Dave Welker is a contemporary visual and musical artist known for his elaborate rock posters, murals, and paintings ranging from fantasy landscapes to urban realism.
His work over the last two decades has built a devout following from private collectors and celebrities to indie and pop-rock musical acts. His work ranges from lavish paintings to painstaking pen & ink drawings and hand rendered screen prints.
Welker's illustration style mixes depression era surrealism with a contemporary take on underground comix. His hand rendered lettering is an uncanny blend of 19th Century sign typography mixed with equal amounts of modern graffiti.
Welker is now setting his sights on the gallery world as he continues to express all of his varied influences in a unified visual aesthetic which combines his deep appreciation of early 20th Century surrealism with his love of pervasive pop culture. His career has followed a path of experimentation and genre jumping taking him from the top of the landscape mural scene to the top of the concert poster scene in just a few years.
Clients include: The Black Keys, Phish, The Decemberists, Primus, Mastodon, Built To Spill, Furthur, Mudhoney, Justin Townes Earle, Swans, The Melvins... and many more.