TIM BISKUP (Santa Monica, CA, 1967) lives and works in Los Angeles. His practice is focused mainly on abstract and figurative painting, but extends into sculpture, printmaking and music. He studied fine art at Otis/ Parsons before entering the animation and illustration industries where he honed his technical skills. In 1999 he gathered a community of artists and began hosting live art auctions at bars around Los Angeles. He quickly found an audience for his personal work. His complex color and design theories pushed forward a decidedly populist aesthetic which has continued to develop and morph over the years. Now, with an established following and over a dozen solo exhibitions under his belt, he is beginning work on a mid-career retrospective book and museum exhibition slated for launch in 2017.
His works have been shown in important museums and galleries in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Tokyo, Kyoto, Barcelona, Berlin, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires and Melbourne.
Among his most important shows: 2011 Former State, This Gallery, Los Angeles; 2010 Fantasilandia, Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Awesome Paintings, All Tomorrow’s Parties Gallery, New York; 2009 The Mystic Chords of Memory, Iguapop Gallery, Barcelona; 2008 O/S Operating System, Addict Galerie, Paris; The Artist in You, Jonathan Levine Gallery, New York; 2007 Ether, Billy Shire Gallery, Culver City, California; 2006 Vapor, Galerie Engler, Berlin; Pervasion, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California.