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Shplinton - Los Angeles USA

Shplinton - Los Angeles USA
Shplinton - Los Angeles USA
Quentin “Shplinton” Thomas is an artist, illustrator, graphic designer, and curator who has shown in galleries, museums, and exhibits all over Southern California. Equipped with a psychedelic color palette, surrealist philosophy, and a deep love of surf and skate culture, Shplinton makes art that attracts a large and diverse fan base, from art school kids to pop culture fanatics. Shplinton’s relationship with art began with notebooks in school. “A big part of my work evolved in classrooms I did not want to be in,” he explains. Viewing Shplinton’s work, you can still see the mind of a distracted creative, especially evident in his signature “triangle pointillism”—a smattering of fine point pen across a plain of vibrant, amorphous shapes. While almost every artist on earth has their own intimate connect with paper, Shplinton’s was borne of practicality: he needed a thin surface mobile enough for him to roll up and carry on his bike as a child. He still gets around on his bike, creating art at a frenetic pace and strapping the tubed drawings onto his back as he makes his way through Venice Beach, Downtown LA, and Koreatown, where he lives.