Darren Grealish is a rock poster artist based out of San Diego, California. Darren creates his brand of art based on his life experiences with relationships, travel, people and pop culture. Darren is an award-winning San Diego based Pop artist specializing in concert posters, album cover art graphic Design and illustration. Both psychedelic and surreal, his work is a direct lineage of the iconic rock poster art of the 60s and 70s and has been asked to include his art catalog into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame archives for perpetuity. Working mostly exclusively by hand, he creates phantasmagorical scenes and images evocative of a fever pitch dream. These surrealistic images have made him one of the most in-demand concert poster artists in the industry today.
Darren exhibits his art in galleries and conventions all around the world and his distinct style has caught the attention of collectors and museums alike. He’s been commissioned by a veritable who’s who in the music industry including such acclaimed acts as Beck, David Bowie, Ty Segall, The Stooges, The White Stripes, Dead Meadow, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Swerverdriver, Lemonheads, Primal Scream, MC5, Luna, They might be giants, Nick Cave, Spoon, Motorhead, Radiohead, PJ Harvey, Oasis, Allah-las, Modest Mouse, The Black Angels and The Killers to name but a few.
Darren has been published in several books including “The Stooges: The Authorized and Illustrated Story by Robert Matheu and magazines and has done work for, or his work has appeared in, SPIN Magazine, 944 Magazine, Apple Computers (Nano Campaign), the Fox television show The OC, Zeke and Luther (Disney Channel), Veronica Mars, and the films Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, Black Christmas and Definitely Maybe. The influence of artist Alphonse Mucha can be seen in many of his images and Darren cites artists such as Andy Warhol, Mad Marc Rude, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Gary Grimshaw, Martin Sharp and the Dutch design collective “The Fool” as early influences as well as film makers Pedro Almodovar, David Lynch, Kenneth Anger and Stanley Kubrick.