find Lozeau there, somewhere between the surf, skeleton, hot rod, Poly-Pop, and zombie art, working on a new painting in his signature illustrative style.

 

The IndianThe Indian El Mecanico V-TwinEl Mecanico V-Twin Draggin' AsssaleDraggin' Ass Board Track RacersBoard Track Racers
HonorHonor StrengthStrength Rise of the GeishaRise of the Geisha Yabusame ArcherYabusame Archer
By the Sword of the SamuraiBy the Sword of the Samurai In Death, The Demons SleepIn Death, The Demons Sleep One and OniOne and Oni Judgment of the SamuraisaleJudgment of the Samurai
Evel of GuadalupeEvel of Guadalupe River DragonRiver Dragon Mi AmorsaleMi Amor Elvis on His ThroneElvis on His Throne
Summer in the 70sSummer in the 70s Jungle PerchJungle Perch Cafe RacersaleCafe Racer The Harder the Conflict, the More Glorious the TriumphThe Harder the Conflict, the More Glorious the Triumph
Friends in High PlacesFriends in High Places Slow & LowSlow & Low Clown Cold CaseClown Cold Case Nothing Left to HuntNothing Left to Hunt
...Do Us Partsale...Do Us Part Mares of DiomedesMares of Diomedes Under the Islander InfluenceUnder the Islander Influence Gilligan and His Little BuddysaleGilligan and His Little Buddy
Viva la Rossa: Bob Ross TributeViva la Rossa: Bob Ross Tribute The Bogeyman's NightmareThe Bogeyman's Nightmare Garage LackeysaleGarage Lackey Wheels and BonessaleWheels and Bones
GaneshsaleGanesh

Day of the Dead Art with Unique Lowbrow Flair