In a city of sycophants, one man is calling us out for Keeping Up With The Kardashians and begging us to stop making stupid people famous. Plastic Jesus - dubbed the Banksy of LA - hit the international headlines when he built a wall around Donald Trump's Hollywood star of fame - but his work was familiar to many in the city before that... even if they didn't realise it. The British-born artist - who strongly guards his identity - is known for his renegade street art popping up all over the city.
He specialises in bold stencil and installation work, inspired by world news events, society, the urban environment, culture and politics. His critically acclaimed work combines humour, irony, criticism and unique opinion to create art that engages on many levels. You may also remember his ‘No more heroes’ piece featuring disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong connected to an IV drip which caught the world’s attention and was featured by many media organisations including CNN, the BBC, The Daily Mail and Huffington post.
He says he’s not about revolution and he’s not an anarchist but he would like to see some changes around the place. In this pod episode Plastic Jesus suggests his work is more about shining a small light into some of those dark corners of society then standing back and watching reactions and opinions. He also talks to Caroline and Claire about going out to work at 4am, where he finds his inspiration and evading the LADP.