Cornelius Projects

  • 04/17/2020
  • Reporters Desk

The Art of Aicher

A gentle giant of a man, Scott Aicher is a much-loved member of San Pedro’s alternative community. His aesthetic has been shaped by Pedro’s punk scene, underground comics, psychedelic art, and skate and custom car culture, and he devotes his talents to celebrating the things he loves. Aicher worked for the legendary Ed “Big Daddy” Roth in the years prior to his death in 2001, and has produced flyers for local bands, album covers, and surf wear. A practitioner of the weird, strange, and beautiful, Aicher has maintained a painting practice throughout his life, producing canvases featuring monsters, dystopian landscapes, guitars, fishing cats, surfing dogs, the grim reaper, hot pink hillbillies, and scantily clad woman, all executed in bright florescent colors. Prepare to have your eyes pop!

A review by LA Weekly writer, Falling James, observes that “Iris Berry has always been fascinated by the reality of modern-day Hollywood and its glittery history as Tinseltown, and in her new collection of poetry, All That Shines Under the Hollywood Sign, the two worlds collide. Accompanied by evocative L.A.-centric illustrations by Scott Aicher, Berry’s portraits of vanishing and changing Southern California are often sentimental but infused with a rueful punk-rock perspective as she mulls over how ‘a catalog/of catastrophic events/shaped our lives.’”

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