Raymond Pettibon was born in 1957 in Tucson, Arizona.Now lives and works in California.
Exhibitions for exemple at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles(MOCA); Kunsthaus Zurich; White Columns, New York; and also had his first solo museum exhibition at the Kunsthalle Bern in Switzerland, which traveled to Paris. The artist is represented by Regen Projects, Los Angeles and David Zwirner, New York. He regularly shows with Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin and Sadie Coles HQ, London.
Raymond Pettibon. Sonic Youth
Known for his comic-like drawings with disturbing, ironic or ambiguous text, Pettibon’s subject matter is sometimes violent and anti-authoritarian. From the late 1970s through the mid-1980s, he was closely associated with the punk rock band Black Flag and the record label SST Records, both founded by his older brother Greg Ginn. Beginning in the mid 1980s, he became a well-known figure in the contemporary art scene.
Raymond Pettibon. Black Flag
Pettibon works primarily with Indian ink on paper and many of his early drawings are black and white, only sometimes he introduces color.
Pettibon’s drawings encompass the spectrum of American culture from the deviances of marginal youth-culture to art, literature, sports, religion, politics, and sexuality. Pettibon’s works on paper combine the drawn image and text, both borrowed passages from literature and text written by Pettibon himself.
Raymond Pettibon. Even Toothless
Raymond Pettibon. How to dance
He has the influence of artists such as William Blake and Goya, and the style of political editorial cartoons.