Kaleo was born in Pasadena, California and draws much of his artistic influence from the diverse backgrounds found within the city. His unique style of artwork utilizes multiple mediums. Kaleo’s artwork is executed through an array of mixed media applications, starting with a detailed graphite drawing of the subject on various paper stocks, scanned into his digital workstation, painted and layered with patterned graphics behind the foreground subject. The main body of his artwork, known as the “irony collection”, places into opposition the American obsession with celebrity and the constant consumerism. Despite the many trials in he faced growing up, Kaleo is an incredibly passionate artist who applies the same vigor to his artwork as he does to his own life.