Originally from Minnesota by way of Florida, Casey Appeldorn has been an NYC fixture since 2000. A longtime skater, he's worn many hats - DJ, musician - but he's perhaps best known locally as Aegir Boardworks' lead skate instructor and the owner and operator of Bridge Skateboards.
Casey has, in his words, been "making bad art" since he was a child, but in 2020 he began making using watercolors and "fell in love with the medium". His work is inspired by the city and all that is beautiful and strange, melding the dreamlike and the subconscious into surreal figures, dancing about the page in stained hues.
Instagram: @cuttlefishappeldorn / @bridgeskateboardsnyc