Born and raised in Los Angeles, Hijack is a contemporary artist who combines fine art and street art to create visual commentaries inspired by social and political issues. From one color stencils to large scale murals executed with painstaking realism, Hijack’s work ranges across a variety of mediums with oil on woodcut panels being his most recognized. He is constantly challenging the status quo with his signature tongue-in-cheek style and dark humor. The son of ‘Exit Through the Gift Shop’ star Mr. Brainwash, Hijack grew up in a world surrounded and inspired by renowned street artists such as Invader, Banksy, and Shepard Fairey. He was able to observe first-hand the creative processes of some of the world’s most prolific and successful street artists. He learned how to set up his own studio, how to approach a large-scale mural, and even how to stealthily — albeit illegally — put up stencil art. Upon learning the secrets of his trade, Hijack further expanded his skill set and underwent classical training to master oil painting. Focusing on meaningful messaging and craft, his creative style has proven to be different than any of his contemporary peers’ brand of creativity.