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Street Art by Timothy Smith aka TV5D

Timothy Smith aka TV5D is a street art muralist with several works that can be seen in and around the commercial corridors of Silver Lake. He is currently working on his masters degree at Laguna College of Art and Design, studying figurative oil painting. He grew up in Covina, toured in a punk rock band and has taught guitar to "pay the rent". He lived in Silver Lake in a 12 person co-op on @ the Sunset Junction called Aglago, which he discovered through "Food Not bombs." "It is where they cook their meals every Sunday.They had a room opening in the basement, "he said. "I've also worked with the Silver Lake Arts Council to organize electrical box paintings around the city. My work can be defined as magical absurdism/ paradoxical realism. Stylistically, there is a playground of symbols scattered atop bright, kaleidoscopic backdrops. classically orchestrated figures act out modern day dramas in the chaos of a downtown metropolis. there is an exploration of absurdity in modern civilization, with a focus on interstices, anonymity, new digital means of communication, and the nature of logic itself". His website is


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Taken on June 8, 2010