Plastic Jesus is a Los Angeles based street artist that specialises in bold stencil and installation work, inspired by world news events, society, the urban environment, culture and politics. His work combines humour, irony, criticism and unique opinion to create art that engages on many levels.
In early 2013 one of his pieces “No more heroes” featuring disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong connected to an IV drip caught the world’s attention and was featured by many media organisations including CNN, the BBC, The Daily Mail, Huffington post and LA Weekly. Many other pieces have gone viral on the internet and news media including his the August 2013 “Best Buys Useless Plastic Box 1.2″.
The Huffington Post listed two works by Plastic Jesus in the end of year round up of “The Best of Los Angeles Street art 2012”
Influential street art blog ‘Melrose & fairfax‘ described Plastic Jesus as “The Banksy of LA”. ‘Complex Art-Design’ listed Plastic Jesus as the “#1 LA street artist to watch”.
Plastic Jesus is not about revolution, he is not a complete anarchist but would like to see some changes around the place. His work is more about shining a small light into some of those dark corners of society then standing back and watching reactions and opinions.
His work has been featured by The BBC, CNN, abc News, Huffington Post, Gizmodo, Buzzfeed, The Sun, The Daily Mirror, LA Times, LA Weekly, The Daily Mail, MSNBC, The Daily Telegraph, and many more.
Plastic Jesus tries to work as ethically as possible and minimise harm to the environment.
If you find a piece of Plastic Jesus art on your building and you don’t want it there please email Plastic Jesus and one of the removal team will be there to remove it and make good.
Plastic Jesus is proud be be associated with Los Angeles Youth Network – Hope and homes for Runaway and Homeless youth.
What other people are saying about plastic jesus:
“He’s been around for a little bit, but the installation street artist known as Plastic Jesus is still our number-one to watch right now”. Complex Art – Design
“It could be said that ‘Plastic Jesus’ is becoming the Banksy of L.A.” Greg Linton. Melrose & Fairfax.
“…your work is the visual equivalent of meth. I’M ADDICTED”. Chris Blackwell – ZANEROBE
And the best one…
“Plastic Jesus- I am a Los Angeles pedestrian. I have no car. That’s probably why I have become so appreciative of the people who decorate the streets of this city. There are some very creative people out there and I certainly have a few favorites… but nobody is doing what you do. It’s actually brilliant.
My 13-year-old son Ozzy has been inspired by your work (and the work of a few others) to start his own thing. Most every day he’s busy putting his lizards all over the city.
I don’t want anything from you… I just wanted to say ‘thanks’. Thanks for keeping it interesting.