From Skater to Artist: The Ongoing Evolution of Ed Templeton
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by Shelley Leopold

Until recently, artist Ed Templeton hadn’t bought clothes in 20 years. The eternally sponsored skateboard legend and perhaps the one personally responsible for the trucker hat craze in the ’90s, expertly procured a new suit for his last art opening at Roberts & Tilton Gallery in Los Angeles. It was yet another milestone for Templeton, as “Synthetic Suburbia” was the first gallery show to exclusively feature just his new paintings. The exhibit, a departure from his usual multimedia extravaganza was purposefully stripped down, and exemplified Templeton’s use of super flat, vibrant color to observe the underbelly of a suburban utopian dream. His baggy-eyed, Southern Californian subjects lurk, smoke, pee and water their sidewalks, completely indifferent to their audience and their creator. For the complete article visit the following link.