Born in Los Angeles in 1978, Tristan began pursuing street art as a teenager, painting everything from walls to billboards in the urban landscape wherever he lived, including London, Detroit and Brooklyn. After growing up on comic books, graffiti and skateboard culture, Tristan designed his first toy for Fisher Price at 18 years old and began working as an artist full-time.
– Tristan´s got a stunning style and is one of the most versatile artists that I know. He masters everything from mural art, graphic-, logo- and packaging design to sculptures and the conformation of toys. That is quite an amazing range of creativity. I´m convinced that what Tristan creates for No Limit will be appreciated by a lot of people, says curator Shai Dahan.
– Tristan´s manner really amazes me. The mixture of black&white with colours, lettering and the comic book styled characters really brings life and depth to his paintings. The line up for 2015 festival feels really top notch and I know that a lot of street art fans have been looking forward to see Tristan in Sweden, says project manager Stina Hallhagen.
Shortly after studying at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, Tristan founded Thunderdog Studios, of which he was the President and Creative Director for 10 years. Thunderdog Studios regularly designs and consults for clients such as Nike, Disney and Barack Obama on projects that span the globe across all mediums. In 2012, Tristan moved back to his childhood home of Los Angeles to pursue his paintings and large scale mural projects full-time. Tristan’s work can be seen in galleries around the world and in the permanent collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).
No Limit is an outdoor art event inviting artists from around the world to participate in turning public spaces into an outdoor exhibition. The event is about all kinds of street art, from large scale murals to street art sculptures and installations. No Limit first saw the world in September 2014. 2015 we´re doing it again. A warm welcome to Borås, Sweden 3-6th of September 2015.
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