Skinner is a self-taught artist living and working in Oakland, California. He creates meticulously crafted bizarre and antagonistic monsters in psychedelic scenery. Skinner's works are often extremely colorful while still maintaining a sense of dark humor and wit. Along with gallery art Skinner has produced work for musicians High on Fire, Kvelertak, Skeletonwitch, Holy Grail, and most recently Mastodon. The tie in with music, especially the intensity of metal, can be clearly seen in Skinner's art. At times his creations appear to be almost grotesque cartoons riffing on pop culture, music and vintage illustration. Take a trip through some of his recent works below.
See more of Skinner's work here http://shopcriticalhit.com/ and a great interview with the artist on Metal Injection http://www.metalinjection.net/sick-art/artists-in-metal/skinner-the-artist-behind-mastodons-trippy-new-artwork-reveals-all
Interview from Creative Class Trumps Ruling Class http://creativeclasstrumpsrulingclass.com/?p=385