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.

 

Board Track RacerssaleBoard Track Racers El Mecanico V-TwinsaleEl Mecanico V-Twin Elvis on His ThronesaleElvis on His Throne Mi AmorsaleMi Amor
Rise of the GeishasaleRise of the Geisha By the Sword of the SamuraisaleBy the Sword of the Samurai In Death, The Demons SleepsaleIn Death, The Demons Sleep Yabusame ArchersaleYabusame Archer
Summer in the 70ssaleSummer in the 70s Draggin' AsssaleDraggin' Ass Cafe RacersaleCafe Racer Jungle PerchsaleJungle Perch
The Harder the Conflict, the More Glorious the TriumphsaleThe Harder the Conflict, the More Glorious the Triumph Friends in High PlacessaleFriends in High Places One and OnisaleOne and Oni Nothing Left to HuntsaleNothing Left to Hunt
River DragonsaleRiver Dragon Clown Cold CasesaleClown Cold Case ...Do Us Partsale...Do Us Part El MecanicosaleEl Mecanico
Mares of DiomedessaleMares of Diomedes Under the Islander InfluencesaleUnder the Islander Influence Gilligan and His Little BuddysaleGilligan and His Little Buddy Judgment of the SamuraisaleJudgment of the Samurai
Viva la Rossa: Bob Ross TributesaleViva la Rossa: Bob Ross Tribute The Bogeyman's NightmaresaleThe Bogeyman's Nightmare Iron Horse BanditssaleIron Horse Bandits Da Toof FairysaleDa Toof Fairy
Night on the TownsaleNight on the Town Garage LackeysaleGarage Lackey Wheels and BonessaleWheels and Bones GaneshsaleGanesh

Unique Day of the Dead, Wild West, Lowbrow, Military, and Oceanic Art by David Lozeau