Comics and Anime Inspired Street Art by Tristan Eaton.
LA artist Tristan Eaton has been busy, in February he was painting a sci-fi anime inspired mural on a three-story building during the festival POW! WOW! Hawaii. In March, he used up to 500 spray cans (with the help of four assistants) to illustrate a piece in honor of Alexander Bell on a former telephone company building in Florida. And just this month, he was working on a wall for a new Versace store in Ala Moana Center (HI), using 200 spray cans to complete it.
Born in Los Angeles in 1978, Tristan began pursuing street art as a teenager, painting everything from walls to billboards in the urban landscape wherever he lived, including London, Detroit and Brooklyn. After growing up on comic books, graffiti and skateboard culture, Tristan designed his first toy for Fisher Price at 18 years old and began working as an artist full-time. He has since become a driving force in the world of ‘Art Toys’, designing the Dunny and Munny figures for Kidrobot.
Shortly after studying at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, Tristan founded Thunderdog Studios, of which he was the President and Creative Director for 10 years. Thunderdog Studios regularly designs and consults for clients such as Nike, Disney and Barack Obama on projects that span the globe across all mediums.
In 2012, Tristan moved back to his childhood home of Los Angeles to pursue his paintings and large scale mural projects full-time.
Tristan’s work can be seen in galleries around the world and in the permanent collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).
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