Damin Lujan aka zaoone was born in Los Angeles, Ca where he grew up skateboarding and drawing. His artistic eye was shaped by the graffiti throughout the streets of LA. He now feels most comfortable creating artwork with a spray can. Most of his early works consisted of graffiti letters covering skate decks plastered with bible pages. He moved into large scale pieces and prefers to work in a larger scale now. Over the years, he has broaden his artistic repertoire to include sign painting and hand lettering. Skipping the digital format, Damin prefers to hand draw his artwork, which has progressed into hands-on projects involving wood. He began creating unique triangle floating shelves for local businesses and homes, which led to the expansion of his woodworking portfolio to include desks, custom displays and trade show booths. Recently he has teamed up with his friend Brian Peterson, who runs the non-profit, Faces of Santa Ana, to create large scale murals bringing dignity and hope for those who live in the margins of our society.
Damin strives to bring hope and love through his artwork. He is inspired by and loves people, custom cars, lowriders, motorcycles, skateboarding, punk rock, hardcore, old school hip hop, break dancing, and most of all the Holy Spirit.