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The Art of Mike Bell

Artist Mike Bell was born and raised at the Jersey Shore and currently lives in Northfield, New Jersey. Best known for his figurative paintings, Bell is an artist whose work is a juxtaposition of iconic pop culture subjects combined with modern day influences. He also creates painted objects, such as bowling pins and surfboards, as well as delightful palm-sized matchbook art depicting pop culture icons such as Mr. Peanut, Marilyn Monroe, Jimmy Hendrix, Frankenstein and Humphrey Bogart. Most of his work falls into the lowbrow genre. Lowbrow art is an underground visual art movement that originated in Los Angeles in the late 70s, a populist art movement with cultural roots related to underground comics, punk music, hot-rods and surf culture. The artwork usually displays a sense of humor. 

Bell attended The College of New Jersey where he received his degree in Advertising Design and minored in Illustration. He has exhibited his artwork in a number of galleries throughout the United States and internationally. Though his hometown of Atlantic City has eluded him for many years, Bell was recently invited to participate in an art project in Atlantic City where he created the first of 90 Art Boxes for the Atlantic City Arts Commission’s new Art Box Project. 

Mike Bell recently created a t-shirt line, and was featured in the newly published book Edgy Cute by Mark Batty Publishing, New York. He has been the Director of Design and Production at Masterminds for four years. Bell continues making art, always learning and improving his skills by taking chances and challenging himself to step outside of his comfort zone.

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