Justin Hager is a self-taught artist living and working in New York. His paintings and illustrations draw inspiration from his childhood— blending the concept of nostalgia with images and memories from pop culture. Hager grew up in the small town of Bakersfield, CA. His formative years were spent skateboarding, hunting at thrift stores, listening to records, watching 80s and 90s movies and eating fast food gimmick items. All these things—this mixture of angst, fun, rebellion, and hope—inform and inspire his art. He has participated in solo and group shows in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Denmark, Sweden, England, and France.