Work ships from Los Angeles.
Working primarily in the Downtown, Skid Row, and South Central neighborhoods, Bandit’s art is a fixture of Los Angeles’s streets. Coming from a background in graffiti, Bandit’s increasingly-intricate murals and stencils aim to confront his viewer with the most arresting socio-political issues of our time, with each piece poised to start a dialogue. “Street art,” in the artist’s words, “is more than just writing your name. It becomes a voice, and a responsibility.” His work is a unique expression of activism and social protest in which charged imagery is leveraged by the renegade act of its installation. Bandit has made contributions to Los Angeles’ famed Indian Alley and collaborated with many notable LA contemporaries including Plastic Jesus, WRDSMTH, Teachr, and thrashbird. Committed to work on the street, Bandit remains anonymous and is not represented by a gallery.
—Courtesy of Michael Carli