Amsterdam born and raised visual artist SjocoSjon researches the elements of the visual language that is used in modern popular culture. He gets inspiration for his artwork from the shamelessness, the violence, the marketing schemes and the visual shocks that are broadcasted to society through the TV screen and the Internet on a daily basis.
More recently, SjocoSjon researches the visual elements that are used for the glorification of religions, militias, political parties and popular figures – past and present. His artwork “St. Wheelybrord: Happy In The Name Of God” has been commissioned by the Centraal Museum Utrecht.
His paintings and murals are on permanent display on exhibitions and the walls of cities like Amsterdam, Rio de Janeiro, Berlin, Bremen, Cologne and Los Angeles.