Lorenzo Crockett

2021 Dock of the Bay Festival, Vallejo, CA
Lorenzo (left) with friend

I am a product of 70’s, 80’s and mid 90’s Oakland culture; I was born and raised in the Bella Vista Neighborhood.

The Bay Area scene has always been a hub of movements that embrace self-expression, individuality, and freedom of speech. It takes on different forms of protest through music, visual arts, and poetry. There is an energy to it that encourages my colorful approach; my use of heavy textures, bold backgrounds and reclaimed materials whenever possible.

​My art reflects freedom of people, places, and things caught in a strange living purgatory of blues, jazz, post civil rights and pre-hip-hop/urban ideology. The social content and events of the day I engage in through different mediums I hope can change lives or at best put a pause on someone’s story by explaining my vision to him/her that otherwise had no connection to “ART” or the “ART WORLD” which is for everyone.

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