Bryan Schnelle was born and raised in southern California where his work has become a reaction to the values and ideals of the false world that capitalism and consumer culture has created. Pulling directly from the source, he appropriates imagery from gossip, fashion, pop culture, and current events magazines to include some element of reality. By lifting the veil on what our society deems valuable and markets as important, he exposes the abysmal nothingness just beneath the surface. Bryan currently lives and works in Los Angeles and he has exhibited both locally and nationwide.