Doug Aldrich was born the butt end of a litter of boys in Syracuse, NY, where he fed off the energy of 80's testosterone-buzzing action hero movies and saturday morning cartoons. As a kid, he gravitated towards art thanks to cereal boxes, Thrasher magazine and then, eventually punk rock music. After drawing all over his skateboards, walls and furniture, he decided to go to art school slipping into Brooklyn's Pratt Institute, despite having no formal art background.
Following 4 years of progression, mental drainage and formulating a style reflective of his early childhood, he graduated as a professional artist. With a formal education under his belt, the world seemed to dismiss his aggressive edge towards illustration. Taking a sheltered and naive society head-on, he continues to expose the cruel cesspool of destruction known as mankind creating work that makes him laugh, and hopefully others.
Using bold, confident linework and graphic colors, his work brings energy to some of the most bloodsucking aspects of consumerism and mainstream culture in a satiric yet honest fashion. A hand-drawn aesthetic breaks the barrier of a world restrained by computer technology and maybe even aliens. His work has been featured in magazines such as The Deal, GD USA, and TimeOut and has made its way onto walls of clubs, galleries, offices, and several restaurants sprawled between NYC and Syracuse.
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