Who is BOB "X"?
This section was last updated April 4th, 2009
BOB "X" is an independent freelance artist and illustrator
that works in several mediums including (but not limited to);painting,pen
and ink,illustrations,comix and comix art,logos and product design,sculpting
silk screen printing,small press publishing and various other areas of
expression,explotation and promotion. Perhaps best known as the creator and
controller of XEX GRAPHIX,and for the super wild graphic comix and artwork
of the 1980's that soon became known worldwide as the "ugly art" movement.
The ugly art style of drawing has been described as anything
from "scratched out with a pen knife" to "lovingly rendered",as one critic for
THE VILLAGE VOICE pointed out. The ugly art style consisted mainly of black
and white pen and/or brush work line drawings that were many times rough
and scratchy,but could also be painstakingly complex and intricate (as in
the work of XNO).
The influences for the ugly art style were culled from various and diverse
sources. The most obvious influences being of the 1960's pop culture;
Comic books,rock and roll,monster and horror films,hot rod art (ED "BIG
DADDY" ROTH),Psychedelics (and the poster art inspired by them),MAD magazine
(BASIL WOVERTON),ZAP comix (R. CRUMB) and other underground comix,TV,pop
When asked to describe the artwork of BOB "X",one reviewer of small press
publications coined the phrase "organized chaos",which may be one of the
most acurate descriptions yet.
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