Charlie Owens is a Knoxville, Tennessee native now living and working as an Art Director for Turner Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. The Southern-born mixed media artist earned a Graphic Arts degree from the Art Institute of Atlanta while at the same time experimenting with new printing techniques and further honing his design skills. While earning a living doing freelance design work, Owens never lost sight of his roots, conjuring images inspired by street art, rock-n-roll, and most notably skate art and culture.
Eventually the worlds of traditional media and design combined and matured into the recognizable style of art that Owens is known for today. Showing in galleries on both the East and West coasts, much of Owens’ work is a symbiosis of iconic illustration, clean design, and bold typography screened, splattered and forged in the grit and flavor of urban decay and street art.