A Southern California artist
who works mostly in paint
, but has been known to create sculpture
. Birk's style is satirical
. Most of his works are derivative of works of previous artist
s, but involving modern, everyday artifact
s in the imagery.
Birk's early work involved painting the lives and lifestyles of his gang banger and skater neighbors in the style of the old masters. In 1995, he moved to a grandiose project of depicting a fictional war between San Francisco and Los Angeles, rendering about a hundered "historical" paintings, posters, and lithographs in multiple styles that spanned about 500 years of art.
Birk has no homepage, but some of his work can be viewed online at http://www.besscutlergallery.com/popartist_sb.html