Coop, real name Chris Cooper, is a hot rod artist working from Los Angeles. He was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1968, and describes his occupation as "Insensitive Artiste". His work consists primarily of barely clothed Bettie Page-style 1950s soft pornography and/or B-movie monsters, with the female characters often taking the role of "Devil-Women". The image most often associated with his work is however slightly more tame: the face of a grinning devil with a smoking cigar clamped in its teeth.
Hear COOP hang out in his amazing studio space in LA and talk about his rich history of being an artist for over thirty years. Coop shares how his works imagery of pinups, hot rods, and devils is a way of telling his own story of the world that he's personally inspired by. We talk process, girls, the art of pornography and even religion on episode 666 of Adventures In Design.
Come back Thursday to hear chapter III of The Coffin.