AHHD (pronounced odd, born as John in Southern California 1975) started creating his mark in the artworld in late 2005. Strapped to a dream and burning with passion, AHHD's main target was to create visual stimulation never before seen. His purpose of creation was to take the viewer on a visual journey of strange imagery and bizarre structures that resemble only things seen in his own mind.
Latching onto as much information as possible from a young age, AHHD's Journey has had quite the twists and turns in several creative realms. AHHD found a groove in music as a child steming from being subjected to 70's funk and 80's hair bands, took that love and ran with it. After diving into the local music scene in the late 80's early 90's AHHD began to develop a desire to follow all types of music and eventually got into being a DJ. Starting with bizarre soundscapes and minimalist beat structures, he progressed into and through scenes such as the goth, industrial, techno, House, Drum n Bass, Breaks and sub genres of the like.
Music had a home for several years while sketching and doing other little visual projects, but felt it wasnt enough nor the end all be all of his path. AHHD had looked toward modeling and acting, got some gigs but didnt feel like that was the right fit either.
Then with the right support structure and finally hearing words spoken again and again, AHHD started on his path of visual arts. It was like the calling that had always been there, but fear held it back.... now that fear had passed.
In 2005 with a fire burning brighter and stronger than ever, the AHHD storm started to take shape. Creating and submitting works to galleries and coffee shops and anywhere that would hang his work. Inspired by the strange and mysterious, AHHD found comfort in bizarre, deeper meaning imagery.
The underground art scene treated him right by helping to gain exposure and recognition as an artist but AHHD wanted more. Looking towards a brighter light, he started to develop a web of places and imagery that would coincide with eachother. Taking into consideration, where is a good fit for what. Still mastering the craft of his own art, AHHD finds stimulation in the layering of paint paper and objects through different aspects and styles to create something far more unique than he had ever imagined before.
Currently putting his knowledge to practice, AHHD has recently created the "webs of reality". Which is an ongoing series that distorts recognizable imagery through a quantum particle thought process. Loosely labeling his work a mix of Abstraction, Surrealism and Grafitti, the reaction has been mixed, but his desire for process and recognitin of path has never been more fine tuned or defined.
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