Above Second Gallery is proud to present Tristan Eaton's first solo exhibition, centred around his mixed media paintings that revolve around contemporary culture. Having lived what many may consider a 'nomadic' lifestyle, Eaton's wide-ranging work focuses on the people that he's met over the years, etching permanent fragments of his memories that are associated with his friends, lovers or simply images that are loosely attached to a distant time and place.
At the height of his career with over 30 years of work, Eaton's diverse portfolio ranges from street billboards, wall murals to designing toys for Fisher Price at the young age of 18. Shortly after studying at the School of the Visual Arts in New York City, Eaton founded Thunderdog Studios, whose high profile clients include Nike, Disney and Barack Obama. In 2012, Eaton returned to Los Angeles to pursue his large scale murals and paintings, some of which are in the permanent collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).
|'Crime Fighter' - Detroit, USA - August 2014