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Art that doesn’t leave you hanging Twenty-foot steel sculptures, amusement park caricatures, horror-themed comic books and hyper-color street art. Beyond the confines of museums and galleries, this is art that interacts with real life. Dessa Kirk’s outdoor statues brought her fame in Chicago; she fled to San Diego to regain anonymity. Fine art in America’s Finest is alive and well, thanks in part to Court Jones, who paid his dues drawing tourists at Sea World. Hellraiser comics scare the crap out of millions, but Tim Bradstreet has darker tricks up his sleeve. As for Mark Paul Deren (aka MADSTEEZ), his design work and street art can be summed up in one word: WEEN. Four artists, one vision: creating art that gets noticed. —DMP

F R O M L E FT : T I M B R A D S T R E E T ’ S “ H E L L R A I S E R M A K E O V E R ” ( ill u s t ra t ion ) ; C O U R T J O N E S ’ “ D E B O R A H ” ( O I L O N linen ) ; M A D S T E E Z ’ s “ d avi d b o w - w een ” ( A c r y li c on Canvas , 2 0 0 7 ) ; D E S S A K I R K ’ S “ E M I L E E ” ( S T E E L A N D F I B E R G L A S S , 2 0 0 5 )

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Pacific San Diego Magazine, April 2012 issue  

Pacific San Diego Magazine, April 2012 issue

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