Travis Fish (b.1989, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Defining himself as a ‘sweater-obsessed’, Fish paints branded sweaters, sport hoodies and artist shirts. Whimsical and distorted, his large-scale acrylic paintings often evoke the fabric of garments, playing on the intersection between art and fashion.
Interested in the way this specific item of clothing functions in society and often appropriating paintings by other artists of his generation as signifiers, the sweaters and hoodies he chooses are not random. Travis Fish playfully but meaningfully monumentalises and transforms them into icons in their own right.