Cited as leading a contemporary Californian psychedelic-pop aesthetic, Los Angeles–based artist and designer Steven Harrington is best known for his bright, iconic style that encourages a two-way conversation between the artist and viewer. There’s a timeless quality to his playful yet contemplative work, inspired by California’s mystique, vastly diverse landscape, and thriving mix of cultures. Embracing a multimedia approach, Harrington’s portfolio includes large-scale installations out of plaster and stone, hand-screened prints, limited-edition books, skateboards, and sculptures. Alongside his personal work, Harrington co-founded both the acclaimed design agency National Forest and pop-art brand “You&I.” He has exhibited artwork in Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Berlin, Milan, Barcelona, Tokyo, San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, Montreal, Melbourne, and Dallas.
Generic Surplus’ ongoing collaborative relationship with artist, Steven Harrington continues this holiday season with the Harrington Boot in two added colorways: A charcoal grey beeswax leather and soft black leather atop our proprietary EVA outsole. Originally launched in spring, the roots of the Harrington Boot stem from the traditional desert boot updated to reflect a contemporary aesthetic. Harrington’s subtle desert-inspired graphics are embossed on the insoles and heals making this a casual yet tripped out trio.
Check out the video for Steven Harrington’s ‘Inside Out’ exhibition supported by Generic Surplus where he represents his journey of discovery, while creating a similar voyage for visitors, allowing the dialogue between artist and viewer to continue as layers of meaning and understanding are added to this thought-provoking collection.