Buff Monster (born 1979) lives and works in New York City. He’s a tireless worker, often citing heavy metal music, ice cream, Pop art, Japanese Culture and graffiti as major influences. He made a name for himself by putting up thousands of hand-silkscreened posters across Los Angeles. His meticulously executed paintings, have been shown in galleries around the world; one painting hangs in the Bristol City Museum as part of their permanent collection. He’s also created a variety of limited edition collectibles including vinyl and resin toys, prints, shirts, stickers and two series of his ambitious trading cards/stickers called The Melty Misfits a homage to Garbage Pail Kids.
The Melty Misfits
He’s worked with some of the most recognizable brands such as Disney, Converse, Hello Kitty, Samsung, Nike, Coca-Cola and others. He’s created work in the streets for over 15 years. In 2015, Jeffrey Deitch asked him to participate in a mural project in Coney Island. He’s included in Banksy’s Oscar-nominated documentary: Exit Through the Gift Shop. And along the way, he’s cultivated an impressive social media following.
“Buff monster” uses both harmonious and complementeray colours to some how produce a happy tone, yet weird mixture of pastels and brights.
His shape uses geometric shapes andsimilar sphere for the base shapes and organic to create more details and personality to his characters.
the use of tapered lines help Create a slimy dripping ice cream texture with is a commonly used technique with acrilycs and brushes in wood