PHIL SANTOS

Rhode Island raised, LA-based artist Phil Santos is self-taught.

"My work revolves around daily life, landmarks, and Los Angeles.  Most of the bar signs I have painted are in some way significant to me. Either I have spent some time there or they are locally famous. I do try to choose signs that are visually appealing, i.e., have nice colors, many colors, old styles, and interesting shapes. The trucks that I paint are such a part of city life that they are art pieces in themselves and often go unnoticed. These mobile billboards are usually found throughout downtown LA and are a subliminal reminder that you’re there.”