Lowbrow Art a.k.a. Pop Surrealism is an underground pop-art movement which originated in Los Angeles, California in the 70s. The term was coined by Robert Williams in reference to his own paintings.
This style is recognizable by its distinctive characteristics, and features a mixture of images including the grotesque, cartoon and comic-book characters, monsters, childish elements... with a sense of humor that is at times sarcastic and even grotesque.
Undoubtedly influenced by the “Underground Comix”, Lowbrow Art is often associated with “hot-rod” street culture and punk music. The first expressions of this movement were from the hand of underground comic strip artists.
Among the featured artists are Robert Williams, Gary Baseman, Camile Rose Garcia, Takashi Murakami, Mark Ryden or Tim Biskup.