Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda started out as an artist even way before the ventures of Linkin Park. Shinoda had been collaborating with DC LIFE in designing footwear that pays tribute to his Japanese heritage, and we had all been there to see his koi scales line the soles. This fall, Shinoda takes his paintings off commercial venues and moves them into the Japanese American National Museum on Aug 30. Titled Glorious Excess (Dies), Shinoda explores society’s obsession with celebrity culture, consumer addiction and fascination with the excess.
The highly psychedelic and surreal exhibit of paintings takes its motifs from our culture’s biggest vices– sex, money, death and pop. Shinoda immortalizes the decadence of society and over consumption while challenging his viewers to find out what is real amidst media and commercial bombardment.
Glorious Excess (Dies) by Mike Shinoda
Japanese American National Museum
111 N Central Ave | Map
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Exhibition Dates: August 30th (Sunday) – October 4th (Sunday)