Lou Beach

I think this guy is a modern incarnation of Hieronymus Bosch. Seriously, this guys stuff is just weird, fun, witty, deep and layered with meaning and interpretation. Lou Beach’s work is no secret though and new pieces are published on a consistent basis the same as they have been for over 30 years. Beach’s illustrations have scattered the print media landscape to the point where they are in our subconscious. In fact, some of his works have become staples of pop culture. On any given month you may see his work in Wired, Time, The New York Times or even the cover art of some band. When you see Lou Beach’s work you suddenly start to realize just how unoriginal a lot of this new ‘hipster’ art is. Heads of animals fused with people, bright colors and weird collage are old news. His commercial work is really good but his personal stuff is where the truly bizarre happens. Seriously though go back and look at Bosch’s epic triptych “The Garden Of Earthly Delights” and tell me you don’t see the resemblance.

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