Dieselpunk Encyclopedia is happy to present: Tim Huhn and his Art Deco Series.
On the Just Looking Gallery website there is a short info about the artist:
After graduating from the prestigious California College of Arts and Crafts with a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts and Illustration Huhn worked as a commercial illustrator for companies such as Disney, Universal Studios, Sony & Mattel. After leaving Los Angeles and the commercial world of art, Huhn began to develop a body of fine art while living on the Central Coast of California. Huhn’s experience as an illustrator has enabled him to work in a number of mediums and styles including photorealism and art deco.
We can add something:Tim Huhn’s artwork bears more than a passing resemblance to the famous WPA murals. It’s fun to see a modern artist who, just like his idealistic forerunners in 1930s, is not afraid of figurative art. An artist whose creations are full of positive spirit.
Well, not ALL creations: in our postmodernist age, you can’t do without some irony. And (like in 1930s) you can’t completely ignore the dark side of life.
We know some critics who would happily label Huhn’s Art Deco Series as ‘totalitarian art’. It’s time to ask them: are you serious? And if you are, why SO serious? Can you name a regime which needs and inspires such kind of art today, in 2012? And if you can, please explain how this regime can use the art of Tim Huhn. North Korea doesn’t need him, that’s for sure.
So, let’s celebrate the free choice of a free artist – and enjoy his version of Deco.