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kozyndan is a Los Angeles-based team of artist/illustrators known for their digitally painted pencil drawings of contemporary urban cityscapes and surreal interior spaces. Comprised of husband and wife Dan and Kozue Kitchens, kozyndan creates both fine art and commercial projects, and has been showcased internatio… Read More
kozyndan is a Los Angeles-based team of artist/illustrators known for their digitally painted pencil drawings of contemporary urban cityscapes and surreal interior spaces. Comprised of husband and wife Dan and Kozue Kitchens, kozyndan creates both fine art and commercial projects, and has been showcased internationally to much critical acclaim.

The duo met in a painting class in college in the late 1990s. They began collaborating, and the result has been a series of personal works that often reflect their affection – and repulsion – for the rampant urban sprawl and technological overload that characterize everyday city life. Their detailed drawings portray realistic urban panoramas, which on closer inspection reveal often absurd scenarios. In one, for example, elderly Chinese women, armed only with dim-sum, stave off an aerial attack on San Francisco’s Chinatown, while in another, marauding day-glo bunnies take on Manhattan. According to Dan, the pair’s work portrays their “unease with and love of the modern world.” In the last half decade they have become obsessed with the undersea world, making works focusing on marine life, waves, and images of people underwater.

Koznydan’s other work includes magazine illustrations and album covers for Usher, Weezer, The Postal Service, John Mayer, and Daedelus. They’ve also done commercial projects for Puma, Discovery Channel, RES Fest, Electronic Arts, Converse, Nike, Wieden+Kennedy and Puma, and they’ve produced an array of products featuring their artwork, including posters, books, toys, sculptures, and t-shirts. The couple has also exhibited work in galleries and museums from Los Angeles to Toronto, London, New Zealand and Australia. Read Less
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