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Synthetic Suburbia is a culmination of years of looking at the place where I live and the peculiarity of it.  I have travelled all over the world and there is no place as strange as Huntington Beach. Primarily known as a photographer  documenting the people and culture surrounding the iconic pier in Huntington Beach, California, Ed Templeton’s Synthetic Suburbia is a survey of new paintings and drawings directly inspired from this emersion into his coastal suburban  environment. Synthetic Suburbia extends Templeton’s diaristic observances into a compelling visual analysis of the concrete  xperiences, perceptions, and idiosyncrasies of this hyper-local existence. I'm obsessed with watching people walking along the sidewalks here, and of course the whole circus of humanity down at the beach. The young girls, the old men in rascal scooters, bike riders and their shadows.

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
Huntington Beach Pier #2 (Get Divorced), 2015
Acrylic on panel
Diptych: 48 x 96 in (121.92 x 243.84 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
Man Waters Lawn, Suburbia, 2014
Acrylic on panel
30 x 47.75 in (76.2 x 121.29 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
Woman Walks Poodles, 2015
Acrylic on panel
48 x 48 in (121.92 x 121.92 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
Little Trouble Girl, 2015
Acrylic and oil pastel on panel
Triptych: 48 x 144 in (121.92 x 365.76 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
Erin Sunbathing, 2015
Acrylic on panel
24 x 24 in (60.96 x 60.96 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
The Balloon Lady, 2015
Acrylic on panel
48 x 48 in (121.92 x 121.92 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
A California Tragedy, 2015
Acrylic on panel
48 x 48 in (121.92 x 121.92 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
Woman With Cane, 2015
Acrylic on panel
24 x 24 in (60.96 x 60.96 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
Huntington Beach Pier #1, 2015
Acrylic on panel
Diptych: 48 x 96 in (121.92 x 243.84 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
Leopard Skin Tights, 2014
Acrylic on panel
24 x 24 in (60.96 x 60.96 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
Smoking Girl, 2014
Acrylic on panel
24 x 24 in (60.96 x 60.96 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
Bubble Man, 2015
Acrylic on panel
15 x 15 in (38.1 x 38.1 cm)