"California Locos"



“California Locos” is a group of contemporary artists whose working careers span the last half century in the Los Angeles art world.  Born out of the Los Angeles subcultural scenes of surf, skate, rock and street art, the artists make work that is highly individualized and freewheeling. Rather than being grouped as an aesthetic movement, these artists instead, visually represent the larger cultural fabric of the city itself in all its perverse and gritty glory.

Inspired by the Southern California sun, sand, and street culture, the Locos draw from a variety of influences, including surf, skate, punk rock, and the barrio.

Chaz Bojórquez | John Van Hamersveld | Dave Tourjé | Norton Wisdom | Gary Wong