Today we’d like to take an opportunity to send some love and appreciation to CA artist Cryptik who, through the use of stencils, stickers, and posters, is seeking to open-up our eyes and minds to discussion about art and politics. Here’s what The Cryptik Movement is all about:
“The Cryptik Movement is a public art campaign dedicated to helping humanity evolve towards greater awareness and understanding through the use of compelling, iconic imagery that demands both scrutiny and reverie.”
Cryptik’s striking work seems so familiar because of his use of global peace icons like Buddha, Gandhi, and the Dalai Lama but yet still has an alien/guerilla quality to it because of the context of where the pieces are posted and their overall hypnotic aesthetic. You’ve no doubt seen his art around SoCal and now you can see it in your home by picking up some of his prints and merch, or a copy of CRYPTIK: EASTERN PHILOSOPHY. Keep your eyes open and your head up for this great local artist and his work.