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Art Van Kampen  Pasadena, CA


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About Art Van


Born in Ohio, Art attended a cartoon art school in New Jersey. Upon completion of art school, he focused all his artistic attentions toward oil painting. Art’s imagery centers around pin-up art, religious commentary and pop-media influences of youth.


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I have a VanKampen in my home, and appreciate the talent, whether freaky or not.

Jimberg63,

Do not be afraid of your inner most feelings. Art is a visionary, painting what every man desires or the hypocrisy of society.

COOL!

I'm jelous too dude...but be honest...
this man is your hero ... unafraid of
hypocracy and your obvious envy to do
this ... will NEVER be a waste of time
talent nor praise ...wish we were related sir ,or at least my next door neighbor ... cause it would be a good
time ... very , very clever you be ...
...and inspired I are ... together
perhaps , might be a bit too much for
local law enforcement ....I go paint now. .... YOU TOO ! ...end of scribe.

Well, I for one like freakish. And legs. And pleated skirts!

I'm not so certain why the top image asks in whether we trust God. I suppose it's because of the attractive and tempting pair of female legs next to it, and God says, "You best be wary of that or it'll end you up in trouble."

It reminds me of when I worked in a liquor store one summer and this guy came through my line and bought $100 worth of alcohol. He commented, "There was a day I would have spent this at a strip club. I later learned that I'd be better off burning the money and taking a cold shower."

You know, if you want to be taken as a serious artist you need to not be so freakish.

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