Born in 1960 and raised in Northeast LA,
Tourjé’s work is known as a contemporary hybrid of low and high art, reflecting his real-life immersion in surf and skate, the LA punk and music scene, graffiti and other subcultures that thrived in the NELA of the ’70s and ’80s.
"To me, it’s not about being a ‘musician’ or a ‘painter’. To me it’s about ‘being CREATIVE.'" - Dave Tourjé