Music: Beat Junkies
New Works by Jack Stricker and Anthony Santos
Jack Stricker was born in San Diego in 1987. He became interested in art at an early age but not seriously until high school. He was first attracted to the murals and graffiti pieces throughout Ocean Beach and Pacific Beach, which fueled the flame for his creativity. Jack graduated high school in 2005 and started at SDSU to study studio arts, specifically painting. Utilizing a range of mediums and style combinations, he paints multi-layered, mixtured environments. His influences include classical renaissance paintings, japanese prints, art nouveau, and graffiti. Themes throughout his work deal with contradiction, beauty, wildlife, and the figure. His paintings have been hung in galleries and bars throughout San Diego and he will graduate from SDSU in May of 2010 with a degree in painting and printmaking.
Anthony Santos started painting at 4 years old. He has always been drawn to art, whether it was picking up a pencil and blank paper or filling a street with chalk. Anthony was first introduced to the graffiti style art in the 4th grade while living in Sacramento, California, and by the time he was in the 5th grade, was a well-known artist in his hometown. It was in 1998, while Anthony was in the 7th grade, that he brought his art style to the canvas. He scheduled his first art show in 2002 where the audience marveled at his unique style combining acrylic paint with spray paint, incorporating his graffiti culture to fine art. Since then, it has been nothing but progression for Anthony as he has participated in numerous art shows, became an established artist in Broker's Building Gallery in the heart of Downtown, San Diego, Performs live art at various events in San Diego and Los Angeles, and currently serves on the Broker's Building Gallery Board of Directors.