interview by : Dahlia Jane
Southern California artist Cam Rackam has made a career out of pillaging sacred iconography, from “The Last Supper” to the American flag, and corrupting it for his own twisted purposes. His work and lifestyle are steeped in subversive, anarchic punk influences. One could follow the stickers he sneaks onto telephone poles, buildings, and vehicles like a trail of breadcrumbs retracing his steps in an urban landscape. Yet Cam paints with a technical mastery of styles like chiaroscuro, the interplay between light and dark in a composition, that evade more reverent, serious-seeming artists. He is the consummate example of one who works hard to play hard, finding time to perfect his craft and party like a rockstar.
view the full editorial in the August/September 2013 Issue