An artist who perpetually introduces his audience to new stages of his own artistic evolution, D.J. Javier blends together scribbles, slogans, doodles, and anecdotes to assemble multilayered, interconnected works that draw inherent inspiration from the ebb and flow of his West Coast home. D.J. approaches his art through the lens and perspective of design, which yields an aesthetic made up of free-flowing and wide expressionist swipes of color, bold graphics, and intricate renderings of characters and text. The Santa Barbara-based artist’s defiantly animated works pay homage to the roguishly creative spirit of surfing and living along the Southern California coast.
Largely inspired by things outside of just art, like his own memories and experiences, D.J. creates authentic works of art and design that not only carry emotive connections to the things he loves, but also that possess a symbolic system of meaning and associations that he hopes peeks different interests in different people; art that literally anyone can enjoy.
D.J. opens a new solo show “Bad Wave” at CRSVR in Santa Barabara this Friday, December 8th, from 8-11pm. Check out progress shots of a couple pieces included in the show below. For more from D.J. follow him on Instagram and look out for his feature in our upcoming 13th printed issue.