An artist, poet, and performer.|
Travis Gibbs is a Hygienic Art Galleries Resident Artist, raised in New London, CT. He's entirely self-taught, and heavily inspired by comic book art, graffiti, and Japanese animation. He prefers to work in black and grey, and uses a variety of drafting tools, leads, and inks on illustration board.
*Not currently not taking any commission work, and will not design tattoos.
The ANT1-HER0 Project:
A multimedia concept I created to depict the world around me —
drawing from my thoughts, interests,
experiences and ever-evolving social, political and spiritual ideology.
The characters are all extensions of myself,
in a world where I’m trying to do so much more than just merely exist…
“Antai Hirow”, the tag name of a deeply conflicted graffiti artist,
turned revolutionary in a dystopian police state —
while “Ordinary Joe” and “Plain Jane”
represent products of American industry,
programmed to function as society’s ideal conformists.
A self-destructive vandal clashing with automated figures of authority —
is this an example of corporate America gone too far, or a society too far gone?
What happens when an isolated free-thinker
declares war on these super-imposed standards for conformity?
It’s in our nature to dehumanize our enemies and desensitize ourselves
as a coping mechanism for conflict —
how far will these characters go before their reality becomes distorted,
and the lines they've drawn begin to blur?
Art is more than just entertainment and decoration,
it’s one of the fastest and most effective vehicles
for inspiring social change.
We aim to propel artists to the frontline of this
YOU GO TO THEM FOR YOUR POP-CULTURE,
YOU COME TO US FOR YOUR COUNTER-CULTURE!