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Nick Bubash lives and works in Pittsburgh Pa as a fine artist and a tattoo artist at Route 60 Tattoo, a shop he opened there in April of 2008. He was educated in fine art at Penn State University for several years before moving to NYC where he learned the art of tattooing from Thom DeVita from 1969 to 1974. His education continued in the 80's at The Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts in Philadelphia Pa. where his focus was on figurative sculpture and print making after which he was given a grant that allowed him extensive study in the country of India.
He is not characterized by any particular style either in tattooing or fine art. His voluminous out put ranges from popular to highly detailed tattoos, drawings, paintings and collages and their combinations to extremely realistic bronze sculptures of animals or fantastic gargoyles and assemblages to printmaking in Lithography and etching. His inspiration comes from many sources.
This seemingly lack of focus on one style can likely be traced back to 40+ years of tattooing where the artist is called upon to execute any number of very different images every day.
" I was trained as a print maker and figure sculptor all the while working as a tattoo artist. Although I remain deeply involved with the formal aspects of fine art such as the workings of compound and complex forms in figural sculpture, I can't deny the flash images of my everyday experience. A combination of conservative, traditional figuration and hardcore pop flash images and subject matter creates what sometimes feels like a chaotic leap between unrelated thoughts. However, I feel that my exploration of the joining of theses sometimes-incongruous images leads me in a spiral direction: inwardly to my center and outwardly to the universal street corner.
Bubash has shown all over the country in many different venues and is in numerous public and private collections. Click here to download Resume.