Born in 1972, J.D. Lenzen grew up in and around the Bay Area—the bubble he calls home. He spent his mid-twenties living and working in the redwoods of the San Mateo Mountains, and his late-twenties exploring, playing and stumbling within the various underground scenes of San Francisco. His paintings explore the dance between image and identity; questioning popular social archetypes through the use of genderless characters he calls “Moles”.
In his own words: “For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated the human condition, the exploration of self and identity in the context of society and the societal roles we embrace. I seek to illustrate, and ultimately process, the multitude of feelings we have about ourselves, others and the homeostatic neuroses that pave our common ground.”
In addition to his paintings, JD is also an accomplished knot tyer and novelist.