Since his emergence as a street artist in the early 2000s, Desire Obtain Cherish (DOC) has become known as a pop sculptor working across a wide variety of different media and a combination of styles including street, pop, conceptual and appropriation art. His controversial artwork explores contemporary desires and obsessions with sex, gender, drugs, commerce, media and fame. Transporting controversial, satirical messages, Desire’s vibrantly colorful, entertaining and impeccably produced art exposes society’s dependence on consumerism and examines the commercial promise of fulfillment and happiness that ends in dependency.
DOC employs sarcasm to tackle and provoke society’s value system. Aiming to avoid the conventional, stereotypical standards of “good taste” in art, his ideas are more in line with contemporary commerce and marketing methods than traditional artisan methods.
Born in 1975 in Salinas, California, DOC graduated from the nationally acclaimed Parson’s School of Design with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts. Since his debut in a street-art gallery in Los Angeles (2011), he has risen to prestigious solo shows worldwide. His work has propelled with unusual fervor amid collectors and the public respectively.