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I started painting very young. I don't remember my age. I've always known that I was put on this planet to create. I paint and create daily because I have too. It's not a choice for me. I couldn't do anything else. Which each passing year this truth becomes more and more clear to me.

I am a student of the great enigmas of our world and the work that I create examines what it is to be human in the 21st century. I lace together the forgotten art of satire and iconoclasm into my own "American Night." What you see is the symbolic and sometimes prophetic narrative of a modern day soothsayer, searching for sacred truths in the paint. Fiercely defiant ,challenging and independent, transcending my contemporaries and the norm.

Justin Aerni is an internationally acclaimed artist and writer. His artistic career began in 2006 when he started exhibiting his work in galleries and selling it online. He is also the author and illustrator of such books as; “Fighting For Fiction"- 2008, "Nonsense Relevant" - 2009, "Dead Business Men", a graphic novel - 2009,"Justin Aerni's Bitter Batter Brains" -2012 and now “Safari Into The Underworld” in 2014. To date Aerni has created and sold over 4000 paintings to collectors worldwide and has been featured in numerous art and culture magazines.

Detroit, Michigan

Electric chair
Acrylic on cardboard
Vampire James Franco coffin kickin it with hot naive fan girl
Acrylic on cardboard
xxThe Hunted
xxAcrylic on cardboard
Happy for the rest of your life
Opposing flesh of the steamy permission
Acrylic on cardboard
Acrylic, mixed media and collage on cardboard
The new bar in your car
Acrylic and marker on paper
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Acrylic and pencil on graph paper